Book Club: Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore

Inside the Tornado is NOT a construction book. But if you want to understand why consumers act the way they do, or how a company can navigate through these changes, it's a great read. Construction companies experience out very own Tornado throughout the project lifecycle. Apply the principles and you'll be in great shape!

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5 Tips for Construction Contract Reviews

If you're looking at a new contract and you're eyes start going cross-eyed, just find these 5 provisions and start there. Construction contracts always have these terms in them and understanding how they work and how you can tip the scales in your favor could save your rear-end down the road. And remember: EVERYTHING is negotiable. Everything.

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Book Club: Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

A powerful book that will, no-doubt, change the way you run your business or career. The best part is, everything he covers can be put into practice almost immediately. In an industry like construction, we deal with what he calls truly complex issues. Read the article to see just exactly what that means. And while you're at it, pick up a copy for yourself!

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5 Steps to Tapping That Internal Talent

There's a labor shortage in construction. To me, that means we're struggling as an industry to develop new construction craft. And while part of the solution is providing training directly on job site operations, we also need to put a plan in place to develop leaders internally. More job site leaders means being able to train those new craft guys faster and better. This post covers 5 steps that will kickstart in internal talent development program.

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