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Episode 41: MLB Unveiled - The Perfect Mix for Success in Project Management

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In this episode, our hosts Mike Nelson and Derek Foster interview Kelsey Martin and Craig Dittl, two project managers from MLB Construction! They work with all kinds of people, from experienced Boomers to green Gen Zs, and no matter what the project, they keep the team and clients happy and get things done! What's their secret? Listen to this episode and find out!

00:00:15 - Introductions

00:02:13 - Who is Kelsey Martin?

00:04:32 - Who is Craig Dittl?

00:05:30 - Project Planning: Try to Get it Right Early, But Always Be Ready to Adapt!

00:06:55 - Project Engineers: All About Tasks!

00:09:21 - Lawyer, Accountant, and Therapist: All Rolled Into One!

00:11:06 - Estimation Takes Coordination

00:13:03 - Budget Boss

00:14:11 - Discovering MLB: The Right Balance

00:20:12 - Thriving with Challenges

00:21:25 - Looking Back: Kelsey’s History

00:24:30 - Success is Doing What You Say You Will!

00:26:01 - Directness: Know When (and When Not) To Use It!

00:30:32 - Different Generations: Same Team

00:36:06 - Relationships Matter… With EVERYONE You Work With!

00:38:15 - YouTube Learning: Free and Fast!

00:40:19 - The Network Queen (and Duchess!)

00:44:58 - Networking Advice: Prepare Beforehand!

00:46:13 - A Stink Bug Attacks!

00:46:36 - Networking Advice: Give Yourself Time!

00:48:20 - Repeat Business: Take Care of Them, They’ll Take Care of You!

00:50:03 - Just a Phone Call Away: Email is for Chumps!

00:53:54 - Don’t Fear the Learning Curve!

00:55:55 - Is Blue Right for You? Time Management Tips

00:57:38 - Confidence Comes with Time!

01:00:43 - Go that Extra Mile!

01:01:56 - How to Get in Touch:

01:03:27 - Mass Retirement is Imminent! Take Advantage of It!

01:05:06 - Closing Remarks



  • Interviewers

    Mike Nelson & Derek Foster

  • Guests

    Kelsey Martin & Craig Dittl

  • Runtime

    1 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds

  • Air Date

    November 6th, 2023