• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    3 months ago, by
  • Civil Unrest and The Workplace 

    Most employers have just begun returning to some degree of normalcy after navigating through a pandemic, an economic downturn, and frayed emotions, only to now be faced with nationwide social unrest as well.  The murder of George Floyd last week […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Effective Verification – Together or Not 

    I am progressing through the second season of The Good Place, a Netflix comedy series about a lady named Eleanor who was surprised to make it to the Good Place, and upon arriving is determined to shed her old […]

    5 months ago, by
  • A Change in Mind to Help Everyone, Especially You 

    Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, I was talking to my doctor about the pain and inflammation flare ups associated with my rheumatoid arthritis.  These were tied to certain thoughts from the past that would reemerge.  He smiled and suggested a book called Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking [...]
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  • What Your Employer or Business Associates Want

    Did you ever see Mel Gibson’s movie “What Women Want” from 2012 or the film “What Men Want” from 2019, starring Taraji Henson?  The storylines of both include major motifs of character improvement vis-à-vis lead characters’ personal and professional […]

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