Build The Backlog

Backlog may be the best “leading indicator” for a contractor’s health. Backlog today, however, isn’t quite the same as it was in the old hard dollar bid days; jobs take longer to start and to execute. In other words, you need MORE backlog today to assure your future...

Combatting The Great Resignation

Not long ago, Wayne did a blog on the subject of The Great Resignation and presented you with a few action steps for keeping your team intact. Please watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis takes up the subject and drills down into the three top reasons people leave...

Coach K’s Leadership Lessons

We know what you’re thinking: “Dennis, it’s easy for Coach K! He gets whatever recruits he wants and he has the best funding and the best assistants in the country. How can we relate to Coach K?!?” Think about this; he wasn’t always Coach K. He was just plain old Mike...

Developing Habits That Stick

You’ve heard the Chinese saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Building the right sets of habits can be game-changing for leaders. But the real challenge lies in forming these habits and sticking to them. Big changes begin with very small...

Make the Most of Your Technology!

The construction industry is once again faced with a familiar challenge – how do you attract and retain a skilled workforce (a vexing issue we first addressed in articles and speeches over 20 years ago!)? With experienced and skilled workers retiring and not enough...

Chain of Command

Do you sometimes have people waiting for answers or decisions in line at your door or that of one of your other leaders? What other pinch points might there be in your organization? More importantly, what can you do to ELIMINATE bottlenecks? Continuing with the series...