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Building Trust

Is the Price too High?

Is the price of collaboration too high? Of all the buzzwords floating around offices and shops today, there is no bigger buzzword than collaboration. Like most buzzwords, there exists a shelf life for words like collaboration. However, no one can… Continue Reading →

A Sea-Turf Approach to Buy In

I can still remember the exact jobsite, the heat of the day, and the conversation like it happened yesterday. “You can’t be the lead hand on this job, you’re not even a journeyman yet”. The words came with heavy sarcasm… Continue Reading →

EQ – Balancing Relationships

The last four weeks we have been investigating the topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) and I have talked about the importance of starting with self-awareness (SA). SA then lead to self-management which makes sense because after becoming aware of our… Continue Reading →

The Tough Task of a Rebuild

Last post I indicated that trust just might be the most important commodity that you can own. It takes a long time to build and a moment to break. But I also know that sometimes situations and even more importantly, people, can be re-built. They can be restored, they can be redeemed.

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