In October 2014 the NAMS Forum ‘Advanced Asset Management, A Journey to Excellence’ was held in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Forum organizers asked Ross to develop a presentation that provoked thought and discussion for the Forum attendees, and the technical streams that followed.
Ross developed a paper and presentation based on Geoff Colvin’s book ‘Talent is Overrated” which he had recently read. The abstract for the Forum presentation is below:
In his 2008 book ‘Talent is Overrated’ (Penguin USA) Geoff Colvin, the highly respected Fortune Magazine Senior Editor identified the importance of ‘Deliberate Practice’ to producing awesomely, amazing, world-class excellent performance.
As we in the infrastructure management community continue our journey to excellence can we apply the Colvin’s principles of ‘Deliberate Practice’ to our work and lives, as individuals and as infrastructure management teams?
The paper will examine Colvin’s principles of ‘Deliberate Practice’ and provide practical guidance for their application to infrastructure management practice as a way to lead us forward on the journey to infrastructure management excellence.
Ross comments – I really enjoyed producing the paper and presentation – they made me think about how to apply Geoff Colvin’s concepts to our work in infrastructure asset management.
They are included here for you to read, and also be challenged to improve your skills in infrastructure asset management.
The PDF file of the paper can be accessed by clicking on the image at the right or through the link below:
For your further appreciation, we have also uploaded the presentation on Slideshare.
Below are the slides presented in the October 2014 NAMS Forum.
If you have any questions or comments we would welcome them.