• 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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  • The Executive Match

    Quite often we interview candidates who have received executive titles from their current or previous employers, yet are nevertheless not a match for a company who can offer the candidate more structure and security. This arises for a number […]

    1 year ago, by
  • “Love Them More” Construction

    Earlier this year, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Both Billy Graham, one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, and his wife Ruth, are buried […]

    1 year 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
  • Time Theft in Construction

    When interviewing a candidate for Construction, it is typically a bad sign if he asks about work hours.  We are typically a “whatever it takes” industry, and the hours to meet deadlines can vary from day to day and […]

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  • The Super Superintendent

    “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”: a phrase coined by Benjamin Franklin long before the Superintendent title existed. The advice presented in this axiom is certainly taken up by those whom our […]

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  • Value and Worth in the Workplace

    There is a popular social media post that often accompanies someone’s rough day at work or a separation from their employer. The quote is: “Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth” unknown author […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Encouraging the Boss – Regardless?

    Every day now a new name pops up announcing their participation or possible participation in the 2020 Presidential race. The announcements all have two things in common: they don’t agree with how the current President of the United States […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Do You Know Yourself?

    Aristotle once said, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” The relationship with yourself is one of the most important relationships in your life. I decided to study some of the hundreds of references we have received to better […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Remote Construction Workforce – Not Jobsite Based

    Studies across all industries show that over fifty percent of the workforce would like the opportunity to work from home at least one or two days a week. In construction, often those assigned to the jobsite versus the main […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Thankfulness in the Workplace

    When you look up the meaning of thankful, the synonyms are what you would expect: appreciative, grateful, and well pleased.  A surprise to me was in addition to the expected descriptions, the word “relieved” is listed as a synonym […]

    2 years ago, by
  • Fragile Ballerinas: Are you Antagonistic?

    Several times over the years clients have contracted us for DiSC coaching with project team members who are antagonizing to others. Three of these particular instances the employee had already pushed the other party’s buttons enough where it had become […]

    2 years ago, by
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