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June 18, 2022
If I (Oscar) was facing ill health and, geography aside, I could choose any doctor to care for me, I’d choose Dr Lou Flaspohler, a doctor in Cincinnati Ohio. This isn’t because of Lou’s skills in practicing medicine. Honestly, I have no idea of his skills in that area but I’d gamble they are good enough! Rather, I would choose him for two reasons.
June 6, 2022
Job Relations, specifically the 4 steps to handle a problem, is introduced in linear form to assist ‘learning’, then, when learned, the cyclical nature can then be noted and applied.
May 23, 2022
In my mid-April news item I introduced the work we’re doing with Story Construction, Iowa. I spoke of the application of Work Standards with the Small Projects Group. Their endeavours have continued largely through ‘learn by doing’ with mentoring via Zoom (1 x 1 hour session per week). Our goal – apply the model you see to their ‘Daily Routine’ of planning and reflecting.
May 9, 2022
I have had a great time recently working with teams at different workplaces that both wanted their workplaces to speak. We’ve had some great learnings and conversations.
April 11, 2022
Story Construction deliver construction projects. That’s what they do. They say the reason why they do it is because people matter. This is perhaps a phrase that has been coined before and loosely applied by many. The difference with Story is that the President and Chief Operating Officer walk the talk, which then spills in every direction. Not in a loud way - in a way that embodies respect for people and builds trust.
March 31, 2022
I was recently reminded whilst working at Cabonne Shire Council the benefits of planning to build people capability before the capability is needed. Three separate departments had approached me in preparation for the arrival of 'new' staff. The new staff were replacing staff about to go on maternity leave and filling existing vacancies. What the leader (and teams) wanted to create was a clear plan of who to train, for which work and by when.

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