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Posted on October 10, 2016 by FMI CorporationIn today’s team-based, fast-paced work environments, the ability to communicate effectively over several channels and provide ongoing feedback is key to success. Feedback makes you aware of how you are doing and what you can do to develop and improve. It builds trust in your relationships. The topic of feedback is hot in today’s marketplace. Employees are eager to know what is expected of them, how they are doing, and what they need to do to receive greater responsibilities and rewards. Employers are also eager to implement feedback tools and systems so that they can determine how they are doing in the eyes of their customers and employees. Best-of-class organizations also use feedback to help identify areas of success and developmental opportunities for their upcoming leaders. Here are five reasons why:
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Posted on September 29, 2016 by FMI CorporationThe race to cultivate and transition leaders into executive positions is on. Is your company ready for the challenge? With 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, the construction industry is in a race to fill vacant leadership seats with candidates who are as competent as they are agile. Defined as the power to move quickly and nimbly while thinking on your feet and acting decisively, agility helps leaders tackle the challenges of today’s business environment while also thinking about the bigger picture and planning for the future. Based on extensive observation, research and practice around leadership, FMI has determined that Peak Leaders—those who exemplify what it means to be a leader—exhibit eight key behaviors. This framework can be used to identify, support and develop agility in your own leaders:
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Posted on February 28, 2013 by FMI CorporationPreparing to Lead Tomorrow’s Workforce Today By Kim Morton There are many clear and immediate impacts of the Great Recession in the construction industry. Nearly all leaders face the challenges of dwindling backlogs, fierce competition leading to seemingly irrational pricing and a more demanding client base. As painful as these issues are for leaders, it is the next generation of leaders who will feel the effect of this recession most deeply. Consider how the events of the past four to five years will shape the values, beliefs, expectations and ultimately the leadership style of a typical employee who reaches a level of significant leadership responsibility in the year 2023. Most leaders tend to overestimate the amount of change that will occur in the short term, while underestimating the change that will take place in the long term. As the design and construction industry executive begins to imagine the world of a typical 2023 leader, he or she will need to prepare for a war for talent that will define the competitive landscape of the future.
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Posted on June 19, 2012 by FMI CorporationThe Coexistence of Leadership Adaptability and Strategic Thinking By Paige Ferguson Have you ever thought about strategy and how it relates to an adaptable leader? The Center for Strategic Leadership at FMI has been asking questions like:
- Are these two ideas mutually exclusive or can one exist (and have high performance) without the other?
- Can leaders be adaptable without being strategic thinkers?
- Can people call themselves strategic thinkers without the concept of adaptability also ingrained in their beings?
- More importantly, how does this relate to the A/E/C industry?
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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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?