The Optimistic Outlook
Intro to 2022 season

Intro to 2022 season

January 11, 2022

Barbara reflects on earlier episodes and previews 2022 season as the bipartisan infrastructure law is rolled out. Instead of applying an optimistic outlook to what we could do, she says, now we can focus on what we will do and what’s next. Episodes will cover potential infrastructure projects, how to accelerate climate action, how to reinvent America’s supply chain and localize manufacturing, and the convergence of infrastructure investment with digital transformation.

Growth Mindset with TED Speaker Eduardo Briceño

Growth Mindset with TED Speaker Eduardo Briceño

December 14, 2021

2022 will mark a launching point for transformation thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law, bold climate commitments and the technologies available to modernize manufacturing and revamp the supply chain. But it’s not all about technology. Barbara details how a growth mindset fuels transformation with Eduardo Briceño, the former CEO of Mindset Works and a global keynote speaker, facilitator and guide supporting leaders cultivating growth mindset cultures.

Show notes:

Eduardo’s TED talk on Learning Zone versus Performance Zone: https://www.ted.com/talks/eduardo_briceno_how_to_get_better_at_the_things_you_care_about

Eduardo’s TEDx talk on Growth Mindset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc

Barbara's blog post on bipartisan infrastructure law: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/siemens-stories/ceo-perspective/the-infrastructure-bill-supports-bold-action-now-lets-get-to-work.html

 

Inside COP26 and Infrastructure Bill Signing

Inside COP26 and Infrastructure Bill Signing

November 22, 2021

Barbara brings listeners inside her experience attending COP26 and the White House bill signing ceremony for the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

359,000+ open cybersecurity jobs: How to build a workforce

359,000+ open cybersecurity jobs: How to build a workforce

October 18, 2021

Like manufacturing, covered in recent episodes, the U.S. cybersecurity industry has a massive workforce shortage. The workforce needs to grow 40% just to meet the current need nationwide. In this episode, Barbara is joined by a cybersecurity leader with a vision for how to leverage diversity, equity and inclusion as a solution: Joanna Burkey, CISO, HP. You’ll learn why cybersecurity opportunities are growing and about in-demand skillsets 

 

Show notes 

Joanna’s op-ed “Cybersecurity jobs are booming. Where’s the talent?”: https://garage.hp.com/us/en/news/hp-diverse-cybersecurity-recruiting.html 

Siemens USA Head of Cybersecurity op-ed “Leveraging Cybersecurity to Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”: https://www.isaca.org/resources/news-and-trends/isaca-now-blog/2020/leveraging-cybersecurity-to-increase-diversity-equity-and-inclusion 

Report on DEI in Cybersecurity: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion-in-Cybersecurity_9.921.pdf 

“Team of Teams” book: https://www.amazon.com/Team-Teams-Rules-Engagement-Complex/dp/1591847486 

Reimagining the supply chain

Reimagining the supply chain

October 4, 2021

Is it time for national preparedness to receive the same attention and visibility as national defense? That’s the takeaway of a new report (see link in show notes) put forward by the Principal to Principal Global Supply Chain Task Force, a group comprised of leaders across government, academia and business. To break down the recommendations, Barbara is joined by task force members Kristi Rogers, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Principal to Principal, and Greg Bowman, Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President, Siemens Government Technologies. 

 

Show notes: 

Report: “Reimagining the Global Supply Chain Post Covid-19”: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/9gx.c95.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/P2P-Supply-Chain-Report-FINAL-MAY-2021-compressed.pdf 

Barbara’s op-ed “How to Prepare for the Next National Crisis”: https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/511019-how-to-prepare-for-the-next-national-crisis 

Barbara’s blog post on address semiconductor shortage: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/siemens-stories/ceo-perspective/siemens-usa-ceo-supporting-bold-action-on-infrastructure-.html 

How to start a manufacturing career: Factory leader shares his experience

How to start a manufacturing career: Factory leader shares his experience

August 31, 2021

Corey Scales, a Focus Factory Manager for Siemens Smart Infrastructure in Grand Prairie, Texas, joins the show to share his career experience in manufacturing. After an episode exploring near-record industry job openings nationwide, listeners will hear about the growth mindset fueling Corey’s success alongside practical guidance on how to start a manufacturing career. 

 

Show Notes: 

Blog post by Corey: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/siemens-stories/usa/moving-up-adding-value.html 

Kappa Kamp: https://kappakamp.wixsite.com/kappakamp 

Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331 

Where the Jobs Are at Siemens USA: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/press-releases/usa/siemens-where-the-jobs-are.html 

Why are there 800,000+ open manufacturing jobs?

Why are there 800,000+ open manufacturing jobs?

August 2, 2021

In June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 814,000 open manufacturing jobs, a new record. And according to a report by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute (MI), about 2.1 million manufacturing jobs are likely to be unfilled by 2030 without changes to training and talent recruitment strategies. To explain the trends driving these statistics and how to connect workers with good-paying careers, Barbara is joined by MI’s Executive Director, Carolyn Lee, who leads the National Association of Manufacturers’ nonprofit workforce development and education partner. 

 

Show Notes

Talent Shortage Report: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/manufacturing/manufacturing-industry-diversity.html 

Siemens USA commitment to workforce development: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/siemens-stories/ceo-perspective/siemens-usa-ceo-supporting-bold-action-on-workforce.html 

Where the Jobs Are at Siemens USA: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/press-releases/usa/siemens-where-the-jobs-are.html 

Additive manufacturing and its world-changing potential

Additive manufacturing and its world-changing potential

July 13, 2021

Brian Neff, CEO of Sintavia, a leader in additive manufacturing, joins the podcast to help listeners understand how a new era of virtual design and 3D printing expands what’s humanly possible. You’ll learn what additive manufacturing is, how it transforms the factory floor, how it could decarbonize aviation, and why more firms aren’t shifting away from traditional processes.

 

Show Notes: 

Brian’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7bpop0zryY 

Barbara’s national preparedness op-ed: https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/511019-how-to-prepare-for-the-next-national-crisis?rl=1 

Transforming U.S. manufacturing: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/siemens-stories/ceo-perspective/siemens-usa-ceo-supporting-bold-action-on-infrastructure-.html 

Congresswoman Blunt Rochester on opening back better

Congresswoman Blunt Rochester on opening back better

June 17, 2021

As America reopens, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester joins the show to explore how to better prepare the nation for future crises while addressing societal inequities exacerbated by the pandemic. As they discuss solutions across infrastructure and workforce development, you’ll learn about the Congresswoman’s proposed infrastructure legislation, including the Open Back Better Act, which would authorize funding for energy efficiency and resiliency retrofit projects in schools, medical facilities, government buildings, education institutions, libraries and more. 

 

Show Notes 

Open Back Better Act: https://bluntrochester.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=2481 

Reopening America: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/about/covid-19-coronavirus.html 

Barbara’s open infrastructure letter: https://new.siemens.com/us/en/company/press/siemens-stories/ceo-perspective/siemens-usa-ceo-an-open-letter-on-us-infrastructure-to-government-leaders.html 

What falling ill during COVID-19 taught me about leadership

What falling ill during COVID-19 taught me about leadership

May 5, 2021

Barbara shares her essay about her experience getting sick as COVID-19 shutdowns began and the big lesson she took away from it.

 

Show Notes:

LinkedIn Article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-fell-ill-covid-19-shutdowns-began-heres-what-taught-barbara-humpton/?published=t