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How to Build an Enthusiastic Workforce

How to Build an Enthusiastic Workforce

It’s my son’s Josh’s birthday this week (we do birthday weeks in our family, nothing too over the top, but it’s nice not to jam everything into one day). He’s turning ten. He’s been thinking about his birthday for months; reaching double digits is a big deal. He’s excited about getting gifts and pumped about…

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How Can You Be Happy?

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Happy People Make a Consistent Contribution to a Community A community is made of 1+, such as: friendship, family, civic, religious, business. How can you make your contribution? Know yourself Accept yourself Grow yourself Know yourself My communication skills are top 5%. I’ve built my business around them. Where do you excel? What do you…

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How to Set Your Company Up for a Profitable Future

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Succession planning is challenging. According to a 2017 FMI survey of construction companies, 77% think their successors will come from internal candidates, and 43% of construction company owners intend to sell to their employees. If this is your plan, how can you identify the people that will take over your leadership role and buy the…

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Five Ways to Prepare for a Great Day, Every Day

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You know how vital it is to prepare for bidding, planning, and building work  You prepare before presenting a proposal to a client. Your PMs put weeks into planning a project. Your foremen conduct tailgate meetings every day, getting ready for a great day of executing work. How much time do you take, each day, to…

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How to Resolve He Said/She Said Conflicts

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One day last week, there was an uproar at my house. My kids were playing, (more like fighting), together. A conflict had occurred, and it turned into a classic, “he said, she said” dispute. These happen when conflicting parties express opposing accounts of an event or situation. When you don’t witness them directly, they are…

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How to Understand, Accept, and Use Adversity

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My five-year-old was having a hard time. In our house, we practice the principle that if it is your toy,  it is your right to do with it what you will. His older brother had a particularly exciting toy, and he refused to allow him to play with it.  It was a time of adversity…

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