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How to Win the Battle Against Silos | Ep 19

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      In this episode we cover three things. The Wisdom Silos The Danger of Silos How to Use Teamwork to Win the Battle Against Silos Inspiration for this episode comes from Chapter Five, “Cover and Move”, of  “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win”,  by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Check…

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A Non-Traditional Approach to Building a Dynamic Construction Company | Ep 18

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      Mark Bley has worked in the Construction Industry for over 30 years. He has been on Dome Construction‘s staff since 1981 and has been President & CEO since 2008. Before becoming President & CEO, Mark acted as Project Manager on Dome Construction’s staff for 24 years. His work experience prior to joining…

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3 Ways to Prepare for Problem-Solving Meetings | Ep 17

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      3 Ways to Prepare for Problem-Solving Meetings Accurately Identify Problems Pick the Team Make the Rules Highlights Include:   The source of problems: Product/Process/People   Using metrics (leading and lagging indicators) to surface problems Get your facts straight prior to a meeting Get diverse voices in the room Limit the number of participants…

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How to Use Construction Partnering to Transform Project Success | Ep 16

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      Action Items from the Interview: Three ways a contractor can ensure a successful partnering project: Understand the expectation of the client Understand the project risks and how to mitigate them Establish yourself as a trusted business advisor Three action steps when passing a construction business to multiple siblings in the next generation…

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How to Hold People Accountable | Ep 15

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     “A real leader is somebody who can help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.” David Foster Wallace Accountability is holding people responsible for their actions (and outcomes)…

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One Woman’s Construction Career Journey: From Job Site Laborer to High-Level Executive Leadership | Ep 14

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      Alecia Wilmeth is the V.P. and General Manager of Alston Construction Company in Northern California. Alston is an ENR top 100 contractor, corporately based in Atlanta, GA. Alecia started her thirty year career shoveling dirt on the job site. She has been a foreman, Superintendent, Project Engineer, Project Manager, and now VP…

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