• Interviewing for Behavior

    Many interviewers get caught up in what a person has been doing in their most recent position and never move beyond that.  They rule someone in or out based on assuming that person can’t, or won’t, be able to [...]
    3 years ago, by
  • Operational Leaders: Do You Understand Your Wiring vs the Wiring of an Estimator?

    Back in 2014, I wrote an article for ASPE National’s newsletter titled: Estimators, You’re on the Top Occupations List! The prediction by the US Department of Labor is that 40,000 new estimating jobs would be created in the construction industry [...]
    3 years ago, by
  • When an Employee Needs You to Listen or They May Resign

    Just when you think the team is all moving in the right direction an unexpected resignation comes your way. Your first reaction is to try to get them to stay anyway possible. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Either […]

    4 years ago, by
  • Part 1: Stay Positive

    Fear “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” ~Frederick Smith When fear enters a person’s thoughts causing unsure feelings they tend to stay in their comfort zone and not explore options. When you are […]

    4 years ago, by
  • Part 3: Stay Connected

    By Suzanne Breistol The old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” has a lot of truth to it. Maintaining relationships and not burning bridges is key to building both a career and a company. Staying […]

    4 years ago, by
  • Presidential Candidates – More in common than you think!

    Who do the two personality types below sound like to you? The first one: Is the most fast-paced of the styles. They are quick to act. They are often the most charming of this style, probably because it’s easier […]

    4 years ago, by
  • Attitude in the Workplace

    It may seem as if skills and experience are the most important characteristics of an employee, but attitude plays just as big of a role. After all, what good are great professional skills without the attitude to see it [...]
    4 years ago, by
  • It’s a Scary Thing…

    I celebrate with you for the work and jobs now available in our industry and feel for you with the challenges that go with sustainable growth and personal life balance.  Unexpected circumstances are a way of life these days […]

    5 years ago, by