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Category: Business Building Solutions

Great Leaders Impact Many Stories

Lead 365 At DISHER, we love stories. We tell stories in recognition of team members living out our mission and demonstrating our culture characteristics. We share stories of our accomplishments and a job well done. We communicate stories from our proudest moments and personal career journeys. During a DISHER Culture Tour, we tell the story of our organization and listen to other’s... Read More

A Healthy Culture Reduces Ankle Biters

A Healthy Culture Reduces AnkleBiters Meet Scout. Scout is an English Springer Spaniel. Scout is cute. Scout is a lot of work. My wife and I are dog lovers. We talked about our dogs on our first date. We always assumed that we would have a dog at some point during our married lives. Our first dog was Cooper. She was a beautiful Golden... Read More

Equipping Leaders to Make Real Change

Equipping Leaders The People Side of Change Change. The word usually carries unpleasant connotations for all of us. And to bring about organizational change that involves changing behaviors? This brings about a whole other level of trepidation. According to author Torben Rick, “Changing culture is a bit like changing the course of a large ship – it takes time to maneuver... Read More

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be? (Part 2)

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be Part 2 Part 2 – Treetop Time How do you grow as a leader? What character qualities do you hope to emulate? We all have the aspiration to improve but sometimes we struggle breaking it down into manageable steps towards real change. In my last blog I discussed the need to develop an organizational leadership model to give you and your... Read More

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be? (Part 1)

Are You The Best Leader You Can Be Part 1 – Develop a Model for Your Team How do you grow your leadership abilities? How do you lead your team or  organization? If your library is like mine, you probably have a shelf full of best-sellers like: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, 21 Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell, and Good to... Read More

Tips to Overcoming Decision-Making Barriers

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Don’t Settle for Second Best After a design choice has been made, have you ever had the sinking feeling that you inadvertently settled for second best? The process can be frustrating. It always seems to take more time to piece together a complete and total list of boundary conditions and evaluate them properly before making a selection. I’ve often... Read More

DISHER Lunch & Learns

DISHER Lunch Learns The Perfect Way to Connect & Develop Teams How many of you bring your lunch to work, warm it up in the company microwave, and head back to your desk to keep working because you have so much to accomplish? Connecting with colleagues is not a high priority when our calendars are double and triple booked. We use the... Read More

The SAE World Congress Experience

The SAE World Congress Experience The annual SAE WCX17 event brings together industry experts who delve into the world of automotive technology. This year, over 11,000 attendees (primarily engineers) from all over the world met in Detroit from April 4-6 to discuss and explore the latest automotive engineering challenges, innovations, and futuristic ideas. Several DISHER team members attended and below are a few... Read More

5 Tips to Intelligent Decision Making

5 Tips for Intelligent Decision Making Relating to Product Development & Program Management How do you make decisions? Do you delegate the task to others, delay it with endless research, or maybe apply a democratic process where everyone gets a chance to vote? While it’s easy for some and harder for others, each one of us needs to refine this skill because it’s something we... Read More

The Power of the Checklist

The Power of the Checklist Relying on Memory is a Bad Strategy I’ve read a number of blogs and articles recently that have had titles like these: “Embracing Failure”, “Learning from our Failures”, “Fail Fast, Fail Cheap”, and so on. All were making the point that failure is a good thing from which we grow and learn. We are often encouraged to fail more,... Read More