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Presenter: Leon Spackmanspackman andgreatbychoicebook

Topic:  Great by Choice: A review of Jim Collins and Morten Hansen’s book and Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck

Why do some companies continue to perform in the midst of chaos and risk? Is it luck, or great management? Leon will review the findings of the authors for what it takes to achieve great success in times of chaos.

Date:  Thursday November 21, 2013  PDU: 1.5Read More

Leon Spackman is currently the Manager of the PMO at TriCore Reference Laboratories. He oversees the portfolio of projects at TriCore Labs and works with executives and business owners to prioritize and complete projects. Prior to joining TriCore, Leon was the Director of Vendor Relations at Lovelace Health Plan. He worked with all vendors, suppliers and partners to ensure accountability and positive relationships. He has also served as the Lean Project Manager responsible for implementing and managing the Lean process improvement methodology across the organization. Leon is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has implanted process improvement in government and commercial settings.   He is also a certified PMP and an experienced project manager leading projects for the Department of Defense and Lean Six Sigma process improvement. He graduated from the National Graduate School with a Master’s degree in Quality Systems Management in 2002.

Leon served over 20 years in the United States Air Force leading and directing diverse organizations around the world. While serving as a squadron commander, he significantly improved support to his customers going from the worst to the best aircraft in-commission rates in the Air Force in less than two years. While in the Air Force, he earned his first master’s degree in Logistics Management and served most of his military career as a logistics officer developing expertise in supply chain, petroleum, and overall logistics management. Since retiring from the Air Force, Leon has served as a quality manager, a project manager, and Lean Six Sigma process improvement specialist. .


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