fbpx

Tag Archives: leadership

How to Avoid Workplace Sabotage

While doing a little Sunday morning reading this weekend past, I stumbled across an interesting study conducted by the University of British Columbia in 2011. Their paper, A Social Context Model of Envy and Social Undermining, revealed the components necessary for sabotaging a coworker. Sabotage can include spreading rumors, withholding important information, or secretly sabotaging […]

Can Your Employees Survive a Shipwreck?

Have you ever played one of those educational survivor games? They always start with a crisis (like a plane crash or a shipwreck) that leaves you and your team with only your problem-solving skills and a motley array of items to survive. If you haven’t been part of a game like this, you should. There are […]

8 Tips to Running a PRODUCTIVE Meeting

Parking lots, traffic lights, scribes and soapboxes. Do you know what these four things have in common? If you didn’t say “meetings” then this is a must-see episode of PowerTips TV! Whether you have two employees or 200, meetings are a must-do component to operating a successful remodeling company. But it takes more than just […]

Does Your Company Have the Bench Strength You Need?

At a recent Remodelers Advantage conference, I asked the room full of remodeling company owners about hiring. 75% of those in the room indicated that they would be hiring new people within the next 6 months. This was exciting news because it indicates an optimistic outlook toward the future! Growth! Yes! 

Your Role as Company Leader

One of a remodeling company’s most precious resources is its owner. Your company’s success or failure rests on how well you balance and juggle all of the hats that you are supposed to wear. In any one day, you may act as a leader, manager, investor, and worker; however, you are also a human being who […]

The Three Faces of a Growing Leader

When one of our Stages of Growth Strategists completes an X-Ray for an organization, a large part of that process includes the role the CEO or company president plays during his or her company’s specific stage of growth. In each stage, the leader must take on the role most needed by the company, and there […]

10 Tips for Becoming a Service Excellence Leader

When I think about great leaders, instinctively I think of people who are fearlessly driven and inspire greatness in others. Leadership can show itself in different forms and span a variety of industries. Fortunately for me, working with residential construction professionals, I’m surrounded by leaders who focus on service excellence. All the remodelers I work […]

The Time for Improved Leadership Skills is NOW!

As the remodeling market grows stronger and stronger, remodeling company owners are taking up the mantle of leadership within their companies. For the last several years, everyone’s been hustling as fast as they can just to keep the business alive. But now, it’s time for growth, hiring new employees, investing in new and innovative marketing, […]

The Value of Volunteer Employees

We know that many company-owners face the challenge of getting the best out of their employees. Linda Case provides helps you can hone your leadership skills with volunteer employees. At a recent Remodelers Executive Roundtable meeting 12 highly successful remodelers were discussing how they could hone their leadership skills. I asked each attendee to think […]

Continually Learning to Improve Your Business

Recently, I met over 70 savvy renovation company owners and staff who attended the first RenoSummit held in Vancouver and Calgary. I was joined by Robert Koci, associate publisher of Canadian Contractor magazine, Paul Winans as we led a series of sessions focused on critical areas of business management including creating a plan for profit, […]