Groom if You Want to Grow Your People!

Finding and nurturing future leadership talent is a primary concern for most contractors. How can today’s leaders train and retain your top talent? And how can you get them the critical knowledge they need to be able RUN YOUR CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (not manage projects,...

What Outdated Beliefs Are Stunting Your Growth?

Businesses, like people, have beliefs they hold to be true. But it is worth a hard, objective look at those beliefs to see which ones are relevant and “on purpose” today. Watch our blog this week as Wayne talks about the importance of letting go of outdated beliefs...

The Paradox of Perspective

Conflict, sadly, seems to be a way of life in the modern construction world. Since we know it will occur, wouldn’t it be smart to have a ready-made pathway on which to walk as you seek resolution? What can you do to help deal effectively with conflicts on the jobsite,...

Survivorship Bias

Everyone loves a survivor – people, products, or services. However, “survivorship bias” may cause us to adopt processes, tactics, and structures based on incorrect interpretations of data which can ultimately lead to failures small and large. How do you guard against...

Using a Punch List EFFECTIVELY!

The goal of any punch list is to ultimately get to zero and close the project out successfully. But how do you get there with no misunderstandings? The key is getting all parties to agree to reasonable standards and to apply the standards consistently. Watch Digging...

Which is More Important for Success – IQ or EQ?

Conventional wisdom has it that there’s a direct connection between our IQ and our abilities to succeed in life. But there is a famous study that says that IQ only accounts for about 15% of success. If intelligence isn’t the key to success, what is? Watch our...

Choosing the Right Successor

Choosing the right successor can never be considered lightly. The confluence of generational differences, varying leadership styles, candidate capabilities, and organizational needs adds to the stunning complexity of making the right decision. Perhaps the...

Exploding the Long Work Hours Myth

In Q2 2019, we launched our first ever Contractor Business Boot Camp not knowing exactly what to expect. With two classes now under our belts, we are genuinely overwhelmed and flattered with the positive feedback and testimonials the members have shared with us....

Be Where Your Feet Are!

Whether you’re combing through a budget, reviewing shop drawings, or sweating over a bid, it’s exceedingly hard to be fully engaged; you just have so many different and important things to do! What’s the best tip for successfully managing the many different tasks you...

HELP! What Do We Do?

Determining who should own the family business (we can talk about operating in another blog) in the future ties many families in knots. It’s our observation that sometimes senior generation owners are beset by too many alternatives, and, in their confusion, do little...