Lean Gratitude

For people unfamiliar or vaguely family with the term “lean,” the word is used to express a dynamic approach to work that seeks to continuously create more value with less effort. If you have not explored how this approach can radically improve your work you owe it to yourself and your organization to start that […]

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Skills for Effective Leadership: Listening

Walk through any bookstore today (if you can find one) or search Amazon for books on leadership and you will find thousands of books devoted to leadership and management.  Many are offering their take on leadership complete with the tips, tricks, diagrams and charts that accompany so many of the essays on leadership seen today. […]

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Better Building Distributed at the LCI Congress in Orlando

It’s been a few weeks since Better Building was distributed at the LCI Congress in Orlando. Thanks to everyone who reached out with their positive feedback. I’m so excited that owners, designers, and contractors are finding value in the ideas and stories in the book. Several organizations are planning to use the it for a […]

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Is it Time to Drop the Percent Plan Complete Metric?

I know. Blasphemy! The subject arose during a recent coaching session. Like many project teams, this one was diligently tracking their weekly Percent Plan Complete (PPC). And like many project teams, they were not learning from plan variances. Let’s look at a number of challenges with the way teams view and calculate PPC. Teams view […]

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Project Teams Working Together

The annual LCI conference in Orlando was, as usual, a real learning experience – especially the training days. I personally started out on Monday attending Rex Miller’s full-day workshop on Creating High Performing Teams. With almost all of our industry’s attention focused on increasing the technical skills of employees, Rex reminded us that (according to […]

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