The moment a terminally ill patient hears their unfortunate diagnosis, what question overwhelms their thoughts with such strength and emotion that it almost bursts through their lips? Is it "how much money do I have? How much love do I have? How much energy do I have?" This all becomes secondary to the crucial question, "how much TIME do I have?" The answer to which dictates all choices thereon...
Category: Tools of Construction Effectiveness
One Easy Way To Improve Subcontractor Relationships
Care about your subcontractors, and they'll care about you. Life on site will be far simpler and more effective for both of you. Including the subcontractor(s) in the development of your plans will nurture both your relationship and their commitment. Read how and why...
Effective Goals – Fewer Done Better
The fewer goals you set, the faster you will progress towards their completion, and with higher quality. What if we had one single goal?
Stop Answering Your Phone And Reject Ineffective Work
A phone call's ring is no different to a human walking up to your desk and barking, "immediately stop what you're doing and listen to me." What are the odds that by addressing this interruption (the ringing phone), we learn of something of greater importance than what we were already doing? Am I saying you shouldn't answer your phone? Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. Here's why...
How To Make Sure You Never Forget – An Underrated, Fundamental Tool
Those who trust their minds with reminders are either unwise or uneducated. Have you ever arrived at work, seen a colleague with whom you had said you would spend time after work, and only then remembered your needed to bring a spare change of clothes? Or can you think of a similar story that is … Continue reading How To Make Sure You Never Forget – An Underrated, Fundamental Tool
How To Effectively Manage Demands on The Construction Site
The Chaos of Uncontrolled Demands I recall a scene in the movie The Firm. Tom Cruise plays a lawyer, Mitch McDeere, and in this scene, Mitch is trying desperately to focus on the task before him but is suffering frequent interruptions from well-intentioned individuals bringing him more and more advice and study material for his … Continue reading How To Effectively Manage Demands on The Construction Site
The Clear Head – A Vital Tool of an Effective Construction Project Manager
The most effective construction project manager can obtain and maintain a clear head. If your head is clear, then your mind's full capacity is available for any given problem or undertaking. Often, we attempt to work with only a portion of our mind with the rest distracted by lesser issues. The effective among us will … Continue reading The Clear Head – A Vital Tool of an Effective Construction Project Manager