Community of Dads - Mark LaMaster
June 2, 2017
Hosted by Rick A. Morris
Rick will interview Mark LaMaster, author of Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Sons, about his Community of Dads project. From Mark, "Is it just me, or when us dads get together, why do we end up talking about the weather, sports, and work? Rarely, if ever, do we talk about dad stuff. Why? Well, the more I learn about and experience with other dads, I have realized that most of us just don’t know how to start the conversation. Or, we think that if we bring up the topic of fatherhood, we might sound insecure, weak, or maybe even a bit weird. Let’s admit it, talking about fatherhood can be a bit awkward! But I have also learned through my group coaching programs that dads will talk about their insecurities, concerns, and are open to advice from other dads if they are within a trusting and supportive environment. That’s why I have created the Community of Dads, an online community for dads where dads can come to connect, grow, and share in their fatherhood journey."
The Work/Life Balance
Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Our program is designed for many types of individuals. Executives gain valuable insight into some of the largest issues facing their business. Employees learn how to influence without power. Team members learn how to associate and get along better with their teams. Even non-business people will learn many things about themselves and how they view life so that they can adjust the areas that need adjusting. Each week we cover goals and goal setting and learn how to break down large problems into small achievable wins. We also share tips on managing people without the normal tools of an HR manager. I hope you gain a powerful perspective while enjoying the show. Our topics are much like the career of a project manager: wide ranging with unlimited potential. The Work/Life Balance is broadcast live every Friday at 2 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Rick A. Morris
Rick A. Morris, PMP, is an ITIL Practitioner, consultant, author, mentor and evangelist for project management. Rick is an accomplished project manager and public speaker. His appetite for knowledge and passion for the profession makes him an internationally sought after speaker delivering keynote presentations for large conferences and events around the world. He holds 18 certifications in the industry. Rick is the Owner of R2 Consulting, LLC and has consulted to numerous clients in a wide variety of industries including financial services, entertainment, construction, non-profit, hospitality, pharmaceutical, retail and manufacturing. Rick has over 90 implementations of Project and Portfolio Management systems including CA PPM (Clarity), Project Server, Planview and many more. Rick has written 3 books (The Everything Project Management Book, 2nd Edition, Project Management That Works! and Stop Playing Games!). An active member of the Project Management Institute, Rick is no stranger to being center stage in front of large groups of people. At the age of 11 Rick was a Walt Disney World Performer and in high school he worked at MGM Studios on various projects, including the New Mickey Mouse Club. Taking the experience of his youth and blending it with the knowledge he attained throughout his career, Rick has been able to inspire and mentor many project managers. His blend of real world experience and down to earth delivery style makes his passion for the profession contagious.