Focus on Relationships

Construction is and will likely always be a people business. Even in an era hyper-focused on IT and innovation, relationships matter more in construction than ever. Watch the fifth episode of Dennis’ final 10 Digging Deeper episodes where he discusses the importance...

In Today’s Business World, What Do Leaders WEAR?

Did you know the best year for dry cleaners was 1996? That’s when “casual Fridays” began to catch on; it wasn’t long before every workday was business casual. Then in 2020, the way we clothe ourselves for work changed dramatically again as Covid caused many, maybe...

The Strength of a Clear and Compelling Vision

A clear and compelling vision is a component that aligns your people and differentiates your business from your relentless competition. It can inspire your people’s passion and create valuable energy about your future. Watch the fourth installment of Dennis’ final...

Three PROFOUND Questions

Contractors toil long and hard at their jobs. Sometimes the thankless, hurry-up, “what have you done for me lately?” nature of construction causes people to become myopic: “I just want to get through this week, Wayne! I’ll worry about next week and next month when...

Ditch Diggers

This week we are featuring, with his permission of course, a powerful poem and video by a young man named Eric Borden. We first saw this at an AGC Convention, and among the few thousand attendees, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. We’d like to hear what you think...

Leadership Excellence

Few contractors enter the industry with great leadership skills. Rather, most start with good technical skills or education. As one increases his/her responsibilities over time, they make the transition from managing tasks to managing people. Therefore, they must...

What’s a “Tribe of Millionaires?”

Wayne’s peer group recommended a fascinating book called Tribe of Millionaires. It’s a fictionalized story of an entrepreneur whose company is at a critical crisis stage AND who loses his estranged father at the same time. How he deals with the twin crises – one...

Bad Job Avoidance

It is said in construction that success is defined not by the jobs you do, but by the jobs you don’t do. But how do you identify which jobs to walk away from? Watch the second episode of Dennis’ final ten videos where he highlights the ways you can identify and...

Contractor Succession Isn’t an Event, It’s a PROCESS!

What are the three types of succession plans every contractor needs? When is the best time to begin planning for a business transition? To whom should succession plans be announced? And how long does succession take in best case scenarios? Please tune in this week as...

The Four Legged Stool for Construction Success

Everyone has heard some form of the “three-legged stool” analogy. A four legged stool, one may safely assume, is even more stable. What are the four legs necessary for long term construction success? Dennis is turning in his LAST TEN VIDEO BLOGS as he rides into the...