KEV Talks Podcast
Summary: The KEV Talks Podcast Host Kevin Pannell, PMP, and his industry-leading guests share best practice planning processes and life lessons to help Program, Project, and Public Safety teams excel.
Having hope is crucial. It helps us persevere when we're feeling stuck, motivates us when we're unwell, and pulls us out of the depths of despair during difficult times. However, while hope can be a powerful driving force, it's not enough on its own to get things done.* Hope won’t build a fire, make a shelter or find a water source when you’re stranded* Hope will not get you out of bed; push your body to move through the trauma and begin to heal* Hope alone will not help you succeed at work and advance in your career* Hope is not a stand-alone solutionWe need more than hope. We need a process. We need a plan.For more on planning on kevtalkspod.com visit this link (https://kevtalkspod.com/?s=plan&orderby=relevance&order=DESC).Godspeed y'all,Kevin
In We are responsible for how we respond to our traumas I echo a sentiment shared by Andy Stumpf on his 'Cleared Hot' Podcast about how we are not responsible for traumas we experience, but that we are 100% responsible for how we react and respond to them.My suggestions:* Ask for guidance, then take action* Take the first step. Literally by walking each morning.* Don't wait for someone else to do it for youGodspeed y'all,Kevin
In this episode "How Project Managers Can Apply Three Critical Lessons From Gavin De Becker’s Book 'The Gift Of Fear'," I discuss three lessons that I believe are relevant to the daily work of Program and Project Managers.The Lessons:* Trusting our instincts (Chapter 2)* Prediction using JACA (Chapter 6)* Paying attention to alarming behaviors (Chapter 9)* *Bonus: Know the survival signsRemember hope is NOT a plan, and there should be no egos nor silos in our planning processes.Godspeed y'all,Kevin
We did it. We put together 100 'Foundations Friday' episodes. On this week's #100 I elaborate on why the proverb, "Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine" is well, nonsense.
As a tribute to one of my favorite documents, The Declaration of Independence, I created The Declaration for Project Managers. Although the original is a timeless classic, I enjoyed putting my own spin on it by outlining the best practices that every Project Manager should adhere to from the start to the end of each project they undertake.
Sharing the perspective that leaders that allow negative behaviors to go on imply support for that activity to continue.
In 5 Ways to Reduce Level Zero Incidents in EMS and Improve EMS Employee Retention, I elaborate on how Emergency Medical Services (EMS) leaders can improve EMS worker retention and reduce the risk of having "level zero" EMS systems.
In Discover the Reality of the American Nuclear Energy Sector with George Pannell (Part 2) | KEV Talks #32, George Pannell, an expert in American Nuclear Energy, expertly explains the mechanics of nuclear power plants and the contributing factors to America's nuclear power stagnation and proposes measures to mitigate our dependence on foreign nations for energy.
In Four Reasons Why Hierarchy Matters | Foundations Friday #98 I share why I believe and have seen the benefits of having a hierarchy in organizations and on program and project teams.Basic Points:* Shows who's who* Tells who is accountable* Provides protective umbrella* Clarifies Unity of Command
In From the Steel Mill to the Submarine Service with George Pannell (Part 1) | KEV Talks 31, I talk to U.S. Navy Veteran and Nuclear Power pioneer George Pannell about his journey from the steel mills of Pennsylvania to the Silent Service of the U.S. Navy.Stay tuned for Part 2 of our discussion coming next week as Dad and I talk through changes in the Nuclear Power world from the 1970s through today.Thank you all for watching here and for listening to the podcast.
I recently watched A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, and Rachel Keller. I cried. A lot. In addition to the emotional story, A Man Called Otto reminded me that we've all had "Ottos" on our project teams.In How to Support the Otto on Your Project Teams | Foundations Friday #97, I share 5 traits Ottos shares and how we as team leaders can leverage them and support the human behind the gruff and direct personality that Otto displays.
In One Action Can Change Someone's Life | Foundations Friday #96, remind us how Rob from McDojoLife's friend's one act of giving him a card to call a martial arts school after he was beaten by other students changed the course of Rob's life. I also talk about how a single question to Rob during a Jiu-Jitsu class led him to create the McDojoLife movement that now has thousands of followers around the world and will soon put out a documentary supported by leaders from the Martial Arts industry.
Rob's life trajectory was changed by one act from a friend. In our almost two hours discussion, Rob and I talk about:* How his friend's suggestion changed his life* Rob's martial arts path* The question that prompted him to start McDojoLife* Balancing tradition with being an adult martial artist* Insight into the McDojoLife documentary* Life-changing surgeries Operation Smile facilitates correcting smile and cleft conditions* Rob's vision of a martial arts convention for all* and more!Thank you for subscribing, listening, and sharing the show.
Feeling entitled is easy when you’re given a title. The challenge is to use your position to clear obstacles for your team, not to use your position to lord over them.
Travis Motl (Moat+L), is a Husband, Father, U.S. Navy Veteran, BJJ Blue Belt, and fellow podcaster. Travis hosts the Elbows Tight podcast where he talks "...to everyone from brand new white belts to well-established black belts to discuss their experiences, challenges, and successes.". In this episode, Travis and I talk about where he's from, and share our U.S. Navy lessons learned, and challenges with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), provide tips for starting a podcast, and discuss the future of the Elbows Tight show.Key discussion points from this episode:* Travis' path to the U.S. Navy* From behind the Welder's mask to behind a desk* What led Travis to the BJJ mats* Why and how Travis started Elbows Tight with his friend Jon* What's the future of Elbows Tight?Read more and buy some merch at https://www.elbowstight.com/ (https://www.elbowstight.com/) and follow Travis @elbowstight on Instagram and Twitter and follow the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElbowsTightPodcast (https://www.facebook.com/ElbowsTightPodcast) and the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ElbowsTight (https://www.youtube.com/c/ElbowsTight).Thank you all for listening and when training Jiu Jitsu remember...* Breathe* Frame* SurviveMore on Jiu-Jitsu at https://kevtalkspod.com/?s=jiu+jitsu&orderby=relevance&order=DESC (https://kevtalkspod.com/?s=jiu+jitsu&orderby=relevance&order=DESC)