Timing – It’s Now or Never

Every four years or so the grade school calendar and Christmas allow for about 10 days of Christmas vacation before Christmas Day. My wife and I decided to “go for it” and packed-up in the minivan with our five kids and drove to Disney World to enjoy the parks at a special time of year when they are […]

Successfully Integrating Gen-Y and Millennials into Your Organization

Constructech Magazine, September 2011 Successfully Integrating Gen-Y and Millennials into Your Organization by Choosing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) as Your Culture By Darren Smith We’ve all heard it from our colleagues. “Those recent college graduates expect to be given a shot at the CEO’s chair within five years. Gen Y and Millennial team members think […]

Value of Permanent Behavior Change

It takes up to a year for an adult to make a permanent behavior change. I support collaborative project teams by helping them replenish the well of resolve they draw from to keep collaborating over many months filled with challenging situations that sap their resolve. I also help them with their collaborative awareness, values, skills and […]

We Can’t See the Collaborative Forest for the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Trees

As seen on http://www.ipdchannel.net/, October 2011Written by Darren Smith, CEO, Cima Strategic Services Has someone, acting as both judge & jury, ever proceeded to sentence you to the island of “You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About?” A colleague tried this on me recently. My colleague thought he knew enough about IPD to certify (figuratively […]