Capital Projects

December 21, 2018
Could This End Wars?

Could This End Wars?

When I was first exposed to the concepts behind our methodology here at JMJ, I thought to myself, “Wow, I think, maybe, this kind of approach could end wars.”
December 18, 2018
Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

Distractions: Our Biggest Obstacle

On the golf course yesterday, I gave some thought to what may be the single biggest obstacle with our work at JMJ, and even more so for our clients taking on our work.
December 14, 2018
The Three Questions to Ask for Breakthrough Performance

The Three Questions to Ask for Breakthrough Performance

When the results we’ve always gotten equal mediocre performance, what should we do? It’s said that Einstein remarked, “Doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.” Repeating what we have always done will doubtless get us the results we have always gotten.
December 12, 2018
The Three Dimensional Chess of Organizational Performance

The Three Dimensional Chess of Organizational Performance

Often, getting an organization to that next level–the one where you’re not just meeting goals, but surpassing them and moving into almost unimaginable territory–can be tricky. It’s not always obvious how to move beyond business as usual, particularly when business as usual has gotten strong results up to this point.
December 7, 2018
Want Better Teams, An Expanded World View, and a Higher Sense of Well-Being? Coach.

Want Better Teams, An Expanded World View, and a Higher Sense of Well-Being, Coach.

Here at JMJ, we often talk about the benefits of coaching to the individual, teams and the organisation. Usually, though, little or no consideration is given to what a Coach/Mentor gains from Coaching or Mentoring.
December 5, 2018
Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

Transforming Safety Cultures in Organizations with Global Reach

An organizational Transformation is no small task, with the seemingly impossible demand to reach hundreds, thousands, or even hundred thousands of people sometimes on every continent on the planet. JMJ Co-founder, Joseph Friedman, spoke with JMJ Global Client Manager Billy Afghan about the value of commitment and what it takes to cause a cultural safety Transformation in large organizations that can reach around the world.
December 3, 2018
Coaching: Bringing People and Organizations to Where They Want to Be

Coaching: Bringing People and Organizations to Where They Want to Be

The English term ‘coach’ is derived from a medium of transport that traces its origins to the Hungarian word ‘kocsi’ meaning ‘carriage,’ named after the village where carriages were first made. The first use of the term ‘coaching’ to mean an instructor or trainer arose around 1830 in Oxford University slang for a tutor who ‘carries’ a student through an exam.
November 28, 2018
The Five Keys to Powerful Coaching

The Five Keys to Powerful Coaching

I believe a primary role of the coach is to create an environment where the most effective coaching can take place. For the coach, this means being a committed thought partner, listening intently to the expression of their client. A coach must ask incisive questions, igniting curiosity and creativity.
November 26, 2018
A One Minute Video That Answers the Question Why Safety ?

A One Minute Video That Answers the Question Why Safety ?

In our Incident and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety consulting work, we talk a lot about “why”: Why is it so important to hold handrails? Why is it so important to follow systems and procedures?
November 23, 2018
VIDEO: How to Maximize Team Motivation and Productivity with Goal Setting

VIDEO: How to Maximize Team Motivation and Productivity with Goal Setting

Organisations often design and redesign roles in order to ‘fit’ people into those roles, allowing workplace performance to be defined by job descriptions. Objectives and deliverables are created by these job descriptions rather than by asking individuals, ‘What inspires you?’ or, ‘What would you like to achieve?’