• How Did You Lead This Year?

    Leadership has been tested at an all-time high these past two years. Sick time, typically being at a minimum for hard-charging construction professionals, became the forefront of business planning and implementation. New technology implementations became necessary to provide remote […]

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  • Effects Spending Habits Have on Your Career

    We turned the calendar to November, officially ushering in the holiday season. This is frequently the time of year many in the workplace are in the celebration way, using remaining PTO, maybe looking forward to a bonus, and, as […]

    3 weeks ago, by
  • Hiring Smart to Support Your Field Managers Who Directly Manage Working Foremen and Trades

    This past year, more than years past, we’ve had more superintendents and field managers want to leave self-performing contracting firms for roles where the contractor subcontracts the trade labor. They state there is a shortage of qualified tradesmen and […]

    1 month ago, by
  • Is It Workplace Nepotism, or Would They Behave That Way Anyway?

    For all of us who own businesses and employ or have employed family members, we know the warnings people give us about hiring friends and family. Yet there are as many pros as cons, and for small business owners, […]

    2 months ago, by
  • With or Without COVID-19: Healthy Construction Workplace Behavior Supports Positive Outcomes 

    Our Career Coaches converse with people from the construction industry on a daily basis—from college age to retirement age, and from management to administrative and accounting roles. Companies are challenged to demonstrate compassion about circumstances related COVID-19, which is […]

    3 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 […]

    3 months ago, by
  • The Cockpit, the Castle, and the Community – Why Someone’s Workspace Matters

    The open concept floor plan for offices took off in the 1960s to help foster communication and collaboration in the workplace. Private office space has always been the most preferred by employees, although individuals will have different reasons for […]

    4 months ago, by
  • The Dear John Letter

    During WWII, the term “Dear John letter” became popular when soldiers spent long periods away from home. These letters, written affectionately, were either sent by mail or received when the soldier came home to an emptied house. In the […]

    4 months 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, […]

    9 months ago, by
  • Educational, Entertainment or Expellant?

    Do you work or live with someone who often listens to something through an earpiece?  AirPods and similar devices are often so small that you can’t even tell most of the time if someone has them in their ears. […]

    10 months ago, by
  • The COVID Comeback

    According to the CDC, there have been over 700,000 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S., with 205,000 reported deaths.  California, Texas and Florida rank as having the highest number of cases.  New York has more than 30% fewer cases, but […]

    1 year ago, by
  • 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 […]

    1 year ago, by
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