business planning

Surviving an Economic Storm

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 [...]

Surviving an Economic Storm2020-04-20T16:12:49+00:00

Dealing with Fear and Uncertainty in Turbulent Times

How do we, as a business community, respond to the current state of affairs concerning the pandemic COVID-19 health threat, while protecting our businesses from the potential fallout?  It is a question that is very relevant and all-consuming for business owners across our nation and the world.  With so much invested and so much [...]

Dealing with Fear and Uncertainty in Turbulent Times2020-03-25T10:35:40+00:00

Inspiration: The First Stop on the Road to Success

Of the many responsibilities we are called to every day in the construction business, one stands out as underserved and neglected – inspiration.  At its core, leadership is inspiration.  It’s taking people somewhere on purpose; moving them to act of their own volition, to follow, support and devote themselves to the mission at [...]

Inspiration: The First Stop on the Road to Success2019-10-14T13:30:23+00:00

Becoming a Learning Organization; Becoming ‘Great’ vs ‘Good’

Author Jim Collins has elegantly noted that in business, “Good is the enemy of Great”[1].  In his fascinating study of “Great”[2] companies compared to “Good” companies, those defined as “Good” found it too easy to settle for mediocrity and failed to produce consistent profit.  “Great” companies however, stood out from good by virtue [...]

Becoming a Learning Organization; Becoming ‘Great’ vs ‘Good’2019-10-07T14:10:08+00:00

The Strategic Builder; What is Your Plan?

The building industry is loaded with opportunity unlike any we’ve seen since pre-2008. That translates into a terrific season to grow your building business and capture blazing profits. Taking away two nearly insurmountable obstacles of the past; lack of customers in the marketplace and lack of available financing, builders are left with an open door [...]

The Strategic Builder; What is Your Plan?2018-11-06T13:47:20+00:00

Success Must Be Defined Before It’s Achieved

Over the years I’ve witnessed many business owners struggling with frustration, stress and self-doubt, all of which takes a very real toll on them both personally and professionally. I know what it’s like because I was one of those business owners for many years. The physical, emotional and financial fallout can be exponential when left [...]

Success Must Be Defined Before It’s Achieved2018-11-06T13:47:26+00:00