08
19
20

Noted construction and materials speaker Randy Goruk invited me to his podcast and we talked for about 30 minutes!

https://lnkd.in/gQ_TyGM here is the link….

enjoy

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08
16
20

As we settle in for the long haul fighting the pandemic many have gotten complacent with the new normal. The immediate fight for cash and safety was fought and now the long slog to protect backlog into next year begins.

People are digging in. It is like World War One. Static, a war of attrition and endurance.

WRONG – Now is the time for creativity and innovation. It is time for fast strike, commando action. This requires you to engage your people in ways you have never done so.

Ambiguity is real and it shuts people down. Recognize this and figure out ways to be better at what you do…and there are plenty….

For the sake of your business and the people you lead and employ, get creative.

Said the man who now has a complete video studio in his basement.


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08
09
20

OK, I know the answer is no….

I traveled this past week and it was a fascinating opportunity to view risk tolerance in action.

Some people have a paper thin mask and it is more a chin strap. Others had a multi-layer mask, AND a face shield and gloves. These would be the people sanitizing their airplane seat before they sat down.

Your employees are the same. They do not have the same tolerance that you do. Some may have more, some less, and you need to be in tune with that. We are finding this to be very important these days.

This is a key element of emotional intelligence that has not gotten a lot of ink.

EQ is about more than empathy.

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07
31
20

Just saw they cancelled the NC State Fair in October AND the Raleigh Christmas Parade.

In other words, there is little optimism that this freaking COVID thing will have improved much in the next 5 months.

Beyond depressing, this is a major wake up call.

Wake up and do TWO things if you have not done them already

FIRST, get training scheduled. MANY contractors put all that on hold for the past few months and are now moving forward. This compressed schedule with more demand will put trainer availability at a premium. I don’t care what you commit to – live or virtual – or live with a virtual back up but time is running shorter than you think. Couple this demand with the usual off-season demand and you may be left out.

Second, time for some serious scenario planning. Gather your leadership team for this exercise

COVID-19 Becomes the new normal!

Imagine a future where no vaccine is effective against COVID and the virus presents a new threat to everyday life.

  1. How do we differentiate ourselves as a contractor better suited to successfully build projects in this new age than our competitors?
  2. What changes in your everyday personal life and work life are needed to protect yourself, your family and your employees physically and mentally healthy in these new conditions?

Hope is not a method and people are your best profit strategy. What will you do to move forward.


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07
29
20

Wally has a new certification!

In addition to being a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), he is now a Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP). By now you are wondering what that all means.

It means he is continuing to work on his craft to elevate his skills to deliver superior content and superior delivery to your people. Online may be simple but it isn’t easy. Your people are one browser tab away from anything else – so the content and delivery must be compelling to keep them engaged. Polls, breakout rooms, application sharing, digital whiteboards and post program application for reinforcement are all things you should be looking for.

What is your plan for developing your people in the face of COVID?

Contractors are making decisions now for winter training. Don’t miss the boat.


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07
28
20

Every year various business journals and consulting firms have their Top places to work contests. While the details may vary, a bit, the general thrust is the same.

Do you ever wonder what it takes to be one of the best places to work in the country. Specifically, what does it take to be a top contractor to work for? Stop wondering. I found out.

I have interviewed ten of these firms over the past few weeks and have more on the schedule to talk to. The first two of these conversations are on YouTube now. More to come.

A few hints for you and we will go deep in the coming months.

Great culture is not an accident. It takes work

Family feel.

Clear values with leaders who walk the talk

Mentoring

Bench strength – which is a lot easier when people don’t leave

And the payoff? Is this effort worth it? People stay. They get better and safer at what they do and that flows to the bottom-line.

People are your best profit strategy.


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