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Using Female Leadership to Reinvent Manufacturing

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“Having the right people in place is really the number one thing.”


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  • Creating a culture of flexibility is key to helping employees optimize a work-life balance, and they will love you for it
  • Empowering your employees to be creative opens the door for innovation and business growth
  • Encouraging your team to think outside the box will position your company to survive and thrive during challenging times
  • Ensuring you have the right people in the right roles is key to the health and success of the organization
  • When tensions are running high, show up with kindness
  • Delegation is key to business growth
  • Identify your unique genius then hire people with the expertise to support your other business needs and roles
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help
  • Recognizing when you need to step back and re-energize is vital to your success in leadership


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1:06 – Melissa’s journey from CPA to Owner & CEO of Reike Office Interiors

4:40 – Creating a culture of creativity

6:40 – The impact of women in a manufacturing business

7:30 – The evolution of Reike Office Interiors

14:00 – How innovation and thinking outside the box drives business growth

17:31 – The benefits of having the right people in the right roles

20:51 – Using the Culture Index to hire the right people

25:51 – Overcoming limiting beliefs