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These are funny times in the manufacturing world. With unemployment still pretty high and many displaced manufacturing workers still not able to find work, it’s tough to find people to fill critical manufacturing jobs. The toughest to fill are those that involve programming and industrial software. Recently my own company had to hire a few people for a variety of roles.

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Leaders need 360 degree vision, and then some. I’m two weeks into a six month sabbatical with the goal of setting the company’s future course, but I find I can’t properly look into the future without first reflecting on the past. A lesson I learned in a high school orienteering class many years ago is that you can’t be sure of your direction unless you know for sure what point you came from and what point you are heading toward.

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