Author: Billy Afghan

April 14, 2020
COVID-19: More Principles for Successful Remote Work

COVID-19: More Principles for Successful Remote Work

Virtual working is the new normal and with it comes a whole host of new challenges as we isolate and find ways to manage our lives.
April 13, 2020
Covid-19: Five Principles For Managers Leading Remotely, and the First One is There Are No Rules

Covid-19: Five Principles For Managers Leading Remotely, and the First One is There Are No Rules!

These are the “COVID-19 Five Principles for Remote Working and Effective Meeting Preparation,” which will provide you with a helpful game plan for you and your team to stay engaged and connected while working virtually.
February 27, 2019

To be an Effective Safety Leader, Try Emptying Your Cup

A few years ago, my organization hired a leader with great industry experience. Tom (not his real name) was bright, professional, and had great insight into some of our most important operational challenges. During the early onboarding process, several of us noticed Tom’s frequent “been there, done that” responses and we began to get concerned.
October 26, 2018

ACE Mentor Program of America- Contributing to the Construction Industry Workforce

For the past year, it has been my honor to sit on the advisory council of the ACE Mentor Program. ACE helps young students by inspiring them to pursue careers in design and construction. The program provides annual internship opportunities for about 9,000 students in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. There are about 3,600 mentors who work with students, of which two-thirds are from minority and underserved populations, and more than one-third are female.
July 9, 2018

Leadership in a VUCA World

Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. That’s VUCA. It’s a military term for a war zone that the world’s business community has adopted to refer to the countless contingencies you try to plan for these days.