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Fundamental No. 11 – Be Consistent

Let's define Consistent: Logically ordered and/or following the same pattern. Unchanging; steady. Being in conformity with a set of rules, guidelines or policies. Fundamental No. 11: Be Consistent. Follow our operating procedures to ensure consistency and high performance. Consistency is critical to ensuring that both internal and external customers know exactly what to expect. Think from a process viewpoint. Highly successful companies have a process orientation that produces consistency.  They look to create standardized best practices for every action. The reason Charlie Murren came up with the 30 fundamentals that we discuss every morning in our huddle is to establish the foundation to produce [...]

By |2017-06-06T13:53:46+00:00June 6th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Fundamental No. 11 – Be Consistent

Celebrating Success for Our Elba Island Crew of the Month

Congratulations to our team at the Elba Island Liquefaction Project who received the Crew of the Month award.  The Crew of the Month award is given to the crew who is voted to be the safest on the site by their peers and by the management on the site.  Factors involved in determination of the award are completeness of JSA’s and behavioral observation cards, participation in weekly safety walk downs and general safety of the crew.  Pictured from left to right is Danny Murren, Anton Summers, Lyndon Vogan, Evan Howard, and Kenneth Rentiers.  Presenting the award is Bill Adams, Site [...]

By |2017-05-11T12:38:01+00:00May 11th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Celebrating Success for Our Elba Island Crew of the Month

Fundamental No. 26 – Celebrate Success

Celebrate Success - Catching people doing things right is more effective than catching them doing things wrong. Regularly give, receive and ask for meaningful acknowledgement and appreciation - in all directions throughout the company. Recognize Success We celebrate people on numerous occasions: congratulating them on birthdays, weddings, baby showers and so much more.  But do you remember to take the time to celebrate your hard-working team?  Do you commend their efforts towards achieving milestones?  Let’s not forget that a company’s greatest resource is it's employees. Without them very little would be achieved.  While some may wonder why you have to celebrate [...]

By |2017-02-24T17:49:59+00:00February 24th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fundamental No. 26 – Celebrate Success

Fundamental No. 24 – Be A Mentor

Be A Mentor--Take Responsibility, both formally and informally, to coach, guide, teach and mentor others. Sharing knowledge strengthens our team. The Mentor Everyday we are setting examples. Big and small, right or wrong, people are seeing us live and they are learning from our successes and our mistakes. Whether you know it or not, you are affecting someone, probably lots of someones. Once you know THAT you affect others, you can choose HOW you affect others. You can share your knowledge where before you might have kept quiet. Give and get insight and advice. Be a bridge for someone's success! Mentors play [...]

By |2017-02-09T21:13:17+00:00February 9th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Fundamental No. 24 – Be A Mentor

Fundamental No. 23 – Go the Extra Mile!

How to Succeed in Life Step One: Show up. 80% of life is showing up.  Isn’t that what Woody Allen said? Step Two: Do a good enough job that you don't get in trouble. Most people stop here. However, those that seek greatness know there is a third step. Step Three: Go the Extra Mile. Be willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the job...plus a little bit more. Take the next step to solve the problem. Even if it takes doing something that's not in your job description, its the extra mile that separates the average person from the superstar. [...]

By |2017-02-02T13:48:45+00:00February 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Fundamental No. 23 – Go the Extra Mile!

Fundamental No. 10 – Speak Straight

Speak Straight – Speak honestly in a way that helps to solve a problem, rather than simply making a point.  Make clear and direct requests.  Be willing to ask questions, share ideas, or raise issues that may cause conflict when it’s necessary for team success.  Address issues directly with those who are involved or affected. What is Speaking Straight? Speaking Straight is being direct, clear, and honest in our communication. Good or bad, most individuals like hearing the straight truth. No beating around the bush or hidden agendas, please! Now, this is not to say that we should "dump our [...]

By |2017-01-12T11:10:58+00:00November 2nd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fundamental No. 10 – Speak Straight

Fundamental #8 – Honor Commitments

Deliver on your commitments and meet deadlines every time. This includes being on time for phone calls, appointments, meetings, and promises. Do what you say you're going to do when you say you're going to do it. If a commitment can't be fulfilled; notify early and agree on a new commitment to be honored. The ability to follow up on what is promised may be one of the most important qualities you can ask for in a person, and the most important mechanism behind a successful working team. If you don't honor your commitments, it has a domino effect that [...]

By |2017-01-12T11:10:59+00:00October 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fundamental #8 – Honor Commitments

Fundamental #30 – Keep Things Fun

Keep Things Fun Remember that the world has bigger problems than the daily challenges that make up our work.  Don’t take yourself too seriously.  Joy and laughter bring us closer together and make us look forward to coming to work each day.  Laugh every day. The Murren Way Do it safely, right, on time, and on budget. Through our diversified services, teamwork approach and total commitment to quality, C. A. Murren offers the highest levels of industrial site development performance. Comprised of dedicated hands-on professionals, we are committed to excellence – delivering the utmost in safety, efficiency and productivity. The foundation [...]

By |2017-01-12T11:10:59+00:00January 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fundamental #30 – Keep Things Fun

Fundamental #29 – Get the Facts

Get the Facts Don’t make assumptions.  There’s always more to the story than it first appears.  Learn to gather the facts before jumping to conclusions or making judgments.  Be curious about what other information might give you a more complete picture. The Murren Way Do it safely, right, on time, and on budget. Through our diversified services, teamwork approach and total commitment to quality, C. A. Murren offers the highest levels of industrial site development performance. Comprised of dedicated hands-on professionals, we are committed to excellence – delivering the utmost in safety, efficiency and productivity. The foundation for it all [...]

By |2017-01-12T11:10:59+00:00January 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fundamental #29 – Get the Facts

Fundamental #28 – “Bring It” Every Day.

"Bring It" Every Day Everyone is needed and everyone’s important. Be present and be fully engaged. Make the most of each day by approaching every task with energy, focus, purpose, and enthusiasm. The Murren Way Do it safely, right, on time, and on budget. Through our diversified services, teamwork approach and total commitment to quality, C. A. Murren offers the highest levels of industrial site development performance. Comprised of dedicated hands-on professionals, we are committed to excellence – delivering the utmost in safety, efficiency and productivity. The foundation for it all is our unique culture.  Above is one of the 30 [...]

By |2015-07-29T20:33:26+00:00January 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fundamental #28 – “Bring It” Every Day.