The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

Some of the things on your to do list have disproportionate effects on your mental state, productivity and business.  They are "Lead Dominos."

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This construction podcast from is going to help you identify your lead dominos, so you can operate at a high level every day, and get more of the right work accomplished.

What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode:

  • What is a "lead domino," and how understanding the principle will help you.
  • How to identify the lead dominos in your personal life, projects and business.
  • The lead dominos I incorporate into my morning routine.
  • One surprising lead domino that seems to have nothing to do with work, but actually affects everything.
  • A lead domino that the US Army incorporates into their Master Resilience Training program that may surprise you.
  • The lead domino that most construction business owners need to focus on to drive their business to the next level.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

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Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Episode 31: The Unimportance of Practically Everything

The Food Plan that will help you lose 10 lbs in a month and solve the "energy roller coaster."

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Direct download: 078_Lead_Domino.mp3
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"You're not that smart.  Your job is to find the right formula and turn the crank."  Dr. Wu.

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This construction podcast from is about a philosophy I learned from one of my college professors, Dr. Wu.

That philosophy ("Find the right formula. Turn the crank.") worked for engineering problems, and it works for construction business owners and leaders too.  If you want better, more consistent results in something, you need to take Dr. Wu's advice.

What you'll learn about in this construction podcast episode:

  • How your time could be worth $1,000 per hour or more.
  • The benefits of finding a formula that someone else already figured out.
  • The formula successful contractors use to schedule their projects and deliver them on time. 

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  • Why your cash flow problems aren't really problems, and what you can do to improve your cash flow situation.
  • The root problems you need to attack if you want to improve cash flow.
  • Two tips that will improve your crew productivity.

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  • You can learn the secrets successful contractors use to grow their business without hiring more people or finding more customers.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

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Direct download: 077_Find_The_Right_Formula.mp3
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This episode of the Construction Leading Edge podcast from addresses this problem:

The typical approach to construction safety ignores the well-known science of human motivation...and could actually make some people LESS LIKELY to work safely.

Topics covered in this construction podcast:

  • The psychology that is ignored by the typical approach to safety enforcement and discipine.
  • Wrong Belief #1: "It's my job to think for you and keep you safe."
  • Wrong Belief #2: "I have to motivate you to work safely."
  • Wrong Belief #3: "I have to tell you how to work safely and control you."
  • The two biggest motivators, that are well-known by motivation and psychology experts, but ignored by many construction safety programs.
  • Why safety should not be a priority.
  • Five strategies you can use to tap into the psychology of human motivation and help your team work more safely.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast:

Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything--Fast by Michael Pantalon

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Direct download: 076_Psychology_of_Construction_Safetyt.mp3
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