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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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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The Risks Associated with Blowing Off a Succession Plan

Do you have a succession plan for your construction company? If you don’t, you’re leaving your entire business open to a number of risks.
Unfortunately, a number of companies (both in construction and in other industries) don’t have succession plans. There are a number of reasons for this, but none of them are good. Succession plans are vital to ensure that your company continues on should something happen to you or to other key members of your leadership team. If you don’t have a succession plan, learning about the risks that come with ignoring this vital document may make you change your mind.

5 Additional Succession Planning Considerations

Succession planning can be a huge deal for any family-run or owned business, including construction firms. The process is something that should be handled with patience and care. Poor succession planning can ruin a company and have a negative impact on personal matters. However, thoughtful succession planning will allow the company to continue to grow and thrive.

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Four Advertising Keys For Your Construction Company

Let’s be honest: online marketing is probably the best thing that ever happened to business in the last decade. Through online advertising, you can reach out and connect with your ideal customer, both locally and across the world. Online advertising also enables you to save resources, regardless of whether in terms of time, money, or workforce, all with the added benefit of increasing your productivity and sales.

But, how can you ensure that your small business is taking full advantage of all the perks online advertising can bring?

Here are the best ways you can advertise your construction company online.

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[Infographic] 7 Ways to Make the Most of What’s Left: Buying Land

Whether you’re a personal investor or a business looking to turn a profit, purchasing land can be a great investment. Finding profitable lots for sale, however, can be trickier than it sounds. While there may not be a ton of land left, there are lots available if you know what to look for. Here are seven tips to keep in mind when looking to buy land.

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7 Misconceptions About The Construction Industry

Regardless of profession or service, many industries are subject to a range of career misconceptions. Be it the untrustworthy” lawyer, or dollar-driven” doctor, myths can create detrimental perceptions about a potential career path, and the construction industry is no exception. While misinformation about the culture, conditions, and career opportunities in the building industry might give it a bad rep, we are here to put the rumors to rest. 

In this infographic, we’ve busted the 7 most common construction myths. Let’s take a look!

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