How Do You Recession-Proof Your Construction Firm?

Is our industry heading for a recession? The indicators still look pretty favorable, but no one in the construction business likes surprises – especially the macro-economic kind! Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis outlines elements that can help you boost your...

Focus on Connection with Your People

Employee connection affects engagement, empowerment, inclusion, psychological safety, retention, turnover, sales, productivity, management, customer satisfaction, and financial performance – in a nutshell – everything. Bringing out the best in them – what Mike Flentje...

Has Technology Harmed Our Abilities to Communicate?

At a dinner we attended over two years ago, Dennis made the comment, “IT is the way of the future.” My wife Lisa challenged that. She said, “IT is the way of the present. The question is how do we integrate the interpersonal into the digital age?” I suppose I could...

Construction is a Team Event

Construction and sports are similar in some ways. Even though the end goal of the team is the same, each teammate may have slightly different priorities. Are there lessons that construction leaders can learn from sports teams to accelerate success? Please watch...

The Five Elements of Good Judgment

Does good judgment come from “the gut?” Is it something unconscious? Is it something some people just have and others don’t? Tune in this week as Wayne makes the case that judgment is something that can be both learned and taught to others, defines what it is, and...

The Gift of Storyworth

As your employees leave – especially the ones who leave under positive circumstances – they carry with them lifetimes of precious knowledge and skills that are tremendously difficult to replace. The transfer of knowledge over time is one of the keys for creating...

Building a Better Employee Experience

Every interaction your employees have at work – whether in the office, jobsite, or in between – contributes to their cultural viewpoint of working with you. In an era of workplace upheaval, it is more important than ever for leaders to focus on engineering...

How to Be Empathetic When You’re Not Empathetic

Construction leadership jobs are harder than ever! Not only must you continually do all the things CEOs have always done (driving volume and margins, business development, retaining and acquiring talent, assuring safety, assuring customer satisfaction, etc.), now we...