Episode 215: Interview with Ben Lampron
Click PLAY to listen to this episode
Ben Lampron has enjoyed over 25 years in industrial engineering and management at Honeywell International and Metro Mold & Design. He enjoys travel, coaching, and mentoring. Having run businesses, raised a family and toured the globe, Ben has a passion for sharing his learnings with others.
3 big ideas discussed in this episode:
- As business leaders, our new, recently graduated, employees really need our help and mentorship. They aren’t taught how to be successful while in school.
- Starting Strong, its a huge factor in success of any endeavor.
- Invest in all aspects of your life for the long haul (financial, career, fitness, relationships)
I’m not sure if it’s the responsibility of a business to teach these folks how to be successful. It’s their job and that way they’ll grow into our company for years to come, but I mean, is it really up to us as leaders?
Maybe we’re just too busy with all this other stuff. But then there are those moments when we have time in between meetings or conference calls where maybe you can give some tips on things like fitness or finances – things that will help them down the road, or even relationships….wonderful people skills also!
We want them around, so let’s take care of them right now by teaching everything about life because starting strong means finishing strong.
As a business leader, it is crucial to invest in all aspects of your life for the long haul (financial, career and relationships).
The most successful people have mentors who teach them the ropes of being productive early on in their career. Starting Strong is an essential step for success, not just at work but with any endeavor. So invest your time and resources into all aspects of life to make both a better you and more prosperous company!
As business leaders, our new, recently graduated employees really need our help and mentorship. They aren’t taught how to be successful while in school.
I’m not going to lie, I was terrified when I graduated from school. The only thing that kept me afloat in my first few weeks as a new employee were the other employees who had been there for years and took time out of their day to teach me what they learned on the job without being asked. Those hours spent mentoring really paid off because now we have some new graduates coming into our office looking at us like everything is brand-new again.
I am sure you know this story well – just think back to your own graduation last year! As business leaders, each one of us has taken on an immense responsibility by hiring these recent grads; it’s up to all of us mentor them so that they can be successful right away.
As a business leader, you have the power to help your new employees find success and happiness in their life. They don’t learn this from school alone. You are an important role model for them!
Starting Strong is such a huge factor when it comes down to success at any endeavor- make sure that you invest not only in yourself but also other aspects of your career if they seem less than favorable (financial stability) or even personal relationships with those around you because these all play into how happy we can be as humans living on earth together.
Want to start your career off with a jumpstart? Also, this may be a great gift to a college student that you care about, still navigating their career.