Matt Olshefski – The Giver!
Matt Olshefski shares his 26th wedding anniversary with Adam Hoots on this episode of The Lean Builder’s Hoots on the Ground with No Bullshido! He dives into the story of meeting his wonderful bride in the parking lot! Matt mentions trust as being important to maintain a relationship for 26 years!
Matt started his lean journey as a laborer on a construction site and has progressed to his current role as a Superintendent with O&G Industries and even discusses his future role as a lean champion! He dives into a story from his journey into curiosity which helped him graduate to the next level. Listening to the workers, having patience, and be curious all helped Matt to discover how to be a Superintendent.
Speaking even louder and closer to Hoots’ heart, Matt is a living kidney donor! It doesn’t take much to see if you qualify to donate a kidney to someone (like Hoots!) in need! Matt jokes that after that process you’re cleared to become an astronaut! Matt talks about how that led to donating and volunteering with the local fire department after a major hurricane event! Recipient of Firefighter of the Year for his efforts, he is just a good dude that gives repeatedly!
Matt compares his duties as a firefighter to his duties as a Superintendent. He discusses how to analyze a situation before running in and firing of solutions. All about training, muscle memory and making sure you’re safe then others. Safety being the upmost in each of the professions.
Huge shoutouts to Ryan Popp, lean consultant with ASKM Associates as Matt discusses his resistance to lean when he first started. Not wanting to do simulations and “additional work”, he turned away the daily huddle and the boards on the wall. Finally, Ryan was able to convert him into the amazing lean builder that he is today! Matt is able to talk about “That Magic Moment, when it all clicked and the team came together!” An episode worth tuning in for!
ABOUT HOOTS ON THE GROUND PODCAST:
The Lean Builder’s absolutely, positively NO Bullshido podcast. Join Host Adam Hoots and his guests as they dig deep into the topics that are relevant to those of us who “get it”: the men and women with the dirty boots, the ones who work in the field, doing the hands-on business of construction each day. Listen in as we keep it real while stories from the trenches are shared along with lessons learned and some laughter along the way.
RESOURCE LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- theleanbuilder.com | Our main blog, book, resources, news & events website
GUESTS FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Adam Hoots | linkedin.com/in/adam-hoots-4645519/ | podcast host for “Hoots on the Ground” and Lean Construction Shepherd with ConstructionACHEsolutions
- Matt Olshefski | https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-olshefski-45921756/
- Ryan Popp | https://www.linkedin.com/in/popp/