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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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How to Avoid Complacency and Drive High-Performance of Today’s Projects

How to Avoid Complacency and Drive High-Performance of Today’s Projects

Every sports franchise looks to its history to inspire its present, but winning today is what’s most important. The NFL playoffs are here, and last weekend, the Green Bay Packers, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, took on the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers and Rodgers won the Super Bowl in 2011. Over the next decade…

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It doesn’t matter what you think about the COVID mandates.

It doesn't matter what you think about the COVID mandates

Pro-vaccine, anti-vaccine, it’s all noise. As a construction leader, there’s only one thing that matters: Servicing your customers and delivering your projects on time, under budget, safely with a high degree of quality. That’s what you did before the Pandemic. That’s what you’ve done during the Pandemic. That’s what you’ll do after the Pandemic. Despite…

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How Ordinary Construction Executives Become Exceptional

How Ordinary Construction Executives Become Exceptional

Ordinary construction executives have their calendars stuffed with meetings from Monday through Friday. You want to be exceptional. Here’s how you get there using an elimination strategy. Look at your calendar. How many weekly project update meetings do you attend because you want to support your project manager or want the owner to see your…

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How to Build a Strong Company Roster

How to Build a Strong Company Roster

A vital exercise for construction company CEOs In the world of sports, the best executives are always evaluating their roster of talent. They strive every day, season after season, to field a team of talented players that fit with their organization’s culture. Great construction CEOs do the same thing. They consistently assess the people in…

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