Empower, Rather Than Delegate
By Julia Felton, leadchange
Great leaders recognize that business success is a team sport and they cannot do it all for themselves. That is why the old paradigm of command and control structures will no longer be a successful leadership model.
There is an unprecedented need to effectively delegate to get everything done;...
One Firm’s Accelerated Construction Ethos Is Getting Young Engineers Up to Speed
By Cheryl Goldberg, Redshift
When the project manager for GRAEF, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm based in Milwaukee, WI, made a fateful visit to one of the company’s construction sites, he inspected the completed concrete foundation for the building, then asked when he could come back to observe the...
Anatomy of a Resume: How to Make Each Section Shine
By Nicole Lucas, Hunter International, Inc.
You’ve heard it time and time again: your resume is your most valuable asset in your job-search tool belt. That’s why it is important to put a lot of effort into creating a resume that shows off your skills and experiences to hiring managers. According to a recent survey by...
Creating High-performing and Faster-moving Teams
Blog by Janet Sernack, Innovation Excellence
It seems that every meeting I went to recently, and almost every person I spoke to, mentioned the new book, from the authors of How Google Works – The Trillion Dollar Coach. I dutifully ordered it and once I had the chance, diligently read it. It is described as...
Local Students Use Career Tech to Build Future With Career Tech Courses
By Bri'on Whiteside, Toledo Blade
Whitmer High School graduate Clarissa Shepherd thought about attending college but decided to take a detour by going into the construction industry instead.
Miss Shepherd, 18, pursued a carpenter apprenticeship at Lathrop Construction. She said she is no stranger to the work, as her...
Apprenticeship Career Fair Scheduled for Oct. 29
Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council
The Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council, along with the tradeswomen committee, has scheduled an apprenticeship fair for late October.
On Oct. 29, a free apprenticeship career fair that is open to the public will take place at the Pipefitters Local 120 Hall, located at...
WORK NOW2: Refining Construction Talent for a Robust Workforce
By Montrie Rucker Adams, APR
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC) conference room was abuzz with chatter as supporters awaited the arrival of eleven men who completed the League’s WORK NOW2 program, in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) and the Construction Employers Association (CEA)....
How to Spark a Craft Workforce Revolution
By Rachel Burris, Construction Business Owner
There are several steps that the industry can take to transform the U.S. workforce, and the first of these is to establish and strengthen career awareness and education opportunities. The construction industry rallying behind a public-awareness campaign has the potential to change parents...
How to Create the Future Leaders of Your Company
By George Hedley, Construction Business Owner
When I ask my clients if anyone in their company could potentially move up from foreman or superintendent to estimator or project manager, the typical answer is an emphatic, “No!”
I usually receive the same answer when I ask if they have a jobsite worker with the...
7 Invoice Mistakes That Waste Time and Money
Submitted by Construction Dive's writer, Kim Slowey.
Submitting an invoice for completed work and then getting paid is about as straightforward as the construction business gets. Or at least it should be. Getting paid on time is the lifeblood for contractors, but many consistently make the same mistakes over and over when handling...