• I Like Working Remote

    In March 2020, with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone was facing new challenges. Employers in particular had to find a satisfactory way in which to navigate the situation, as personnel with school-age children, high risk health problems, […]

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  • Heads Up 

    I appreciate that my husband and I apprise each other when we have meetings or travel that alters our usual schedule or upcoming plans.  This same courtesy is something that should also be implemented in the workplace. Forwardly communicating […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Seventy-Five Percent by 2025

    At a recent Work of Leaders workshop session, a client asked us to set aside time to discuss improving communication with the younger generation.  I asked my daughter Samantha if she would take the lead to co-facilitate this segment […]

    3 months ago, by
  • A Seller’s Market

    The brokers at the West Palm Beach boat show this year spoke of a lack of inventory—and yet, thousands of boats are still on the market.  At car dealerships, one hears that inventory is low due to manufacturing shutdowns […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Time Management Perspective

    This past Saturday, I was looking back in my journals from ten years ago, and reflecting how John and I were in such a different place in life. In 2011, I worked in an office attached to my home, […]

    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
  • Compare Your Similarities to Better Define Your Differentiators

    Construction is a unique yet truly diversified industry, because no two companies can be exactly the same. Though companies compete in the same market segments with one another, the make-up of leadership, staff and the overall business model will […]

    9 months 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 […]

    10 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 […]

    12 months ago, by
  • Coachable, Trainable, Dismissible 

    The protests presently calling to defund the police are fortunately not precipitating the elimination of the profession.  Instead, they are mostly looking into the profession for needed improvement in agencies across America.  While some agencies do set an example with how they coach, train and hold their employees accountable, sadly, there are too many examples […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Construction Accounts Payable – More than the Bottom Line

    Depending on the size of a firm in the construction industry, the accounts payable job may be a stand-alone role, or it may fall under the responsibilities of an Accounting Manager, Controller, Office Management or even the owner of […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic Restrictions

    The origin of the quote, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” is unknown, but it was used by the author of the 1853 book “Lettres Écrites De Mon Jardin”, and […]

    1 year ago, by
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