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LFM 025: What is a Facility Condition Assessment?

LFM 025: What is a Facility Condition Assessment?

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast goes into detail and attempts to clarify questions I've received about what is a Facility Condition Assessment. Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM In order to really explain the FCA, I also go into a little more detail about...

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LFM 022: What I Learned About Leadership Last Week

LFM 022: What I Learned About Leadership Last Week

In this episode of The Learning FM Podcast I talk about where I was and what I learned about leadership last week. Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a facility manager, you may or may not think leadership is important.  I'm here to tell you it absolutely is!...

LFM 021: Knowledge Domains vs Core Competencies

LFM 021: Knowledge Domains vs Core Competencies

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast is explains the difference in my four FM Knowledge Domains and IFMA's eleven Core Competencies! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a facility manager, there is a lot to know.  While I absolutely believe in IFMA's eleven...

LFM 020: Steps in Project Management – Part 1

LFM 020: Steps in Project Management – Part 1

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast is Part 1 of a series teaching the Steps in Project Management! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a facility manager, having the ability to manage projects from beginning to end is an invaluable tool that will really...

LFM 019: How to Prioritize Capital Projects

LFM 019: How to Prioritize Capital Projects

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast focuses on how to prioritize capital projects.  It amazes me how many people get wrapped around the smallest of axles when it comes to capital budgets.  There is an absolute process that any FM can and should follow in order to...

LFM 018: How I Budget and Why

LFM 018: How I Budget and Why

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast focuses on how to create yearly operating and capital budgets.  From how I create mine to why I do it, learn the ins and outs of budgeting in facility management. Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM What you will learn in...

LFM 017: Must-have Management Skills

LFM 017: Must-have Management Skills

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast is all about Must-have Management Skills. Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM I wanted to focus on Leadership for this week's podcast and I was surprised when I got two separate emails this morning claiming to know the top 7...

LFM 016: Emergency Response and Planning

LFM 016: Emergency Response and Planning

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast is all about Emergency Response and Planning in Facility Management. Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a FMs, we have a lot on our plate.   We must ensure continued operations through all kinds of turmoil, from employee...

LFM 015: Introduction to Project Management

LFM 015: Introduction to Project Management

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast gives you an Introduction to Project Management! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a facility manager, having the ability to manage projects from beginning to end is an invaluable tool that will really make you stand...

LFM 014: Creating a Safety Program

LFM 014: Creating a Safety Program

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast covers Creating a Safety Program! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a facility manager, you must be knowledgeable about industry shifts in required components of the built environment.  One huge category we must consider...

LFM 013: Wellness in the Workplace

LFM 013: Wellness in the Workplace

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast covers the Wellness in the Workplace! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As a facility manager, you must be knowledgeable about industry shifts in required components of the built environment.  One huge category we must...

LFM 012: Project Contract Types

LFM 012: Project Contract Types

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast covers the Project Contract Types! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM As you know by now, being a facility manager, means you are often a project manager.  In order to be an effective project manager, you must understand the...

LFM 011: The 5 Styles of Leadership

LFM 011: The 5 Styles of Leadership

This episode of The Learning FM Podcast covers the 5 Styles of Leadership, but not before Dan goes into detail about why there are random pictures of carpet on the featured picture for this week's episode! Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM In order to be an...

LFM 010: Hard and Soft Services

LFM 010: Hard and Soft Services

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM This podcast is all about operations and maintenance hard and soft services.  O&M is comprised of two basic services, hard and soft.  This podcast goes in depth on hard services and how to manage them in the most effective way...

LFM 009: Operations and Maintenance Hard Services

LFM 009: Operations and Maintenance Hard Services

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM This podcast is all about operations and maintenance hard services.  O&M is comprised of two basic services, hard and soft.  This podcast goes in depth on hard services and how to manage them in the most effective way possible....

LFM 008: How to Get Your Organization to Spend Money

LFM 008: How to Get Your Organization to Spend Money

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as Facility Managers is How to Get Your Organization to Spend Money.  Getting our organizations to invest in capital and operations procurement strategies takes a lot of convincing, in...

LFM 007: Military Career and Leadership

LFM 007: Military Career and Leadership

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM Thanks so much for listening to the Learning FM Podcast.  Today, I devote this podcast to my military career.  I've decide to get out after 15 years of service to the Oklahoma Army National Guard and wanted to explain where I've...

LFM 006: Introduction to Leadership

LFM 006: Introduction to Leadership

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM Thanks so much for listening to the Learning FM Podcast.  Today, I give you an introduction to leadership through the differences between a manager and a leader, my background and what future podcasts will cover, and the six...

LFM 005: How to Sell to Facility Managers

LFM 005: How to Sell to Facility Managers

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM Last Thursday, I posted an article entitled How to Sell to Facility Managers.  If you haven't checked it out, please do!  I had several questions and comments on that article and wanted to clarify my points and provide some...

LFM 004: How to Get Hired in Facility Management

LFM 004: How to Get Hired in Facility Management

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM In this episode of The Learning FM Podcast, I walk you through how to get hired in facility management.  To be fair, these are very simple concepts that apply across many industries, but they are things that very smart people...

LFM 003: The Top 3 Things Facility Managers Must Do First

LFM 003: The Top 3 Things Facility Managers Must Do First

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM Today, I give you the top three things facility managers must do first when they arrive at new facilities.  Even if you are veteran at your company, these steps will help you build value as well.  The ability to come into a new...

LFM 002: How to Bring Value to Facility Management

LFM 002: How to Bring Value to Facility Management

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM In this episode of The Learning FM Podcast, I explain how to bring value to facility management. I explain both tangible and intangible value within the scope of managing your built environment.  We then look at how building...

LFM 001: What is Facility Management?

LFM 001: What is Facility Management?

Click Here to Subscribe to Learning FM In this first episode of The Learning FM Podcast, Dan tackles the question, "What is Facility Management?"  Facility management, facilities management, or FM, is such an all-encompassing profession that is just gaining traction...

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