The Strategic Builder; Destination Profit

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 [...]

The Strategic Builder; Destination Profit2022-11-21T15:08:56-05:00

The Strategic Builder; Taking Back Control

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 [...]

The Strategic Builder; Taking Back Control2022-02-16T12:40:20-05:00

Change is a Conundrum

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 [...]

Change is a Conundrum2021-09-03T12:01:38-04:00

Staying Healthy; Personal and Corporate Mandates for Success

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 [...]

Staying Healthy; Personal and Corporate Mandates for Success2020-04-29T13:12:59-04:00

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 Storm2020-04-20T16:12:49-04:00

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 Success2019-10-14T13:30:23-04:00

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’2019-10-07T14:10:08-04:00

The Road to Lasting Improvement

To improve is to overcome something that impedes our way forward; an obstacle or hurdle that blocks us from becoming better people and leaders.  But improvement is an inside game.  Getting better at anything requires a personal confrontation.  Learning how to get out of our own way is what defines our lifelong journey to [...]

The Road to Lasting Improvement2019-04-01T09:51:43-04:00

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?2018-11-06T13:47:20-05:00

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 Achieved2018-11-06T13:47:26-05:00
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