In this podcast, Cornelius Fichtner interviews Niraj Kumar about his experience leading teams in the aftermath of the 2016 flood, called the worst Louisiana disaster since Katrina. They discuss how he was able to successfully lead teams through the devastation around them and reacted to a life-altering situation, yet stayed true to the mission to serve the community.
In the podcast, they also discuss how team leaders collaborated to ensure that the critical tasks get done, operations keep humming, and the affected customers continue to receive service. As Niraj Kumar puts it “we look into specific leadership behaviors you can practice to adapt to a chaotic and challenging situation.”
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the President at OSP International LLC, a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). He is the founder and owner of The Project Management PrepCast, a regular show in the format of a traditional radio show, which teaches project managers the foundations for passing the PMP Exam. Cornelius and his team have coached over 27,000 project managers on their way to becoming PMP certified. Cornelius writes about project management training and certification.