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How to Make Sure Newly Promoted Leaders Succeed

How to Make Sure Newly Promoted Leaders Succeed

Your competition swoops in and nabs your best Project Executive (PX). Who will take his place? You decide to promote your best available Project Manager (PM). She has an outstanding record of getting projects built on time while maintaining solid relationships with the field and your customers. You like her because she’s technically competent, and…

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What’s Your Refund Policy?

What’s Your Refund Policy?

A couple of weeks ago I gave a 100% refund to a client. We were 5 months into a 12-month period of working together. I could have pro-rated the refund and reduced the amount by 40%. I chose not to for three reasons: 1. Keep it simple -Instead of going through the hassle of pro-rating….

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How to Start Making Good Decisions in Every Part of Your Business

How to Start Making Good Decisions in Every Part of Your Business

You can’t get around the law of sowing and reaping. The current state of your business is directly related to the choices you’ve made in the past. So how can you sow better seeds and reap a bountiful harvest? There are many things (rising material costs, supply chain issues, government regulations) that are out of…

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How to Develop a Better Team by Adopting the “Middle Six” Strategy

How to Develop a Better Team by Adopting the Middle Six Strategy

If you are frustrated because your company is underperforming in the field and the office, you can’t walk in tomorrow and fire everyone. You have signed contracts, and fixed overhead. You have to show up every day and bid, plan and build the work. But you should never settle, throw up your hands, start complaining…

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How to Overcome Interruptions and Distractions and Get Stuff Done

How to Overcome Interruptions and Distractions and Get Stuff Done

How do you stay focused in the middle of the daily drama and complete your most important tasks? Most construction leaders struggle with distractions and interruptions that stop them from completing their most important tasks. Let’s say you have a big bid due next Thursday, and you’ve got a week to put your number together….

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It’s Your Game: Make the Rules and Play to Win

It’s Your Game: Make the Rules and Play to Win

Great teams know the rules On January 16, 2022, the Dallas Cowboys played the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Playing at home, Dallas was favored to win, but the Cowboys were down six points with 32 seconds left when they started their final possession on their own 20-yard-line. Dallas…

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