Articles by Larry Childs

Another Factory Worker: Case for Empowerment

August 3, 2009
In a recent workshop for newly displaced workers, I asked participants to introduce themselves and tell us what they had been doing most recently for their ex-employer. One woman introduced herself as “just another factory worker.” The importance of this woman’s story is not in how it starts, but in the transformation she made.
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Getting What You Want From Your Techs

June 23, 2008
Ever wonder why people don’t do the things you want them to do? Why is it that some individuals perversely do the exact opposite of what you would have them do? And who can figure out why people act the way they do in the first place? The answers to these questions have only taken me years of study and mountains of work experience to figure ou
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Kyle Gargaro, editor-in-chief of The NEWS, hosted the 2014 ACCA CEO Forum. At the event, six well-known, highly respected company executives, Gary Michel, Ingersoll Rand/Trane; Chris Nelson, Carrier Corp.; Chris Peel, Rheem Mfg. Co.; Rod Rushing, Johnson Controls; Brent Schroeder, Emerson Climate Technologies; and Doug Young, Lennox; provided individual industry outlooks and fielded questions directly from attending contractors. Listen to the entire event on the NEWSMakers podcast. Posted on April 14.

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