• What Might Look Different

    Taking our Christmas tree down this year—because if we didn’t, it might fall itself from being surely past its time—we both commented on how much we enjoyed it this year. That was immediately followed in unison by how we […]

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  • Grieve to Achieve

    A few years back was a particularly tough year for me losing four close family members, including my dad. Most people associate grieving strictly with death. On the contrary, death just tops the list of the many life events […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Be My Valentine?

    Remember the first grade Valentine’s day parties? It was required you bring a card for everyone in the class. Even at that formative age, giving a valentine to someone that might not be so sweet stirred emotions, as did […]

    12 months ago, by
  • With or Without COVID-19: Healthy Construction Workplace Behavior Supports Positive Outcomes 

    Our Career Coaches converse with people from the construction industry on a daily basis—from college age to retirement age, and from management to administrative and accounting roles. Companies are challenged to demonstrate compassion about circumstances related COVID-19, which is […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Fatherhood Qualities In the Workplace

    Recently I was listening to a news segment entitled “The Family Behind Father’s Day”.From it I learned that although Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910, it did not become a national holiday until 1972.  Sonora Smart Dodd, who […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Soldier Strong

    For Americans, Memorial Day should mean much more than a holiday off from work.  If it doesn’t, I encourage you to attend an event like I did recently to listen to testimonies from those who have fought and continue […]

    2 years 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 […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Idioms and Slang – Workplace Commonality or Confusion? 

    Recently one of my employees, a naturalized citizen with English as a well–mastered second language commented on the different idioms I use to ensure he correctly understood their meaning.  Growing up in New England in the ‘70s and ‘80s, idioms were utilized often in my family, so it is no […]

    3 years 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 years ago, by
  • Main, Satellite and Jobsite – The Office Cleanliness Practice

    COVID or no COVID, your office needs to maintain order and cleanliness to function properly and make the appropriate good impressions.   Several decades ago, Chicago Tribune columnist Ann Landers publicized Miriam Hamilton Keare’s Golden Rules for Living. The rules […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Do You Encourage Your Industry?

    Recently I have been monitoring the Nextdoor App and the comments written by my neighbors regarding their response to the virus and the shutdown of normal life.  We live in a boating community and a popular spot to anchor […]

    3 years 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 […]

    3 years ago, by
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