Being a Leader - SODOTO

Construction is an industry centered around crafts people and tools they use to bring projects to life. There are some basic tools such as hammer, tape measure, screwdrivers and wrenches.

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Beyond that there are many more that have specialized purposes for each situation. Crafts people take great pride in acquiring, mastering and caring for an ever growing set of tools for their toolbox.

Leadership Tools: SODOTO. SO see one. DO do one. TO teach one.

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others."

Jack Welch; Retired CEO of General Electric

The apprenticeship model of training has worked for thousands of years in the crafts with someone constantly moving between the roles of student and teacher on their “Journey” to Mastery.  

For the leaders of construction companies we must not forget these valuable lessons from the field.  

  • We must work every day to learn new “tools” for training and development - these are the tools of leaders.  
  • We must always engineer SODOTO cycles into the daily work throughout the company to help everyone accelerate their development.  
  • We must design the “Deliberate Practice” that we get at the craft level into our daily work as outlined in books such as Peak by Anders Ericsson.

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Strong Leadership and a Clear Vision
The strongest leaders at all levels in construction have a clear vision of where they are headed and are relentlessly focused on achieving their goals. They align their teams tightly around the vision, goals and strategy.
Cash Flow Tip 11 - Managing Change Orders
A well managed change order process will have a hugely positive impact on customer satisfaction, profitability, and cash flow. Poorly managed, this will negatively impact all three and will sometimes impact cash for years.
Cash Flow Tip 6 - Build Relationships
Build Relationships at All Levels. There isn’t a “Computer” that is negotiating your contract with you, approving your Schedule-of-Values, approving your billing or ensuring timely payment for you. It is the people.