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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Root

Construction Contractors Need Attitude!


construction contractors need attitude


If you’ve ever lived with a toddler or a teenager (or any age in between,) then you know that sometimes these young folks need an attitude adjustment. Whether because they didn’t get something they wanted or because they think they have a power they don’t, they can fall into the “adjustment needed” category.

 

Of course, children aren’t the only ones who can fail to exhibit the proper attitude. Some ways this plays out in adults are gossiping, bullying, abusing privileges, maintaining low engagement, not accepting feedback, blaming others, lacking respect for those in authority, or simply being rude.

 

Adults displaying a preferred attitude will be seen as team players who take responsibility, communicate positively, have integrity, are resilient, respectful, action-oriented, productive, proactive, and demonstrate gratitude.

 

The Top Five Constructive Attitudes for Contractors

Subtle yet potent, the ability to adjust to the proper constructive attitude of the moment sets leaders of quality construction businesses apart. Following are the top five constructive attitudes that strengthen the leadership abilities of steadfast construction contractors.

 

Courageous

There are many ways for a construction contractor to prove his or her courage. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the courage to start or maintain a construction business. Then, a few other ways will come up along the way. They might include:

  • Conceding you or a team member made a mistake.

  • Admitting that you don’t understand something about your business.

  • Confirming that you need help.

  • Acknowledging that you have an invisible disability. 

  • Recognizing that you can and should help others who cannot repay you.  

     

Considerate

Being considerate and kind to others means taking into account their needs, desires, and circumstances. It can mean you must be compassionate, adaptable, flexible, and, of course, responsive.

 

As wild as it may seem, learning how to be kind to others can be bolstered by reflecting on how it felt when someone was unkind to you. For example, I remember when my trainer at a new job created a problem with a customer, became flustered, and then handed the rest of the client transaction over to me while she took a break outdoors. Resolving to never leave colleagues, friends, or clients in the lurch was born in the moment of panic I experienced.

 

If you’ve never made a mistake while driving, then please feel free to rage on about the idiots who share your road. – Yvonne Root

    

Conscientious

How does a construction contractor show that he or she is conscientious? By being authentic, honest, and reliable. It is about integrity, doing the right thing even when it hurts, and behaving well even when no one is looking.   

 

Confident

A sixth-grade teacher instructed her students to take out their laptops and write an essay titled “If I Were a Millionaire.” All the students eagerly began tapping away except one young boy.

 

When the teacher approached him and asked, “Johnny, why aren’t you writing?” He quickly responded, “I’m waiting for my executive assistant.”

 

The above example of confidence is presented tongue in cheek, yet being confident in your abilities and those of your team is an attitude that is delightfully contagious among your team members and satisfyingly noticeable for your clients.

 

Comicality

Maintaining a sense of humor and looking for hilarity, absurdity, and even irony in everyday circumstances is priceless. Seeing the funny side, the cleverness, or the wit of others and noticing the silliness or the goofiness of a situation can soften edges, soothe temperaments, and (magically) shorten difficult moments.

 

What do you call a bear with a bad attitude? The bearer of bad news.

 

 

 

Ambitious Construction Contractors look to The Profit Constructors to provide advocacy in dealing with:

 

  • Clients and customers

  • Employees and subcontractors

  • Vendors and service providers

  • Governmental entities

 

Working with The Profit Constructors gives Construction Contractors the means to organize their operations in ways that help them:

 

  • Remain informed

  • Avoid hassles

  • Reduce risks

  • Be future-ready

 

Ready for action? Or want to know more? Get in touch today to schedule a complimentary discovery call. 866-629-7735

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