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How to Shift from Asking for Trust to Being Trustworthy

How to Shift from Asking for Trust to Being Trustworthy Twice in the last couple of weeks, senior leaders have asked me for examples of trust-building exercises, or instructions for running trust facilitations, as a way to create trust among a group of people who...

Leadership Kryptonite and How to Avoid It

Leadership Kryptonite and How to Avoid It When you first became a leader, did you realize that your success, failure and progress would be based on the same fictional substance that plagued Superman? Imagine for a moment that, when close to you, this green substance...

Where Contractors are Most Likely to Exceed the Budget

Where Contractors are Most Likely to Exceed the Budget Budget structures vary by the type of construction a contractor performs. For example, subcontractors typically have a significant amount of their costs allocated to direct labor and materials while general...

August Homework for College Leaders

August Homework for College Leaders season anymore. Higher education institutions now regularly face financial difficulties, student and faculty demands,industry disruption, and other challenges that can attract negative public attention. The spotlight on colleges and...

Sustainability Strides Taken at Hanson UK

Sustainability Strides Taken at Hanson UK Reductions in waste to landfill and mains water use are ahead of Hanson UK’s 2020 sustainability targets. Environmental training has been developed and widened. Other highlights of the company’s sustainability report include...

LLessons and Insights From a Top-Fught Construction Firm

LLessons and Insights From a Top-Fught Construction Firm That's because the commercial contractor, ranked No. 10 on ENR’s Top 400 list, remains consistently focused on creating new ways to work more efficiently and deliver value to customers and projects. “Everyone is...

Improving Estimating and Document Management

Improving Estimating and Document Management Estimating a job is difficult and gets even harder when there are multiple factors and vendors involved. Making the process easier can improve both the time to contract and the accuracy of the estimate. Simplifying the...

Making Your Strategy More Agile? Consider These Risks

Making Your Strategy More Agile? Consider These Risks It is frequently argued that strategy’s holy grail—the pursuit of sustained competitive advantage—is futile in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Instead, so the argument goes,...

Nervousness is Iust another Word for Fear: Deal With It!

Nervousness is Iust another Word for Fear: Deal With It! That is Tiger Woods, winner of 81 PGA tournaments including 15 majors, talking to Golf Digest about how he feels when he is in competition. To be honest, when I first read this quote, I asked myself, “Really?...