Author Archives: Hoaggie's World

Where Did This Year Go?

I was finally able to take a couple days off for the holiday this weekend.  As part of my normal routine I took advantage of the time to go online and catch up with all of my social networking sites … Continue reading

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Does A Supervisor Really Matter?

Today was very interesting.  I was out to lunch with a previous employee of mine when my BlackBerry started to go nuts.  Being that I hadn’t seen this person in a while I simply ignored the incoming calls and figured … Continue reading

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Tools vs. Culture

    This week during work I have heard the name of a tool used at least 150 times.  We are very concerned about our safety and as everyone knows housekeeping is a big part of having a safe environment.  … Continue reading

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Just Remember… Breathe!

Today was a very interesting day.  After being downsized from a company that I worked 60 plus hours a week for I started my new journey at a new company.  I learned that no matter how much I mentally planned … Continue reading

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My Turtle and My Hare

I have been blessed with two boys ages 13 and 16.  I often sit back and watch them and wonder how two totally different kids could have ever came from the same parents.  This week is Spirit Week for their … Continue reading

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Where Do Personal Beliefs and Work Fit Together?

If you are in supervision for any length of time you will find out that team members personal beliefs often impact the work place.  It doesn’t matter what belief you hold, it impacts your behavior and therefore impacts the team … Continue reading

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Just Because You Own A Tool Box Doesn’t Mean Your A Mechanic

I have had the opportunity to interview for several really good companies this past week.  There are two in particular that have really stood out to me.  The first one was a company that I have really admired from a … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For

First off, I want to do remind folks that this blog is as much a journal for reflection for me as anything else.  What I have found is that I have had so many incredible experiences working within lean manufacturing … Continue reading

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All We Need Is The Simple K.I.S.S.

Well, it’s September of 2010 and we are finally hearing positives in regards to manufacturing and the economy turning around.  This is great news especially here in Michigan where the unemployment continues to be a major issue.  As I watch … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturing Should Move Into West Michigan

I am absolutely lost at words today.  It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, in fact it is quite the opposite.  I just don’t know what I should say.  Back in June 2010, I went through the painful … Continue reading

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