Joan Blake talks with Mr. Chernin about why he chose a career in manufacturing/operations. He discusses what he found rewarding in that line of work; and what was most challenging. For early career individuals he suggests they look for roles that will bring an opportunity to learn and build skills. That is a better investment than chasing titles or compensation, initially. Mr. Chernin also talks about the importance of relationships in building one’s leadership capability; and the value of ‘listening’ to better understand the issues in complex operations and organizations.