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Setting up for Success

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Original date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017

In his book ‘Good to Great’ Jim Collins tells us that the secret to success is to have the right people in the right seats on the right bus. How many of our organizations actually achieve that? What are some of the reasons we don’t succeed? During this presentation we will see that perhaps the biggest reason we don’t succeed is simply we don’t really know what the ‘right people’ look like. We will look at how we normally determine if the people are right based on what we expect them to do as it compares to their skill sets. For example – why is it that so many College Quarter Backs or Junior A hockey players fail to make the big time and play in the NFL or NHL?

Getting closer to home we will look at why many people who are put in the role of maintenance and reliability leaders continue to struggle even though they seem well suited for the job and turn out to be the wrong people in the right seats. As we look at the reasons that this happens we will look at what it is exactly that these leaders need to do, know and understand in order to succeed. We can assure you that what you’ll learn from this presentation will change how you approach filling the vacancies within your organization! We promise you that you will listen, learn and laugh!

Presented at MainTrain 2017


BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2017
BoK Content Type: 
Presentation Slides
Presentation Paper
Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.05 Maintenance Delivery, 05 Organization & People, 5.04 Organizational Culture
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
02 Maintenance Program Mgmt, 2.7 Program Measurement / KPIs, 2.8 Change Management, 07 Human Resource Management, 7.0 Human Resource Mgmt General, 7.2 Education, Training & Development, 7.4 Roles & Responsibilities
Author Title: 
Corporate Maintenance Manager
Author Employer: 
ERCO Worldwide
Author Bio: 

Cliff is author of the bestselling maintenance novel ‘People – A Reliability Success Story’ He is a maintenance educator and a keynote speaker at conferences around the world who believes success is achieved through People. Currently Cliff enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience as a facilitator of PEMAC’s Asset Management Certificate Program and as an Advisor on Maintenance and Reliability for People and Processes Inc.

Cliff is also the Corporate Maintenance Manager with ERCO Worldwide, a Canadian Chemical producer.