• Micromanagement or Lack of Communication?

    After more than twenty years of coaching and staffing in the construction and development industries, I have noticed oftentimes when many people report to the same executive, one person will report that the executive is a micro-manager, while others […]

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  • You’re Stressing Me Out!

    All of us have inborn stressors. Each person’s stressors vary depending on how you profile. How and when we react to our inherent stress triggers, control our behavior towards stress and allow us to logically or illogically make business […]

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  • Likeability, Longevity or Meritocracy?

    Do you run a Meritocracy at your company? Once you do, it will be simple for you to answer the question I often ask employers regarding their uncertain employees. “Do they make you money, save you money or not? […]

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  • How are Your Communication Skills Construction?

    Sad to say we have many people in our workforce that were born and raised right here in the US that have less than acceptable written communication skills. Many employers when interviewing take a candidate’s word to their ability […]

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  • Sub-Conscious

    Does your day ever go by so fast that you look back and wonder what you missed? Often in construction we miss getting a sub-contractor what they need to move the project forward. Conscious not to be confused with […]

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  • Grieve to Achieve

    This past year was a particularly tough year for me losing four close family members including my dad.  Most people associate grieving strictly with death.  On the contrary death just tops the list of the many life events we [...]
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  • The Teddy Bear behind the wheel of the Bugatti

    DiSC for Workplace Priority Scale for D Profile After many years now of administering the DiSC profile assessment to leaders in the construction industry we have discovered the majority of them profile with the Dominant (D) at the forefront. [...]
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  • Don’t Let “Me Too” Become “My Business Too”

    As the calendar turns to 2018, there clearly is a renewed focus on sexual harassment in the workplace. Indeed, from the high profile cases coming out of our political arena in Washington, DC, to the outing of high profile [...]
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  • Contractors- Heroes after Disaster Strikes

    Our neighborhood participates in a private social network called Nextdoor.  It has been fascinating to watch the different posts before and after IRMA made landfall and observing the differing attitudes among the posters regarding the contractors who answered the […]

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  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – The D Personality Profile

    After many years of DiSC coaching, specifically for the Construction Industry, looking back there is a pattern with the majority of individuals we profile as a "D". D is known as a dominant profile, and those that do not [...]
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  • Vulnerable Trust – Nothing to do with Stealing

    Patrick Lencioni, author of the top selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, describes the 5 dysfunctions of a team and uses a pyramid to show the levels: Absence of Trust Fear of Conflict Lack of Commitment Avoidance [...]
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  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    The Model introduces The Five Behaviors model in the context of a real team. It explains how the behaviors derive from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and describes how critical [...]
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