Ours is a noble industry, essential and central to a thriving economy in our country. The responsibility to live up to and defend that premise is up to you and whether or not you believe in “nobility” as a defining characteristic of the title “Builder”. If you do, the way you plan and execute [...]
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Short-term thinking gets us to tomorrow. A well-executed strategy illuminates the future and builds the bridge to get there. Without a well-executed strategy, the future most of us want will always seem one step ahead and out of reach. But despite all of the complex stuff keeping you up at night and thwarting your [...]
“Excellence is a game with endless innings. At best we partially succeed – and that makes all the difference.” Pascal Dennis Connections impact everything! Everything we have and are today, is connected to what we thought and did yesterday in some tangible way. This is not so much about social connections that dominate much [...]
With few exceptions, business owners in our industry aren’t known for disciplined strategic planning when it comes to profit. Instead, we’re known for being busy. That’s not a critique; just a fact. But profit is much more than just a good idea or an afterthought. Now, busy in the sense of having a lot of projects [...]
Opportunities in Disguise: Change is a conundrum. We want it but we don’t. The daily grind confronts us with our own self-limiting shortcomings which are opportunities in disguise, all too often escaping our grasp in exchange for a default to comfort. We focus a lot of time and effort on “getting better”, while somehow managing [...]
Every business owner dreams of having a company that runs without them; to sit back and enjoy the fruit of their labor without the pressure and stress of the daily grind. In the crazy world of the construction industry especially, the emotional wear and tear can be unbearable. So why don’t we do that? Is [...]
People are everything! But, as author Jim Collins has said, "People are not our most important asset, the right ones are." With the right ones, we have potential. With the wrong ones, we have problems! The capacity to build ultra-successful organizations lands squarely on finding and keeping the right people. But getting there is [...]
Demand! The one thing we all want and need is to be in demand – to be needed, wanted and possess the assurance that our business is relevant in the marketplace. But the ever-changing world of the construction business has a way of creating its share of ongoing uncertainty and apprehension, especially as witnessed [...]
Health! It is the one thing we all strive for, both personally and corporately; to be well – to live well and do well. Health is best defined by a person’s or organization’s ability to produce optimal results. We know instinctively when health is threatened or compromised because in spite of our best efforts, our [...]
It goes without saying; these are unique and unprecedented times like none of us has lived through before. The economic crisis of 2008-09 did massive damage for a large segment of the population, but the COVID-19 crisis exempts no one. We are all in it and all being impacted in some way. It has [...]