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Be a Macro-Manager

October 28, 2016

Strike the right balance between staying aware but not always taking direct action; be a macro-manager. By Tom Moriarty Plant Services, Oct 04, 2016 This article is about dealing with two common refrains from supervisors and the workforce. “I hate…

Does your organization have leaders who understand and champion PdM?

October 28, 2016

The leadership imperative for PdM. By Tom Moriarty Plant Services Magazine, Aug 31, 2016 Predictive maintenance (PdM) describes a maintenance activity that seeks to identify and correct defects prior to an asset’s failure. So we can be aligned with the definition…

Buzz-worthy: How does leadership pollinate at your plant?

October 28, 2016

When it comes to cultivating leaders, does your plant pollinate and bearing fruit or withering away? By Tom Moriarty Plant Services Magazine,  Jul 05, 2016 High school biology classes taught us that pollination enables a plant to bear fruit and…

Workforce retention: Should I stay or should I go?

October 28, 2016

Retention… Who’s most likely to be looking for the exit at your plant? The answer may surprise you. By Tom Moriarty Plant Services Magazine, May 02, 2016 In 1981, The Clash had a hit with “Should I Stay or Should…

Connection Between Leadership Training & Motivation

April 20, 2016

 There is a connection between leadership training and motivation scores. Article by Tom Moriarty, PE, CMRP; tjmpe@alidade.mer.com Published in Plant Servcies Magazine, April 4, 2016 In the continuing series of articles on the 2015 Plant Services/Alidade MER Leadership Survey, one of…

How motivated is your team?

March 26, 2016

Who on your team is most motivated or revved up? Hint: probably not your supervisors. By Tom Moriarty Mar 01, 2016 In the 1960s, Victor Vroom of the Yale School of Management published a model that attempted to quantify employee…

Leadership Matters: How effective is your plant’s team?

March 26, 2016

Your response depends on your leadership role. By Tom Moriarty, published by Plant Services Magazine Jan 05, 2016 One part of Plant Services’ recent leadership survey asked a series of 20 questions designed to probe team effectiveness. Twenty questions provided…

Manufacturing Leadership Survey Results: First Look

March 26, 2016

The Leadership Survey suggests that half of supervisors and managers may not be getting sufficient leadership training. By Tom Moriarty, published in Plant Services Magazine Dec 01, 2015 How does your workplace stack up when it comes to leadership training?…

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