• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 [...]
    3 months ago, by
  • 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 […]

    4 months ago, by
  • The Hard Facts About Soft Skills in Construction

    An online business community learning platform known as Udemy, reports the top eight soft skills recommended for success in business in 2020 are the following: A “growth mindset”, creativity, focus mastery, innovation, communication skills, storytelling, culture awareness and critical […]

    4 months ago, by
  • Behaviors Matter

    This week, President Trump delivered his third State of the Union address.  Currently, social media is abuzz with various opinions on what he shared, how he delivered the message, and what the future of our country holds.  Although it […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Construction Leaders – Know to Grow

    John Maxwell’s recent “Minute with Maxwell” was titled “ Grow Through Life”, wherein he teaches that some people go through life and others grow through life. How do you as a leader know the key areas of leadership that […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Goals – Personal/Professional – How about Behavioral?

    Most of the time when setting resolutions for the New Year, we automatically set health and fitness goals like losing weight, eating better, or exercising more; or financial goals like making more money, saving more, or developing a budget. […]

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