Quick Thoughts on Leadership

Monday, 24 April 2017 by Shon Isenhour
The following are just a few thoughts on leadership that I keep discovering... Feel free to add your own in the comments. Be Prepared:  If we as leaders show up without preparing or with the appearance of being unprepared then we create a bad experience for the team or group from the start. Do not let thank you be a set of words heard only once per year: They are simple words that mean...

Education Without Application Is Just Entertainment: 3 things that can help create a return on education.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 by Shon Isenhour
Having spent the better part of the last 15 years educating people from all over the world in topics like reliability, problem solving, software, and leadership, there is one thing that I have noticed. Many companies are buying a lot of expensive entertainment. Why? Ask yourself this simple question: Of the last three training sessions you attended, did you actually use what you learned to...

Five elements of sustainable cultural change

Monday, 03 April 2017 by Shon Isenhour

Change dynamics, leadership, risk identification and management, communication, and project management all must be addressed.

By: Shon E. Isenhour

iBL Graduate of the Month: March 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Andrew Morgan started his career as an industrial electrician after attending Okanagan College in 1984. He then began his current career at Weyerhaeuser where he has been with since 1992. He went from electrician to electrical supervisor and is currently a Maintenance Manager at his plant.

Andrew takes pride in both his work and his education. He has continued his education in various

 

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A Valentines Day Message About Mismatched Communication

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 by Shon Isenhour

Mismatched communication plagues a lot of organizations and affects the implementation of new initiatives and organizational changes. This video shows a demonstration of the concept.

Graduate of the Month: February 2017

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We want to congratulate our February 2017's graduate of the month...Mr. Joel Wheeler of Hollingsworth and Vose. Congratulations on your many accomplishments throughout your inspired Blended Learning curriculum and may you have many more successes to come!

iBL Graduate of the Month: January 2017

Monday, 09 January 2017 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

 We want to congratulate our January 2017's graduate of the month...Mr. Chuck Knowlton of Hollingsworth and Vose. Congratulations on your many accomplishments throughout your inspired Blended Learning curriculum and may you have many more successes to come!

Chuck started working after electrical trade school wiring paper machines for Black Clawson. When demand slowed, he started learning the...

iBL Graduate of the Month: December 2016

Thursday, 08 December 2016 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

We are excited to announce our December's iBL Graduate of the month, Tyler Wulterkens. Tyler graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He got a job as an applications engineer at Ludeca, a family owned company that  provides training and tools for preventative and predictive maintenance. In this position he traveled across the United States...

Reliability Begins with Effective Job Plans: A guest post from Coach Allen Canaday

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Are you still using a job plan that doesn’t contain performance standards for proper work execution?  You know, performance standards, the technical information the job plan conveys to the technicians performing the task. This is the specific knowledge required in order to ensure the step is completed without introducing an error or failure.  I’m talking about such “trivial” information as...

Thankful Thinking: 7 List of Thanks

Monday, 21 November 2016 by Shon Isenhour
As we start the Thanksgiving week I could not help but think about the softer side of reliability. We focus so much on the technical issues and tools that drive reliability so let us focus on the people again. So many of the task that ensure reliability and profitability are thankless and often overlooked. This week I would challenge each of you to make a list of seven people that make your...