Why Do People Constantly Look in the Rear View Mirror?

In presentations, we often ask the audience, “How many of you got into construction because you wanted to manage people?” You can guess the answer, right? The fact remains, however, that as you move up the ladder in this industry, your success less and less depends on...

Soar to Your Strengths

Research shows that people who utilize their strengths – rather than focusing on improving their weaknesses – are more engaged, productive, and happy at work. Isn’t that what we’re all working towards: happy and engaged teams? Tune into our blog this week as FBI...

The Best Teams Hold THEMSELVES Accountable

According to Jack McGuiness writing for the CEO Network, the worst teams have zero accountability, average teams have a boss who holds people accountable, and the best teams hold THEMSELVES accountable. What is accountability anyway, and why is it so elusive for...

The Three Common Elements to Successful Onboarding

According to blogger Jim Baker, for most companies “onboarding is either inconsistent or nonexistent.” I agree; my son went to work for a very highly regarded company where the hiring process was world class. What followed after the hire was, however, a very different...

The 2004 Boston Red Sox and the Importance of CHEMISTRY

Don’t let your blood pressure rise! We’re not flashing back to your college chemistry nightmare! We’re talking about chemistry in the sense of interactions with other people and rapport. The father of sabermetrics, Bill James, recently opined on the subject of...