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Mike Dooley is the General Manager at Columbia Precast Products (CPP), a precast concrete products company serving the greater Pacific Northwest. Operating from Woodland, Washington, CCP manufactures durable, reliable, and ready-to-install concrete products for the region’s rapidly changing infrastructure. In his over 18 years of experience in the precast industry, Mike has held several positions, including Technical Sales Rep for a concrete accessory vendor and leading teams as a safety director, business developer, and project manager.
A graduate of Political Science from the University of Oregon, Mike served on the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) committees for safety and environmental subcommittees. When he’s not supervising projects, he loves spending time at car shows with Michelle, his beautiful wife, and their three children and enjoying the family’s Mustang 99.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Mike Dooley reflects on his managerial career in manufacturing
- Mike shares insights on streamlining operations
- How does relationship building impact success?
- Mike emphasizes the importance of empathy and support in leadership
- Building a thriving team culture
- Why should you surround yourself with positive influences?
- The value of servant leadership
- Mike’s preferred productivity tool
In this episode…
Leadership is a game that requires exceptional skills and strategies to win, whether you’re managing a project, leading a team, or running a business. How can construction and manufacturing industry leaders inspire, motivate, and guide others toward a common goal?
In his nearly 18 years in the precast industry, Mike Dooley learned the recipe for successful leadership in construction and manufacturing settings. This entails diligence, empathy, and communicating effectively with stakeholders and team members. Besides learning quickly and applying that knowledge in critical situations, outstanding leaders make sacrifices, deliver results, and build personal relationships. Another attribute that sets exceptional leaders apart is passion. For those new to the industry, Mike emphasizes the willingness to help and chip in, even if it means staying late or doing tasks outside one’s job description. In addition, managers don’t have all the answers. The ability to seek input from employees fosters collaboration and open communication in the workplace. After all, a company is only as good as its team. Openness, empathy in leadership, and sharing stories of one’s struggles can motivate employees to grow and perform at their best.
In this episode of Get the Intel, Chad Gill welcomes Mike Dooley, General Manager at Columbia Precast Products, to explore the intricacies of leadership, problem-solving, and personal growth in a manufacturing setting. Mike reflects on his career experiences in the precast concrete industry and shares insights on streamlining operations. He highlights the industry’s impact on America’s infrastructure, the value of servant leadership, and building a thriving team culture.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Workforce Recon
- Laminin Coaching
- Mike Dooley on LinkedIn
- Columbia Precast Products
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