I never tire of hearing the story of a legend like Vince Lombardi. Before Vince was named as head coach of the Packers, they already had great players — in fact, five of them would become hall of famers. Yet, these talented players were defeated, demoralized and losing all confidence as they had fallen into a pattern of massive losses. What was missing? As this humiliated team sat in the locker room, the rookie coach, with football in hand, walked in and said, “Gentlemen, this is a football!”
That rookie coach was named “Coach of the Year” and won five National Football League (NFL) championships in seven years. What was the secret that turned the tide? If it were not so simple, we would call it genius — he simply built his training program around perfecting the fundamentals. In his own words, “Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”
The reason Vince stands unparalleled in the annals of football is because he dispelled three common myths about training many people do not even realize they believe:
• Myth No. 1: Training is not as important when you already have great players.
• Myth No. 2: All training programs are fundamentally the same.
• Myth No. 3: Once you’re trained, you’re trained.
To learn more about these training myths and why they are untrue, please visit the WTMC website at www.tamanagement.com/training and read our white paper on this topic.
Could it just be luck Vince Lombardi never had a losing season as a head coach in the NFL? Sure — starting every season with the right training program is great luck!
At WTMC, we place immense value in training and providing the most qualified project controls personnel for turnarounds and capital projects. Investing in employees, at all levels of their career, can be a determining factor in the success or demise of your company. WTMC is known for offering the best, and most comprehensive, training programs in the turnaround industry. We know the struggles your employees are facing because we have been on your side of the desk. Whether it’s the fundamentals of turnaround management, turnaround planning and scheduling, cost engineering or software like Primavera or PCF (Project Cost Forecasting), we have developed expansive programs to address each part of the turnaround process. We have spent years developing and perfecting a system for training the adult mind, and have seen the impact training has made on many well-known companies in our industry. Your people are essential to overall success. By implementing an effective training program, you are creating a group of employees who feel invested in your company and ready to achieve success as a whole.
To learn more about the training WTMC offers, please call us at (877) 876-2763 or visit www.tamanagement.com.