Leadership and Self-Awareness

Daniel Goleman, an authority on emotional intelligence in the workplace, notes that “no matter what leaders set out to do—whether it’s creating a strategy or mobilizing teams to action—their success depends on how they do it. Even if they get everything else just right, if leaders fail in this primal task of driving emotions in the right direction, nothing they do will work as well as it could or should.”

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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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?

Defining Your Perfect Client and Increase Your Amount of Construction Projects

Does it feel like your construction company isn’t growing at the pace you think it should be? Would you like to have more construction projects in the pipeline? If you haven’t been able to win as many contracts as you’d like or have as many clients coming to you as you want, the issue may not be a lack of available work.

 

Generate More Leads For Your Construction Business

As a construction company, you’re always lining up new projects to work on once your current ones are finished. That’s why generating new leads is important. Some construction company leaders undervalue the need to have a constant flow of leads coming in, but if you don’t have jobs lined up, you risk your crew being out of work. You also allow your competition to pick up these clients, which can reduce your share of the market. Fortunately, if you follow these five tips, you can generate more leads for your residential construction business and always have new projects in the pipeline.