Why Leaders Need To Create Clarity

The FranklinCovey group calls it “Clarify Purpose”. Microsoft labels it as “Create Clarity”. In one of the most watched TED Talks of all time, leadership thought leader and speaker, Simon Sinek, stresses that the best leaders Start with Why”. Regardless of the exact wording, the leadership principle rings true across a multitude of platforms – direction. Teams benefit from, thrive on and crave direction from their leaders. 

Your Construction Company Needs Social Media

Does your company need social media? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes for many reasons. We’re not going to be able to cover all of the reasons your company needs social media in this post. However, we can and will go over four of the most important reasons your company needs social media. While this article focuses on construction marketing, the tips will be useful for any industry.

Leaders Who Manage Triggers

Call it a trigger, a pet peeve or that thing that grinds your gears…we all have them. Some unique, some recurring, there are those instances that set off a nearly automatic and charged response which typically ends poorly. Conventional wisdom suggests that difficult thoughts and feelings have no place at work, though. Champ up, stuff it down and put on your cheerful (or at least stoic) face and move on. 

Creating Clear Goals & Incentives

The first step to building an outstanding construction crew is to find and hire skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated employees. Once you hire these skilled workers, however, you have to make certain that you can keep them on your crew. While not everyone will be lured away by a slightly better paycheck, employees today are often enticed by benefits and other workplace bonuses, including a strong workplace culture within which they feel appreciated. If you don’t or can’t offer some of these benefits, you may find that it’s hard to keep your top employees, and even supervisors, expeditors and job managers.

6 Keys To Become A Successful Construction Contractor

When you know a trade extremely well and have made a name for yourself, the next logical step is to take matters into your hands and launch your business. That’s easier said than done. Here are some of the steps savvy contractors take to turn their small business into a success.

Leadership Practice of Reflection

In The Art of Exceptional Living”, speaker and author Jim Rohn emphasizes the value of a key leadership habit: reflection. He states that high achievers routinely reserve time to take stock of what happened. It may be a few minutes at the end of the day or week, a few hours at the end of the month or quarter, and/or a day or two at the end of the year. Whatever the discipline, the impact is the same – clarity. Clarity comes from celebrating the wins, identifying important lessons learned and recalibrating priorities as needed. 

3 Warning Signs Your Small Business Needs Operational Help

In 2021’s overly competitive business environment, innovation is what keeps a company ahead of the competition. But, having an ingenious idea for a product or service isn’t enough if you don’t have the proper infrastructure to support it.
However, at the pace everything is going today, you may need to evaluate and improve your operations more often and adjust your strategy accordingly.
Read on to find out if your business is in need of operational help.

5 Proven Ways To Stop Your Construction Business From Stagnation

Stagnation, or the sustained period of minimal to no growth, is a universal risk in the construction industry. While your business may have thrived in recent years, a sudden plateau in profits is not unheard of. If you notice your growth margins or profits starting to dwindle, underestimating the effects of short-term stagnation could impact your business’s long-term growth and success. Fortunately, there is a myriad of strategies that construction business owners can employ to null the financial and organizational deficits of stagnation. In this article, we will help you prepare and overcome this roadblock to growth by outlining the top 5 strategies to stagnation prevention.

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6 Benefits of a Business Coach for Your Small Business

Have you ever sought out a business coach for your construction company? Today, starting small businesses can be an exciting, but risky endeavor and the guidance and support of a business coach can drastically increase the possibility of success. These expert consultants spend years understanding the financial strategies and dynamic of the construction industry, and many have started or invested in businesses independently. An incredible resource for any business owner, here we will discuss six benefits offered by construction mentors and strategists that can ultimately enhance your business operation.

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