Monthly Archives: September 2011
Posted on September 20, 2011 by FMI CorporationAre You a Helicopter Boss? By Kelley Chisholm Have you ever worked for someone who controlled everything you did, day in and day out, telling you what to do, how to do it and when to do it? This boss was checking in constantly, making suggestions and hovering above, even though you did not ask for nor need any help or support. These micromanagers can be referred to as “helicopter bosses,” a term coined from its counterpart phrase “helicopter parents.”
Posted on September 7, 2011 by FMI CorporationLeadership – Up and Down Was Easy, Now the Tough Part …. By Jim Schug During the last upturn of the mid 2000s (remember the glory days?) leader decisions were relatively easy – who to hire, where to grow, which jobs to bid and how much margin to put on them. If you were sitting in the CEO chair of a contracting business, you were deemed “a great leader” if based on nothing else than the company profitability. During the nasty downturn of the past three years, leader decisions were simple yet relatively limited – who and how much to cut back. Our current “muddle through” economy has proven to be the most demanding. It truly has become a test of leadership for contractors.
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