3 Essential Factors to Finding the Right Employees

Employee selection, recruitment, and retention are essential aspects of running a business that the owner and managers are responsible for. Maintaining a quality staff is one of the vital parts of running a successful business, and there are some critical and proven ideas to keep in mind when it comes to this.

Leaders Who Show Extreme Ownership

In his book, “Extreme Ownership”, leadership consultant and retired Navy SEAL officer, Jocko Willink shares the essence of the work in one overarching statement: “The book derives its title from the underlying principle — the mind-set — that provides the foundation for all the rest: Extreme Ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” Embracing this principle can be simultaneously empowering and daunting. Should a leader take full ownership for a mistake even when the team member is clearly and fully at fault? It depends on what your goal is. 

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Increase Prospect Engagement

Prospect engagement is fast becoming a buzzword among the builder world – and for a good reason! We live in the most socially connected time our world has ever seen. When it comes to the growth of businesses, social connection results in prospect engagement and satisfaction being vitally important. When prospects can easily rat out terrible service on Yelp, share how amazing your work is on Facebook, or shout out your business hashtag on twitter, prospects become the driving force for your business. Here are our top four reasons why you should be focused on prospect engagement in 2021.

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7 Keys To Execute A Successful Succession Plan

Succession Planning or beginning the transfer of a company from one generation to another is one of the most significant decisions you can make as a business owner. An unorganized transition, unclear roles/responsibilities, and not understanding financial drivers can turn a thriving company into a nightmare. Over 25 years ago, I went through one of these transitions personally, without planning, much training, or expectations of what would happen without my father’s experience and gut instincts.  Here are seven things I wish I had known when starting the succession planning process.

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How Automating Your Documents Can Make You a Better Builder

The amount of paperwork needed in the construction industry is unbelievable. The hours it takes to enter each detail by hand is even worse. Thankfully, there is a way to not only streamline the documentation process but improve your entire workflow. Here are the top four reasons why automating your documentation process can make your business better.

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Conflict and Leading Teams

High-Performing teams are increasingly becoming a competitive advantage because while competitors may copy your process or product, they cannot copy your people. 

In his popular business fable, “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, author and management consultant Patrick Lencioni describes five common obstacles (dysfunctions) that prevent teams from executing at their best. While these issues do not disappear easily, the most cohesive and effective teams intentionally practice and improve these five areas:

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How Leaders Multiply Results

Have you ever been part of a high-performing team where there was a multiplier effect stemming from the leader – someone who successfully brought out the best in you and others? Doing this as a collective is called synergy and great leaders seek synergy to help their teams perform to their potential. But what is it exactly and how do you achieve it?