Trevor Blondeel has earned my deep respect for the transformational work he is doing using mindfulness to boost performance throughout the manufacturing industry! 

His Mindfulness Manufacturing Podcast provides listeners with real stories from real experiences to help people in manufacturing — and any other profession, for that matter— be more mindful in their work performance and personal lives. 

Van Hooser Leadership has several readers in manufacturing here. And whether you’re in manufacturing or not, be sure to connect with Trevor​ — he might be a great resource for you!

Recently, Trevor invited me to be a guest on the podcast. We discussed the importance of influence within teams and organizations, and how curiosity and intentionality can make a big difference in how you influence and communicate with others.

MIndfulness + Influence = Higher Performance

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When it comes to #engagement #influence and #leadership — If you want to:

🤔 learn,
🤣 laugh,
🔥 and potentially change the way you think about everyone you know…

… then check out the Mindfulness Manufacturing podcast here, or on your favorite podcast platform!

For quick reference, here are highlights from the show: 

2:57 — There are many ways to influence people, from convincing them to stay on your team to influencing someone to level up their performance at work

3:19 – Change the way you think about everyone you know and recognize your ability to influence anyone, anywhere, at any time

4:27 – Influence is very different from manipulation

5:21 – You can’t motivate someone to do something they don’t want to do

14:52 – Instead of making assumptions, stay curious and think about what others need

17:25 – By making assumptions, you might not be meeting your team’s needs, if you are going in with good intentions

18:51 – You need a combination of good intentions and intentional actions

22:48 – Leading with biases and assumptions instead of curiosity and intentionality can lead to a further disconnect in your organization

23:46 – You don’t need radical shifts to change your leadership. Instead, you can focus on small moments of building curiosity and intention

26:03 – To find the best way to communicate with someone, you need to build a relationship and get to know their story

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Alyson Van Hooser

Alyson Van Hooser, Pres & CEO, Van Hooser Leadership. With the grit that only comes from tough experiences, Alyson has learned a thing or two about personal and professional success. From her management experience with Walmart, as an elected city council member, bank manager — all before the age of 30 — Alyson has wisdom well beyond her years! Her podcast, Stake: The Leadership Podcast, offers a fresh perspective on leadership and helps multiple generations successfully work together! Connect with Alyson on LinkedIn.


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