The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

What's going to happen if your business shuts down for a week?  How much would that cost you?  Would it be an extinction level event?  How can you plan for, or better yet prevent, that from happening?

What you'll get from this construction podcast episode:

  • Are you a "single point of failure" in your business?  If so, what can you do about it?
  • Some of the biggest potential interruptions in your construction business.
  • How to start developing your business continuity plan.
  • A few potential risks to the continuity of your business you may not have considered.
  • How can another company's ability to manage risk affect YOUR business?  You might be surprised.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

FieldChat - www.fieldchat.com/edge

Systematize Your Construction Business - Free Training Videos - constructionbusinessaccelerator.com 

Secrets of Successful Contractors - Free Video Series - constructionbusinessaccelerator.com/secrets

Schedule Your Free Call with Todd Dawalt - www.constructionleadingedge.com/call

Direct download: 152_152_Business_Continuity.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

Information Bulemia and Resultophilia are two common thinking traps that cause a lot of entrepreneurs to screw themselves over.

 

What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode:

  • What are the symptoms of "Resultophilia" and how to get cured from it.
  • How Information Bulemia causes overwhelm and anxiety.
  • How you could be screwing yourself over repeatedly at one particular part of a project.
  • Common thinking traps that business owners can avoid...and make projects and life a lot smoother.

 

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Fieldchat - www.fieldchat.com/edge

Systematize Your Construction Business - Free Training Video Series - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com 

Offload Your Bookkeeping Headaches - www.constructionleadingedge.com/headache

Secrets of Successful Contractors - Free Video Series - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com/secrets

 

Direct download: 151_151_Thinking_Traps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

A deadly combat situation Todd Forsman experienced offered some powerful leadership lessons that apply to the construction industry.  

What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode:

  • Leadership lessons Todd learned during his military experience.
  • The story of a deadly situation Todd experienced in the Middle East, and the leadership lessons he learned from it.
  • A communication problem he faced in combat, the solution he developed for it...and how that has influenced the work he's doing now.
  • If you're a construction technophile, there's an opportunity you might want to get in on.

 

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:

Quickcarl.com

Fieldchat.com - Go to www.fieldchat.com/edge to get 15% off.

Systematize Your Construction Business - The Free Video Series - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com 

Schedule Your Free Strategy Session with Todd Dawalt - www.constructionleadingedge.com/call

Direct download: 150_150_Todd_Forsman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EST

What’s going on behind the scenes of the skilled labor shortage…that nobody’s talking about?  How is Kassidy Hazelton attacking the labor crisis in a brilliant way?
 
What you’ll get out of this construction podcast episode:
 
  • How to own your weaknesses, and why you want to do this.
  • How to develop confidence.
  • What’s going on behind the scenes of the skilled labor shortage that nobody’s talking about?
  • How should we be talking about the construction industry differently?
  • What is Kassidy doing to attack and solve the construction labor crisis in a brilliant way?
  • Kassidy’s advice for women leaders in construction
 
Resources mentioned in this construction podcast episode:
 
PebbleBam.com - A social job board for the construction industry. www.pebblebam.com
 
HireHardHats.com - Reliable, on-demand hiring to bring relief to the labor shortage. www.hirehardhats.com
 
FieldChat - Click here to get 15% off and streamline your jobsite text messaging - www.fieldchat.com/edge
 
Peer Groups - Click here to learn how to join a Peer Group of other like-minded construction business owners - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com/group
 
The ADVANCE Live Events - Get all the details and grab your seat for the next live event - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com/advance
 
Secrets of Successful Contractors - Get your free video series to learn what the big companies are doing that you might not know about -  www.constructionleadingedge.com/secrets
Direct download: 149_Kassidy_Hazelton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am EST

"Place your army in deadly peril, and it will survive; plunge it into desperate straits, and it will come off in safety.

For it is precisely when a force has fallen into harm's way that is capable of striking a blow for victory.

Out of options and faced with death, troops execute at an extremely high level."  Sun Tzu
 
What you'll get out of this construction podcast episode:
 
  • What is the Death Ground Strategy, and how does it apply to business and leadership?
  • What is "Desperate Ground" according to Sun Tzu, and why should you intentionally get yourself into tight spots?
  • How can you use this principle to spend more time with your kids, your spouse....even start a business?
  • Some specific ways you can implement this strategy to boost productivity on your projects.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast:

The ADVANCE live events - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com/advance

Interested in one of Todd's coaching programs?  Schedule your free strategy call at www.constructionleadingedge.com/call

Systematize Your Construction Business - Click here to get the free training when it's available

Direct download: 148_148_Death_Ground_and_Concrete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Why do megaprojects fail, and how does that affect you...regardless of what size project you're doing?

What you'll get from this construction podcast episode:

  • One surprising reason megaprojects fail.
  • What is the "quadruple bottom line?"
  • A few red flags Gaf looks for when selecting a contractor.
  • Why do Navy SEALs make good project managers?
  • Gaf's advice to make your next presentation or sales pitch more successful.

Resources mentioned in this construction podcast:

The ADVANCE live events - https://constructionbusinessaccelerator.com/advance

FieldChat - Get 15% off by going to www.fieldchat.com/edge 

Gaf Gaffen's company website - www.gafcon.com
Direct download: 147_Gaf_Gaffen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EST