How I Stay On The Customer’s Radar Without Hovering

How I Stay On The Customer’s Radar Without Hovering

In this economy, do you feel like you have to be in 1000 different places at once? If a customer or prospective customer has an opportunity, you want to be there, always staying close. But never too close.  I know the feeling. The good news is, being out of sight no longer means you have [Read More]

My Use of Social Media

My Use of Social Media

Thanks to several social media tools, I have been able to stay connected with increased frequency than before web 2.0.  A couple of years ago we started using several  of these  and the effectiveness of helping with relationships has been very encouraging.  I can count on a brief exchange with someone due to my blog [Read More]

Networking Isn’t All About the (Inter)Net

Networking Isn’t All About the (Inter)Net

Thanks to computers, smart phones and the Web, we as a society have never been more connected. I can send detailed information to multiple clients within a matter of seconds, and stay constantly updated on everything that is happening with the company and in the industry. Yet, sometimes I think that we as individuals have [Read More]

Green Building Focus Recap: Chris Brogan on The Efficiency of Social Media

Green Building Focus Recap: Chris Brogan on The Efficiency of Social Media

Last week, Chris Brogan and I spent 2 days together here in Birmingham. We were pleased to have him as our guest for the Green Building Focus Conference. For those unaware, Chris is the well-respected co-author of Trust Agents and Social Media 101. He’s carved out a niche for himself in social tools online and [Read More]

Make Excellence a Verb, Then Make it Your Brand

The world of social media is bringing a change to our language. I’m sure grammatical purists are scowling when they see “like” and “friend” used regularly as verbs. I think Tom Peters’ definition of “excellence” fits right into that camp. You may remember Peters from the mega best selling book In Search of Excellence, which he [Read More]

With Change Comes Opportunity: Three Ways to Embrace It.

There is comfort in the known. That’s why most of us enjoy having a steady routine at work. But if you’re not careful, getting lost in habit and familiarity can become too comfortable. You’ll end up stuck in a rut while the ever-changing business landscape passes by. As former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once [Read More]

How I Leverage Time and Effort

It seems that in the construction business—design and finance—there is an ever-accelerating outpouring of technology and knowledge. Because I sometimes worry that advances will pass me by, I’m always trying to figure out how to leverage my time. I want to maximize what I do without decreasing quality or cutting corners. But how? Someone recently [Read More]

Connectivity to Spark Jobsite Innovation

After talking with someone about the movie Taking Woodstock, I got to thinking that this monumental event took place prior to the advent of the Internet, cell phones, social media sites and even before the invention of the fax machine and overnight mail, which surfaced in the early 1980s. Even without these tools we now [Read More]