Evolving Leadership Focus with Role Growth

All contractors are built on the same foundation starting with the amazing crafts people.

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All contractors are built on the same foundation starting with the amazing crafts people on the jobsite who are directly adding value to the customer.  Using their tools and equipment they are masters at building projects. This mastery is developed through years of practice.  

Leadership Tools: Evolving Leadership Focus with Role Growth.

When a contractor is just starting out and the projects are small; the focus on tasks and tools consumes nearly every minute of the leader’s day.  All other elements of the pyramid are present and necessary but a lot less intentionally proactive time is spent on them.

As the contracting business and size of projects grows it becomes more important to focus on standardizing processes and operating rhythms to keep everyone in sync.  As this starts to consume more leadership time it is critical to have good people in place that are focused relentlessly on task execution.  

As the contracting business and size of projects continues to scale; the leadership at the highest levels must focus nearly all their time on the foundation of the pyramid - people, path and principles.  



“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” - Harrington Emerson

Principles for Success in 8 animated, ultra mini-series, episodes.




If people and leaders with the right capabilities aren’t in place at each level of the pyramid then growth slows with stress on the team and risks increasing.

To learn more: 


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In times of uncertainty, the best strategy is to do everything possible to preserve your capital and ensure credit will be available as needed.