Effective Communication

Effective communication sounds instinctive. But all too often when we try to communicate with others, something goes astray. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustration, and mistakes follow. What can you do to become a...

Culture of Blame

Construction has long been thought of as an industry of butt-kicking instead of pats on the back. Among today’s workforce, where there is blame, fear follows, relationships weaken, and project performance suffers. To avoid a kick in the pants, people may attempt to...

Don’t Downsize! RIGHTSIZE!

The construction economy is likely going to be somewhat softer in the first half of 2021. What OPPORTUNITIES does this present for you? Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis shares three thought provoking tips for how to rightsize your team instead of blindly...

Do the Right Thing

Integrity begins at the top and trickles down to every employee in the form of personal responsibility. But how do you communicate the importance of integrity to everyone in your organization? Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis emphasizes the importance of...

Incentivizing vs. Motivating

Incentive compensation is always a hot topic among contractors. But most struggle with developing programs that don’t produce unintended or even negative behaviors and consequences. Watch Digging Deeper this week as Dennis talks about the three most important factors...

Culture of Urgency and Accountability

Contractors understand the importance of senses of urgency and accountability, yet they too often fail to incorporate them into the cultures of their organizations. While building a culture of urgency and accountability isn’t easy, it is a must for the long term...