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What Navy SEALS Can Teach Construction Leaders About Failure, Responsibility, and Recovery | Ep 13

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      Good stuff. – Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) April 11, 2019 In this episode, we cover three things. Causes of problems on construction projects The Road to recovery from failure The benefit of taking complete responsibility The inspiration for this episode comes from “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win”,  by Jocko…

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Why the Construction Industry is Foundational to the Success of California | Ep 12

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      “The truth of it Eric is that without construction there is no economy in California. We are the foundation on which the entire economy of California has built upon. We are industry One.” Peter Tateishi   Peter Tateishi, CEO of Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) joins Eric for a fascinating…

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Solving the Construction Talent Shortage by Changing Perspectives on What Career Success Looks Like | Ep 11

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      In this episode of Construction Genius, Eric sits down with Tim Murphy, CEO of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange. Their conversation focuses on how to solve the construction industry’s talent shortage by shifting society’s often-misplaced emphasis on a four-year college degree as the only barometer of success, and by emphasizing the opportunities…

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How to Clarify Your Company Vision (And Why It’s Vital to Your Success) | Ep 10

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      What is the most important responsibility of a leader? It is to communicate. The complex, challenging and risky nature of the business requires leaders to constantly communicate up, down, across and outside of the organization, and it is critical that leaders understand and consistently emphasize three specific messages to those they lead….

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How Family Construction Companies Transition Successfully to the Next Generation | Ep 9

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     According to the United States Department of Commerce; only about 30% of family businesses survive into the second generation, 12% are still viable into the third generation, and only about 3% of all family businesses operate into the fourth generation or beyond. My interview this week is with Justin White CEO of K&D…

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How to Use “Time Blocks” to Eliminate Overwhelm, Reduce Stress and Increase Effectiveness | Ep 8

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      We often find construction executives and leaders doing minor issues that lead to overwhelm and stress.  In this episode we discuss practical tips and insights in using time blocks to help you become more effective leaders.  We cover 3 things about time blocks in this episode: benefits, hindrance, and types of blocks….

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