Articles by tag: Derek DeGeest Podcast

The Business of Overcoming Fear

In work and daily life, fear can halt business and personal progress. Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest Steel Works & LestaUSA, and Jim Rieffenberger, Business Leader Coach, speaker, and author from Renue, talked about ways to address the fears that can hold businesses back. Rieffenberger, a lifelong friend and mentor to DeGeest, recently became a […]

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Building Management
Upskilling Your Workforce, Part 3

On this episode of Manufacturing a Stronger Standard, a DeGeest Steel Works podcast, President Derek DeGeest joined host Tyler Kern for the third installment of the duo’s series on upskilling your workforce. Upskilling refers to giving employees additional tools and skills, elevating their knowledge and capabilities – and often your entire operation. Previous episodes have touched […]

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Engineering & Construction
How the Steel Industry is Attracting and Retaining New Talent in a Modernized World

As the technology-native Gen-Z comes of working age, flashy Silicon Valley jobs twinkle in their eye. But there’s another industry that is attracting these fresh young minds, and it is working hard to retain and invest in the people that choose to work there. That industry is manufacturing. Joined by Derek DeGeest, President of DeGeest […]

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Engineering & Construction
Automation in the Paint Shop: Robots with a Human Touch

Derek DeGeest, President, DeGeest Steel Works, and Lesta USA, went on a search for ways to automate business processes, utilize software and technology, and help his employees accomplish more. What came next is an answer many general industry manufacturers are looking for too. As DeGeest Steel Works’ automation processes grew, a bottleneck formed at the […]

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Healthcare Needs a GUT Check…Literally!
April 15, 2024

As healthcare continues to evolve, the focus on gastrointestinal (GI) health has become more pronounced. With an aging population and modern dietary habits contributing to a rise in GI disorders, healthcare requires a gut check, literally. The global market is rapidly advancing towards less invasive technologies, personalized nutrition, and virtual care models. The surge […]

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ISC West 2024: The Balancing Act Between Physical and Digital Technology That Redefines Security Without Compromise
April 12, 2024

As the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 (ISC West) concludes, the security industry has once again proven its dynamic nature, evolving with the increasing integration of physical and digital security solutions. This year’s event, the largest converged security trade show in North America, hosted in Las Vegas, showcased over 750 brands, including […]

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Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

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Stacey Childress, Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company, discusses higher ed
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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