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.

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They align their teams tightly around the vision, goals and strategy.  

Leadership Tools: Tunnel Vision and Strong Leadership equals Failure. Example: The 1978 United Flight 173.

This is absolutely the leadership required to bring a project out of the ground; setup a new department such as prefab; enter a new market; launch a new branch office or found a contracting business.  

As a contractor grows the leadership styles must also adapt along with the entire team dynamics.  The airline industry has learned this through many failures including United Flight 173.  

It would be too easy to blame the captain however similar incidents had occurred in the past.  Root Cause Analysis pointed to deeper cultural and training issues.  There hasn’t be an incident like this since.  

Our mission is to help contractors build stronger businesses for the next generation.  We spend a significant amount of our time helping prepare leadership teams for succession and have learned many lessons along the way.  

Every failed succession we have seen has been a failure of talent not being properly aligned; not a failure of available capital or deal structure.  

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