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Have you created value?

One Friday afternoon my manager comes into my office and mentions that on Monday the Site Maintenance Director will be coming to the building to perform his one-on-one goal meeting.

He asked me to be prepared to discuss everything that I had done so far that led to value creation. His request totally blindsided me! I was not prepared to talk about my projects yet alone share the value that they would create!

I was so stressed because even though I had made some great progress, I hadn’t formally documented anything. I ended up spending the entire weekend putting together a summary of all of my projects and included the potential value ($ impact). This was the highest-ranking Maintenance Leader for the entire division and as I’ve learned up until that point, you only have one shot to make a great first impression.