• Don’t Settle

    One Spring Break from college, our daughter brought her boyfriend home to meet us. After spending a week together with all of us, she asked me, “What do you think of ___?” All I said was that he was […]

    2 weeks ago, by
  • 2021 Florida Construction Industry Compensation- Vertical Building

    Job Seekers: If you are considering a new job look at the total compensation package; challenge, growth and stability of the position.  In addition, the track record of the employer should be evaluated.  Compare where you would be in […]

    1 month ago, by
  • Professional Characteristics of Exemplary Women in Construction

    During the first full week in March, many in the construction industry celebrate “Women in Construction Week”, an observance that dates back to 1960. Today, we have 10.3% of those working in the construction industry are women, and this […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Does Age Affect Esteem in the Workplace?

    I saw a broadcast following the Tampa Bay Superbowl win that discussed the relationship between Buccaneer teammates Gronkowski and Brady.  The commentator noted that Gronkowski made a point to say that he and Brady celebrate the Superbowl wins together, […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Educational, Entertainment or Expellant?

    Do you work or live with someone who often listens to something through an earpiece?  AirPods and similar devices are often so small that you can’t even tell most of the time if someone has them in their ears. […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Workplace Love Language

    This past week, my assistant’s children spent a day at FLCC doing virtual school because of construction underway at their home.  At one point during the day, I looked out from my office to see her little girl in […]

    3 months ago, by
  • New On The Job

    The topics of “personal insecurities” and “personal offenses“ have come up a lot this month. The interns with whom we are working seem especially concerned with saying and doing the right thing, and are highly critical of themselves.   We […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Construction Management Career Jumpstart

    Just as the battery in your car may need a jump start from time to time, each of us might need a jumpstart in our careers to aid our ability to move forward. The first time someone needs support […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Would You Give Four Hours a Month?

    My husband and I often reminisce about our many mentors—formal and informal—who have shaped our careers by being a sounding board, educating us on the nuances of the industry, and guiding us to the right people to answer our […]

    5 months ago, by
  • The Last Weeks

    At the end of the year, do you ever say, “I am never going to let that happen again” or “I’m not going to do that again”, only to find that history seems to repeat itself?  I know I […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Gambling with Livelihood

    “Livelihood” is the means by which someone is given to generate income to care for themselves and others under their provision.  There is a famous quote by Epictetus that says, “It is impossible for a man to learn what […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Celebrating History – The Best is Yet to Come!

    Have you ever received one of those nostalgic books that take you back in time to see what was happening the year you were born, the year you graduated, or another memorable year in time?  The book I came […]

    6 months ago, by
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