“Change” is not a naughty word While “change” is not a naughty word, it can be as difficult to deal with as the result of a two-year-old wiping the contents of his diaper on the wall and curtains. It stinks. It wasn’t in the plan. And, it can make you wonder why you got involved in the first place. You and your grown son will have either forgotten the incident or find a reason to laugh about it all those years later. Poop happens. And, so does change. Following are three cate
Strategy Planning in Your Construction Business Strategy for Goals Planning In the first two parts of this series we dealt with Task Priority planning and Goals Priority planning. This time we’ll look at the Strategy infused in Goals Planning. “There are simply no shortcuts in the long run.” Frank Sonnenberg Mr. Sonnenberg has a good way of cutting through the hype. While there are easier ways to get certain tasks done, in the long run it is hard work that leads to the win.
Goal Planning in Your Construction Business Goals and how to prioritize them “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Stephen Covey While there can be a multitude of goals concerning any construction company, I’ve identified 5 which are a good start for prioritizing your construction company goals. And, I’ve listed them in (a sample of) the order of priority. Goal 1 – How will it end? The overall big swooping question you must a
Trying to do it all Superman you’re not. KAPOW! Nor are you Wonder Woman. SNAP! So, as we say in our office, DWI (Deal With It.) We also say LIF (Life Isn’t Fair) but, that’s another story for another time. Now, we’ll concentrate on the fact that if your intention is to scale your business, you must have key employees and advisors in place in order to think strategically and focus on growth. From the back office, to the front office, to the shop, and in the field, having peop
I’ve discovered Construction Contractors and Subcontractors are among the most adept and proficient folks around. They wear such a profusion of hats (skilled tradesman, project manager, marketer, salesman, HR manager, supply-chain manager, customer-service representative, PR manager) it can be mind boggling. Yet there are 10 Personal Tools they need to use no matter which hat they happen to be wearing at any given time. The quality traits (tools) of excellent construction con