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People, Process, Progress
2 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Foundations Friday 40: Become Irreplaceable, Not Irrelevant
Sharing a concept from veteran Project Manager Donna Gregorio and author of 'The Successful Project Manager'. Donna and I discuss this concept more in depth in the upcoming 'PPP92: The Successful Project Manager with Donna Gregorio' set to launch October 25, 2021.
21 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
PPP91: The Value of Video Games for Project Managers
Video games are fun. They can also help us build build or enhance some of our Project Management skills. Check out this episode to hear more about history of video games, Project Management's use in developing games and skills I think Project Managers can take away from playing video games.
3 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Foundations Friday 39: Be Your Own First Responder
There’s a benefit in knowing how to respond to traumas, fires and other emergencies in this world. This is particularly true if you are a parent. As Mr. Jitsu says, your kids will break the glass in an emergency and expect you to be there behind it.
5 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
PPP90: Out of the Mouth of Babes - Be Kind
Sharing a writing from my 10 year old on how we, adults and kids, can be kind, how being kind is hard and why it's a good thing to be kind to others.
3 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Foundations Friday 38: Your Team Sees You
Whether we’re leading a project, coaching kids on a sports team or the Section Chief for a special event, we as leaders need to always remember that our team sees us. It’s up to us to provide the best example and support for them that we can.
16 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
PPP89: 5 Tips to Strengthen Your Resume in 2021
Sharing the combined four decades of my and my wife's professional experience and guidance from industry leaders on how to make your resume stand out and stay evergreen in 2021.
3 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Foundations Friday 37: Hearts Aren’t Always Red, They’re Black and Blue
Under a clear night sky and with crickets in the background I share the lyrics to The White Buffalo’s “I Got You” that capture the reality of couples making it through relationships.
24 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
PPP88: 10 Things That Got Us to 20 Years of Marriage
Sharing 10 things (5 from my wife, 5 from me) we felt helped us make through the first 20 years of our marriage.
2 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
Foundations Friday 36: How Will You Brighten Someone Else’s Day Today?
Inspired by a beautiful sunrise, cool mountain air and a quote from Jhiess Krieg. Through little things we can help make someone else stay better and intern our own.
3 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Foundations Friday 35: Just Start Dancing
Sharing my two cents on a key tenant my wife and I have practiced and are now two decades of marriage.
13 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
PPP87: 5 Essential Items to Kick Off Your Home Exercise Journey
In addition to the myriad of body weight exercises, in this episode I share 5 items that are accessible, relatively cheap and mostly mobile that will help you kick off your home exercise journey.
4 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Foundations Friday 34: Embracing "Good" by Jocko Willink
Sharing how Jocko Willink's "Good" helps frame my mindset during hard times and how we can all benefit from accepting hardship and looking for the "Good" that comes from it.
3 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
PPP86: The Hard Path to Labor Day
A poem to pay homage to all that contributed to America and the hardships that lead us to Labor Day.
6 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Foundations Friday 33: To Push or Pull Communications?
When considering our communications strategies we should think about what we want to push to people, what we want to set up as a pull of information that people can go to and look at how we are interacting with folks virtually and in person.
27 minutes | Aug 29, 2021
PPP85: Foundation 5 - Effective Communication
Finishing out the 'Foundational 5' series with a definition of 'communication', importance of vertical and horizontal comms, the C.U.D.C. concept, active listening tips and guidance for IMTs and Project Teams.
8 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Foundations Friday 32: People - Our Most Valuable Resource
Reminders of the concepts of resource Kinds, Types and CSALTT for resource ordering. Resources to help U.S. Military families and our Afghan allies. Taps to honor the fallen.
19 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
PPP84: Foundation 4 - Request and Coordinate Resources
Sharing tips on how to effectively request, coordinate, care for and release resources for Incident Management Teams (IMT), Project Teams and more!
3 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Foundations Friday 31: Logistics Makes Things Happen
Without the logistical planning for stuff, facilities and transportation, none of our plans can be realized.
24 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
PPP83: Foundation 3 - Create an Org Structure
Whether functional, geographic based or a combination of both, pulling together a working organizational structure is key to meet program objectives and ensure alignment with leader's intent.
2 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Foundations Friday 30: Goals are Lofty, Objectives are SMART
Sharing how goals are good to set, but we must be SMART when we provide our teams actionable objectives.
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