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The Fundamentals of Feedback

A Skill Worth Developing Giving and receiving feedback is a skill that pays big dividends for personal development. And like any skill it can be developed. At DISHER, when I am working on complex project teams with multiple parties, being able to communicate feedback often and effectively helps build trust among the team and enables the team to work... Read More

CES Sparks Electronics Innovations

What’s in It for Me? Have you ever caught yourself asking the question, “What’s in it for me?” This question certainly has a negative connotation when used for personal gain. If you are expecting something in return, then you’re missing the point in asking this very powerful question. However, if you ask it in a way that challenges your... Read More

The Heart of CES

Positive Change Led by Emerging Electronics The DISHER mission is ‘Making a Positive Difference’. The differences made by many of the companies I visited with were what really impacted me this year at CES. These companies were aligned on using electronics for the betterment of all. The first area I visited, and ended up spending a significant amount of time... Read More

CES 2018 – 8 Tech Trends to Watch

My first impressions of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 did not disappoint. It was mind-boggling, fascinating, and overwhelming. Because the new technologies unveiled at CES are so important to DISHER and our customers, we had a team in attendance to soak it all in. Here are a few highlights and discoveries from this year’s show that you... Read More

Designing at the Seams

The Value of Risk Mitigation As a Product Development Engineer engaged in the automotive industry pre- and post-launch, my daily activities often consist of addressing current production issues and identifying and mitigating future risks. The value of risk mitigation is what I’d like to focus on in this blog. Perhaps this topic won’t rack up thousands of page views... Read More

How Will You Play Your Hand?

  Good Stewardship is a Win-Win A Core Culture Characteristic at DISHER December is our month for highlighting Stewardship at DISHER. It’s one of our 12 Culture Characteristics. Every December we talk about what it is, why we do it, and the many ways in which we can carry it out in our lives throughout the year. Our use of the... Read More

Don’t Be Left Behind

Innovation Workshops Move Companies Forward The old adage, “innovate or die”, is often true. Companies too slow to change like Blackberry, Blockbuster, and Xerox are sad reminders. Conversely, organizations like Amazon, Tesla, and Salesforce know how to stay relevant and ahead of the curve. Those who fail to adapt and give customers what they want at a cost-effective price... Read More

Asking the Right Questions Always Leads to Improvement

I am the proud father of two little boys, ages three and five. Among the busy days, messes, and laughter there is one other constant: questions. What are we doing tonight? How does a key work? Could you somehow get inside a leaf? Maybe you can relate to this line of questioning. Recently my son asked, “Dad, where... Read More

Hiring for Year One (Part 1)

Part 1 - Reframing the Talent Gap Conversation Reports on the deepening talent divide are overwhelming. As I look at the large-scale efforts led by many businesses and institutions in response, I feel some relief that steps are being taken towards long-term, systemic change. Yet there is an increasing need for immediate change. You will soon learn that the... Read More

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