• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    2 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    4 months 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 […]

    5 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, […]

    5 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. […]

    6 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 […]

    6 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 […]

    6 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 […]

    6 months ago, by
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