Listen: Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "If" for Planning Section Chiefs
"Again let the juices flow. A little bit continued the inspiration from kipling's poem if I had adapted adapt that for project managers please check that out I've also adapted that for my brother and sister or hazards planning section chiefs. This is Kevin Fennell. The host of the people process progress. podcast thank you for listening subscribing leaving reviews if you like this if you enjoy episode or the series even the backlogs from the between the slides. Please share them with your friends. Family whomever here is my insight adapted in the format of kipling's if for all hazards planning inning checks and chiefs if you can guide the team through the process while about you are unsure what to do if you believe in the method when others want to go askew but adapt and adjust to help them through if you can facilitate discussion but not jump in or try try to dictate tactics. Because you're not ops or fill out forms before objectives are complete and do all this through objective is if you can plan but not make documents your master if you can help but not have to be in charge if you can prepare contingencies. As for the worst disaster and be ready if the worst comes to bare if you can check folks in account for them all but not depend on preprinted rosters or be ready at the last minute to change the plan and start again tomorrow in a brand new cycle if you can empower your units leaders and let them lead somewhat hands off and fail and have the crucial conversations and take doc ownership because your the boss if you can push yourself for the late night printings to prepare a finished product addict when all are asleep and lean on your section. When you've almost nothing left except the resolve in you that says we must if you can brief the crowds and speak with confidence or talk to mayors but not talk too much if neither naysayers nor armchair planners can upset that you. If you're units can rely on you but not depend too much if you can work through the critical incident with poise as an confidence and trust yours is to help the special event or disaster. And which is more. You'll be a plan chief. My friend hope you enjoy this reading as I wrote this. I thought about F- as I looked at them side to side in want verse for verse. I pulled through all the various emotions that come with being a planning section chief in working a special event in the longtime you have and the politics and the egos is in the silos. You have to break through and contrast that with a critical incident where you try and find someone and it doesn't work out or you show up to help get pizza and Porta Johns at a fire are and I think this this poem this writing this captures the sentiment of being a hall hazards planning section chief. Where everyone's GonNa look to you and depend on you and that is a great thing but you have to be strong in your resolve and your knowledge in your skill set and understand that that things will change that the process could be messy but that you are going to be there and you were going to be strong and you were going to rely on your teammates and that you can step back and not have to dictate the plan but also keep people on track and communicate."