A distressed contractor called us with a sticky situation: he and his business partner were deadlocked over an issue, and every time he went to him with a pathway beyond deadlock, the partner replied, “NO!” Why are there so many people in organizations who reflexively default to “NO?” More importantly, what are your alternatives if you’re constantly running headlong into that brick wall?

Please tune in this week as Wayne analyzes why “NO” is the go-to answer in so many construction companies, defines “entropy” in a business sense, details why “NO” is so costly over time, and offers five alternatives for getting beyond “NO.” What works for you when you’re deadlocked? How do you push forward and turn “NO” into at least “MAYBE?” Please share with us in the comments.

We are already booking seats for the next Contractor Business Boot Camp scheduled for Feb. 9-10, 2023 in Raleigh. Space is limited; go ahead and enroll your high potential people for this one-of-a-kind education experience. Contact Charlotte at ckopp@familybusinessinstitute.com for more information.