• 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

    1 week 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 […]

    2 weeks ago, by
  • The COVID Comeback

    According to the CDC, there have been over 700,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 205,000 reported deaths.  California, Texas and Florida rank as having the highest number of cases.  New York has more than 30% fewer cases, but […]

    3 weeks ago, by
  • Coaching for Communications 

    Coaching helps highly functional people (teams of people) get to the next level so they can have a more meaningful and satisfying life (work environment). Working with my own leadership team recently at FLCC and utilizing the coaching expertise […]

    1 month ago, by
  • 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 months 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 […]

    2 months 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 […]

    2 months 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    3 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 […]

    3 months ago, by
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