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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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Why the Definition of “Success” Needs to Change

Why the Definition of Success Needs to Change

Project Managers (PMs) are considered successful if their projects are profitable. But think about that method of evaluation. How much control does a PM have over project profit? On a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being no control, 10 being complete control? They aren’t a 1, but they are certainly not a 10. That…

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How to Develop Well Rounded Project Engineers

How to Develop Well Rounded Construction Pros

We are all familiar with how the military uses the principle of “tours of duty.” A soldier will rotate from one commander to another, spend time at the front lines, logistics, and technical areas to build their competencies and experiences. Do you know how to use this principle in your company to develop talent? Think…

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A Simple Way Project Executives Can Quit Micromanaging Their Project Managers

A Simple Way Project Executives Can Quit Micromanaging Their Project Managers

I swore that we’d never get a dog. My wife and I have five kids. Getting a dog is almost like having another kid and, at times, way more inconvenient, so what’s the point? My only daughter had a different perspective. She felt lonely as the middle child surrounded by two older and two younger…

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How to Build a Unique Strategic Plan

How to Build a Unique Strategic Plan

(This is an edited transcript of the Construction Genius podcast episode: Sustain Success: How to Build a Unique Strategic Plan) Southwest Airlines is the world’s largest low-cost carrier and is consistently rated in the top 10 of airlines worldwide by sites like TripAdvisor. On one level, they are like any other airline. They transport people…

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How to Remove 3 Roadblocks to Excellence

How to Remove 3 Roadblocks to Excellence

In high school, Adam and I were drummers in garage bands. I was naturally talented, able to sit behind a kit and bang out the latest song by The Clash or The Cure. Adam was goofy and awkward and could barely keep a rhythm. Actually, I’m being kind… HE SUCKED! I coasted on my talent,…

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