How to Connect with Your Crew to Make More Money in Contracting
Increase Your Ability to Connect with Your Crew Members to Increase Your Leadership Abilities in Construction
Have you noticed how some leaders in construction and home improvement are just more effective than others?
They seem to have a knack for getting more productivity out of their teams. They meet deadlines and beat their budgets. Their teams are loyal and enjoy working together.
Achieving success in construction and home improvement happens when leaders go beyond basic communications. Success happens when leaders connect with their team members. Communicating gets team members plugged in, but connecting is like flipping the switch on the relationship. It powers up the relationship and helps the leader be able to build momentum on their project sites.
Construction industry leadership is more than just hiring employees and telling them what to do. Skilled leaders know that they need to build other leaders. Leaders who build leaders multiply their impact on their projects, crews and on their company. Connecting allows leaders to impact their team members and grow their companies.
Are you a leader in the construction and home improvement industries?
Are you just starting out in the business and are looking to build your skills and career?
Whether you are a business owner or are working for a company, building your leadership skills is a vital part of long-term success in the construction industry.
John Maxwell says that “leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less.” And if you want to influence your teams, you need to be able to connect with them. Connecting gives you permission to influence and then to lead your teams.
Construction is a team sport. Every successful sports team has a leader. Each person on the team looks towards the captain – the leader – to set the pace and keep the team focused on the goal. Just like sports, construction projects require a team to win. And all teams need strong leadership. Improving your connecting skills will improve your leadership abilities and the ability of your team to compete and win.
Successful construction companies have teams that compete. They also have an extensive support network that helps them prepare to compete on their projects. Suppliers support construction companies with material deliveries and great pricing. Advisors including your accountant and insurance agent make sure that your business is in good working order and protected against losses. Connecting with your team outside of your business is an important part of leadership in the construction industry.
The more you focus on building your leadership skills the greater your chances of success in construction and home improvement. Learning to connect with your teams enhances your abilities as a leader.
In This Course You'll learn:
- What impact a good leader or a bad leader can have on the outcome of a construction project.
- Examples of good leadership and bad leadership on project sites.
- Why connecting with others needs to be a primary objective.
- The 7 key groups that you need to connect with.
- Why you should take the time to connect with others including your team members, those who work for you and others outside of your business.
- 5 key ways and practices that you can implement to help you improve your ability to connect with others.
Additional Course Benefits:
FREE BOOK - When you purchase this course you will receive a free Kindle copy of John Maxwell's best selling book - Everyone Communicates but Few Connect (a $10.00 value) Just sign-up and our team will reach out to you to send you the Kindle copy of the book.
MASTERMIND GROUP - At the end of the course there is a Mastermind Course Forum. The instructor will take questions and help coach the group through practicing and implementing connecting skills at your construction or home improvement company.
Who Should Take This Course:
- Construction Business Owners
- Contractors Working By Themselves
- Leaders and Managers in Construction
- New Construction Industry Members Looking to Advance their Career
- Support Team Members including Accounting, Marketing and Sales
Chris has over 25 years of experience in the commercial and residential construction industry. He has worked in multiple roles including leading construction crews, leading sales and marketing and serving as president of his family's construction businesses.
Chris has estimated and sold projects worth over $1,000,000. He has also been responsible for maintaining key accounts for over 20 years which have resulted in millions of dollars in revenues from repeat customers.
His history and current industry involvement include:
- He is a third generation contractor. His grandfather first started in the roofing industry in the late 1940's.
- He currently serves as the President of his family's commercial roofing company.
- He currently serves as the President of Roof Asset Management Inc. - a roof consulting and evaluation firm.
- He is a certified John Maxwell Team trainer and coach.
- He holds an MBA in Executive Global Leadership from Delaware Valley University.
- He has studied leadership with Bell Leadership Institute - Chapel Hill, NC.
"I have had a front row seat to see the benefits of personal development have for individuals and the companies who pursue education and growth. Constant growth is the difference between success and failure in business."