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Motivating Your Teams When You Are in Different Locations

By Brian Cole posted in Leadership, Leading Remote Teams, Managing Remotely


When I coach leaders, I often discuss how to keep people motivated. But COVID-19 has added a twist: “How can I motivate my teams—both in-office and remotely?” How do you keep people motivated when you’re not in the same building?

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Improving Turnaround Shutdown, Cleanup, Startup Performance

By Brian Cole posted in Turnaround/Shutdown


Most turnaround work occurs during the execution phase—but key activities performed during the shutdown, cleanup, and startup phases (SCS) can make or break a turnaround’s success.

These portions of the turnaround should require a fraction of the time to complete, compared to total turnaround time. But poor planning and execution of blind lists, procedures, permits, or chemical cleaning work scope quickly lead to longer durations and higher cost.

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