Resources

Free Resources

Resolve Conflict At Work – The Online Course – Free (for now) video course where you will learn, in about an hour, a step-by-step process you can use the next time you need to have a difficult conversation with an employee, vendor, subcontractor…even the boss.  You’ll even get an Execution Plan that will take most of the anxiety and emotion out of it.

41 Mistakes To Avoid When Dealing With Conflict – Download this list to see if you are making any of these mistakes when confronting issues with your employees, direct reports or subcontractors.

Get Out of Cash Flow Crunch Mode – Learn some tips and tricks you can use to get your company’s cash flow and profit situation

The Top 7 Hidden Costs of Unresolved Conflict in Business – Unresolved conflict is one of the largest reducible productivity costs in business, but is the least identified.  Some businesses are losing up to $52k per year because of it.
15 Red Flags That a Successful Contractor May Self Destruct – Learn about the leading indicators that a construction company may be on the way down, even if they seem to be successful.

Microsoft Project Scheduling Tips – Free tips on creating a simple MS Project schedule for a construction project.

How to create jobsite inspection reports in minutes – Stop using Word or Google Docs to create jobsite inspection reports, and stop spending hours creating reports.  Learn about the tool I use to create reports in minutes.

Lean Construction Resource Guide – The basics of Lean construction.

 

People You Should Follow

The ConAppGuru – Rob McKinney, the Construction App Guru, is a construction technology expert who can help you find the right mobile apps and software products you need.  He researches and test apps for construction, and shares his reviews with you.

Brent Darnell – An international best-selling author and leading authority on Emotional Intelligence, Brent consults and trains businesses in the AEC industry how to to be more successful by tapping into their “soft skills.”

 

Business Tools

Web Hosting – Bluehost

Time Tracking – Tsheets

Legal Documents – Legalzoom

 

Favorite Books

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement For a Complex World – General Stanley McChrystal

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Wisdom from the Trenches – Dave Ramsey

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business – Patrick Lencioni

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel Pink

The Dip by Seth Godin: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work