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Houston: Managing the Changes Ahead – The Opportunity and Challenge ...

↓ Monthly Metrics A new year is...

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E&C in Canada: Preparing for Disruption and Change

In comparing the U.S. to Canada, there are both similarities and differences between the two...

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Supporting a Leadership Transition When You Aren’t Picked: How to Pr...

With nearly 50% of CEOs in engineering...

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How Building Products Manufacturers Can Evaluate Sales Performance

The sales assessment process helps to focus internal discussions...

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Help Wanted: Addressing Canada’s Skilled Labour Shortage

A significant contributor to the Canadian economy, construction contributes close to 7% of the country’s...

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Executive Coaching Blog: Me, Myself and I —The Power of Self-Awarene...

Most leaders I’ve met work exceptionally hard....

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Houston: The Key to Tomorrow —Skilled Workforce Development

↓ Monthly Metrics Any person related to the construction...

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Canada: Four Fundamentals of Highly Effective Boards

When done well, assembling a peak-performing advisory board pays significant dividends for engineering and construction...

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Characteristics of a Peak Boards Chair

The position of board chair is one of distinction and influence. While it is...

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From Vision to Succession: Why Planning for a Leadership Transition In...

Many leaders throughout the A/E/C industry are...

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Houston: Modify Form. Preserve Substance. Know the Difference.

↓ Monthly Metrics This adage has never been more...

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Developmental Relationships, Part Two: Becoming More Coachable

This is the second article in our two-part series...

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The Behind-the-Scenes Work of the Board – Committees

Research shows that high-functioning boards actively engage in strategy development, risk mitigation, succession planning and...

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Developmental Relationships, Part One: Finding a Coach or Mentor

This is the first article in our two-part series...

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Houston: Get Involved! The Value of Associations

↓ Monthly Metrics Many companies today face an age gap as they plan for leadership...

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The Importance of Onboarding your Directors

Last month’s blog—Creating a High-Impact Board: How to Find the Proper Blend of Competencies, Perspectives...

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Shared Leadership – Part I: Recognizing the Need for a New Leadershi...

The concept of shared leadership has become...

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Senior Leadership Focus and Cracking the Code on Enduring Success

Whether facing tight market conditions or unbridled growth, perennially...

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The Urgency to Prepare for Disruptive Change Builds

↓ Monthly Metrics There are exciting projections for the Greater Houston Area Economy. The most...

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Creating a High-Impact Board: How to Find the Proper Blend of Competen...

It was business as normal until the...

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Four Steps to Implementing Action Learning in Your Organization

“Take action! An inch of movement will bring you...

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Canada: What We Can Expect for M&A Trends in 2018

Building on an already strong M&A market in 2017, the Canadian and U.S. E&C industry...

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Who Will Build Tomorrow?

↓ Monthly Metrics This question looms larger and more relative each day.  For the...

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Offsite Construction – Why it’s important for the Survival of Your...

I think that after you read the...

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Powerful Data Big Questions

↓ Monthly Metrics Discovering meaningful data can be powerful and provocative. Gaining access to...

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Leaving Soon? How to Tell if your Successor is Ready - Succession Pitf...

This is the last article of our...

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Is Truly Disruptive Innovation Imminent?

↓ Monthly Metrics A few years ago, a small group of general and specialty contractors...

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Canada: Looking Forward in 2018 With the Recession in the Rearview Mir...

“Manufacturing technologies are making their way to...

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What the Recent FCC Changes to Net Neutrality May Mean to the E&C Indu...

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications...

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The War for Talent -- A Key Contractor Advantage

↓ Monthly Metrics The war for talent continues and exacerbates. Many industries seek the logical,...

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Houston’s Uniqueness – Pass It On

↓ Monthly Metrics The city of Houston received very favorable national profiling in the...

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The Challenges of Stepping Away: Succession Pitfalls Part 3

This is the third article in our 4-part series examining the topic of CEO...

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Reports from the Field: Subtle Shifts Civil Contractors Can Pursue to ...

It’s been widely reported that the construction...

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The Changing Dynamics of Leadership Development in Construction

In this article, we revisit a familiar theme, leadership...

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Dropping the Ball on Personal Development: Succession Pitfalls Part 2

This is the second article in our 4-part series examining the topic of CEO...

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Board Involvement in Succession Management

Is your board of directors succeeding with succession? The board is responsible for keeping the...

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Houston Market Done Deals – Movers & Shakers

Quanta Services Acquires Stronghold. Ltd. In July, Quanta announced the acquisition of Stronghold for $548...

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Metrics and Musings: October, 2017

Lockers That Don’t Lock The title for this piece comes from a founding principle...

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Board Members, Accountability, and Misguided Loyalty

Have you ever read a news article where directors are quoted giving a glowing endorsement...

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FMI’s September Houston Update: Construction Has Character-Based Lea...

Among the most positive things that can...

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CEO Derailment: The Warning Signs, Succession Pitfalls
Part 1

This is the first of a four-part series examining...

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Cadre Coaching to Build Peak Teams

It is not one husky, but rather 12-16 dogs that make the 1,049-mile trek...

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Houston’s July Metrics: Succeeding at Succession – Part II

Succeeding at Succession – Part II by Pat Kiley...

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Houston’s June Metrics: Succeeding at Succession – Part I

Succeeding at Succession—It Takes Time By Pat Kiley Senior...

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Are You Losing Money From No Communication Strategy?

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs walked out onto the stage of the Macworld Convention....

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Act Now or Wait Until Tomorrow?

I have studied multiple leadership models over the years but rarely find patience mentioned...

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Plan for Contingencies, Execute Based on the Facts

The election was a big point of uncertainty and contention. With that behind us, many...

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The Isolated Executive: Four Ways to Avoid the Executive Bubble

There is often a sense of mystique about the...

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The Reengineering of the Design and Construction Industry: Getting You...

While design and construction functions are becoming...

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Making Your Company a Better Place for Everyone to Work

They say that construction and engineering are male-dominated fields, but is that really the whole...

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Five Reasons Why Millennials Are Great For The Construction Industry

Much has been written about millennials and how they...

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The Big Shift in Construction: Moving from Talent Training to People E...

The fact that most construction firms are...

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Getting Paid: How to Avoid Cash Flow Issues in Today’s Business Envi...

Any principal of a construction firm will...

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Four Ways to Engage Your Employees to Build Loyal Clients

Today’s business environment is very different from six years ago when the pace of economic...

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Navigating a Clear Path to Successful Ownership Transfer

While there are no cookie-cutter solutions for ownership transfer, there are some viable strategies to...

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Creating the Discipline of Execution

In their book “Execution, the Discipline of Getting Things Done,” authors Larry Bossidy and...

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5 Reasons Why Feedback is Crucial in the Workplace

In today’s team-based, fast-paced work environments, the ability to communicate effectively over several channels and...

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Eight Characteristics of Agile Leaders

The race to cultivate and transition leaders into executive positions is on. Is your...

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Five Ways to Get Your Compensation Systems in Order

Is it easy in your market to recruit and retain top estimators, project managers and...

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Four Fundamentals of Highly Effective Boards

When done well, assembling a peak-performing board pays off in dividends for engineering and construction...

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Industry Icons: How to Blend Three Core Management Styles into a Succe...

By Bob Uhler, The Uhler Group As...

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8 Ways Construction Firms Can Plan More Strategically For The Future

For many firms, financial regulators, and homeowners, the most...

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Building Your Digital DNA: Five Key Steps

Today’s new technologies allow industry professionals to link up and share project knowledge across integrated...

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Your Hotline: Building a Better Reporting Mechanism

A strong corporate culture and open lines of communication go a long way when it...

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