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KEV Talks Podcast

Summary: The KEV Talks Podcast Host Kevin Pannell, PMP, and his industry-leading guests share best practice planning processes and life lessons to help Program, Project, and Public Safety teams excel.

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 Use 360 Feedback to Measure Your Effectiveness as a Leader | Foundations Friday 80 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:12

Sharing the concept of 360-degree feedback as a way to gather objective and anonymous feedback from your teams. Then, you can use this feedback to do continuous improvement on yourself as a leader.* Check out this great write-up about 360-feedback from qualtrics at* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involved* Godspeed

 How to Achieve Effective and Avoid Ineffective Leadership Behaviors Based on Concepts from the United States Fire Administration (USFA) Type 3 Incident Management Team Training or O-305 course | KEV Talks #16 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:19:15

Sharing the leadership principles from Unit 2 of the United States Fire Administration (USFA) Type 3 Incident Management Team Training or O-305 course.* Take a deep dive and jump on the way back machine with me to hear more on the O-305 course from my 2018 episode at (* Listen to the Civil War series on Jocko podcast at (* Subscribe to this podcast here ( you will get notified when my Civil War leadership discussion episode with Judd "JD" Baker releases on 1/17/2023Remember...Have a plan | Stay informed | Get involved | Godspeed

 3 Life Lessons from my Alpha Dog Gringo | Foundations Friday 79 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:07:59

On January 5, 2023, my wife and I decided to put our dog Gringo down. He fought a good fight against Lyme Disease and old age, but it was time. This is never easy. We've had to make this decision twice before, and each time it broke our hearts.Gringo was a true Alpha Dog. He loved humans and set the tone around other dogs. In this episode, I'm sharing three life lessons I'll carry with me that Gringo taught me.* Walk with confidence* Control your emotions* Keep up the fightGodspeed and RIP Gringo. We know you're leading the pack in Heaven.

 How to Apply the 12 Project Management Principles from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 7th Edition | KEV Talks #15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:21:47

In Practical Application of 12 Project Management Principles from the PMBOK 7th Edition, I share my $.02 on applying these helpful principles in the real world of Program and Project Management. The 12 principles listed and detailed in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 7th Edition provide helpful guardrails for new and seasoned Project and Program Managers.Throughout this episode, I'll list each principle from the PMBOK, then elaborate on how I've seen the principles applied well and not so well and how the listener can consider using the concepts in their day-to-day work.The 12 Principles* Be a diligent, respectful, and caring steward* Create a collaborative project team environment* Effectively engage with stakeholders* Focus on value* Recognize, evaluate, and respond to system interactions* Demonstrate leadership behaviors* Tailor based on context* Build quality into processes and deliverables* Navigate complexity * Optimize risk responses* Embrace adaptability and resiliency* Enable change to achieve the envisionedHave a plan | Stay informed | Get involvedMore at

 Start 2023 Strong with these 5 Supplements | Foundations Friday 78 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:12:53

On this FF78 I’m going to share the top 5 supplements I take every day that I feel help me maintain good health and get better sleep.The Supplements:* Krill Oil - (* Glucosamine - (* Turmeric - (* Whey Protein - (* Creatine - ( "Stuff I Use" at a plan | Stay informed | Get involved

 How I Improved my Mental and Physical Health in 2022 (and How YOU Can Too!) | KEV Talks #14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:21:08

In How You Can Apply 7 Key Life Lessons I Learned in 2022 I’m sharing 7 of the most impactful lessons I learned and helped teach myself in 2022. More importantly, I’m going to share how you can learn from my challenges and kick off 2023 on the right foot.* Read more and listen at

 2020 Summary Findings from a Study on the Health of our Emergency Responders | Foundations Friday 77 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:08:32

Sharing the summary and focus areas to help improve the overall health of our Emergency Responders. The summary is from a 2020 CrewCare report by ImageTrend. It includes feedback from over 4,100 Emergency Responders.Key takeaways:* Responders need each other's and their leadership's support* Obesity is a problem in the Emergency Responder community* Lack of employer resources was still a problem in 2020* Emergency Responders need to improve their sleep to improve their health* Exercise is a better stress-coping mechanism than alcoholRead the full study at* Have the plan to keep teams on track* Stay informed with facts, not fear* Get involved to make a differenceGodspeed

 How Rhonda Kelley and the All Clear Foundation are Building More Resilient Emergency Responders | KEV Talks #13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:47

On this episode of the KEV Talks Podcast (  @kevtalks  (, Host Kevin Pannell and Rhonda Kelly, Executive Director of the All Clear Foundation ( @allclearfdn  (, talk about how Emergency Responders can succeed, thrive, and matter using tools provided by the All Clear Foundation. Viewers and listeners will also learn about Rhonda's transition from providing emergency medicine aboard an icebreaker ship through her time on shift as a Firefighter and becoming the Executive Director of the All Clear Foundation.- Connect with Rhonda on LinkedIn at Follow the All Clear Foundation on Instagram and YouTube at  @allclearfdn  ( - Learn more about the programs All Clear has to offer at you for watching this video, subscribing, and listening to the KEV Talks podcast. Follow KEV Talks on Instagram and Twitter @pannellkg, and look for the KEV Talks Podcast on Facebook.Remember...- Have a plan- Stay informed- Get involvedGodspeed,KevinKevin Pannell, PMP | Founder of KPannell Productions, LLC | Creator & Host of the KEV Talks and You-Jitsu Podcasts | Principal on the @Pannell5Fit and KEV Talks YouTube Channels

 Lavender Oils for the Win (A Science-Backed Sleep Solution) | Foundations Friday 76 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:04:34

In Lavender Oils for the Win (A Science-Backed Sleep Solution) I share the results of a 2015 scientific study. The study was conducted by Angela Smith Lillehei, Ph.D., Linda L. Halcón, Ph.D., MPH, RN, Kay Savik, MS, and Reilly Reis, MS that included 79 college students that reported difficulty sleeping. Lavender oil patches were used on college students in conjunction with good sleep hygiene habits (see Got Sleep). Alternatively, the other group also practiced good sleep hygiene, but without the added lavender oil patch.If you want to dive deeper on essential oils listen to the great conversation I had with Dr. Tracey Marks on the episode Dr. Tracey Marks | Dealing with and Treating Anxiety. Want to learn more than what Dr. Marks and I talked about? Then you should read her book Why Am I So Anxious?* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involved

 How to Navigate the Top 7 Challenges Project Managers Faced in 2022 | KEV Talks #12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:17:25

Whether you're new to Project Management or a seasoned Senior PM leading program-level efforts, there are 7 challenges you will inevitably face. In this episode, I talk through these and provide a path for new or seasoned Program or Project Managers to not only navigate through or around these obstacles but to also excel in the process.The 7 Challenges:* Choosing a methodology to implement* Selecting a Program/Project Management System (PMS) to use* Communicating and leading hybrid program or project teams* Aligning PM skillsets to the right work* Working within and planning toward budget constraints* Synchronizing internal and external partners as one team* Dealing with internal staff turnover to keep the work movingThank you for listening to 7 Challenges Facing Program and Project Managers in 2022 (And How to Navigate Them).Do these challenges match what you've seen in the Program and Project Management world? Leave a comment on the post at* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involved

 Life is Full of Rewrites | Foundations Friday 75 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:05

I'm going back through old blog posts from ( and realizing how much better I am now at writing posts and recording podcast episodes than I was 1, 2, or 3 years ago. I also thought today how life is full of rewrites.* We can rewrite the path we choose professionally* We can rewrite our daily physical fitness routine* We can rewrite how we take care of our mind* We can rewrite how we approach faith and spiritualityIt's never too late to make a change.* Have a plan* Stay informed* Get involvedGodspeed.

 How to Improve Your Mental Health by Following the Principles from the Documentary "Stutz" | KEV Talks #11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:26:39

This episode is part film review of Stutz and a sharing of tools and techniques Jonah Hill and Phil Stutz provide the viewer in the documentary film of the same name.* Watch the movie at* Take a deep dive from the film makers at a plan | Stay informed | Get involved |

 Agreements Are Not Enough in Public Safety - Action is Needed | Foundations Friday 74 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:06:09

Sharing a synopsis of my LinkedIn and website posts that highlight how when jurisdictions make proclamations to do better after something bad happens that it's too late. Two key failures typically occur before a disaster happens at a special event.* Poor leadership* Lack of good All-Hazard Incident Management applicationListen to this episode and go to to read more. Here ( is the story that got me fired up this Friday from Police1.* Have a collaborative plan* Stay informed with facts* Get involved to make a differenceKevin

 How to Transfer Your Experience from the Boardroom to the Classroom with Leader and Author Stephen Skripak | KEV Talks #10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:21:19

Are you working in the corporate world but wondering what it would be like to teach students at a major university? In this episode I have a great conversation with Leader, Author and my neighbor, Stephen Skripak. Stephen and I discuss his pre-corporate life, his rise to the C-suite in the corporate world, transitioning to academia and his decision to retire while still at the top of his game.* Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn at

 No-one Owes you - You Owe You | Foundations Friday 73 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:03:48

"Noone owes you anything. You owe you." - Eric Thomas on the Order of Man podcast with Ryan Michler.I listened to the Order of Man podcast episode from September 13, 2022 while I was blowing leaves in my yard during the Thanksgiving 2022 holiday week. The message is so very direct and just what I needed. I was reminded, because deep down I knew, that noon owes me anything. Nor do I need to try and be like anyone else.Listen to the full episode at* Have a plan so you know what to do* Stay informed with facts not fear* Get involved so you can make a differenceGodspeed,Kevin


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