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How to Evaluate the Strengths (and Weaknesses) of Your Team

How to Evaluate the Strengths (and Weaknesses) of Your Team

Construction is a team sport. Your success is a direct reflection of the performance of your individual team members and how well they function together. Like a sports GM, you must constantly evaluate the quality of your team so that performance improves. Here’s how to do it. 1. Create a spreadsheet. 2. Populate with name…

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How to avoid frustration when choosing a construction leadership book

HOW TO AVOID FRUSTRATION WHEN CHOOSING A CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP BOOK

A source of practical wisdom and action Have you read a leadership book crammed with theories that left you with the arduous task of translating theory into real-world action? That’s frustrating! 😤 Tasha Gardner, VP-Finance/CFO at Sargent, had this to say about my new book: Your book is so packed full of wisdom and practical…

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Share Your Toys! How to Help PMs See the Big Picture

Share Your Toys! How to Help PMs See the Big Picture

How willing were you to share your toys when you were a kid? And what does that have to do with building construction projects? Read on and find out. Yesterday, my 15-year-old son, Tim, asked if he could buy a baseball bat. Really his question was whether I could buy the baseball bat. As you can imagine,…

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How to Build Confidence in Your Direct Reports

A strong team is essential to your success.  Building one requires time, investment, and empathy. In return, as your business grows, you’ll have dedicated and effective direct reports who continue to grow their skills and confidence. In this article, we’ll discuss what confidence is, why it’s essential, and the three things you can do to…

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How to Write Persuasively

It’s no secret that owners and leaders of construction companies aren’t writing wizards. You didn’t go to school for writing, after all, but it turns out that you need to have effective written communication skills to grow your business. Disorganized, gut-response writing can cause a lot of damage in this industry and make or break…

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How to Make Money, Every Day

How to Make Money, Every Day

One of my coaching clients told me: “I don’t get out of bed to break even. I want to safely make money, every day.” That’s holding himself accountable. If you’re a construction leader you know the importance of accountability. But you may struggle to hold people accountable. If you want to improve, it’s never too…

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