Episode 37

Published on:

24th Jun 2024

Exploring Passion, Collaboration, and Emotional Intelligence in Manufacturing and Technology With Mary Cecile Neville

In this episode of The Manufacturers Network Podcast, guest Mary Cecile Neville (MC) joins host Lisa Ryan to discuss manufacturing best practices, focusing on collecting data and workforce development. They delve into the importance of emotional intelligence in the industry and highlight cultural aspects such as collaboration, empathy, and inclusivity. The conversation touches on emerging trends in manufacturing, digital transformation, and the significance of passion in attracting and retaining employees. Additionally, MC Neville and Lisa Ryan share personal interests and reflections on the rapid advancement of technology in the industry. Stay tuned to hear more about the impact of manufacturing technology and the passion driving this crucial industry forward.

Lesson Learned:

The conversation underscores the significance of creating a workplace culture that values collaboration, empathy, fun, passion, emotional intelligence, flexibility, and inclusivity. Listeners gain valuable insights into these elements' vital role in driving organizational success and nurturing a robust and motivated workforce.

Key Themes:

- The rapid advancement of technology in the manufacturing industry

- Balancing productivity, stress, and humor in the workplace

- The pivotal role of passion in attracting and retaining employees

- Recognizing the significance of seemingly mundane industries

- The value of in-person events and the need for empathy and emotional intelligence in the workplace

Fun Facts:

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the first 3D-printed car, the Strati, built at IMTS in 2014.

- An exhibit at INTS and a student summit with speakers and exhibitors, including NASA and Boston Dynamics, are on the horizon.

- MC Neville's background in ski and snowboard organizations has greatly influenced her approach to leadership and workplace culture.

The IMTS, the largest manufacturing technology show in the Western Hemisphere, is held in Chicago every two years. It showcases diverse industry sectors and emerging technology.

Manufacturing best practices, Workforce data collection, Cultural aspects in manufacturing, Emerging trends in manufacturing, Digital transformation, Workplace culture, Emotional intelligence in the workplace, 3D printing technology, Chicago manufacturing technology show, Employee retention, Organizational success

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About the Podcast

The Manufacturers' Network
Connecting Manufacturers with Manufacturers
The Manufacturers' Podcast is THE place for manufacturers to connect with and learn from other manufacturers. Not only will listeners get to learn from their manufacturing colleagues, but they will also discover HOW they can help each other as a resource or as a source of help and inspiration.

As a manufacturer, it's easy to get pigeon-holed into only focusing on your own industry, whether it be through your industry trade association or your industry colleagues. While trade associations are an excellent source of information for their members, sometimes it's gaining a perspective from someone else in a completely different industry that gives you the solution to your dilemma.

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About your host

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Lisa Ryan

As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an award-winning speaker and author of ten books, Lisa Ryan, CSP, works with her clients to develop employee and client engagement initiatives and strategies that keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s.
Lisa’s expertise includes: strengthening workplace culture, improving employee engagement, increasing customer retention, and initiating gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional benefit. Lisa’s participants enjoy her high energy, enthusiastic delivery and quick wit and they leave the session with ideas they are committed to acting on immediately to make positive workplace culture changes.
Lisa costars in two films with other experts including Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” She is the Past-President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter and holds an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Relevant Experience

• Keynote, breakout or workshop speaker at more than 100 national and international conferences
• Thirteen years of industrial marketing and sales experience, including seven years in the welding industry – and yes, she does weld
• Host of “Elevate Your Engagement Levels: What You Need to Know” on the Elite Expert Network and the C-Suite Network
• Creator of “The Seven Mistakes Managers Make to Crush Company Culture” video series
• Best-selling author of ten books, including “Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Your Industry’s Top Talent”
• Award-winning speaker