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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: Father's Day Advice

Posted by George Korn on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

When it comes to family, I have been very blessed in my life. I lucky enough to have my wonderful father around to this day and he gives me great advice. I try everyday to follow in his footsteps and pass all of his values, passion, compassion and strength on to my son.

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: Hard Work? Really?

Posted by George Korn on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

While on my way to a 5K race this weekend, I passed by some strawberry fields in full bloom. It was early in the morning and you could see many workers out in the fields picking and packing strawberries. It was amazing to watch, as the workers were so concentrated on what they were doing and working extremely hard. From what I understand, most pickers get paid either by the pound or container that they fill, so the harder they work, the more they get paid. 

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: How Do You Plan Success?

Posted by George Korn on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @ 01:59 PM

In many of my blog posts, we discuss project management, ERP software and how to be successful. The latest installment of my blog was centered around the unexpected, so today I am curious to hear more details about what you have in place when things change. Do you have contingency plans established or do you simply change the path of your project? Does it depend on the project type? Let’s share with each other how success is reached in your business.

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: Expect the Unexpected

Posted by George Korn on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

In life, you can plan all you want, but you should always be ready for the unexpected. While making a plan is important when you have a major goal or project, we all know that in reality there is no straight path to success - it is an ever-changing roller coaster. I could cite countless examples of career or personal events over my lifetime where this advice came in handy, but instead I want to talk about a client of mine. Recently one of IQMS' customers decided to run a marathon for the second time with his wife. 

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: A Memorial Day Thank You

Posted by George Korn on Mon, May 25, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Because today is Memorial Day, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all of our fallen soldiers. I know this holiday means a fun three-day weekend for many, but I ask you to take a second and remember the brave soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. There are so many stories that go unheard from those who have protected our rights and freedoms. 

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: Effort Comes from Passion

Posted by George Korn on Mon, May 18, 2015 @ 02:08 PM

If you know me, or you have been reading some of my previous blogs, you know I have a passion for cycling. But unlike most youths, I found cycling later in life. During college, I was injured and wanted to keep active, so I was told to ride a bike to keep moving. That encouragement led to me join the school's triathlon team and discover my love of cycling. Cycling has provided me so much more than just riding a bike as I have met people from all walks of life, traveled to different events and seen some beautiful country going out for rides. Even more than that though, my passion for cycling has opened my eyes to what passion can do for you in business.

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday - How Well Do You Listen?

Posted by George Korn on Mon, May 11, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

I would like to start by saying I hope all the mothers reading this had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I have been blessed with a great mom who is always there for me, so thank you Mom! This week's blog topic is actually something my Mom taught me about. She taught my siblings and I to listen with the intent of understanding, not just to hear words. This is a life lesson that is so important in all relationships because so much can be missed when you don’t really pay attention.

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: What is the Key To Winning Your Fights?

Posted by George Korn on Mon, May 04, 2015 @ 02:44 PM

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face!”
– Mike Tyson 

This past Saturday was a huge sports day, with many different competitions taking place in a 12 hour period. There was basketball, hockey, horse racing, baseball, golf and boxing - all within the same 12 hours. For me it was a fun day and I watched more TV than I do on any other day (and maybe a beer or two).

Even if you are not a sports fan, you probably heard about the “fight of the century” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. While I know there are many people commenting on the event, I am going to take one angle, which is Pacquiao’s thoughts at the post-fight interview.

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Motivational Manufacturing Monday: What Activities Drive You to Success?

Posted by George Korn on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 @ 01:07 PM

I am always looking for ways to motive myself as I try to be as successful as possible. When it comes to motivation, every person is different and what each individual does to be successful varies from background to career type and a thousand other things in between. 

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Motivational Correctness Means Not Putting Projects on the Back Burner

Posted by George Korn on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 01:35 PM

There is a new show on Fox that I love/hate called The Last Man on Earth (Spoiler alert, I give away some show details below). If you have not seen the show, it is a comedy about the last man alive (so he thinks) and his journey. The show has progressed from being one person to a small group of seven characters who are making a home out in Arizona. The main character, Phil Miller, is a guy who just can’t seem to do anything right. 

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