People, Process, Progress

People, Process, Progress

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PPP81: Foundation 1 - Leader's Intent
August 01, 2021

From Commander's Intent in the U.S. Military to Leader's Intent applied by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and Lean teams, this first of the 'Foundational Five' is the key to setting teams in the right direction to accomplish the mission.

Foundations Friday 28: What Is Your Kryptonite?
July 30, 2021

Just as Superman faces his enemies when they have his weakness kryptonite as a weapon, we as normal people can face our own weaknesses every day.

PPP80: 5 Professional Lessons Learned from Climbing a Mile High Mountain
July 25, 2021

Sharing 5 lessons learned from a family trip to Mt. Rogers, Virginia that can be applied to the professional world.

Foundations Friday 27: We Must Make Time to Disconnect
July 23, 2021

The benefits of getting into nature and disconnecting from work and technology for a bit are many. In this week’s episode I share my feedback on my opportunity to have done just that.

Foundations Friday 26: Leverage the Differences in Your Team Members
July 16, 2021

Our children, our fire engine crews and our project teams are filled with people that have various strengths. As leaders we have opportunity to leverage the best in each of these people and build cohesion amongst them.

Foundations Friday 25: Let them Grow Up Some More
July 08, 2021

Inspired by the movie “Glory”. Sometimes as parents and as project managers we need to let our people face a little bit of adversity so they can come out better on the other side.

PPP79: Project Managers Should Embrace the Butterfly Effect
July 06, 2021

We can follow a process and plan all day long, but we cannot control all the variables. So let's embrace the "Butterfly Effect" and lessen the impact of potential disaster in the later stages of a project.

Foundations Friday 24: Don’t Sugarcoat the Briefing
July 02, 2021

Whether you are briefing a team to go into the field or a project team that’s deploying new software, let them know up front the reality of the situations they may face.

PPP78: Foundational Five to Survive as a BJJ White Belt
June 27, 2021

Using the 'Foundational Five' structure to share intent, objectives, organization, resources and communications to help brand new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) intro students through BJJ White Belts on the cusp of earning their Blue Belt to survive.

Foundations Friday 23: Set the P.A.C.E. for Your Project
June 25, 2021

Contingency planning is important for projects, special events and even in our personal lives. The (P)rimary (A)lternate (C)ontingency (E)mergency is a great methodology to follow.