Creating a High-Performance Culture That Attracts and Keeps Great People

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 [...]

Creating a High-Performance Culture That Attracts and Keeps Great People2021-07-09T16:29:24+00:00

Creating a Culture of High Expectations – It’s What Sets You Apart!

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 [...]

Creating a Culture of High Expectations – It’s What Sets You Apart!2021-07-02T17:49:25+00:00

Catalytic Marketing Models; Creating Demand in a Distressed Market

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 [...]

Catalytic Marketing Models; Creating Demand in a Distressed Market2020-06-07T14:44:07+00:00

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+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

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

How Can I Find (and Keep) Enough Good Employees?

“Help! I can’t find enough good people.” That’s a common phrase among builders, remodelers and trades people around our country these days. It seems our labor force has taken some serious hits since the recession, and left us begging, borrowing and stealing to come up with enough good people to get the work done. This [...]

How Can I Find (and Keep) Enough Good Employees?2018-11-06T13:47:25+00:00
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