Scott Monette: Changing the World by Creating Work

First a shout out to a listener…my mother, Connie. She listens sporadically to the show, but she tuned into my episodes with Scott and they really grabbed her attention. She was so excited what Scott is doing that she shared with her local family owned restaurant (I think they might be there everyday) the story of what Scott’s doing. They then got her into contact with their distributor who really caught on to Scott’s vision for creating work for those living with disabilities and they have now brought his wine into their area, a new market for Scott and 100% wine. So cool.

Scott was one of my first guests that I asked what challenge the world could help him with and finding new markets was one of them. Who knew it would be my mom spurring that on! That’s why you put the challenge out there.

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Kieron Hales: Family, Lean, and Failure Equal Employee Engagement

Great story of an English kid, a prodigy really, in music and cooking that has found a new family in the town of Dexter, Michigan and his business that is part of the Zingerman’s Community, Cornman Farms.

Creating a work family.
Lean and it’s importance to business and employee engagement.
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Failure is the Best Way to Move Forward, Kieron Hales Ep 89

In the first episode we learned that Kieron Hales, Managing Partner of Cornman Farms, is multi-talented and is moved to creating a family. He intentionally looks to garner the input of his team through lean and open book practices. This week we look at the results of this inspiration and intentionality. The biggest lesson, he didn’t know anything when he started and failure is the best way to move the company forward.

Listen into the end of my conversation with Kieron and I’ll catch you on the other side.

The Big Board at Cornman Farms – Open Book Management at Work

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Lean Begins at Home, Ep 88

In this episode Kieron Hales, Managing Partner of Cornman Farms, will go into more of the philosophies of running an event space and working farm. It’s cool to hear his passion to run a purpose, people, profit driven business that equals his passion for food.

Cornman Farms Main House

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From Skeptic to Believer, Ji Hye Kim Pt 3 Ep 86

In the first 8 months Ji Hye, founder and managing partner of Miss Kim, has learned the great responsibility of being a leader especially in regards to: the importance of personnel energy in the workplace, the   impact of the hiring process, and gratitude (even in the smallest of details.) In this final last episode with Ji Hye, you will hear about the results of her work thus far in her new restaurant. Continue reading From Skeptic to Believer, Ji Hye Kim Pt 3 Ep 86