• 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 […]

    10 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 […]

    11 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 […]

    11 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 […]

    11 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 […]

    11 months ago, by
  • Career and Hiring Control

    Why do some companies always seem to hire the right people every time?  My first CEO coach (when I just started building an organization at my company) pounded home to me the saying, “people for jobs, not jobs for […]

    12 months ago, by
  • “Workplace Intimacy” 

    This week, we conducted several first month check-ins with candidates and hiring managers we matched.  These included employees regularly working directly with the person who hired them, as well as those working in a remote location away from the […]

    1 year ago, by
  • What Does Your CPA have to Do with Staffing?

    In December 2018, we wrote an article entitled “Say Yay or Nay to Your CPA”. We asked the question, “Does your CPA firm offer you a single point of contact that stays in touch to understand your current volume, business […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Stress and Your Career

    I have battled Rheumatoid Arthritis for over a decade now. The onset of the disease occurred at the same time as being prescribed the incorrect medication for a Vitamin D deficiency.  My original symptoms arose from overachieving at work […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Construction Entrepreneur or Employee – Who’s at Risk?

    There are some highly interesting statistics on the SBA fact sheet from August 2018, including one that states that only about 50% of new businesses survive for more than five years. Most bonding companies will place limits upon start-up […]

    1 year ago, by
  • The Leader of the Pack – From Super Superintendent to Field Operations

    This week, newly-promoted FLCC Operations Manager Ryan Stone and I attended a workshop in Fort Lauderdale entitled “Transitioning to Supervisor”.  The purpose of the instruction was to teach team members to adjust to becoming department leaders.  After a full […]

    1 year ago, by
  • Six Conversations About the Hunt, The Catch and The Keep in Construction

    On the “Vegas Jokes” website, one of the quotes is, “I wanted to get married at the drive-through wedding chapel. That way if I wanted a divorce, I could just back up.” Wouldn’t it be great if we could […]

    1 year ago, by
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