A Day in The Life of A “Best-In-Class” Contractor

A Day in The Life of A “Best-In-Class” Contractor

A Day in The Life of A “Best-In-Class” Contractor Thomas C Schleifer, Ph.D. The Best-In-Class Contractor We call contractors who fit the management profile that the Construction Company Self-Analysis Program outlines, question by question –...
SURPRISE We’ve Run Out of Money

SURPRISE We’ve Run Out of Money

SURPRISE We’ve Run Out of Money! What surprised me most over the many years my consultancy finished hundreds of jobs for sureties after contractors had failed mid-project was how many contractors were surprised when they ran out of money. Most of them believed...
Planning IS Managing

Planning IS Managing

Planning IS Managing Managing a construction company is like steering a 1000-foot container ship. It takes a long time for adjustments at the helm to alter the direction of the bow. There is a lag between deciding to change course and the ship changing direction. It...
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,...