Up Your Risk Management Game

The supply chain and inflation crises have forced most contractors to re-evaluate their risk mitigation efforts. How do you meet price and schedule targets in a time when both are, practically speaking, unmanageable? Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis emphasizes...

All Leaders Have Flaws

There is no such thing as a perfect construction company, and while we know many great leaders, we have yet to discover the perfect one. What are three common leadership types in construction, and how do these types cast their long shadows over their companies? Please...

Happy Thanksgiving

Be Thankful! Be Grateful! Enjoy your time with family and loved ones, and make new memories to cherish forever. May this Thanksgiving bring you the gifts of prosperity, joy, happiness and good health. We wish you a very happy, safe and a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Learn and Adopt LEAN

Lean has been a buzzword in construction for years now. With today’s supply chain disruptions, it may seem Lean is out the window. On the other hand, it might be that this is the best opportunity ever to embrace Lean and its efficient production concepts. Watch...

“The Great Resignation” and What to Do About It

The New York Times reports that a record 4.3 million people voluntarily quit their jobs in August 2021! The Predictive Index claims almost 50% of employees are considering a job change within the next 12 months! What gives? These are YOUR EMPLOYEES they’re talking...

Succession – Now Is The Time

Succession planning is daunting to most contractors, and plans don’t materialize overnight. It takes time to select and train NextGen leaders. When is the right time to begin succession planning? NOW! Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis talks about...

Does Culture REALLY Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

This quote, whether correctly or not attributed to the great Peter Drucker, has been circulated, advocated, and debated for some time now. Does strategy, as many business folk say, come first which leads to success and then, ultimately, a unique culture? Or does...

Tips for Better Communication

Communication sounds like it should be easy and instinctive, but all too often our communications go astray. Are there some fairly simple rules we can follow to improve messages both given and received? Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis talks about two rules of...

The Seven Benefits of Strategic Planning

We have almost 300 years’ worth of collective business experience here at FBI, and we have yet to find another single business planning tool that delivers the same powerful punch as strategic planning. Believe me, if there was something as good or better out there,...

Passion and Pride

Passion – and, alternatively, a lack of passion! – is contagious. Contractors today lament that their people don’t have that old fashioned work ethic. If you want to have a passionate, inspired workforce, you must understand that “attitude reflects leadership!” Watch...