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7 Habits of Great Leaders

December 22, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Leadership

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, journalist Brandon Stanley shares insights on what it takes to be an exceptional leader.

Companies are always looking for leaders which are highly effective in inspiring their employees to give their best. Of course, not all of us were born leaders, but any of us can learn how to become one. To be a great leader, you need to inspire and motivate your team. How? By leading by example.

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Building a Business Where the Best Ideas Win

December 8, 2017 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Leadership

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“Rather than thinking you’re right, ask yourself, how do you know you’re right?” These are the sentiments of Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, during his recent TED Talk on enhancing decision making. Dalio believes that one of the greatest tragedies of mankind is that people arrogantly and naively hold onto opinions that are incorrect, and act on those views without any verification process. 

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Are You a Negotiation Leader?

December 1, 2017 / by Dan Grant posted in Leadership

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At the recent Prime Advantage Fall Conference, negotiation expert, Julie Kowalski of Spizzerinctum Group, held a professional development session that presented the tools for becoming a great negotiator. She outlined the factors affecting successful negotiations, shifts in strategies, vocabulary to use, debunked assumptions, and a bundle of top techniques. Here are some of the tactics that were discussed that you can employ today to become a leader in your negotiations:

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How Great Leaders Make Employees Feel Valued

November 21, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Leadership

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Tiffany Rowe of Seek Visibility discusses how to keep employees fully engaged and feeling appreciated.

As a leader, you want to make sure your employees feel valued and appreciated for their unique contributions to the team. That’s because employees who don’t feel appreciated in their positions are employees who aren’t giving their work 100%. They might even be employees who are looking for a new position elsewhere.

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The Most Common Project Management Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

October 5, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Leadership

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, tech enthusiast and freelance writer, Heather Redding, discusses strategies for optimal project oversight.

Effective project management is of value to all kinds of organizations, but manufacturing in particular. Manufacturers must maintain quality and short lead times to satisfy their customer base. The tools and techniques applied in project management ensure that standards and deadlines are met. Whether it's refining procedures or launching new designs, each project stage needs to be planned to ensure delivery.

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7 Ways to Improve Team Communication

August 31, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Leadership

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Karin Hurt, Founder and CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and author of Winning Well and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss, discusses ways to strengthen teamwork and collaboration among colleagues.  

Nothing will enhance your team’s productivity faster than better communication. Having a deliberate process and cadence of communication will save hours of lost time, productivity and drama.

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Try This Trick When Solving a Problem

July 13, 2017 / by Joe Ptak posted in Leadership

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There are an infinite number of ways to attack a problem. Granted, some techniques are significantly better than others -- rebooting your frozen computer is probably a better idea than a series of right-handed jabs to the screen, though both are technically attempts at solving the issue. That said, the solutions we come up with will inevitably always be drawn from our experiences and what we think we know. So the true challenge is to tap into the depths of our brains to pull out the best of what’s floating around in there.

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5 Tips For Retaining Your Best Employees

July 6, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Leadership

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, freelance writer and marketing consultant, Lisa Michaels, discusses what companies have to do to keep their best talent.

As a business owner or manager, you may be well aware of how vital your employees are to the success of your business. Your best employees are responsible for increased product sales, customer satisfaction and other critical elements of success within your organization. If you want to promote the long-term health of your company, you need to focus your attention on improving employee retention.

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5 Ways to Improve Order Picking Productivity

June 23, 2017 / by Guest Contributor posted in Leadership

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Prime Advantage, an OMNIA Partner, has invited industry experts to share insights on achieving manufacturing and business success. In this post, Tim Neroni, President and Managing Partner at KMH Systems, Inc., discusses methods to create a more efficient order selection process.

Everyone from your temp workers, full time operators, managers, directors, all the way up to VPs, need the ability to communicate where they see ways to improve your bottom line. Beyond running diagnostics or shifting your warehouse design around, sometimes it can be helpful to have an open and honest discussion with everyone on your staff. Your employees will not only tell you about problems that you may not know exist, but may solve them just as quick and often in the same meeting.

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