Leading Change Quote - Arthur Schopenhauer

The construction industry is changing faster than ever and as a leader you must embrace the leading of that change.

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If you see something that no one else sees you are either genius or crazy of some combination of the two.  If what you see is so big that you can’t ignore it be prepared for a long journey through the process of change.  

Quote: Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. Arthur Schopenhauer.

The two quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer summarize it best.  The biggest takeaways from these are:

  • If you are not absolutely committed to your vision for change then don’t even bother starting because your journey will be measured in years; possibly decades.
  • Constant communication is a major key to success.  
  • Winning over a small band of truly talented people who can demonstrate early successes will move the process forward much faster.  In the Diffusion of Innovations Model these would be considered the Innovators and Early Adopters.  Focus your efforts here and demonstrate wins.  
  • If everyone on your team is 100% aligned around the changes you see then either you have a team of unicorns or you aren’t looking far enough ahead.  
  • Don’t expect any credit for the changes - remember that right after the ideas are violently opposed then everyone will come to the conclusion that the ideas were theirs the whole time.



Lean Principle - Talent First
With all the new technologies readily available in the construction industry why are more contractors and project owners seeing dramatic increases in inefficiencies?
Technology Integration - Streamlining Workflows
Construction technology can no longer be treated like a “Project” with a beginning, middle and end to the implementation. There are now hundreds of specialized technology tools that can be implemented by contractors and each add individual value.
Incentive Compensation for Contractors - Behaviors
This is the fun part where you see actual behavioral change across your team and with your customers. The benefits accumulate slowly but build exponentially as objectives are achieved.