• Idioms and Slang – Workplace Commonality or Confusion? 

    Recently one of my employees, a naturalized citizen with English as a well–mastered second language commented on the different idioms I use to ensure he correctly understood their meaning.  Growing up in New England in the ‘70s and ‘80s, idioms were utilized often in my family, so it is no […]

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  • Create A Culture of CARE with the help of AGC

    Associated General Contractors of America has launched a website called The Culture of CARE—buildculture.org. The Culture of CARE is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step toward ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an […]

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  • Coachable, Trainable, Dismissible 

    The protests presently calling to defund the police are fortunately not precipitating the elimination of the profession.  Instead, they are mostly looking into the profession for needed improvement in agencies across America.  While some agencies do set an example with how they coach, train and hold their employees accountable, sadly, there are too many examples […]

    4 months 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 […]

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  • Civil Unrest and The Workplace 

    Most employers have just begun returning to some degree of normalcy after navigating through a pandemic, an economic downturn, and frayed emotions, only to now be faced with nationwide social unrest as well.  The murder of George Floyd last week […]

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  • Construction Accounts Payable – More than the Bottom Line

    Depending on the size of a firm in the construction industry, the accounts payable job may be a stand-alone role, or it may fall under the responsibilities of an Accounting Manager, Controller, Office Management or even the owner of […]

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  • Returning to the Workplace after the Pandemic Restrictions

    The origin of the quote, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses” is unknown, but it was used by the author of the 1853 book “Lettres Écrites De Mon Jardin”, and […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Drafting Your Quarterback 

    Reflecting this week upon the recent changes to daily life,  my thoughts turned to how life in general is perpetually changing. During my father’s illness, my whole family had new restrictions upon us, and after his passing in April […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Effective Verification – Together or Not 

    I am progressing through the second season of The Good Place, a Netflix comedy series about a lady named Eleanor who was surprised to make it to the Good Place, and upon arriving is determined to shed her old […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Do You Encourage Your Industry?

    Recently I have been monitoring the Nextdoor App and the comments written by my neighbors regarding their response to the virus and the shutdown of normal life.  We live in a boating community and a popular spot to anchor […]

    6 months ago, by
  • Living and Working Smart Construction

    Last Friday, we participated in the webinar from Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) regarding the virus.  If you missed it and would like to listen to it, click here to watch it.  AGC is publishing a daily series […]

    7 months ago, by
  • Helpful Links and Tools for You As a Construction Industry Leader During COVID-19

    Resources: Opening Up America Guidelines https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/ Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) COVID-19 Webinar: Topics include Labor Law, Contractual Law, Safety and more with most recent industry updates. Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA) COVID-19 resources The Society of Human […]

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