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...
Finding a Leadership Style

Finding a Leadership Style

I have been asked to speak to a local vendor about leadership. It is very humbling and quite an honor. I have held several positions in leadership roles, and I have been asked to lead many things in my life. I credit my parents for helping make me a leader. But I have...
Interruptions

Interruptions

The flag is at half-staff right now. My mom has told me it is because the USA has crossed over 1 million deaths from COVID-19.  It is a grim fact and likely worthy of pausing and reflecting on.   If she hadn’t told me, I would never have known. Despite wondering...