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FMI Quarterly

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Finding the Right Leader: How to Disrupt Your Leader Selection Process

How to break out of the traditional...

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Cultivating the Next Generation of E&C Technical Talent

The E&C industry is undergoing a technology revolution that is impacting how firms find, train...

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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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Looking to the Future: How E&C Firms Can Leverage Long-Term Incentive ...

An in-depth look at the value of...

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The Icarus Leader: How High Will You Fly?

As a leader, have you gone through times where successes of the past have clouded...

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Developing Adaptive Leasers: The APi Case Study

How one construction conglomerate is developing effective leaders across 40 different companies and 200 geographically...

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The Risk of Wage Rises in Construction: Three Key Trends

Operating a tightening labor market, engineering and construction firms need to pay close attention to...

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The Big Crew Change: How to Break Into the Succession Plan Part 2

To truly break into the succession plan takes an...

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The Big Crew Change: How to Empower Your Next Generation of Field Lead...

Many of today’s construction employers lack a...

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Time to Drain the Pool

Re-inventing your bonus pool structure: a new model The economy has improved and you...

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Four Fundamentals of Highly Effective Boards

When done well, the cost of assembling a peak-performing board is more than offset by...

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Building a Culture of Engagement: Why it Matters

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” — Peter Drucker, Writer, Professor and Management Consultant Being able...

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The Talent Challenge: Winning in the New Reality

Today’s engineering and construction (E&C) industry talent challenges are not new. However, we are at...

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Opioid Abuse: The Undetected Risk in Your Organization

Painkiller medications — also known as opioids — can be effective in managing a worker’s...

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Debunking Millennial Myths

Rather than focusing on outdated stereotypes, construction employers should develop workplaces where top talent...

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Five Reasons Why Millennials Are Great for the Construction Industry

Now is the time to start incorporating a millennial-focused...

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Building the Talent Pipeline for Long-term Success

Examining the importance of solid development and succession planning to the construction industry. Talent development...

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The CEO’s Role: Part 3 – Being CEO is Not for Everyone

Effective CEO development in today’s competitive construction environment. In Part 1 of this three-part series,...

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Giving Up the Wheel

Is the transportation world ready for self-driving, autonomous vehicles? The transition to fully autonomous...

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Winning the War for Talent: Developing your High Potential Leaders

How to effectively develop the next generation of leaders...

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Winning the War for Talent in Construction

Jack Morrell is director of field operations for C.M. Richey, Inc., a large, open-shop electrical...

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CEO Insights: Part 1 —Defining the Role of the CEO

It’s not just fulfilling responsibilities that makes a good CEO. Help wanted ads for CEOs...

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Baby Boomers: It Is Time for a Sense of Urgency

CEOs are not easily replaceable and supply is lacking. Where does the time go? When...

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Labor Needs in a Booming Oil and Gas Market

U.S. energy infrastructure construction firms must develop a robust talent pipeline to tackle the industry’s...

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Optimizing Training Dollars: The Corporate University

Invest in a talent development program to increase revenue and reduce turnover. There is little...

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Executive Pay Trends

Stabilizing compensation trends suggest a bright future for the construction and engineering industry. In...

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Lifetime Learning

For leaders to achieve their peak level of leadership, they must change the way...

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Developing Your Personal Mission Statement

Reflect and revise your mission statement to gain enjoyment and inspiration in life. Knowing your...

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Learning Beyond the Classroom

As the construction industry becomes more efficient and our workplaces more competitive the onus...

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Retaining Top Talent

Organizations creating a sense of ownership and delegating challenging tasks for developmental reasons will...

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Honing Your Workforce Development Plan

FMI Quarterly Interview with Tim Johnson, president of TJC Consulting in Baton Rouge, La.:...

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Increasing the Effectiveness of Incentive Compensation: Success Storie...

Involvement begets commitment. Providing an incentive opportunity...

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Improving Teamwork Through Effective Compensation Design

Whereas incentive plans provide rewards for meeting specific team-based goals, performance management can also reinforce...

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Get Your Compensation Systems in Good Order for the Market Upswing

The winners during the next upswing in the business...

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Better Teamwork Can Create Better Futures

You may remember Heath Shuler from his glory days as the University of Tennessee’s quarterback...

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Giving Project Managers a Unique Edge

In today’s competitive business environment, successful construction firms have to go the extra mile...

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Building Relationships Through Zurich’s Stewardship Program

Our relationships are built on trust. Zurich, a leading...

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Boosting Your Bottom Line by Empowering Front-Line Supervisors

A builder can reduce some costs, such as training...

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Teamwork Without Groupthink

If groupthink and e-communications present dangers to be avoided, they also present a tremendous...

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Team Conflict: Potential Dangers, Hidden Benefits

When handled effectively, conflict can lead to positive outcomes, such as enhanced self-awareness, better teamwork,...

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Teaming to Win

Take a sharp look at what you need from a teaming partner before you...

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Leverage Individuals to Maximize Team Performance

As you assemble your teams for projects and internal company initiatives, take the time to...

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Teaming for Success at Fortis Construction

If we can facilitate the personal growth and professional development of our people, then we’re...

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The Hidden Secret of High-Performing Leadership Teams

Teams are present in almost all organizations. In fact, more than two thirds of Fortune...

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Everybody Is Talking, But No One Is Communicating

“Everybody is talking, but no one is communicating.” This is a direct quote from a...

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Diversity Pays Dividends: Creating an Inclusive Culture

The United States will look much different in 2050 than it does today. Consider this:...

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The Value of Training in Good Times and Bad

The construction industry is beginning to see the light of day. Companies are no longer...

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Cross-Generational Differences: Obstacles in Using Technology

Time management is mission critical in design and construction...

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Building Business Acumen

What does it take to be a successful senior executive of a contracting company?...

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Can You Afford NOT to Train Your People?

Leading a construction or engineering company involves many moving parts. Leaders work diligently to do...

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Talent Wars, Then and Now

Generation Y (Gen Y), Millennials, futures, kids, call them what you want. But do...

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Hiring and Retaining the Right People

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins noted “The old adage ‘People are...

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Continually Evaluate Ownership Transfer Issues

All privately held E&C companies face transition as owners retire and new owners take over...

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Get Them While They’re Young

Companies that have not been thinking down the road in terms of their future...

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Teamwork Without Groupthink

If groupthink and e-communications present dangers to be avoided, they also present a tremendous...

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Finding your Balance in Work and Life

In some work environments, it might be hard to find examples of highly successful...

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Hire the Best and Brightest

Most of us would agree that hiring and keeping the best and brightest people...

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ACE Works: Investing in the Future of the A/E/C Industry

Attracting young people to the world of construction has never been an easy task. When...

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Six Steps to Successful Management Succession

When leadership transitions from one generation to the next, the resulting transfer of power, influence...

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Leadership Development Tactics That Actually Work

As a leader of your organization, you reluctantly conclude that the current leadership team lacks...

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Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Writing about the importance of communication may initially appear to be trite. Would any...

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Peerless Executive Development

As FMI rolls into its 60th year of business, we reflect on the many...

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You Kept Your Employees During the Great Recession: Now You Owe Them?

“Employees are our most important asset.” Companies often recite this cliché, often without supporting...

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Executive Coaching and Mentoring Tools for Construction Talent

Today’s construction leaders are facing greater uncertainty and more...

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