PPP39: Ellen Kullman’s “4 Crisis Principles” and the “Foundational Four”

I’ve listened to Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) and the ‘Masters of Scale’ podcast for a while now. During a recent drive home from vacationing in Tybee Island, GA (wonderful place) I was fortunate to hear Reid speak with Ellen Kullman (@EllenKullman) and hear about her “4 crisis principles”. Kullman is the former CEO of DuPont, a Director at General Motors and the current CEO of the 3D-printing company Carbon.

Ellen Kullman's "4 Crisis Principles" are great and share many parallels with the "Foundational Four" I created and follow to get teams headed in the right direction.
A comparison of Ellen Kullman’s “4 Crisis Principles” Kevin Pannell’s concept of the “Foundational Four”

Of particular interest is that Kullman distilled her vast experience and knowledge down to four key things to focus on during a crisis. Of course this struck home to me as someone who has done a similar distillation of processes to the concept of focusing on the “Foundational Four” things that can get teams started in the right direction for projects, planned events or no-notice incidents.

I highly recommend listening to the Masters of Scale episode “4 Principles of Crisis Management” to learn more about Kullman’s principles and to how I believe they parallel the Foundational Four concepts below.

PPP39: Ellen Kullman’s 4 Crisis Principles and the Foundational Four | Summary: I share my thoughts on the parallels between the 4 Crisis Principles Ellen Kullman shared on the Masters of Scale podcast to my concept of the “Foundational Four” areas to begin team and organizational success

Thank you for reading the blog, listening to the podcast and Godspeed,


Kevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host, ‘People, Process, Progress’ | Connect and subscribe at https://linktr.ee/peopleprocessprogress

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