You Make Your Own Luck with Tara Rohe
Dear Construction Nation, I’ve always heard that when preparation meets opportunity that is where you find the greatest luck! Well, my guest on Lead with Trust today, Taha Rohe, creates luck for her projects, and has for herself on her journey from being an Office Clerk to becoming a Project Administrator (Manager) for her company, […]
The Trusted Leadership Course is Open!
Dear Construction Nation, Do you love to learn? I find learning to be exciting, creative, and pushes me to new levels… and new results! I suppose we all like to do what we love. I take many courses, listen to numerous podcasts, and read studies, magazines, books, and papers. I am always seeking to learn […]
Stop Letting Power Imbalances Undermine Your Team
Hey Construction Nation! Do you have power imbalances on your projects? Within your business? Well today we are going to take a look at this phenomenon. Here is an example: The owner hired a designer to develop bridging documents (BDD). Now the designer of record (DOR) is designing the facility and the DOR feels that […]
The Two Secrets for Creating GREAT Deals!
Howdy Construction Nation! Did you ever wonder how master negotiators are able to negotiate deals when everyone else thought it was impossible? They can bring together warring factions to create never-done-before ideas that transform the people and businesses involved. This was the case when the business manager of a plumbers’ local union went out on […]
Work Your Assets Off
Dear Construction Nation, I sometimes feel like I am on a hamster wheel. It is hard to stop. It seems endless. It can be tiring, and overwhelming. I think many people feel that way these days. This is probably the main reason so many people are rethinking their work lives right now. According to a […]
SOS! We Need Trust Now!
Dear Construction Nation, You likely know that I have been studying TRUST for the past 35+ years. One of my dearest friends, Marilynn Mobley, was the SVP for a company called Edelman, until she passed away. But Marilynn introduced me to the Edelman Trust Barometer. Each year Edelman does extensive research on the level of trust […]
Three Steps to Drive Out Fear and Create Trusted Leadership
Dear Construction Nation, I just kicked-off partnering on a project where the team gave me their list of “risks.” Then, I got an email from the construction executive asking me NOT to use this list. They were afraid to share with the owner’s team their frustration and fear. This is not an unusual situation. Of […]
How To Deal With Increasing Materials Prices: Alex Barthet, The Barthet Firm and the Lien Zone Podcast
Dear Construction Nation, I met Alex Barthet a few years back, when he was on my first podcast, Construction Dream Team, and I was on his, The Lien Zone. Alex is a construction attorney in South Florida and I was very excited when I saw that Alex was gathering a group of industry folks to offer advice on how […]
Does Excellence Cost More?
Dear Construction Nation, Have you ever been baffled by what makes one project team unmistakably high performing, and another team, with a similar caliber of members, fall short of success? This has been a question I’ve studied for over 35 years. I wanted to know; how can we ensure our projects succeed? The good news […]
The Anatomy of a Dispute
Dear Construction Nation, I once did partnering for a water district project. This was a $50 million project, and it was six months behind schedule and 30% complete when I was called. The contractor and owner had their trailers side by side on the site, but the team did not talk to each other. They […]