You can definitely conclude that former Royal Engineers officer Nick Francis has had a diverse career.

He was awarded the “Operational Engineering Award” for his design and construction of emergency Ebola hospitals in Sierra Leone, and his innovative designs for emergency flood defences saved the town of Romsey from catastrophic flooding. As a specialist in blast and ballistic loading, Nick played a leading role in protecting military camps in Afghanistan from very large vehicle borne bombs.

He also won the South East England Institution of Civil Engineers awards for both “Structures” and “Innovation” for his design of a new timber footbridge in a sensitive historic location.

Last week he spoke with one of our Leadership Groups, and shared his thinking on how to get projects done, on time, on budget, with everyone aligned.

There are several things that are essential to have in place, and here’s one that you can implement immediately that in Nick’s experience will have a profound impact.

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