Latest Articles

So you want to be a Supervisor
A guide for new shop managers
By Mark Ernst

Accountability Starts at the Top
Accountable workers need accountable managers
By Mark Ernst

Is it Time to Rethink Where We Work?
By Mark Ernst

How Effective is the Leadership Team
A brutally honest assessment guide of managers for metal fabricators
By Mark Ernst

5 qualities of a good manager
How to set performance and behavioral expectations, give positive and constructive feedback
By Mark Ernst



5 steps to successful career path management
What does a good career in metal fabrication (or any company) look like? The question shouldn’t be ignored
By Tim Heston (interviewing Mark Ernst)

How to identify future leaders in manufacturing
The role career planning plays in a metal fabricator’s strategic plan
By Mark Ernst

The vital role of the CEO
If the business owner isn’t performing the duties of a CEO, who is?
By Mark Ernst

How to develop the next-generation leader
Objectivity is critical, especially in a family business
By Mark Ernst

6 steps to delegation success
Well-executed delegation helps build the foundation for a better business
By Mark Ernst