• A Big Career Step in the New Year

    Reflecting back and setting goals for 2022 included, for me, assessing the matches we made this year. Thankfully we had very few matches that didn’t work out. The “fall-offs,” as we call them, do, though, all have a common […]

    9 months ago, by
  • What Angers You in the Workplace?

    Anger is probably the most common emotion, yet I learned from a recent book written by a therapist that most professionals in the therapy world consider anger to be a secondary emotion. They say anger is a nuanced, complex […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Your Career Foundation – Money and Monetary Matters

    Tony, Michelle, Russ, Dom, Kathy, Jesus … and so many more construction management, administrative and accounting professionals come to mind who were smart enough to look at overall opportunity instead of chasing the highest offer right out of the […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Developing Vulnerability to Advance Your Career

    Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team refers to the Pyramid of Truth. The foundation of the pyramid is trust. According to Patrick, “trust is about vulnerability. Team members who trust one another and learn to be comfortable […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Does Age Affect Esteem in the Workplace?

    I saw a broadcast following the Tampa Bay Superbowl win that discussed the relationship between Buccaneer teammates Gronkowski and Brady.  The commentator noted that Gronkowski made a point to say that he and Brady celebrate the Superbowl wins together, […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Celebrating History – The Best is Yet to Come!

    Have you ever received one of those nostalgic books that take you back in time to see what was happening the year you were born, the year you graduated, or another memorable year in time?  The book I came […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Trusting You to Get the Project Built

    The construction market in Florida has thankfully sustained momentum through the pandemic, although with the exception of certain markets and segments hit hard by the restrictions and precautions enacted since March.  Oftentimes contractors who work primarily in the private […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Finding Your Right Now Job Match

    On Friday, the nation received encouraging news that 2.5 million jobs were added to the economy last month, causing the unemployment rate to drop to 13.3% (source US Department of Labor). The construction unemployment rate fell to 12.7%. Although […]

    2 years 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. […]

    3 years ago, by
  • Creating Independence

    As my husband John and I worked together to plan our annual 4th of July celebration (which is also his birthday), I was overcome with thoughts of thankfulness, both for living in the land of the free, and also […]

    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 […]

    5 years ago, by
  • The Estimating and/or Preconstruction Management Career Path – What is a day in the life?

    Estimating and preconstruction titles. They are used in crossover often, yet someone can work in preconstruction and not ever have prepared a detailed estimate before. Where did the crossover come in? The crossover came in when the majority of […]

    5 years ago, by
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