O Captain My Captain

O Captain My Captain

O Captain My Captain Cruise Ship The Captain/Master of a large ocean liner does not steer the ship; that’s the Helmsman. He doesn’t navigate; that’s the First Officer. He doesn’t manage the deck staff; that’s the Bosun, or Boatswain. He doesn’t maintain the engines;...
The Impact of Beliefs

The Impact of Beliefs

The Impact of Beliefs   Perhaps no other single factor has a greater impact on the management of construction concerns than the unexamined beliefs held by senior management. What we believe to be true, (whether it is or not), affects every choice we make. And our most...
Peer Pressure – Leadership: Side by Side

Peer Pressure – Leadership: Side by Side

Peer Pressure Leadership: Side by Side   It is a cliché in parenting that “peer pressure” has more impact on a child’s conduct than all the teachers, parents, and authority figures combined. Let’s face it. Your buddies could convince you to try things. Your principal...
Construction May Be Our Long-Term Salvation

Construction May Be Our Long-Term Salvation

Construction May Be  Our Long-Term Salvation Any hope that the coronavirus pandemic would quickly diminish, and the world’s economy would soon be getting back to business as usual, has evaporated. While the pandemic seemed to have been controlled in some states that...
Beyond Covid Part 3

Beyond Covid Part 3

Beyond COVID Part 3   Construction Company Self-Analysis   After taking steps to mitigate the negative effects of the current pandemic-induced construction market contraction, this “Beyond COVID” blog series attempts to look beyond this market cycle and imagine what...
Beyond Covid Part 4

Beyond Covid Part 4

Beyond COVID Part 4 Executing Change   If you have filled out your “Self-Analysis” and scored your company against the most successful companies, you are probably considering making some changes. Change is Difficult Simplar’s research into over 350 different...