Attitude and Gratitude

Given a choice, would you want to work around people with great attitudes who also express gratitude, or would you rather work in a company where… well, not so much. The answer is obvious, isn’t it? This week watch Digging Deeper as Dennis talks about the importance...

Four Habits to Maximize the Effects of Recognition

Many of your employees, as much as we all wish this weren’t the case, take compensation and benefits for granted. After all, they can get competitive pay at any construction company, right? How then do you set yourself apart as a contractor that genuinely values...

Passing The Torch

No matter how talented the entrepreneur, we all have a “shelf life.” For over 30 years, we at FBI have watched senior construction leaders stick around beyond – some well beyond – their effective leadership shelf lives. Doing so is detrimental in a host of ways, and...

Navigating Workplace Dynamics

Keeping employees out of harm’s way on the jobsite is a top priority for any construction business. One key aspect of wellbeing is that of mental health which includes psychological safety. Today’s successful contractors foster environments where employees can thrive...

The Seductiveness of “NO”

A distressed contractor called us with a sticky situation: he and his business partner were deadlocked over an issue, and every time he went to him with a pathway beyond deadlock, the partner replied, “NO!” Why are there so many people in organizations who reflexively...

How Might a Recession Affect Your Business?

Every news resource today asks if our economy is in recession, but whether it is here now or is waiting in the wings, being prepared can help you and your business not only weather the storm but thrive. Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis talks about the...

It’s Time to Retire – Or Is It?

Where did the “normal retirement age” of 65 come from? Does retirement mean you hang up your spurs and leave the workforce completely opting instead for a state of permanent vacation? What do some of the greatest thinkers of all time have to say about retirement? Tune...

Increasing Construction Risks

There isn’t a contractor who can eliminate risk completely, but there are steps you can take to minimize the impact of the growing risks inherent in today’s construction market. Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis highlights some of the key risks you should watch...

Trillion Dollar Coach

How did a 39 year old failed football coach become a high tech CEO and ultimately a Trillion Dollar Coach? What made Bill Campbell unique, and why did the founders of Apple and Google not to mention the CEOs of many other name-brand companies hold him in such...