Posts from April 2010

Always Learning

April 27, 2010

The other day at Starbucks, I overheard a man ranting to his friend about having to attend a training class at his new company. He didn’t understand why this was being required of him since he has over six years experience in the field. As I waited in line for my coffee, his friend reminded him that he shouldn’t be so sure that he already knows everything and he could actually learn...

Training For Excellence

April 12, 2010

There are so many parallels to achieving excellence in sports and in an organization’s engineering and maintenance efforts; however, at their core, all successful organizations have at their foundation a strong emphasis on a continuing training program.  When we are watching a sporting event, and we are mesmerized by a phenomenal act by an athlete, it is so easy not to realize that what we witnessed, was only possible through the hard...