Managing: You Might Be Doing It Wrong.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 by Madelaine Hallman-Kenner

Let me ask you a question; what is the difference between someone who manages and someone who leads? Some would say that they are the same. “A manager is in charge of leading the team.” That is a valid statement, yet we have all had that manager that will delegate all jobs until there is none left for them and finish by saying, “I’ll be in my office if you need anything.” The better question...

Facts and Statistics on Growth, Skills, Reliability, and Manufacturing

Monday, 23 October 2017 by Shon Isenhour
Today's blog post includes many facts and statistics that I have collected while preparing to present at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufactures Reliability Conference this week. This is the group formally known as NPRA and if you are going to be their look me up. These tidbits are from various recent magazine articles and studies and will help you communicate the need for both...

Leadership, Fast Cars, and Road Blocks: Three things leaders need to know about project roadblock removal.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 by Shon Isenhour

Leadership is about road block removal. Your team may be the best in the world at what they do but certain issues can stop them cold every time. They may be like a garage full of incredibly fast sports cars eager to get the job done, but someone has to open the garage door to get them started and remove the roadblocks along the way that prevent them from demonstrating their full potential. In...

6 Questions About Your Reliability Vision That You Need To Answer.

Friday, 26 May 2017 by Shon Isenhour
Is your reliability vision driving you forward or is it just something you hang on the wall or put on the back of your business card? Here are six questions you might use to bring your vision to the forefront and driving effective change in your organization. 1. First have you created a reliability or asset management vision? Is it clear, concise, memorable, and easily explained to anyone in...

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...

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!

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...
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