Trust Grandma Stuhr

Trust Grandma Stuhr

I recently had the chance to drive from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Scottsdale, Arizona.   It is a nineteen-hour drive, so when I woke up at 4 am on Wednesday, I got into the SUV I had packed the night before and hit the road. I have driven from Lincoln to Kearney,...
It’s Easy to Criticize

It’s Easy to Criticize

It is easy to criticize. From time to time, the people in our office plan a group lunch. In the past, everyone would sign up to bring something to share. Some people signed up to bring a homemade dish. They take the time to make a salad or dessert. Most people stop by...
Goodbye Email – I’m Busy

Goodbye Email – I’m Busy

I recently completed the book “A World Without Email” by Cal Newport. Newport is widely regarded as an expert on maximizing your time by prioritizing your tasks. (Check out his book “Deep Work” for more on that topic.) After reading the book and reflecting on all the...
Establishing Deadlines

Establishing Deadlines

I recently needed to give an assignment to a coworker. (Since I am an owner of the company, it happens a lot.) I called the coworker and explained what I needed. She listened and then repeated the task to me when I was done. I confirmed she had understood the...
Project H.O.O.D.

Project H.O.O.D.

Two weeks ago, I attended the Associated Builders and Contractors (A.B.C.) annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. However, the two most impactful events didn’t have anything to do with politics or elected officials. I interacted with more than a dozen...