“Human Rights” is a term usually associated with the States (USA). It is a term we usually hear on TV news about war crimes, humanitarian crisis, refugees, etc. With my interest in construction and human rights research, I have grown to be quite fond of this term. The Human Rights »
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HOW TO AVOID PRODUCING BULLSHIT IN YOUR TECHNICAL WRITING If you have ever attended a report writing workshop with me, you may remember me saying, “write to express, not to impress”. It’s not an original saying, but it reminds us in a few words that there is no place in technical writing for bullshit, obscurantism or, dare I say it, pseudo-intellectualism. (I’m not being profane. You can read the technical definitions of bullshit and obscurantism in last week’s post.) Technical writing is about truth as defined within the scientific paradigm. We deal in facts. Or at least we should. In addition, we should be writing with simple clarity that allows our thoughts to be easily grasped. &n... »
In addressing why ultra large projects continue to fall short of expectations—despite all the experience, learning, discussion, and analysis that has been fed into this area down the years—Mckinsey and Company compiled a report titled: The art of project leadership which set out to explore the unique success factors drawn from the experience of “project practitioners”—people with hands-on experience in ultra large project delivery. The following leadership practices were identified to be key in increasing the chances of successful delivery of ultralarge projects. At the setup phase leaders should uphold as crucial the following 4 practices Define purpose, identity and culture E... »
8 SKILLS HARDHAT PROFESSIONALS NEED TO BUILD TO BE SUCCESSFUL LEADERS When you start your career as Hardhat Professional your focus is mainly on technical skills but that doesn’t mean those are the only skills you should master. There will come a time where you will get promoted, and soon, you’ll be a manager and a team leader. From that time on, you’ll have to learn some leadership skills, or else nothing will go your way. But, what exactly are these skills? Well, there are many things to consider with leadership, but here are the 8 most important ones: 1. Self-awareness This skill is the most important one, and should be the first thing you should learn. You must understand y... »
“Organisations need to create high-integrity workplaces, because the cost of ignoring integrity as a C-Suite [corporate officers and directors] agenda, is too high,” says Charissa Bloomberg, an Integrity Leadership Specialist and Celebrity Psychologist. “Integrity in all spheres of life is important, but the way that it plays out in the workplace is vital because the repercussions of low integrity are damaging and far-reaching – an organisation’s success depends on it. Integrity is an underlying moral code that compels a person to do the right thing in every circumstance. Psychological costs As a psychologist, I believe that most people have a moral compass that al... »
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