• Hiring Smart to Support Your Field Managers Who Directly Manage Working Foremen and Trades

    This past year, more than years past, we’ve had more superintendents and field managers want to leave self-performing contracting firms for roles where the contractor subcontracts the trade labor. They state there is a shortage of qualified tradesmen and […]

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  • Is It Workplace Nepotism, or Would They Behave That Way Anyway?

    For all of us who own businesses and employ or have employed family members, we know the warnings people give us about hiring friends and family. Yet there are as many pros as cons, and for small business owners, […]

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  • Knowing You—Imperfect Perfection In The Workplace

    We all know the famous quote, “Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.” Knowing how you might react to how something is communicated will help you in the workplace to […]

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  • 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 […]

    2 months ago, by
  • What Angers You in the Workplace?

    Anger is probably the most common emotion, yet I learned from a recent book written by a therapist that most professionals in the therapy world consider anger to be a secondary emotion. They say anger is a nuanced, complex […]

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  • The Cockpit, the Castle, and the Community – Why Someone’s Workspace Matters

    The open concept floor plan for offices took off in the 1960s to help foster communication and collaboration in the workplace. Private office space has always been the most preferred by employees, although individuals will have different reasons for […]

    3 months ago, by
  • 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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  • Tips When Adopting a New Employee

    In business, the formal term for the time following offer and acceptance of a job is called onboarding. Formally defined by Webster as “the action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization,” the reality is that […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Initial Perceptions in the Workplace

    America celebrates the Fourth of July every year to commemorate the end of the Revolutionary War, our country’s freedom from Great Britain, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. According to History.com, “When the initial battles in the […]

    4 months 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 […]

    4 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    5 months ago, by
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