• 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, […]

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  • 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. […]

    2 weeks 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 weeks 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 […]

    1 month 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    2 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Trusting You to Get the Project Built

    The construction market in Florida has thankfully sustained momentum through the pandemic, although with the exception of certain markets and segments hit hard by the restrictions and precautions enacted since March.  Oftentimes contractors who work primarily in the private […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Employment Turnover – Good, Bad and Necessary

    Last week, I interviewed a construction manager who previously worked on a Trump Organization project.  This organization ought not to be confused with “The Trump Group” developers, who have no relation to our sitting President or to his family. […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Opinion vs. Fact

    “You don’t know what you don’t know” Often when we interview candidates, the client for whom we are conducting the interview will ask us, “Does he recognize what he doesn’t know?” That is the client’s way of asking if […]

    5 months ago, by
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