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Construction Genius

Feb 12, 2019

How do you hone the skills of millennials in a fast-paced and high-stress environment such as construction? In this episode we are joined Peter Worhunsky VP of Disney Construction as we discuss an interesting, unique and self-directed process for talent development used in their company which other construction leaders can learn from.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Smashing fallacies about millennials in construction
  • An example of a female project engineer millennial being promoted to project manager and excelling on a technical project given to her despite a challenging owner.
  • How the new project manager earned respect and confidence from the people she worked with.
  • Peter’s role as a leader in helping the manager succeed on a daily basis, stay positive, on track and focused.
  • How a leader helps employees see their potential in other positions.
  • The breakdown of a unique and self-directed process for talent development including a surprising approach to mentorship.
  • The importance of feedback in an organization.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Self-Directed Talent Development
  2. Hopes and Dreams
  3. Strengths and Weaknesses
  4. Plan in Place
  5. Provide a Mentor
  6. Get and Give Feedback on the Process



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