You might be surprised what a few adjustments will do for your construction business…
The P-38 pilots were surprised by the adjustments Lindbergh suggested.
“If I had to name one person who contributed more to the war in the Pacific, I can honestly say it was Charles Lindbergh, because he showed our pilots how to shift our P-38 airplanes into overdrive.” Teddy Hanks, Crew Chief 475th Fighter Group, WWII
In June 1944 Major Warren Lewis took off from a runway in the South Pacific in his P-38 fighter plane. When he looked down, he saw a plane on the ground, blocking the other planes from taking off.
This pissed Lewis off because the missions his squadron flew pushed their planes to the limits, leaving them no margin for error. It was not unusual for planes to land on fumes or even run out of fuel on the runway.
When Lewis landed after the mission, he stormed into the command post and demanded,
“Who’s the *&%$ that parked his aircraft on the runway?”
A tall man stood up and said he was the culprit. His name was Charles Lindbergh, the most famous pilot on the planet.
Lindbergh said, “I’ve figured out a way to save more fuel for you. If you make a few simple changes, you could save 50 – 100 gallons per mission.”
There was some resistance from the “experts,” but when they tested his theories, their range went from 900 miles round trip to 1800 miles, opening up new targets not available.
The long range attack, made possible by Lindbergh’s settings, stunned the Japanese, tipping the balance of power like never before.
Which is why Teddy Hanks said, “If I had to name one person who contributed more to the war in the Pacific, I can honestly say it was Charles Lindbergh, because he showed our pilots how to shift our P-38 airplanes into overdrive.”
If you want to put your business into overdrive, get more out of your crews, keep more of the money you’re making, and get your cash flow straightened out, then I want to help you.
Just like Lindbergh figured out a few adjustments to help the P-38 pilots get more out of their planes, and do things they couldn’t do before…I’ve figured out some adjustments contractors can make to make their business do things it couldn’t do before.
Over the past 20 years I’ve managed projects up to $70 million, owned a construction company, grown a business from 20 -50 employees, and I’ve figured out a few things that work.
I want to share what I’ve learned, so I set up the Advanced Construction Leadership Community – the ACLC for short, which is an exclusive online community of construction business owners, where you’ll learn everything I know.
Your business is just a few adjustments away from doing things you didn’t think were possible. I want to help you get there.