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“Food for Thought” Lunch and Lead: The Nuts and Bolts of Innovation

May 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm


The Nuts and Bolts of Innovation: Leadership Lessons from the Foundry Floor

Most executives agree that innovation is one of the top drivers for growth in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing environment. However, studies show that many leaders would like to see their organizations being more innovative, agile, and open to new possibilities. Why is there a disconnect? Where does one begin? How do we define what it is we hope to do? What is the difference between routine operations, complex operations, and innovative operations?

In this month’s Lunch and Lead, Hiler Industries’ Earl Miller joins the Leadership Institute at PNW to discuss how leaders might understand some differences between operations with different levels of uncertainty, and some frameworks to enable innovation in their teams.

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About Earl Miller

Earl Miller is the director of innovation and engineering at Hiler Industries in La Porte, IN. Family-owned and operated since 1946, Hiler Industries has been producing ferrous shell molded castings for a wide variety of industries for over 70 years. You can find Hiler’s castings in truck trailers, heavy equipment, agriculture, tools, plumbing, automotive and other industries.

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