Paradigmatic Change
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This book grew out of Kuhn’s research on the history of science. Before Kuhn’s work, the prevailing view of knowledge building in science was that it was a linear process centered on the so-called “scientific method.” According to the traditional … Read More

Building Success with Your Employees
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I was in a meeting with a company last week when one of the project managers said he was having trouble with one of the lead carpenters he manages, and was wondering if it was wise to have that lead … Read More

WHAT IS THE LAST PLANNER SYSTEM?
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Normally, a PM hires numerous Subs to perform specialty roles. These Subs interact with each other to produce the finished spaces. Each Sub naturally acts in their own interests seeking to optimize their use of their labor, equipment, and materials. … Read More

10 Useful Ideas on Systems Thinking
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At the heart of systems thinking is the holistic principle of interconnectedness. I compiled the following list to make this core idea translatable to daily life. The ideas presented here are not meant to be the final word on the … Read More

What is Lean Construction, and Why Would I Want To Do My Projects on a Lean Basis?
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Lean construction is a new way to design and build. Lean theory, principles, techniques, and practices, taken together, are the foundation for a new form of project management. From its roots in production management, lean construction has produced significant improvements, … Read More

Real Accountability & Employee Ownership
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From Article Published In RIA’s Cleaning & Restoration February 2017 Real accountability is where employees take ownership of everything around them and behave like an owner. The BIG SECRET to having employees fully committed and engaged is in actually treating … Read More

Professional Coachable Behavior
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Part 2 of Power PracticesFrom Article Published In Restoration & Remediation Online July 17, 2017. The first thing we see in very professional behavior is people are coachable. I think the best way to understand this is to look at … Read More

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