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, […]
From the Field to CEO with Kaitlin Frank
Dear Construction Nation, What led you to your construction career? Did you grow up with your family working in construction? Did you just like building things? We all have our path that brought us to this phenomenal industry. The same is true for Kaitlin Frank. Kaitlin is our next guest in the Bringing Women into Construction […]
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 […]
Want to Know the Secret to Creating Great Project Teams?
Dear Construction Nation, Great project teams are developed by great leaders and that is exactly what Jeff Sims brings to each project and program he works on. Please join me today in learning about the secrets to creating great project teams with Jeff Sims. I first met Jeff when he was leading a large scientific […]
The Project Risk Gap with Geoff Neumayr
Dear Construction Nation, How many projects have you been on where there is an ongoing conflict over who is responsible for the financial issues on your project? We try to create contracts and delivery methods for taking the “hot potato” of risk and passing it on to someone else – the designer, general contractor, subcontractors, […]
Take a Collective Approach and Soar!
Dear Construction Nation, Gerry (not his real name) was a very tall, smart, ambitious leader of his construction company. He worked long hours and was always trying to grow his business. One day he sat down at my desk and said, “You know, I have this vision for the business and for my people, but […]
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 […]
The Four Seasons of Partnering – Part 2
Hey Construction Nation, Have you noticed that no matter what season you are in, there are specific opportunities and lessons to be learned? Sometimes the lessons come disguised as problems and challenges to overcome. Sometimes they come as ways to soar. But they always come. And they come in cycles, like seasons. Last week we […]
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 […]