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The 2 Hour House

There is no limit to what visionary leadership can accomplish.

Organization

"It’s amazing what can happen when a group is well organized around a common goal. Notice in this video how everyone worked to ensure that their part of the event was a success — so they can achieve the impossible ..."

Brian Conaway believes they could break their own record again by as much as 30 minutes. Not because of what they learned but because of the people who worked on the project. His vision throughout the initiative was not a compilation of bricks and mortar. Brian at all times kept the people who would be working with and among the team in mind. He is convinced that one of the secrets of their success was that they never gave up on their people.




Collaboration

"Collaboration is the art of people working together for a higher purpose. Watch industry professionals Ryan and Miles uncover the magic of working together for a common goal..."

Collaboration relies on openness and knowledge sharing but also some level of focus and accountability on the part of the business organizations. Governance should be established addressing the creation and closing of team workspaces with assignment of responsibility for capturing the emergent results of the collaborative effort.





Planning

"Long before the event, many questions were being asked. How do we get the concrete to dry in 20 minutes? How are we going to get the garage door installed in 3 minutes? ..."

"Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration." —Thomas Edison

Achieving extraordinary goals takes precise planning. The objective of this unit is to help you analyze the steps needed to create a plan for the success of your ambitious goal.





Goals

"Great goals get everyone on to their feet and inspire extraordinary human achievement. It’s not that are goals are too big, they’re often too small and lack the energy to become reality ..."

Brian Conaway knew that in order to achieve his goal, one of the first things he had to do was ensure everyone shared his vision. He had to start with the end point in mind and act backwards. He had to get the entire team to think backwards.

Thinking backwards forced Brian to walk through proposed action plans with a different perspective. Every action needed to be evaluated for its overall effect on the ultimate goal.




Efficiency

"In this video, notice how Miles uses his landscaping team to literary move walls and assist with the cleanup — capitalizing on the talents of the crew inside the house ..."

The 2 Hour House team constantly looked for ways to shave off minutes and even seconds from their time. To accomplish this, they employed “value engineering”, which simply means designing with minimal waste and maximum efficiency.

There is a myth that says quality takes time. In fact, it is more often the opposite. Increasing how fast you serve your clients and meeting their needs doesn’t mean taking shortcuts. It means thinking about the outcome in a more conscious way.




Clarity

Without clarity, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. With clarity, assumptions disappear and confidence is established. People with clarity understand their role and importance ..."

"Clarity is powerful. It will enable researchers to study neurological diseases and disorders, focusing on diseased or damaged structures without losing a global perspective. That’s something we’ve never before been able to do in three dimensions." — Francis Collins




Time Management

"Time Management consolidated a 120 home building schedule into a mere 2 hours and 52 minutes. When Brian finalized the 2 Hour House event timeline, it forced each team member to re-evaluate all aspects of construction ..."

You can improve your time management skills by using a range of tools and techniques used to accomplish specific tasks, projects and goals. Some of the elements of effective time management include creating a productive environment, setting of priorities and reducing distractions.




Communications

"Weeks earlier, the 2 Hour House practice events revealed numerous communications deficiencies that had to be resolved before the world record attempt. Notice all the forms of communications that were critical to success ..."


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