Construction constantly evolves with new technologies, design trends, and best practices. Join us weekly for inspirational conversations with forward thinkers at the forefront of this $1.6 trillion industry.
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Empower Your People for a Resilient Business with Randy Brothers
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates said this hundreds of years ago, but it rings true today. One who knows their strengths, gifts, and capabilities works a job best for them and brings their unique contribution to the whole. They embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery, managing work, family, health, and spirituality. If we can understand ourselves, we can help other people achieve their goals and use their gifts too. Leaders who grasp this enable their team to succeed and create resilient organizations that make a difference.
Training for a Successful Career in Sales with Marvin Montgomery
Sales aren’t a goal to achieve but a skill to train and improve. Just like any sport, careful practice and preparation improve your chances for success. However, in sales, success is solving a customer’s problem with a custom solution perfectly tailored for their needs. Success is not the money you make or the record number of sales you achieve. The best way to provide this custom solution is by asking questions and listening to customers’ stories and experiences. An effective salesperson is a good listener first.
Smart Lighting for a Healthier Future with John Fox
Nearly all of us spend most of our time indoors under the blue tint of artificial lighting. While blue light exposure is fine during the day, it actively reduces our sleep quality at night. Many sources have told us to cut out electronics use before bed, but we find it hard to give up our social media, Netflix, and video games. New research suggests that specialized LED lighting can aid in managing our blue light exposure. By shifting from blue light to a softer yellow color at night, our brains fall asleep easier and stay sleepy, even if we need to get up in the night.
Changing Lives with Portable and Accessible Housing with RJ Adler
Creative solutions are cropping up as the global housing crisis spirals out of control. Some companies are taking advantage of the shake-up to address issues with the way we build houses and update them for the 2020s. One advancement is universal design, creating housing for everyone. People increasingly live in households with two or fewer members, requiring less space. The large homes of the past are a poor use of space and resources. Instead, we should adapt our housing to our needs.
The Life of a Carpenter with Lynda Lyday
The blue-collar tradesman is a fundamental figure in American history. Without their contribution, our landmarks, institutions, infrastructure, homes, and cars wouldn’t be the same. Yet, despite this crucial role, we’ve shouted the persistent message that college is best for all. People look down on the workers that keep our country running. However, if we acknowledge the upsides of blue-collar work: the pride in your work, the development of skill and craftsmanship, the feeling of helping people, maybe we can reverse the thinking of the last few decades and spread acceptance for all the people that build our buildings and keep our lights on.
Career Advice from the Construction Coach with Elinor Moshe
Finding fulfillment in your career is a challenge many of us face. We might have chosen a major in college, stuck with it for a few years, and woken up one day to realize we don’t like our life. This is a harsh realization, but one that gives us a few choices. We can stick with it, give up, or find what makes us happy and chase after it. Through this process, a mentor who has been there and done that is a valuable asset. They can share their experience and guide you on your journey. Just as important as a mentor is a goal to shoot for, an ideal life, a dream to achieve. A clear path and a trusted guide are key ingredients to a successful life.
Great listen on the way to the job site.
Great variety and forward thinking
It’s good to see a podcast dedicated to those who are serious about the future of construction. So far the guests have covered great topics including the subject of change, building science and safety, and new product development. Looking forward to future episodes and learning more about what’s to come in construction.
BEST NEW PODCAST!!
Loving this show!! Each episode is not only informative, but also entertaining. That’s rare!