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 read that the modern CEO must be empathetic. Being brutally honest, most of us in leadership positions today didn’t dream 20 years ago that would be part of our job descriptions!

Given that most contractors are rugged individualists and that empathy might not come naturally, what do we do? The good news is that, just like working on your golf swing or tennis strokes, you can work on yourself and improve the way you relate to your employees and trade partners. Please let us know in the comments section what techniques are working for you in terms of growing your empathy and connectedness with those around you.

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