Leadership Resources RESOURCES ARTICLE – Stereotyping Generations Can Lead to Missed Opportunities Published June 2021 By Carli Kistler-Miller Our workforce consists of Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y and Z. They have grown ...More ARTICLE – How Emotional Intelligence Helps Sustain a Workforce Part 2 Published May 2021 By Carli Kistler-Miller The lack of available skilled workers is an ongoing issue. A leader with Emotional ...More ARTICLE – How Emotional Intelligence Helps Maintain a Workforce Part 1 Published April 2021 By Carli Kistler-Miller The lack of available skilled workers is an ongoing issue. It’s easier to keep ...More ARTICLE – Ventilator Crisis — Clippard Delivers for Ford Published November 2020 By Carli Kistler-Miller Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio harnessed their talent, experience, capabilities and PMPA ...More ARTICLE – From Unemployment to Essential Worker — Adapt to Thrive Published September 2020 By Miles Free III “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” - ...More ARTICLE – How Do We Fix American Manufacturing? Published July 2020 By Miles Free III In America, many have lost sight of the fact that the object of ...More ARTICLE – Legacy Policies are Dead. Long Live the New Policies! Published June 2020 By Miles Free III Growing up, I learned that necessity is the mother of invention. During the ...More ARTICLE – Effective Communication Published March 2020 By Carli Kistler-Miller Communication breakdown can be more than frustrating, it can be detrimental. It is always ...More ARTICLE – 12 Working from Home Leadership Tips Published May 2020 12 Working from Home Leadership Tips VIEW ARTICLE ...More ARTICLE – BETTER TOGETHER Even When We’re Apart Published May 2020 By Cate Smith The first four months Cate Smith spent as PMPA’s Executive Director. VIEW ARTICLE ...More ARTICLE – Effective Associating — Better Together Published May 2020 By Miles Free III Where do you go to make sense of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ...More ARTICLE – Effective Communication: Who Published April 2020 By Carli Kistler-Miller The answer to “Who” isn’t just a name. It’s a person. Discover the different ...More ARTICLE – Workforce Development — Training Shows How Published January 2020 By Miles Free III To expand on his “Workforce Development — What We Can Do Better” article, ...More ARTICLE – Are You Turning the Lights Out on Profitability? Published December 2019 By Joe Jackson A lesson learned from a father who was a mechanic translates to precision machining; ...More ARTICLE – Decision By Committee Works at PMPA Published November 2019 By Carli Kistler-Miller Some committees can be a waste of time, but at PMPA, the committees are ...More ARTICLE – Workforce Development — What We Can Do Better Published November 2019 By Miles Free III The causes of our workforce issues may be out of our hands, but ...More ARTICLE – Four Questions for Customer Delight Published September 2019 By Miles Free III Operational Excellence, Product Leadership, Customer Intimacy — one of these rules them all ...More ARTICLE – PMPA Members are Family Published July 2019 By Carli Kistler-Miller A Peek Behind the Scenes at PMPA VIEW ARTICLE ...More ARTICLE – Change for the Better, Better Together Published April 2019 By Mike Reader The PMPA executive board (with the full support of your PMPA staff) is working ...More ARTICLE – Letter to a New Machinist Published September 2018 By Miles Free III Congratulations on your graduation! Congratulations on persevering and completing a major life milestone ...More ARTICLE – When Things Go Bad, Don’t Ask Who, Ask … Published May 2018 By Miles Free III In my experience, when things go bad, the first questions asked are usually, ...More ARTICLE – Letter to My Son About Lead in Machining Published April 2018 By Miles Free III Thanks for asking about whether or not lead is a hazardous material. I ...More ARTICLE – Why it is Important to Build Effective Teams Published March 2018 By Sterling Gill III Effective teams are an integral part to every company’s success. VIEW ARTICLE ...More ARTICLE – What Does the Customer Expect of the Salesperson? Published February 2018 By Miles Free III “There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.” ...More ARTICLE – How Do We Make Training Work? Published February 2018 By Sterling Gill III Creating cohesive training that is both relevant and significant is a challenge that ...More ARTICLE – Thinking About New Employee Outreach from the Shop’s Perspective Published November 2017 By Scott Wiltsie We are all definitely faced with a challenge regarding today’s new workforce. One thing ...More ARTICLE – Training Through German Eyes: Not What You Expect Published August 2017 By Sterling Gill III How do we grow? How can we compete? How do we identify our ...More ARTICLE – Technology or People Published August 2017 By Miles Free III Technology or people. Which is your focus? It is not a defective question ...More ARTICLE – What a Difference a Student Day Can Make Published July 2017 By Sterling Gill III Recruiting the future workforce is at the forefront of the minds leading our ...More ARTICLE – How We Can Open Our Doors Published June 2017 By Sterling Gill III There is a movement growing. This movement is about opening doors. 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