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Flying Through the Air

January 16th, 2018|

Hang in there
Erik, maintenance foreman for a Bend, OR paving company, told session three of the Leadership Development Lab…

“I was working at a brand new, enormous, state-of-the-art shop with two huge overhead […]

Who Moved My Stuff?

January 9th, 2018|

Fixing the blame or the problem
Adam, quality control manager at a dairy in Battle Ground, Washington, told session seven of the Leadership Development Lab…

“Last Thursday, October 26th, we had an all plant […]

Smiles Are Spreading

January 2nd, 2018|

The assignment we were given at session 3 of the Leadership Development Lab was to apply 5x More Enthusiasm to some task we had been procrastinating on or just seemed to be stuck.

Contagious Headaches

December 26th, 2017|

Back in 1995 I was a young 19-year-old working on my first pipe crew project. We were laying 66" concrete pipe. I was very new to pipe work.

DARE To Be On Time

December 19th, 2017|

Recently one of my team members showed up for work 15 to 25 minutes late three days in a row without contacting me or one of the managers ahead of time to advise us of "the problem."

Up to the Challenge

December 12th, 2017|

At the beginning of summer, I was given a job that was going to be an extreme challenge for me as our Shop Lead. This was not your typical do-it-every-day project.

Crushing the Competition

December 5th, 2017|

Back in fall 2007 while with my former employer an opportunity arose to perform a large demo project for Solar World at the old Kumatsu plant in Hillsboro, Oregon. It was a large, fast-paced, bid job with more than the usual severe risk and damage clauses.

Let Go to Grow

November 28th, 2017|

I had been in a lead role for 25 years when I was assigned a project that would be a showcase for me and my crew. I've always taken the responsibility of running work as a huge obligation.

Let’s Give Thanks

November 21st, 2017|

As you reflect on Thanksgiving 2017, let's look at the history of this holiday in hopes of experiencing it with an expanded awareness.

Sobriety Soars

November 14th, 2017|

Just over ten years ago I was asked if I would lead a meeting. In reality the question was phrased more like, 'You're leading next Sunday's meeting' and I said 'Okay.'