How Do You Prioritize?

The value a contractor brings to the world is the building of projects.

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Contracting businesses operate in a very competitive market with relatively low margins and high risk.  Combined with other factors this causes many contractors to focus most of their energy on winning projects, building projects and keeping customers happy.

Leadership Tools: How Do You Prioritize?

This customer-first; projects-first focus is great in the earlier stages of development but starts to impact sustainable growth over time.  Typical symptoms include:


“Leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with ‘where’ but with ‘who’. They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. And they stick with that discipline - first the people, then the direction - no matter how dire the circumstances.”

- Jim Collins


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