Prioritize and Execute

You are simultaneously building a construction project, a construction company and a career in construction along with a personal life.

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Leadership Tools: Prioritize and Execute. Books: The Martian by Andy Weir, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling.

There will always be more problems to solve and potential opportunities to explore than you have the resources for.  How do you deal with this individually and as a team?  

  • Working hard is a big part of the solution.  Waking up early and staying a little late never killed anyone.  
  • Working efficiently is also critical.  Work with urgency and accuracy without over-processing.

These however are just prerequisites.  The real issue is how you prioritize and sequence what you are working on.  If you are leading a team it is how effectively you align the team around prioritization and execution.  This gets exponentially harder as your company grows.  




Incentive Compensation for Contractors - Culture
Any incentive program should improve the operating execution, profit, and cash flow of the company. Aligning organizational objectives with the tangible value add to the craft worker in the field and operations staff workers yields the best results.
Growth and Opportunity
Contractors that are growing profitably, have great reputations with their customers, and have a good culture are able to attract and retain the best talent even with the talent shortages the construction industry will face in the next 10+ years.
Fail 9 Times to Succeed
Fail nine times in order to succeed. The ability to accept failure as part of the learning process is just one of the great insights from: The Five Elements of Effective Thinking