July 2019 Monthly Musing I have been very fortunate that I have had several formal mentors in my life. They never told me what to do, rather offer guidance based on their knowledge and the wisdom they gained over the years. But I had many more informal mentors; those who didn’t know they were
There are very few people that actually enjoy meetings. I have never heard anyone say, “I can’t wait for the meeting this afternoon” unless it’s followed by “I won’t have to eat at my desk.” Certainly, the people who are called to attend a meeting largely lack enthusiasm are energetic unless they, or their project,
June 2019 Monthly Musing If you believe that “time is the enemy of the 21st Century company”, then meetings are the guerilla fighters sent as saboteurs. Most meetings are an exercise in mental masturbation – where egos are stroked and discussions had, but there is no real debate or the making of an actual decision.
Welcome to Episode 39 of the Outliers Inn – The Man behind the curtain Topic: This episode finds us short of guests, but the show must go on.! So, in an act of desperation and in search of fresh meat, we look inward and bring Chas – our podcast technician extraordinaire – from behind the
In this episode of State of Readiness, we interview Carl Kirpes, responsible for Crude Oil Strategy & Analysis atMarathon Petroleum Corporation. Carl and I met some years ago at an annual conference of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers when he was just graduating from Iowa State University – and we have stayed in touch