51 episodes

High trust = High construction performance!!
Trust is the new currency of construction leadership - as we move more toward collaborative delivery. Your business, team, projects, and alliances all reflect your leadership style and abilities. Sue Dyer’s Top 40 Management podcast (awarded by iTunes on debut); Lead with Trust Podcast explores how you can level up TRUST in your business so you transform your results.

This podcast is for: Public and Private Facility Owners, General Contractors, Builders, Subcontractors, Construction Managers, Architects, Engineers, Design Sub consultants, Materials Suppliers, Equipment Suppliers, Technology Suppliers, and any business that serves the construction industry.

Sue Dyer is also the author of the #2 Wall Street Journal best-selling book; The Trusted Leader which is based on her 35 years of working with construction leaders and their teams. She is known as “the Godmother of Partnering” and you can learn more about how she and her team can help your leaders develop more trust in the workplace here: https://sudyco.com/

Lead With Trust For Construction Leaders Sue Dyer

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High trust = High construction performance!!
Trust is the new currency of construction leadership - as we move more toward collaborative delivery. Your business, team, projects, and alliances all reflect your leadership style and abilities. Sue Dyer’s Top 40 Management podcast (awarded by iTunes on debut); Lead with Trust Podcast explores how you can level up TRUST in your business so you transform your results.

This podcast is for: Public and Private Facility Owners, General Contractors, Builders, Subcontractors, Construction Managers, Architects, Engineers, Design Sub consultants, Materials Suppliers, Equipment Suppliers, Technology Suppliers, and any business that serves the construction industry.

Sue Dyer is also the author of the #2 Wall Street Journal best-selling book; The Trusted Leader which is based on her 35 years of working with construction leaders and their teams. She is known as “the Godmother of Partnering” and you can learn more about how she and her team can help your leaders develop more trust in the workplace here: https://sudyco.com/

    50 | Judy Ross | Creating a High-Trust Owner's Team

    50 | Judy Ross | Creating a High-Trust Owner's Team

    Projects in any organization require planning, resources and a committed team, and that's particularly true in an airport. When that airport is located in the heart of the tech world, the challenges are even greater. Today's guest offers some insights into creating a high-trust culture in an airport environment.
    In today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show, Sue chats with Judy Ross, A.A.E., Assistant Director of Aviation at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the home of tech giants such as Google, Apple Computer, Cisco, Intel, Adobe, eBay, and Hewlett Packard, Judy's team must trust each other to ensure their projects are successful.
    During the episode, Sue and Judy discuss her background and how an initial interest in theater arts set construction led her to an alternate path - one that eventually led her to a career in airport management.


    They discuss the various facilities that make up an airport, as well as the complex systems that have to be in place to make all those facilities work together seamlessly. They explore the reasons why trust among team members is so vital to maintaining these interconnected systems viable and productive.


    They also explore the concept of Collaborative Partnering - a collaborative framework developed for construction projects by the International Partnering Institute that brings together all of the different organizations that need to build a project - so they can work together, and not against each other. The process helps them coordinate, build trust, and share precious resources to create successful project outcomes.


    Join Sue and Judy for this fascinating discussion around creating and maintaining a high-trust culture, particularly when resources are limited.


    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.


    Enjoy!




    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    Judy's surprising journey from theater arts set construction to a career in airport management.
    The complex and interconnected facilities and systems that make up an airport, and why trust among team members is so vital to helping those systems work together.
    The concept of collaborative partnering and how it can be used to build trust and share precious resources.
    And so much more...



    Resources:
    https://sudyco.com/ (Sudyco website)
    https://sudyco.com/news/ (Lead with Trust Newsletter)
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com
    Judy's Email: jross@sjc.org
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-m-ross-a-a-e-70443440/ (Judy's LinkedIn)
    Judy's Phone: 408 392-6620

    • 34 min
    49 | The Four Seasons of Partnering (Part 2)

    49 | The Four Seasons of Partnering (Part 2)

    Today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show is the conclusion of our two-part series on the Four Seasons of Partnering. In last week's show, Sue explained why there's a seasonality to partnering, just as there is to nature. She shared a story that illustrated this concept, as well as what happens when the partnering process becomes an afterthought, or doesn't receive the resources it once did. Sue also demonstrated the dangers of ignoring the natural seasons that the partnering process falls into, as well as why failing to understand this natural cycle can lead to false expectations, frustration, and failed projects.
    In part two, Sue takes a closer look at each of the seasons, and the lessons that are there to be learned.
    She outlines why many projects exist in an adversarial and even dog-eat-dog type of environment, where everyone is only looking out for their own interests - a 'siloed' environment where nothing can grow or prosper.
    The many pitfalls of each season are discussed, along with methods for mitigating and even avoiding them altogether. Sue offers insights from her own extensive experience to help yield even greater results from your partnering framework.
    Join Sue for part one of this eye-opening discussion around the four seasons of partnering!


    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.


    Enjoy!




    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    How each season brings its own unique challenges and lessons to be learned, and how understanding this can actually be good for your project.
    The reasons why so many projects live in 'Winter' - an adversarial environment where everyone focuses on their own interests rather than the overall goals of the project.
    Insights on each season's unique pitfalls and challenges, as well as methods for mitigating and avoiding them in your project.
    And so much more...



    Resources:
    https://sudyco.com/ (Sudyco website)
    https://sudyco.com/news/ (Lead with Trust Newsletter)
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com

    • 39 min
    48 | The Four Seasons of Partnering (Part 1)

    48 | The Four Seasons of Partnering (Part 1)

    The time has come to transition from the summer to the autumn. Temperatures are dropping and people are digging out their sweaters, jackets, and hats. Seasons are common enough in nature, but they also apply to your business, the economy, even your life. It stands to reason then that there's also a seasonality to the construction partnering process.
    In today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show, Sue discusses this seasonality and offers some advice for weathering (so to speak) these seasons effectively.
    During the episode, Sue explains the four seasons of partnering and the effects they can have on a project, its teams and its leaders, both positive and negative.
    She offers a story that beautifully illustrates the concept of seasonality in the partnering process, as well as what happens when the partnering process becomes an afterthought, something that doesn't deserve the resources it once did.
    Sue demonstrates the dangers of ignoring the natural seasons that the partnering process falls into, and why failing to understand this natural cycle can lead to false expectations, frustration, and failed projects.


    You'll also get a glimpse into the overview of the four seasons of an owners partnering program, and how you can implement these ideas into your own projects and relationships.


    Join Sue for part one of this fascinating discussion around the four seasons of partnering, and stay tuned for the conclusion next week.


    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.


    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    The concept of seasonality in the partnering process, as well as the effects they can have on a project, its teams and its leaders.
    What happens when the partnering process isn't given the resources it needs to deliver optimum results.
    An overview of the four seasons of an owners partnering program, and the pitfalls to look out for in each season.
    And so much more...



    Resources:
    https://sudyco.com/ (Sudyco website)
    https://sudyco.com/news/ (Lead with Trust Newsletter)
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com

    • 21 min
    47 | The US Corps of Engineers Partnering Playbook

    47 | The US Corps of Engineers Partnering Playbook

    Today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show is a little special. Recently, Sue was a guest on the US Army Corps of Engineers 'Inside the Castle' podcast to discuss the newly published USACE Construction Partnering Playbook. She was joined in this episode by Sheryl Gatz, Military Programs Strategic Planner at USACE Headquarters and Derrick Godfrey, Senior Construction Engineer at USACE Headquarters. We're presenting the episode here in its entirety so you can benefit from the fascinating discussion.
    Published in April of 2022, the Partnering Playbook was developed in coordination with industry partners and key practitioners in the field with first-hand construction project partnering knowledge and experience. It provides guidance, best practices, and scalable tools and processes that should be used to implement partnering on all USACE construction projects throughout the delivery life cycle.
    In this episode you'll discover:
    - The origins and overall intent of the Partnering Playbook and how it is designed to help improve construction projects undertaken by the USACE.


    - Some of the best practices they've collected within the playbook, and how they can benefit your projects.


    - The factors that make up a great partner in any construction project, large or small.


    Join Sue for this fascinating and eye-opening discussion.


    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    The intent of the Partnering Playbook and how it came about.
    Best practices that can benefit your own construction projects.
    What makes a great partner in any construction project.
    And so much more...



    Resources:
    https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Partnering/ (USACE Construction Partnering Playbook)
    https://www.usace.army.mil/Business-With-Us/Partnering/ (USACE website)
    https://sudyco.com/ (Sudyco website)
    https://sudyco.com/news/ (Lead with Trust Newsletter)
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com

    • 55 min
    46 | Mega Project Success Factors 2022

    46 | Mega Project Success Factors 2022

    Did you know that 65% of mega projects fail? This is according to a 2015 study done by the Construction Industry Institute. A more recent study done by the University College of London in 2020 said that 70% of mega-construction projects lead to failure. Those are alarming results, especially considering the millions of dollars in resources that are tied up in these projects. As our construction projects get larger and larger, the complexity and number of issues that can arise increases as well.
    In today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show, Sue offers some insights into finding success with mega projects, outlined in, "Mega Project Success Factors 2022" an ongoing project she has developed to help manage the seemingly unmanageable.
    During the episode, Sue provides some background on the Mega Projects Success Factors concept, which she first began nearly two decades ago. It's been updated many times since, most recently with a group of mega project teams in the late 2000s.
    She outlines some of the patterns she and her team have seen emerge from numerous failed projects in the past, such as the Denver International Airport, the Hong Kong Airport project, the Boston artery or 'Big Dig,' and the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
    She also reveals why mega project failures are rarely caused by a single factor. Most often it's many smaller issues that compound upon each other and create a cascading event that sinks a project.


    Join Sue for this fascinating discussion about mega projects and how you can ensure their success with effective partnering.


    If you have any questions or suggestions for Sue, feel free to reach out via email.


    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    Background on the Mega Project Success Factors concept, which she first began nearly two decades ago.
    Some of the patterns she and her team have seen emerge from their own successful projects and numerous other projects, such as the Denver International Airport, the Hong Kong Airport project, the ‘Big Dig,' and the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
    Why mega project failures rarely have a single cause that can be easily identified.
    And so much more...



    Resources:
    https://partneringinstitute.org/ (The Partnering Institute)
    http://sudyco.com/join (Lead with Trust Newsletter)
    https://sudyco.com/lead-with-trust46/ (Mega Project Success Factors 2022)
    Sue's Email: suedyer@sudyco.com

    • 38 min
    45 | The 2022 Top 10 Podcasts for Construction Leaders

    45 | The 2022 Top 10 Podcasts for Construction Leaders

    In today's episode of The Lead With Trust Show, Sue offers up some information on one of the best tools she's found for learning and keeping up with the trends in the industry: podcasts. She offers up some history of the technology, ways to access these amazing resources and even provides a list of the top 10 podcasts specifically targeted at construction leaders.
    Don't forget to sign up for Sue's Lead with Trust newsletter (http://sudyco.com/join). You'll be able to grab the August 30, 2022 edition and get a written version of the list with links to each of the podcasts on the 2022 Top Ten Podcasts for Construction Leaders list.


    In this episode you'll discover:


    - Why Sue loves podcasts and why they're such powerful learning tools.


    - How podcasts work, where you can find them and how you can listen to them (for free!)


    - The top 10 podcasts featuring content targeted at leaders in the construction industry.


    Join Sue for this fascinating and eye-opening discussion.


    Enjoy!


    What You’ll Learn in this Show:
    Why Sue loves podcasts and why they're such powerful learning tools.
    How podcasts work, where you can find them and how you can listen to them (for free!)
    The top 10 podcasts featuring content targeted at leaders in the construction industry.
    And so much more...



    Resources:
    https://partneringinstitute.org/ (The Partnering Institute)
    http://sudyco.com/join (Lead with Trust Newsletter)

    • 27 min

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The trust movement!!!

After all these years of running a business, hearing Sue talk about the trust hierarchy and where it fits for me personally and professional, it know makes sense how my team operates. Excited to be on the journey of becoming a trust builder!!