Standing Out to Customers

The key to business development and successful awards is standing out and differentiating yourself and your company. How do you differentiate in a commodity-mindset world? Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis talks about differentiating your company and...

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Construction leaders are deservedly known for putting in grueling hours at work. When asked, many leaders say “hard work” is the key ingredient for success in the construction game. At what point in a leader’s career, one may rightly ask, does that conventional wisdom...

Project Managers Who Don’t Get Jobs Done

For a project manager, the ability to identify priorities and work with competing priorities is considered a make or break skill. But many PMs become overwhelmed by the sheer number of things they need to do, fail to make timely decisions, and find their projects...

Effective Communication

Effective communication sounds instinctive. But all too often when we try to communicate with others, something goes astray. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustration, and mistakes follow. What can you do to become a...

Why We Need to Stand Up for Free Enterprise

Happy New Year! While free enterprise is far from perfect, the worldwide spread of market capitalism has had overwhelming implications for creating opportunity in parts of the world that had suffered the ravages of poverty and deprivation for thousands of years. We,...

Happy New Year!

Your friends at The Family Business Institute wish you all a very happy New Year. We hope that 2021 will be prosperous, happy, safe, and successful for...

Happy Holidays

May your holidays be full of warmth and cheer. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your friends at The Family Business...

Culture of Blame

Construction has long been thought of as an industry of butt-kicking instead of pats on the back. Among today’s workforce, where there is blame, fear follows, relationships weaken, and project performance suffers. To avoid a kick in the pants, people may attempt to...

It’s a Wonderful Life

“It’s a Wonderful Life” If you haven’t seen the classic Jimmy Stewart movie, please do! SPOILER ALERT: we give away the ending in this blog! What REALLY makes for a successful life? How do we get what George Bailey had in the movie; how do we achieve...