• Quality, Quantity and Cost of People    

    The 2020 AGC/Sage Construction outlook survey just came out.  I attended the webinar in which they confirmed over 900 companies participated in the survey.  81% of the respondents said they are having staffing challenges.  The top 3 employer concerns […]

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  • A Decade to Remember: Past and Future

    2020 is here! Most people in the construction industry don’t want to look back a decade to 2010. The recession was in full swing, opportunities were limited to certain project types, and companies of all sizes were competing for […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Learning from the Past for a Better Future

    A couple of years ago, when Daniele came to me suggesting we switch from a monthly newsletter to a weekly blog, my first thought was, “fifty-plus articles per year.”  Now coming into the close of the second year of [...]
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  • 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
  • Beyond Building Projects – Planning for Office Projects

    At times, our company can be strenuously challenged with projects like preparing for tradeshows, moving employee offices, planning a company party, or even sending out holiday greetings. As a leader, despite rolling out the initiative and thinking myself to […]

    2 months ago, by
  • Give the Gift of Communication – It Keeps on Giving

    As we gather for our year-end festivities and express our gratitude for the people we work with, it is an excellent occasion to share the successes of the company with the team. In addition, the end of the year […]

    3 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
  • Construction Managers – 26 Things to be Thankful for at Work

    A – Architects A picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine building anything of significance without plans and specifications. B – Baselines Imagine what a project is like without them.  Everyone would be on time, within scope and budget, for […]

    3 months ago, by
  • In, Out, and in Doubt

    This is that time of year.  Employees resign, employers lay off, and even if employment status doesn’t change, evaluations on performance from both sides fester in minds and hearts. The human internal clock seems to measure life by the […]

    3 months ago, by
  • A Day at the Range

    On Saturday, I joined a group of friends at an advanced handgun safety class in “Gun World”.  I grew up around guns—mainly rifles for target practice—and although I was not a hunter, hunting season was a big deal in […]

    3 months ago, by
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