• 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

    2 weeks 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 […]

    4 weeks 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. […]

    1 month ago, by
  • Where’s the “I” in Team?

    If you search Amazon books for “team building”, you will receive over 47,000 results.  Is this really so complicated a subject that it warrants the writing of so many books? My own opinion is that team building is a topic all […]

    2 months ago, by
  • I Feel You!

    Recently after completing one of those crazy Facebook quizzes and thinking about how it seemed to come back surprisingly spot on, upon further reflection I realized it may not be so.  The quiz results said I love honesty and […]

    3 months ago, by
  • “Love Them More” Construction

    Earlier this year, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Both Billy Graham, one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, and his wife Ruth, are buried […]

    5 months ago, by
  • “Workplace Intimacy” 

    This week, we conducted several first month check-ins with candidates and hiring managers we matched.  These included employees regularly working directly with the person who hired them, as well as those working in a remote location away from the […]

    5 months ago, by
  • Time Theft in Construction

    When interviewing a candidate for Construction, it is typically a bad sign if he asks about work hours.  We are typically a “whatever it takes” industry, and the hours to meet deadlines can vary from day to day and […]

    6 months 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 […]

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