• Hiring Smart to Support Your Field Managers Who Directly Manage Working Foremen and Trades

    This past year, more than years past, we’ve had more superintendents and field managers want to leave self-performing contracting firms for roles where the contractor subcontracts the trade labor. They state there is a shortage of qualified tradesmen and […]

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  • Humble Confidence at Any Stage in Your Career

    This week we facilitated a class at FIU where we coached Construction Management and Engineering students on how to prepare their best selves when entering the workforce and taking the next step in their careers.  Specifically we discussed ‘humble […]

    3 weeks ago, by
  • Knowing You—Imperfect Perfection In The Workplace

    We all know the famous quote, “Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.” Knowing how you might react to how something is communicated will help you in the workplace to […]

    1 month ago, by
  • The Next Chapter in Your Career

    A recent quote on my Instagram feed said: I received the quote following a dinner with a candidate and friend who was retiring after fifteen years with the company we placed her at. We reminisced about the changes in […]

    1 month ago, by
  • Your Career Foundation – Money and Monetary Matters

    Tony, Michelle, Russ, Dom, Kathy, Jesus … and so many more construction management, administrative and accounting professionals come to mind who were smart enough to look at overall opportunity instead of chasing the highest offer right out of the […]

    2 months ago, by
  • The CEO/President and the COO/Operations Relationship

    My CEO coach was explaining the organizational chart, stating to me “you work through your leadership team, and you guide them to confide in one another: “complain up” if they don’t have something good to say about the boss, […]

    2 months ago, by
  • The Dear John Letter

    During WWII, the term “Dear John letter” became popular when soldiers spent long periods away from home. These letters, written affectionately, were either sent by mail or received when the soldier came home to an emptied house. In the […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Developing Vulnerability to Advance Your Career

    Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team refers to the Pyramid of Truth. The foundation of the pyramid is trust. According to Patrick, “trust is about vulnerability. Team members who trust one another and learn to be comfortable […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Construction Management – Does Formal Education Matter?     

    In the past few weeks, I’ve been receiving cards in the mail informing me of the graduations of friends and family. All eight graduates seem to be on a college track this year, and some with a focused career […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Getting Better at the Same Job 

    Over fifty percent of candidates with whom we connect tell us they are “looking for growth”. When we ask them what growth looks like, they often state titles. For example, a project engineer will state that in 2 years […]

    5 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    6 months 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 […]

    7 months ago, by
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