Meet the Mentor Series: Leaning into Leadership

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While there's no question that lean methodology can lead to many best practices in business, it can also significantly contribute to employee empowerment, improvement in business processes and leadership development for the up-and-coming leaders in mold manufacturing. 

Join mentors Jon Kantola, Robbjack and Ben Lampron, Metro Mold & Design, as they walk attendees through how the application of lean principles and maintenance of a lean mentality encourages emerging professionals to contribute within their organization, generate business-impacting ideas and develop critical leadership traits that allow them to rise to the top.

During this conversation, Kantola and Lampron will share: 

  • Manufacturing activities and principles that drive leadership development
  • Characteristics in leadership that are developed through the lean mentality
  • How mentorship and training drive employee empowerment and concrete ROI
  • The process efficiencies and disciplined attitudes that drive team trust and accountability
  • The idea-generating power of lean thinking and its role in elevating new leadership

This event will include small group peer networking following the mentor conversation, where attendees will discuss best practices, challenges and solutions related to the above topics in their own facilities. 

Member cost: $29. This is a members-only event.

Meet the Mentors

  • Jon Kantola, Robbjack
  • Ben Lampron, Metro Mold and Design


About the AMBA's "Meet the Mentor" Series

Discuss operational leadership, risk-taking, communication challenges, problem-solving strategies and more in AMBA's newest series, "Meet the Mentor" -  a program track for AMBA Emerging Leaders that addresses challenges facing the next generation of leadership in mold manufacturing. 

Each quarter, AMBA’s 40-and-under emerging leaders will hear from seasoned industry professionals, who will provide insight into a core challenge previously identified by today’s emerging leaders.

After hearing each mentor’s insights, past experiences and guidance, attendees will be challenged to:

  • Observe the challenge in their own workplace
  • Contemplate best practices and solutions applicable to their own facility
  • Engage in peer-to-peer discussion on their observations, best practices and future improvement goals specific to their organization

Themes will vary quarter-to-quarter. The first session was held in February, and the final session will be in September 2021.


This is a member-only event.

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