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On the Learnings and Missteps Podcast, Jesse and Rene dig into the stories of the men and women who have built careers in the construction industry. Each guest, from front line installers to Executives, intimately describes their earliest career aspirations to the current day and how they intend to impact the world going forward. Let us bend your ear and join us in our efforts in Enhancing the image of Careers in Construction.

Learnings and Missteps The Podcast Jesse & Rene

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

On the Learnings and Missteps Podcast, Jesse and Rene dig into the stories of the men and women who have built careers in the construction industry. Each guest, from front line installers to Executives, intimately describes their earliest career aspirations to the current day and how they intend to impact the world going forward. Let us bend your ear and join us in our efforts in Enhancing the image of Careers in Construction.

    Brian Winningham Born and raised in the Field

    Brian Winningham Born and raised in the Field

    Are you ready to start embracing lean construction principles and processes as a leader in construction? By adopting lean construction principles and processes in your construction projects, you will enhance everyone’s experience and work as an integrated team.
    In this episode, we have Brian Winningham, Field Driven Lean owner, and has over 20 years of experience estimating, planning, managing, and leading construction projects. He is very passionate about sharing the benefits of Lean Construction. Brian describes his construction career journey since he was 10 years old and how he shifted his business during the 2020 global pandemic.
    Listen in to learn how to let go of the fear of making mistakes and instead be vulnerable so you can learn from those mistakes. You will also learn about the lean coffee meeting technique and how it effectively connects people than typical meetings.

    What You Will Learn in this Episode:
    ●       Brian describes his career in construction that pans out almost his entire life.
    ●       He explains how his love for fieldwork influenced his company name now “Field Driven Lean”.
    ●       How making many mistakes has helped Brian grow and excel in his work.
    ●        Learning how to be vulnerable and unafraid of making the wrong decisions.
    ●       Brian on why he’s targeting to coach people at the project management level and below.
    ●       How to customize and conceptualize processes and ideas that build your people’s capabilities as an organization.
    ●       The potential of liberating structures in answering your questions and finding solutions as a team.
    ●       The importance of being calculated with your responses to ensure you’re truly listening.
    ●       The meaning of the lean coffee meeting technique and why it’s richer than typical meetings.

    Get in touch with Brian at:
    https://fielddrivenlean.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fielddrivenlean/

    Get in touch with us at:
    https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/

    Resources:
    https://www.liberatingstructures.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Felipe Engineer Manriquez on Delivering Value and Resource-efficiency in Your Work

    Felipe Engineer Manriquez on Delivering Value and Resource-efficiency in Your Work

    How to do more in your work while still managing to deliver value with efficiency? By intentionally balancing your flow with resource efficiency, you’re enabling yourself to live an amazing and balanced life.
    In this episode, we have Felipe Engineer- Manriquez, a construction scrum expert, national director of lean construction, and the host of the EBFC show podcast. He’s also an international keynote speaker with decades of experience in process improvement, project planning, execution, change management, and employee engagement in the construction industry. Felipe explains how scrum changed his perspective in life and effectiveness in his work and other exciting things.
    Listen in to learn how you can adopt a framework that enables you to manage yourself through flow while delivering value. You will also learn the value of putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to give yourself opportunities to grow beyond your imagination.

    Connect with Felipe at:
    https://www.theebfcshow.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe/

    Connect with us at:
    https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Joy of Takt and Life with Spencer Easton

    The Joy of Takt and Life with Spencer Easton

    In this episode Rene Duron comes back from a long summer of overtime and he didnt skip a beat. His heartfelt vulnerable questions invite Spencer Easton breathe some accountability into Rene. Spencer came into construction intending to be a field engineer which turned into him being a Scheduling Manager. His experience as a scheduling expert ignited his passion to find another way to better serve the construction industry. His purpose is strictly to help people get home healthy and happy.

    Contact Spencer at:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-easton/
    https://www.elevateconstructionist.com/takt-planning/
    https://www.youtube.com/c/leanTakt

    Contact us at:
    https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/

    • 59 min
    Builder, Teacher, World Changer: Krista Ackles

    Builder, Teacher, World Changer: Krista Ackles

    Get to know Program Coordinator / Project Manager Miss Krista Ackles. Krista studied finance and when seeking employment she decided the construction Industry was more suitable and went out and made that happen. The recession hit which caused her to seek work elsewhere, thank goodness!! Since then she has been changing worlds at Construction Careers Academy. Give us a listen for a blueprint on building a solid CTE program that connects students to jobs in Construction.

    Connect with CCA at:
    https://www.instagram.com/nisdcca/
    https://twitter.com/NISDCCA

    Connect with us at:
    https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Grande Calabo Finale with Authors Keyan Zandy and Joe Donarumo

    The Grande Calabo Finale with Authors Keyan Zandy and Joe Donarumo

    We managed to get some time with Celebrity Influencers Keyan Zandy and Joe Donarumo, Authors of The Lean Builder. Felipe and I get to unearth several truths behind them writing this book. As usual, you best have your notepads ready to capture the secrets to unlocking a new level of performance with the Lean efforts on your Jobsite. The tips they dole out can be applied on any construction project with any team, and its best if you "start small".

    After you finish taking in all the goodness, share it with a colleague and leave us a comment.

    Connect with Joe & Keyan at: https://theleanbuilder.com/
    Connect with Felipe at: https://www.theebfcshow.com/

    Connect with us at: https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Calabo - Session #7 PPC

    Calabo - Session #7 PPC

    Felipe and I wrap up our whining and war stories around Chapter 7 of The Last Planner, which is around the charged subject of PPC. Those 3 letters stand for Percent Plan Complete and have been the subject of much confusion and discontent. Which of course spills out the entire episode. And there is some good stuff too we give away the best method for incentivizing PPC, the secret ingredient of Culture and how that impacts PPC. Lastly I explicitly share about the purpose of PPC and how to close the loop.


    Connect with us at: https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/

    Connect with Felip at: https://www.theebfcshow.com/

    Connect with The Lean Builder at: https://theleanbuilder.com/

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

1jdavid51 ,

Demographics

I just want to get to the bottom line is that Lean tool process is great and sometimes we just get trade partners superintendents and foreman’s personnel that don’t haveEither a great education or no education or never been exposed to high level mid-level or any level of pure communication.I’m not saying that we just have dumb people out there if that all I’m saying is we have to understand the audience were speaking too.I believe you are blessed with the gift to comprehend and communicate I think the the biggest challenge is to communicate two others that don’t or have that gift that’s the challenge.By the way I was driving when I wrote this LOL

Agile_FE ,

Trades Always Find The Way

This is a genuine show that honestly shares what it means to work in the trades in North America. I have mad respect for this show, philosophy, and the inspiration it gives each episode.

Steparn ,

Real Life, Down to Earth

What a great listen! I love that they are very practical and relatable. It’s like listening to old friends with real works experiences. This is a great way to get our kids a broader view on the possibilities in the construction industry.

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