Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need
By Loran Nordgren, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg Insight.
When it comes to success in leadership, there has never been just one playbook, but those who demonstrate high levels of “interpersonal warmth” have a better chance at long-term success."
Contractor Charged with Bribing City Official to get leg up on Demolition Work
By Eric Heisig, cleveland.com
Eric Witherspoon, the head of Arick’s Environmental Services and Arick’s Services, is charged with two counts of bribery and seven counts of honest services wire fraud."
Not Enough Women at the Table
Blog by Elizabeth McIntyre, Crain's Cleveland Business.
Wouldn't it be great if a decade from now we look back on 2018 as the year Northeast Ohio got serious about finding solutions to what is holding back our region economically?
I posed that question several months ago in a column, after I applauded businessman and...
2018 Cogence Drive Award Winners
From the webpage of Cogence Alliance.
Cogence created the Drive Awards to honor the best in project collaboration. The awards highlight the critical role and immense value that collaboration and innovation bring to building projects." Cogence Alliance brings together owners, architects, engineers, construction...
Beige Book Comments Relevant to US Construction and in OH, Western PA, Eastern KY and Part of WV
The “Beige Book” is a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve Districts, which are referenced by the name of their headquarters cities. The latest Beige Book , issued Dec. 5, is based on information collected from mid-October through late November and included these comments...
Jim Brown Scholarship Update
Approximately one year ago, the construction industry lost one of of its own pioneers. James (Jim) Brown, former CEA Safety Director for 35 years and Ruhlin employee for 25 years.
CEA established a scholarship fund in his honor with the Cleveland Foundation. To date 40 individuals and organizations have made contributions. During...
4 Key Steps to Preparing for a Business Presentation
Written by Timothy Calkins, Kellogg Insight
Don’t let a lack of prep work sabotage your great ideas. Being able to effectively present ideas to others is a crucial skill in many careers. Here are four recommendations that can help you prepare and present with confidence."
Tech Strategy Requires a New Type of Construction Worker
By Construction Dive's, Kathleen Brown
Introducing technology at a construction company isn’t as simple as supplying iPads and downloading “freemium” project management apps — it involves a plethora of hardware, software, people and processes and requires someone at the helm who understands how all of...
These are the Top 5 Technologies Starting to Make Construction Safer
Katie Dwyer is an associate editor at Risk & Insurance®
“People are fearful of losing their jobs to automation. They feel that if a robot or computer can do part of the job, they become more dispensable. Here are the five technologies that could lead to critical improvements in worker safety as they gain acceptance on the...
Where are we and What's Next for Construction Since Trump was Elected?
As reported by Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive
As the president nears the halfway mark of his term, we take a look at some of the policies impacting the industry the most, as well as risks that could add to current business and labor challenges."