• 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
  • 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
  • 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 […]

    4 months 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 […]

    5 months 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 […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Drafting Your Quarterback 

    Reflecting this week upon the recent changes to daily life,  my thoughts turned to how life in general is perpetually changing. During my father’s illness, my whole family had new restrictions upon us, and after his passing in April […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Living and Working Smart Construction

    Last Friday, we participated in the webinar from Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) regarding the virus.  If you missed it and would like to listen to it, click here to watch it.  AGC is publishing a daily series […]

    7 months ago, by
  • Maintaining Hope through the Hype – Construction

    We socialized with friends who do not work in the Construction Industry, but instead for companies that employ hundreds of people servicing national and worldwide regions. They asked if our companies had released emergency plans for the Coronavirus.  They […]

    8 months ago, by
  • Beyond Building Projects – Planning for Office Projects

    At times, our company can be strenuously challenged with projects like preparing for tradeshows, moving employee offices, planning a company party, or even sending out holiday greetings. As a leader, despite rolling out the initiative and thinking myself to […]

    11 months ago, by
  • Construction Entrepreneur or Employee – Who’s at Risk?

    There are some highly interesting statistics on the SBA fact sheet from August 2018, including one that states that only about 50% of new businesses survive for more than five years. Most bonding companies will place limits upon start-up […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Construction Safety Professionals – Those that “Rock “and those that “Rock the Boat”

    Recently we have seen an increase in requests from companies to fill Safety Director positions. This is good news, particularly considering the problem of workplace injuries and fatalities in this country.  OSHA reports an average of 14 workplace fatalities per […]

    1 year ago, by
  • The Daily Road Trip

    According to the American Automobile Association, the national average price of gasoline is currently $2.66.  According to Kelly Bluebook, the average cost of a new truck in America is $40,000, and of a new car, $36,000.  Tires are said […]

    1 year ago, by
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