The EBFC Show

Felipe Engineer Manriquez

The Easier, Better, for Construction Show strives to make building easier and better today. We dig into design and construction topics to inspire you to develop your people, improve your processes, and take the business of building to the next level. Podcasts are published monthly. Learn more and connect with Host Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, at https://thefelipe.bio.link/. read less
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Combating the Bungee Effect with Lean Principles - Jason Schroeder
Apr 13 2024
Combating the Bungee Effect with Lean Principles - Jason Schroeder
In this episode of The EBFC show, Felipe Engineer-Manriquez and Jason Schroeder dig into the challenges that the construction industry faces due to the 'bungee effect' – poor planning leading to volatile work schedules and frequent disruptions. They share their expertise on adopting lean and scrum methodologies and maintaining workflow on the job site, discussing their practical strategies for overcoming unpredictable situations.   Through comprehensive conversation, Jason and Felipe shed light on the wider implications of ineffective project management. They share how poor work management practices can lead to increased stress, decreased work pride, and a compromise in project quality. Understanding these facets, the duo stresses the value of adopting efficient planning strategies for enhancing work quality and productivity.   The popular traditional paradigm that 'bigger is always better' has major drawbacks. Instead, you can implement reduced batch sizes and right-sized teams to realize the benefits of frequent and consistent delivery of work. Real-world insights are shared, highlighting the benefits of experimenting with systems and understanding them to make necessary adjustments.   The episode also broadens to reflect on systemic issues affecting the industry, including housing scarcity and a declining workforce driven by socioeconomic conditions. Changemakers are at work to create conditions to serve as flagship examples and emphasize the importance of making structural changes to progress toward a productive and brighter future.   Navigate this transformative episode to gain a nuanced perspective on the construction industry, lean management, and systemic challenges. Learn how to beat the 'bungee effect' and adopt effective strategies to reinforce the resilience of your projects.   #Leanconstruction #respectforpeople #takt #scrum   Referenced Show Links: Lean Takt via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/leanTakt Website at https://www.elevateconstructionist.com/takt-planning/ Takt Guide Website at https://www.taktguide.com/   Connect with Jason via  LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonschroederelevatingconstruction/     Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org      Elevate your construction career and enhance your company's performance by mastering the crucial aspect of building enclosure management with Field Verified's specialized training. Address the major challenge of managing building enclosures, a common source of construction failures. Get hands-on learning experience with real-world construction scenarios and mock-up installations for skill-building with leadership and team-focused strategies. By joining our course, you gain access to a proven program that not only covers technical aspects but also better practices for effective construction management. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach. Visit https://fieldverified.com for more insights, or contact us at 480-719-5090.
Crafting Leadership Excellence with John L Gallagher, Jr
Mar 6 2024
Crafting Leadership Excellence with John L Gallagher, Jr
John Gallagher, the visionary behind Growing Champions Coaching & Consulting Company, brings over 25 years of expertise in Leadership and Lean methodologies to the forefront. Having consulted for global giants like IBM and academic powerhouses such as Harvard University, John's approach to People Development, Productivity, Profitability, and Growth works at the heart of leadership and successful change management, helping people achieve organizational excellence.   In a deeply engaging conversation, John shares his personal journey to health, documented in Men's Health, revealing key lessons that inform his coaching philosophy. He recounts transformative stories of executive leaders who, initially resistant to change, found new paths to excellence through his unique 'Greatest Story Ever Told' methodology. He shares the common challenges leaders face in embracing change and the tailored strategies to dismantle resistance in executive leadership. He illuminates pivotal moments in leaders' journeys, showcasing the impact of his methodologies on both individuals and their organizations.   Moreover, John explores the intersection of leadership development using lean, offering insights to foster environments of continuous improvement and innovation. His experience across diverse organizations, from corporate behemoths to esteemed educational institutions, demonstrates his adaptability and the universal applicability of his strategies. You will also get a peek into John’s "Uncommon Leader" podcast.   Get behind the scenes of executive leadership and successful change management. #ListentoJohn to embark on an unmissable journey into the heart of operational and personal transformation, merging Lean rigor with exceptional leadership, and discover why #noFrenchFries are allowed. --- Show Links: Publications: This Guy Lost 80 Pounds with a Friend and a Fitness Tracker Men's Health · Jan 3, 2020 Link: https://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/a30390410/weight-loss-80-pound-transformation-fitness-tracker-calorie-app/   Book Recommendation The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You By John C. Maxwell Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/49YZqtW  --- Connect with John via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachjohngallagher/ The Uncommon Leader Podcast via Website at https://www.uncommonleaderpodcast.com/     Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube     --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org      Elevate your construction career and enhance your company's performance by mastering the crucial aspect of building enclosure management with Field Verified's specialized training. Address the major challenge of managing building enclosures, a common source of construction failures. Get hands-on learning experience with real-world construction scenarios and mock-up installations for skill-building with leadership and team-focused strategies. By joining our course, you gain access to a proven program that not only covers technical aspects but also better practices for effective construction management. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach. Visit https://fieldverified.com for more insights, or contact us at 480-719-5090.
From Fear to Trust: Strategies for Construction Challenges with Kevin Labrecque
Feb 7 2024
From Fear to Trust: Strategies for Construction Challenges with Kevin Labrecque
Dig deeper into the essence of trust and leadership in the construction industry with Kevin Labrecque on our latest episode of The EBFC Show. Kevin, a renowned expert in project management, shares invaluable insights on fostering trust and maintaining a unified vision through the thick and thin of complex construction projects.   In a world where the initial excitement of new projects often gives way to unforeseen challenges, Kevin discusses the critical role of trust in ensuring project success. This episode is packed with stories, strategies, and wisdom that dig into the mechanics of building psychological safety within teams. Kevin draws on Stephen Covey's Trust Bank Account analogy to explore the dynamics of behavioral deposits and withdrawals in project settings, emphasizing the dual facets of trust: competency and character. He shares practical tips for creating a foundation of trust from the outset and strategies for sustaining it through project adversities, including specific activities that can strengthen the project core team's bond.   Moreover, Kevin addresses the tough questions: What happens when "the wheels come off the bus"? He offers actionable advice for navigating crises and rebuilding trust, emphasizing the importance of psychological safety and integrity. This episode is not just a treasure trove for construction professionals seeking to elevate their leadership and project management skills but also a guide for anyone looking to instill trust and resilience in their team dynamics. Join us as Kevin Labrecque leads us through the journey of transforming challenges into opportunities through the power of trust in the construction industry. --- Connect with Kevin via Email at kevin.labrecque@integrationpointllc.com --- Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org --- Elevate your construction career and enhance your company's performance by mastering the crucial aspect of building enclosure management with Field Verified's specialized training. Address the major challenge of managing building enclosures, a common source of construction failures. Get hands-on learning experience with real-world construction scenarios and mock-up installations for skill-building with leadership and team-focused strategies. By joining our course, you gain access to a proven program that not only covers technical aspects but also better practices for effective construction management. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach. Visit https://fieldverified.com for more insights, or contact us at 480-719-5090.  ---
Addressing Construction Industry Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
Jan 3 2024
Addressing Construction Industry Mental Health and Addiction Recovery
Dig into the heart of the construction industry's mental health and addiction recovery challenges on The EBFC Show. In this impactful episode, we welcome Chris Lalevee, a dedicated Business Agent (BA) who plays a vital role in advocating for workers' well-being in the construction sector.   Chris Lalevee brings to the forefront the critical issues of mental health and addiction within the construction community. Drawing from personal stories of recovery and success, he highlights the transformative power of the Member Assistance Program (MAP) in supporting workers through their struggles. As a BA, Chris sheds light on the complexities of his role, from managing member concerns to liaising with contractors and ensuring job safety.   The conversation delves deep into the unique challenges faced by the construction industry, such as the high rate of opioid addiction linked to work-related injuries. Chris emphasizes the necessity of normalizing mental health discussions in the workplace and integrating them into the industry's safety culture. He passionately speaks about the importance of community, empathy, and a supportive environment where workers can seek help without facing stigma.   This episode is a crucial listen for anyone connected to the construction industry, highlighting the need for awareness, support, and action in tackling mental health and addiction issues. Join us in this enlightening discussion with Chris Lalevee, where we explore the path to creating a safer, more empathetic, and supportive construction industry.   #ConstructionCommunity #MentalHealthAwareness #AddictionRecovery #SupportiveWorkCulture #IndustryChallenges   Show Links: IUOE 825 Member Assistance Program Website https://www.iuoe825.org/home/members/local-825-member-assistance-program/   Skill Signal’s Safety Stats and Resources Webpage at https://www.skillsignal.com/resource/constructions-safety-statistics/   988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline https://988lifeline.org/ Dial 988 for free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States   Cal (Calvin) Beyer via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/calvinbeyer/     --- Connect with Chris via LinkedIn at Email MAP@iuoe825.org Phone 732-770-8485   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube     --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Get Curious About Lean Industrialized Construction with Kelly and Melissa
Dec 20 2023
Get Curious About Lean Industrialized Construction with Kelly and Melissa
Step into the innovative world of construction on The EBFC Show, featuring Kelly Meade and Melissa McEwen from Haley & Aldrich, Inc. In this episode, we're joined by Kelly Meade, Senior Associate specializing in Lean Consulting and industrialized Construction and Lean Journey Program Manager, alongside Melissa McEwen, Practice Leader in Construction Manufacturing and Lean.   Kelly and Melissa bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Kelly Meade, with her deep expertise in Lean principles and their application in Industrialized Construction, shares insights on reducing the environmental impact of construction and improving operational efficiency. Melissa McEwen, leading the charge in Construction Manufacturing and Lean, digs into the importance of continuous improvement and strong design principles in transforming construction practices.   They explore the significance of respect, collaboration, and behavioral change in the workplace. Their discussion covers success stories and industry challenges, highlighting the creation of high-performing teams and a culture of innovation at Haley & Aldrich.   This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of Lean Design and Industrialized Construction. Tune in for an enlightening conversation with Kelly Meade and Melissa McEwen as they reveal how these approaches are reshaping the future of building, and fostering operational excellence with a human touch.   #LeanConstruction #IndustrializedConstruction #DesignInnovation #HumanCentricApproach   Show Links: Real Innovation vs Click Bait - Mark III Construction (Season 2) https://www.theebfcshow.com/real-innovation-vs-click-bait-mark-iii-construction/   Introduction to Industrialized Construction By the LCI team in collaboration with Nick Masci, Melissa McEwen, and Sally Mizell of Haley & Aldrich’s Lean consulting team. https://leanconstruction.org/lean-topics/lean-industrialized-construction/     --- Connect with Kelly via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-meade/   Connect with Melissa via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissamcewen/     Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Customers are Rebuilding Construction with Relational Procurement with Alan Mossman
Dec 6 2023
Customers are Rebuilding Construction with Relational Procurement with Alan Mossman
Dig into a world where construction meets innovation in our latest episode of The EBFC Show! Join us as we welcome Alan Mossman, a visionary in Lean Construction, who shares his profound insights on how customers are revolutionizing the construction industry through relational procurement.   In this captivating episode, Alan Mossman takes us closer to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and its transformative impact on construction projects. Discover how collaborative efforts and relational contracts are reshaping the way large-scale projects are managed and executed, leading to more efficient, timely, and cost-effective outcomes.   Alan's rich experience brings to light the intricate dynamics of Lean Construction. He addresses common challenges and misconceptions in the industry, revealing how embracing Lean principles can lead to groundbreaking improvements in project delivery.   Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to Lean Construction, this episode is a treasure trove of knowledge. Alan's unique perspective on improving productivity through design, construction, and management will leave you inspired to explore new methodologies in your own projects.   🎧 Tune in to uncover the potential of relational procurement in construction and how it can lead to more sustainable, client-focused results. Don't forget to follow our podcast for more insights into the world of Lean Construction and continuous improvement. Your journey towards transforming the construction industry starts here!   --- Connect with Alan via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanmossman/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube     --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Revolutionize Construction: Business, Tech & Leadership Insights with Adam Stark
Nov 22 2023
Revolutionize Construction: Business, Tech & Leadership Insights with Adam Stark
Join us for a captivating episode with Adam Stark, a visionary in the realms of real estate and construction and a Special Forces veteran. Adam's remarkable journey in real estate began at a New York-based Developer, where he quickly ascended to VP of Construction and Development, leading numerous high-stakes, multi-million dollar projects. His insights into the industry's inefficiencies spurred the creation of Jet.Build with his Co-Founder—a VC-backed software transforming the construction and development landscape into a streamlined, efficient command center.   Adam's narrative extends beyond his professional accomplishments. His service in the IDF Special Forces, combined with an educational background from Northeastern University and an MBA from New York University, paints a portrait of a multidimensional leader. A wellness author, a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, and a mindfulness coach, Adam embodies the principles of holistic leadership and personal development. This episode is an invitation to explore the synthesis of rigorous business acumen, innovative technology, and mindful leadership, offering valuable takeaways for anyone in the construction and real estate sectors looking to make impactful changes.   Connect with Adam via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamstark512/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube    --- Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Unlocking Supply Chain Kaizen with Adam Lawrence
Nov 8 2023
Unlocking Supply Chain Kaizen with Adam Lawrence
Adam Lawrence, author of The Wheel of Sustainability and a master of Kaizen, shares the transformational power of process improvement across the supply chain. With over three decades of experience and having facilitated 300+ Kaizen events worldwide, Adam brings a wealth of actionable wisdom tailored for those who aim to optimize manufacturing and business processes. Unlock the secrets to aligning teams, driving leadership, and achieving sustainable results through Adam's laser-focused methodologies.     If you're passionate about Lean Manufacturing, Lean Construction basics, process improvement, or simply looking to drive impactful organizational changes, this episode is a must-listen. Adam shares real-world challenges and opportunities in achieving supply chain Kaizen, from cultivating leadership to the nitty-gritty of process methodologies. Tap the subscribe button and leave us a comment or review to let us know your thoughts!     Connect with Adam via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-t-lawrence/ Adam’s Book: The Wheel of Sustainability: Engaging and Empowering Teams to Produce Lasting Results https://amzn.to/46UR8Sh   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/     Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Bringing the Soft Into Hard Construction with Cory Fisk
Oct 25 2023
Bringing the Soft Into Hard Construction with Cory Fisk
Cory Fisk, a passionate educator and construction industry expert, began her career in rodeo and horses, eventually finding her love for construction. She's dedicated to helping students realize their potential in construction management. Dig deeper into what it takes for modern Construction Management and Leadership. Cory is a seasoned professional with unique insights into bringing soft skills into the world of hard construction. Cory Fisk's wealth of experience offers a blend of actionable wisdom specifically tailored for Construction Project Managers and Superintendents who aim to deliver their projects easier, better, and faster.   If you're looking to balance human elements with the technical aspects of construction, this episode is a must-listen. Cory shares the real challenges and opportunities in Construction Management, from effective scheduling to team leadership. She shares practical strategies to enhance your management skills and account for project management’s tough realities. Tap the subscribe button and leave us a comment or review to let us know your thoughts!   Connect with Cory via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/coryfisk7777/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube     --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree      Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Thinking About How to Think: Mastering Lean Construction with Victor Ortiz
Oct 11 2023
Thinking About How to Think: Mastering Lean Construction with Victor Ortiz
Unlock the secrets to Lean Construction and organizational transformation with Victor Ortiz, a seasoned consultant with a proven track record in Lean Construction Organization Development. Victor Ortiz's years of experience offer a unique blend of actionable insights specifically tailored for construction professionals interested in Lean Construction and making their jobs easier. If you're looking to implement Lean methodologies and improve project outcomes, this episode is a must-listen.   Victor demystifies the complexities of Lean Construction and offers practical solutions to common challenges in the field. From Lean Organization Transformation to Change Management, this episode serves as a comprehensive dialogue about Lean Construction that will change your thinking about how to think.   Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain invaluable insights into Lean Construction and more. Tap the subscribe button and leave us a comment or review to let us know your thoughts!     Episode References: Plus Delta Video 5 Meeting Endings - Plus Delta Meeting Fails https://youtu.be/aTXKo3ryIdI   Book How to Make Meetings Work! by Michael Doyle and David Straus Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3RxVv0U   --- Connect with Victor via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-ortiz-671301/     Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at https://thefelipe.bio.link  RSM Podia Course Link: https://store.theebfcshow.com/rsm Subscribe to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube    Watch The EBFC Show Podcast https://click.theebfcshow.com/YouTube-Podcast   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree      Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Mastering Effective Meetings in Construction with Evan Unger
Sep 27 2023
Mastering Effective Meetings in Construction with Evan Unger
Unlock the secrets to highly effective meetings in the construction industry with Evan Unger, a master facilitator with a proven track record of coaching others to transform chaotic meetings into organized, outcome-driven sessions. Evan’s years of experience bring a unique blend of actionable insights tailored for construction professionals. If you’re tired of unproductive meetings and looking for proven strategies to elevate your team’s performance, this The EBFC Show episode is for you.   Evan Unger breaks down the common pitfalls in meeting facilitation and offers practical solutions to make your meetings more productive and engaging. From understanding people dynamics to mastering the craft of facilitation, this episode provides a comprehensive guide that will transform your approach to meetings. Don’t miss this opportunity to revamp your meeting strategies and elevate team performance.     --- Connect with Evan via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-unger-6553597/   Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at https://thefelipe.bio.link  RSM Podia Course Link: https://store.theebfcshow.com/rsm Subscribe to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube    Watch The EBFC Show Podcast https://click.theebfcshow.com/YouTube-Podcast   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree    Today’s episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Everybody Can Succeed with Lean Implementation, A Trade’s Lean Journey with Blake Tormey
Sep 13 2023
Everybody Can Succeed with Lean Implementation, A Trade’s Lean Journey with Blake Tormey
Blake Tormey takes us on a deep dive into the transformative world of Lean Construction, sharing stories from his remarkable journey in the industry — a journey kickstarted by an inspiring LCI Scrum presentation delivered by The EBFC Show’s very own Felipe at the onset of his career. As a fervent advocate and practitioner of field-led Lean implementation, Blake unravels firsthand accounts bursting with invaluable lessons harvested directly from the trades. Immerse yourself in stories of grassroots initiatives and daily huddles revolutionizing work dynamics, fostering a collaborative and pulsating work environment enriched with the collective wisdom from networking with other Lean Construction Institute peers.   Step into a realm where knowledge meets experience, sprinkled with humor. Listen as Blake emphatically declares, "Everybody Can Succeed with Lean Implementation," a sentiment echoing throughout his narrative, driven home by a poignant case study in change management that showcases the transformative power of improving lives and making construction easier, better, and faster.   --- Happiness Metric Blog Post https://www.theebfcshow.com/blog/building-project-success-how-scrum-and-the-happiness-metric-revolutionize-project-management/     YouTube LCI Field Verified Crew Huddle Link: https://www.youtube.com/@LCIFieldCrewHuddle/about   --- Connect with Blake via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/blake-tormey-9b2676102/   Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at https://thefelipe.bio.link  RSM Podia Course Link: https://store.theebfcshow.com/rsm Subscribe to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube    Watch The EBFC Show Podcast https://click.theebfcshow.com/YouTube-Podcast   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree      Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Psychological Safety: Opportunity and Responsibility - Kabri Lehrman-Schmid
Aug 30 2023
Psychological Safety: Opportunity and Responsibility - Kabri Lehrman-Schmid
Are you curious about the evolving landscape of the construction industry and how professionals are driving positive change? If so, join us for an insightful conversation with Kabri Lehrman-Schmid, a respected Project Superintendent at HENSEL PHELPS and an ENR National 20 under 40 awardee. We dig deep into the challenges, strategies, and exciting transformations shaping today's complex construction. Whether you're a seasoned industry expert or just beginning your journey, this episode offers valuable insights about:   Prioritizing Psychological SafetyTransforming Industry PerceptionsVisual Communication TechniquesAdapting to Change and UncertaintyEmbracing Continuous Learning and Technology   Kabri shares her insights on the construction industry's challenges and exciting transformations. From overcoming obstacles in challenging projects to fostering psychological safety and diversity in the workplace, Kabri provides valuable advice. Discover how she navigates the balance between risk and production on active projects and effectively communicates with stakeholders. Learn about her experiences adapting to changing project circumstances and staying updated with industry advancements. If you're starting your career in construction or exploring Lean Construction, don't miss out on Kabri's valuable advice for making building success easier, better, and faster.   Connect with Kabri via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kabri-lehrman-schmid/   Connect with Felipe via Social media and Free Lean and Scrum Training Resources at https://thefelipe.bio.link  RSM Podia Course Link: https://store.theebfcshow.com/rsm Subscribe to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube      --- Today's episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It's a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It's the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree      Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Respect for People: Unlocking Bluecollar Lean Leadership with Mack Story
Aug 16 2023
Respect for People: Unlocking Bluecollar Lean Leadership with Mack Story
Learn how Lean Leadership Management impacts you both personally and professionally. Mack Story shares his experiences training thousands of people to shift from traditional management to lean leadership. Join Mack Story and Felipe Engineer-Manriquez as they unravel the vital importance of respect for people and character development as the foundation for continuous improvement. Learn where leaders fail the most when starting off leading people and teams.   This engaging conversation underscores how respect for people forms the bedrock of any successful endeavor, fostering an environment conducive to growth and learning. Mack and Felipe emphasize that process improvement, though crucial, accounts for a mere 13% of the equation – tune in to find out what drives over 80% of the leverage unseen from the processes.   Beyond conventional lean management teachings, this episode draws inspiration from several books on leadership from authors Stephen Covey and Katie Anderson. Prepare for an enlightening journey, exploring the intersections of lean management, personal growth, and continuous improvement. Uncover strategies to lead impactful change and facilitate transformative discussions that stimulate growth. Whether you're an executive, project leader, or an individual dedicated to personal development, this episode equips you with tools and insights to build a path that's easier, better, and faster.   Books Referenced The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition Audiobook – Unabridged by Stephen R. Covey https://amzn.to/3qsER80 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide Audiobook – Unabridged by Sean Covey https://amzn.to/3OSmqCV Blue-Collar Kaizen: Leaning Lean & Lean Teams by Mack Story https://bluecollarleadership.com/store/Blue-Collar-Kaizen-Leaning-Lean-&-Lean-Teams-p84364489   Other Podcasts Referenced Blue Collar Leadership Podcast Episode 317: (Part 1 of 30) Blue Collar Leadership and Teamwork - 30 Traits of High Impact Players The Teamwork Dilemma…Team Members aren’t always Team Players Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/317-the-teamwork-dilemma-team-members-arent-always/id1414881943?i=1000593165134 Katie Anderson on The EBFC Show Learning to LEAD, Leading to Learn Part 1 - https://www.theebfcshow.com/learning-to-lead-leading-to-learn-part-1/ Part 2 - https://www.theebfcshow.com/learning-to-lead-leading-to-learn-part-2/   --- Connect with Mack via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mackstory/ Website at https://bluecollarleadership.com/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree   Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Building Owner Lean Construction with Tim Singleton
Aug 2 2023
Building Owner Lean Construction with Tim Singleton
Navigating design and construction challenges while building strong relationships isn't easy. Tim Singleton, Assistant Vice President of Capital Projects at Northeastern University, shares nearly 20 years of wisdom from working on the owner's side so you can take full advantage of lessons learned from an owner's perspective. 🏗️   Gain valuable insights from an experienced construction professional leading teams of project managers across numerous projects. In this episode of The EBFC Show, Tim highlights the common thread in construction: people. 💡 Tim says, "The hard part is always the people. The projects may vary, but the people are always different and sometimes very challenging."   Discover how he navigates complexities and builds strong relationships with stakeholders and team members, offering practical advice for success in the industry. Whether you're a construction pro seeking valuable insights or simply curious about the challenges and learning experiences in the field, this podcast episode is a must-listen!   🎙️ Tim Singleton's infectious enthusiasm and genuine respect for people shine through in this thought-provoking conversation. From his humble beginnings as a laborer to tackling big projects in education and healthcare, his unique perspective offers a fresh take on the industry. The episode also delves into the intriguing topic of Lean Construction, shedding light on its controversial nature in certain regions of the United States.   👉🎧 Don't miss out on this informative and entertaining podcast episode – whether you're a seasoned pro or simply curious about the fascinating world of construction!   --- Connect with Tim via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-singleton-a184a910/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree   Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Lean Construction Innovations in Government: A Path to Transforming
Jul 19 2023
Lean Construction Innovations in Government: A Path to Transforming
Step into the world of Lean Construction innovations as we explore the remarkable initiatives taking place in the municipality of Molde, Norway. Felipe entered a guest studio with Mette Holland, the Change Guide and Innovation Guide for Molde Municipality, and Jørgen Stensby, a tech enthusiast driving cultural shifts and change in the region with Odd Inge Samuelsen and Sindre Gundersen. Discover the groundbreaking features of Molde's innovation center and its purpose in tackling construction challenges.   Uncover the game-changing nature of this innovation center, fostering collaboration among citizens, industry experts, and academia. Explore the pioneering marketplace for construction material reuse, designed to minimize waste and promote sustainability. Additionally, learn about Molde's ambitious commitment to renewable energy, with plans to double its solar capacity on official buildings. The Molde government is embracing an Agile mindset, risk-taking attitude, and its inspiring journey towards creating a better world for all. Join us for an enthralling insight into the realm of lean construction innovations in the municipality of Molde!   "Change happens slow, steady, and then fast, and then very fast. And then it jumps. It'll have jumps, you'll be smooth. And you'll just have a jump. Smooth again." - Changes are dynamic, and complexity requires emphasizing the importance of adaptability and embracing new ideas and approaches. "We hope a lot of young employees will come to our area…a lot to play with and experiment with." The municipality's vision of attracting young talent and fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation involving both employees and young citizens in shaping Molde's future.   Smart Molde Lab: Smart Molde og på InnbyggerLaben INNOM Website via https://www.smartmolde.no/prosjekter/innbyggerlab/    Connect with Mette Jane Holland via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/metteholand/    Connect with Jørgen Gravdehaug Stensby via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgstensby/    Learn more about the Bygglarm Conference via Website at https://www.bygglarm.no/    Connect with Odd Inge Samuelsen via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/odd-inge-samuelsen-433319183/    Connect with Sindre Gundersen via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sindregundersen/    Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) https://constructionscrum.com/  Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link  Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube    --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree   Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Unleashing Norwegian Construction Scrum: Insights from Bygglarm Conference Part 1
Jul 4 2023
Unleashing Norwegian Construction Scrum: Insights from Bygglarm Conference Part 1
What happens when #changemakers separated by 5,000 miles collide via social media? They go beyond just connecting. They engage and change with BIG consequences. Welcome to Norway. I was on location in Molde, attending the Bygglarm Conference, where construction and festival vibes collide! Let’s take you on an exclusive journey through this remarkable event through the invaluable insights on harnessing the power of Lean Construction, Scrum, Takt, and what happens when builders embody an Agile mindset. Two Registered Scrum Masters, Odd Inge Samuelsen and Sindre Gundersen, joined forces to transform and make design and construction easier, better, and faster.   This episode explores the latest trends, best practices, and real-world examples that can revolutionize your approach to leading construction projects across the finish line with satisfied and thrilled customers. Whether you're a seasoned construction professional, an industry enthusiast, or simply curious about the potential of making your projects easier and fun, this is your chance to delve into a wealth of knowledge and find inspiration for driving innovation with your team.   Join us in experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of the Bygglarm Conference in 2024 and discover how to elevate your construction endeavors to new heights. Learn more about the Bygglarm Conference via  Website at https://www.bygglarm.no/   Connect with Odd Inge Samuelsen LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/odd-inge-samuelsen-433319183/   Connect with Sindre Gundersen LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sindregundersen/   Connect with MYLDR’s Jørgen Krogset Dalene via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/j%C3%B8rgen-krogset-dalene-11298724b/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube
Moving the Needle from Theory to Practice with Laura Cooley
Jun 21 2023
Moving the Needle from Theory to Practice with Laura Cooley
Laura Cooley is a renowned expert in leadership and performance excellence in the construction industry. Laura explores the crucial role of systems thinking, effective communication, and continuous improvement across design and construction projects. With her deep understanding of organizational dynamics and her passion for developing construction leaders, Laura shares invaluable insights on fostering a culture of collaboration, embracing a customer-centric approach, and leveraging the power of core values. Her facilitation tips and emphasis on integrating learning into the organizational DNA provide practical guidance for leaders seeking to drive positive change and achieve better outcomes in their construction endeavors.   Don't miss this episode of The EBFC Show with Laura Cooley, where she shares her expertise and experiences that can revolutionize the way you approach construction projects. From unraveling the complexities of systems thinking to cultivating effective communication and embracing continuous improvement, Laura's insights will transform your perspective on leadership in the industry. Discover how implementing her facilitation tips and integrating daily learning leads to easier, better, and faster construction project delivery.   Episode Referenced Book Title: The No Asshole Rule Book by Robert I. Sutton   Connect with Laura via Website https://withpurpose-onpurpose.com/  Website https://www.developingconstructionleaders.com/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree   Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
Empowering Youth: College AND Trade School Options Building with Kevin Dobson | The EBFC Show 078
Jun 7 2023
Empowering Youth: College AND Trade School Options Building with Kevin Dobson | The EBFC Show 078
Kevin Dobson, Founder and Executive Director of Capital College & Career Academy (CCCA) shares his passion for genuine education for kids that have been traditionally said you can get education for either college or trade school, not both. That was a real problem for countless youth at the crossroads to their future careers. CCCA is an innovative charter high school dedicated to bridging the gap between industry and education, with a strong focus on empowering youth. Kevin Dobson brings a wealth of experience in education management, teaching, and leadership with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education, a Masters in Education focused on technology in the classroom, and an MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He is well-equipped to create and lead an innovative and refreshing approach to education for future construction industry change-makers.   We dug into the mission and vision of CCCA. Designed to open its doors in the fall of 2023, CCCA targets students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. By eliminating the traditional "college or career" dichotomy, CCCA aims to provide students with both academic and career-focused opportunities, empowering them to excel in their chosen paths. Kevin's passion for empowering youth shines through as he shares insights into the unique educational model and approach of CCCA. Together, we explore the school's commitment to integrating industry practices and providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in today's dynamic workforce.   Capital College & Career Academy Website at https://capcca.org/   Connect with Kevin via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-dobson-capcca/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree    Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org
The Art of Communication and Leadership in Construction with James Gable
May 24 2023
The Art of Communication and Leadership in Construction with James Gable
James Gable, General Superintendent at Adolfson and Peterson Construction and host of The Uncommon Communicator Podcast, highlights construction superintendents’ challenges and shares valuable tips and tools for improving communication and leadership skills, including the art of effective communication using project management methodologies such as the Last Planner System and Scrum. James is passionate about effective communication, especially in construction, where communication has to be tailored individually for people. He believes poor communication is the root cause, “say 99% of all of our problems on our construction sites…it's always communication."   James shares his insights on the importance of effective communication in construction and how it can be the key to success in any industry. He also emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and empathy when communicating with team members, insights he's gained through his decades of experience in the construction industry. Through this enlightening conversation with James Gable on The EBFC Show, you'll gain valuable insights into the role of communication in construction and learn how to improve your communication skills for success. James' valuable tips and tools will make construction easier, better, and faster and help you lead with better communication skills. Don't miss out on this episode!   Show Links: Felipe on The Uncommon Communicator Podcast: Order 66 - Communication and Scrum with Felipe https://theuncommoncommunicator.buzzsprout.com/1872579/12422840   Connect with James via The Uncommon Communicator Apple Podcast Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-uncommon-communicator/id1596646731 Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/7cXIeyY3B9Uux4OPmPc9r5?si=7a5ea41704134859 LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-gable-a972a9b0/   Connect with Felipe via Construction Scrum (book & audiobook) via https://constructionscrum.com/ Social media at https://thefelipe.bio.link Subscribe on YouTube to never miss new videos here: https://click.theebfcshow.com/youtube   --- Today’s episode is sponsored by Bosch RefinemySite. It’s a cloud-based construction platform. Bosch uses Lean principles to enable your entire team, from owners to trade contractors – to plan, communicate, document, and execute in real-time. It’s the digital tool that supports the Last Planner System® process and puts it all together in one simple, collaborative ecosystem. Bosch RefinemySite empowers your team, builds trust, creates a culture of responsibility, and enhances communication. Learn more and Try for free at https://www.bosch-refinemysite.us/tryforfree      Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org