Strategic Planning – 1st in Science Construction Business Management Series

Strategic Planning – 1st in Science Construction Business Management Series

Strategic Planning-1st in Science of Construction Business Management Series “Ugg” – That’s the sound I hear in my seminars every time I bring up “Strategic Planning”. Some construction executives in the room head for the rest room,...
Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside

Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside

Stable Markets: Where All Profits Reside Two weeks ago, I ended the message by expounding Schleifer’s First Law: Contractors Thrive During Stable Markets Today, I begin with Schleifer’s Second Law of Market Dynamics: There is No Such Thing as a Stable...
INTRODUCING: The Secrets to Construction Business Success

INTRODUCING: The Secrets to Construction Business Success

INTRODUCING: The Secrets to Construction Business Success (Thomas C. Schleifer, PhD., Mounir El Asmar, PhD., Routledge, 12/21) “The construction industry has changed dramatically over the years and continues to become more sophisticated, employing new...
The Care and Feeding of the Workforce – A Culture Case Study

The Care and Feeding of the Workforce – A Culture Case Study

My interest in corporate cultures began with a productivity research project that brought to light the impact of the attitude of workers putting in the footings for a new project.  We were trying to determine if the workers’ understanding of what they were...
Corporate Culture – Leadership

Corporate Culture – Leadership

Research shows that the single biggest factor in an organization’s success or failure is its culture. Every corporation has a culture, whether we recognize it or not. Cultures do not simply evolve out of the ether and descend on a company. The mood, the morale,...