Podcast #16 Driving Great Results with Luke Sheppard

In this podcast, Kevin Hague speaks with Luke Sheppard, Entrepreneur and Innovative Business Consultant, on: “Mastering The Tools You Need to Engineer and Run a Great Business”. In this episode, Luke shares insights into his new book ‘Driving Great Results’ which provides entrepreneurs and managers with nineteen practical and proven tools to build, launch, and manage a successful business.

You’ll Learn:

  • How business owners and leaders can stop second-guessing, and make better, quicker, and more informed decisions
  • Tips to hire the right people, supercharge their engagement, and limit employee turnover
  • Strategies to fix the time-sucking and dysfunctional aspects of a business so business leaders can spend more time with their families
  • An analytical approach to deciding where to best invest hard-earned money to grow a business
  • Three steps to better prioritize tasks, projects, and goals
  • Why managing your own behavior is the first step in influencing others


About Luke:

He is the Principal of Sheppard & Company, a firm he founded on the premise of helping others to apply the proven business principles he’s honed over his 20-year career. Luke has spent most of his career with John Deere, a heavy equipment manufacturer, in engineering, operations, general management, and executive leadership roles. Luke’s unique ability to focus on what’s really important by filtering out noise, simplifying and solving problems, and driving better results with your people in less time with practical tools and solutions are what differentiates him from the average consultant.

Luke’s extensive business experience is backed by a solid education in Canada and the United States. He holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Algonquin College (Ottawa, ON), a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, and an Executive MBA from the University of Iowa.



To learn more, please visit www.drivinggreatresults.com.

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Review copies of Driving Great Results are available upon request

Aarsleff’s Podcast: Voices in Ground Engineering

The Aarsleff podcast “Voices in Engineering” invites you to listen to real stories shared by industry experts, uncovering successes, challenges and their thoughts and ideas on key engineering topics from design to delivery. New episodes are available every 2 weeks, but you can also download our previous episodes on our website Podcast Player – Aarsleff

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A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

Our ISO accreditations are an assurance to you that we take governance seriously. Read our policies to discover more.

The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.

Technically trained estimators and a dedicated, in-house design team means we consider value-engineering at every stage of your project.

More than just a model, Visual Design & Construction is a tool to encourage collaboration and improve quality across all facets of a scheme.

From large commercial sheds to small residential plots, piling could be the foundation solution you need to support your project.

Issues around collapse, slipping or erosion? Our experts in retaining solutions have a broad portfolio of techniques designed to fix even the most nuanced of sites.

Tricky ground conditions or requirements? Aarsleff’s ground engineering team work on stabilisation through a varied range of techniques, bespoke to the properties of your site ground.

Our plant workshop offers a range of services designed to ensure your plant works for you. Whether it’s manufacturing and fabrication of equipment for long-term needs or hire so you can complete something specific.