• Construction Appreciation Week

    Twenty-five years ago, I wrote the construction love poem.  At the time, I had moved out of the field and began helping construction executives and construction professionals connect together for the right career match. I remember listening to the […]

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  • Working Independently in Construction

    Our company’s Operations Department recently implemented the use of Microsoft Teams, a tool designed to assist with ensuring smooth communication, particularly whilst working remotely.  Recently someone posted the following meme to Teams: When it comes to having the ability to […]

    2 weeks ago, by
  • On The Bench

    According to Webster Dictionary, the phrase “on the bench” can be applied to multiple situations, such as a judge presiding over a courtroom, or to someone waiting for a chance to participate in a sports game, or to someone […]

    4 weeks ago, by
  • WIFM

    Time Magazine’s cover for May 2013 was entitled, “The ME, ME, ME generation”. The article that accompanied it is about the Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000.  It discusses how the good intentions of the parents of this generation in trying […]

    1 month ago, by
  • Vision With Alignment and Execution 

    Despite construction being classified as essential work, both the coronavirus and subsequent political unrest have jostled the industry.  Though this has exacerbated the usual uncertainty that is part of our industry even in normal times, construction workers are generally not fazed by unpredictability.  Perhaps that is part of why, as LinkedIn news reported,  “Tensions were lowest in construction and manufacturing, with at […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Idioms and Slang – Workplace Commonality or Confusion? 

    Recently one of my employees, a naturalized citizen with English as a well–mastered second language commented on the different idioms I use to ensure he correctly understood their meaning.  Growing up in New England in the ‘70s and ‘80s, idioms were utilized often in my family, so it is no […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Elections – Does Your Vote Count?

    Not a day goes by in 2020 where both critics and supporters of our current US President seem to be ubiquitous.  Listening to all the arguments can really mess with people’s minds, causing many to become so disgusted that […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Habitually Consistent Construction Management

    At Florida Construction Connection, we begin each week with an AHOD meeting.  “All Hands on Deck” meetings last an hour or less per week and consist of all members of the company coming together to review the events of […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Main, Satellite and Jobsite – The Office Cleanliness Practice

    COVID or no COVID, your office needs to maintain order and cleanliness to function properly and make the appropriate good impressions.   Several decades ago, Chicago Tribune columnist Ann Landers publicized Miriam Hamilton Keare’s Golden Rules for Living. The rules […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Whatever It Takes!

    Marketing coach and author Grant Cardone had a reality television series a few years ago entitled “Whatever it Takes”. The series, based in Miami, featured individuals of all ages, races, and backgrounds competing for a job in sales and […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Create A Culture of CARE with the help of AGC

    Associated General Contractors of America has launched a website called The Culture of CARE—buildculture.org. The Culture of CARE is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step toward ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Coachable, Trainable, Dismissible 

    The protests presently calling to defund the police are fortunately not precipitating the elimination of the profession.  Instead, they are mostly looking into the profession for needed improvement in agencies across America.  While some agencies do set an example with how they coach, train and hold their employees accountable, sadly, there are too many examples […]

    3 months ago, by
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