Monthly Archives: April 2011
Posted on April 18, 2011 by FMI CorporationEstablishing an ethics culture is a “value-add” to your core business By Andrew Patron A couple of months ago, I asked a large room full of construction industry owners if they considered their companies (and themselves) to be ethical. All of the hands quickly went up. I then asked if they ever worked with (or for) a company that they considered unethical. Their response was very interesting. There was a pause, a short, awkward silence with many people looking around the room. Then, a few hands at a time started to pop up and, in the end, all of these same owners indicated that they had worked with unethical companies. I soon discovered that my second question created discomfort because this particular group of companies (contractors, suppliers and vendors) often overlapped each other in a common industry sector. To my surprise, the unethical companies that these leaders were forced to consider were in the room with them! All of the people who considered themselves ethical, just two minutes earlier, were now considered unethical by their peers.
Posted on April 4, 2011 by FMI CorporationAccelerating Results by Ashley Sisk In the past few years, our world has been turned upside down. In these times of uncertainty, some of us may find ourselves looking for purpose and meaning in our lives. As professionals, we are looking for strong leadership. More importantly, we are looking for strong leadership that can deliver accelerating results as we recover from the recession. With that in mind, what are the leadership strategies that are now required to maximize performance and develop a culture of success?