Achieving Goals

I struggle a little bit with the fact that his life is shrouded in such controversy, but having listened to his speech ahead of knowing anything about him, I was able to appreciate Bartmann’s perspectives and found myself motivated to strengthen my own goal setting strategies.

Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act

In June of 2015 the 114th Congress of the United States introduced a bill called Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2015. The intention of this bill was to allow for the use of Design-Build contracts in gov’t construction. Recently the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report on the bill making certain…

How to avoid change orders on roof replacement.

The couple stood their in front of their home with their roof exposed and a pile of old roof tiles on the front lawn…Basically, there is no choice but to accept the change order and move on.

I want to procrastinate more!

There is a seminar on Ted talks from a gentleman named Adam Grant, its called “The surprising habit of original thinkers” Adam is an organizational psychologist who studies individuals who have original ideas. I highly recommend listening to his talk. He discusses a common behavioral thread among people who come up with original thoughts. In…

Are business networking events a waste of time?

Networking is a new concept for me. For most of my life, I have worked for employers where sales were the responsibility of others. The only kind of salesmanship I had to do was to do good work and treat my customers the way they deserved to be treated. This resulted in a good number of repeat…

Process Automation the wave of the future

The New York Times recently published the article “Thriving in the robot workplace“. The article talks about how automation is replacing human workers. The story goes on about how some are intimidated by this automation while others are embracing it. Consideration is given to the notion that some jobs are not possible to automate. These…

A new way to work

I was listening to Audible’s Accelerator business series Today. One of the segments addresses a new concept of business management. The segment was called “Let Employees Be People”. It’s published by the Harvard Business Review. It is an interview with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey. Dr. Kegan and Dr. Lahey are the co-founders of mindsatwork.com…