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8 PCB007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2020 "The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things." —Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan certainly under- stood the power of unifying people into a movement. And moving for- ward is a key part of leadership, as our I-Connect007 Research Team's recent survey indicated. Much as we in the electronics manufactur- ing industry prefer stability, con- sistency, and reproducible results on the manufacturing floor, ours is an industry of innovation. And innovation can bloom from any- where, including from you. Em- power your functional team to cre- ate outstanding results within your company and watch your company begin to overtake the competition. Move to the front of the pack in the marketplace as a result, and sudden- ly, you're a visionary disrupting the market. As we watched companies respond to the challenges of 2020, we asked, "What makes for a good leader?" Not satisfied with our own answers, we took the initiative to ask you, our readers. We start this month with a re- port on the leadership survey we conducted. Much of what the survey revealed confirms our usu- al beliefs, but there were some surprise insights among the data as well. Next, we found leaders who were creating movement by em- powering others to effect change: Blue Box and Calumet Electron- ics. Jim Metropoulos, the found- er of Blue Box, shares his experi- ences in developing a new process for HVAC system cleaning that has significant potential benefits for manufacturing, as well as health- care, hospitals, and large buildings of all types. His persistence has set Nolan's Notes by Nolan Johnson, I-CONNECT007 Leadership in Today's World 8 PCB007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2020

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