100 episodes

Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration."
This show interviews hard-working construction company owners and executives who share their wisdom, perspectives, and lessons learned from decades of experience bidding, planning, and building profitable projects. Topics include leadership, strategic planning, conflict resolution, niche identification, succession planning, talent management, business development, and business growth.

Industry expert, Eric Anderton also shares his insights about how construction company owners can increase project profit by improving communication, running productive meetings, and attracting, developing, and retaining talented leaders.

Tune in each week and get practical inspiration for how to build people, projects, and profits.

"I know of no genius but the genius of hard work." John Ruskin

Construction Genius Eric Anderton

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 157 Ratings

Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration."
This show interviews hard-working construction company owners and executives who share their wisdom, perspectives, and lessons learned from decades of experience bidding, planning, and building profitable projects. Topics include leadership, strategic planning, conflict resolution, niche identification, succession planning, talent management, business development, and business growth.

Industry expert, Eric Anderton also shares his insights about how construction company owners can increase project profit by improving communication, running productive meetings, and attracting, developing, and retaining talented leaders.

Tune in each week and get practical inspiration for how to build people, projects, and profits.

"I know of no genius but the genius of hard work." John Ruskin

    The Game Plan: Leadership Lessons From The Field To The Office With Les O’Hara

    The Game Plan: Leadership Lessons From The Field To The Office With Les O’Hara

    Managing a business team is pretty much like handling a sports team. That’s why former football coach Les O’Hara now applies his game plan on the field to creating high-performing professional teams. Joining Eric Anderton, he shares how he applies football concepts and lessons to the construction business, which results in better teamwork and highly desirable outputs. Les also talks about the concept of a 90-minute block (and how to spend it wisely) and his four-quadrant approach to helping others determine their unique strengths. Furthermore, find out why having a business coach is never a bad idea and the very important reason why you must get your own chief of staff.
    Get the One Book Every Construction Leader Must Read: Construction Genius: Effective, Hands-On, Practical, Simple, No-BS Leadership, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing Advice for Construction Companies: https://www.amazon.com/Construction-Genius-Effective-Hands-Leadership/dp/B0BHTRDY1T/ 
    Need executive coaching? Book a short call with Eric to discuss how he can help: https://10minuteswitheric.youcanbook.me 
    Website: https://www.thecontractorhuddle.com/playbook
    Website:https://build12.com/
    Website: https://northshorebrickwork.com/
    LinkedIn Handle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesohara/
    FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/thecontractorhuddle
    FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550118445654
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesohara
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@Build12Network

    • 46 min
    Avoid Boeing Blunders: How To Use Systems Thinking To Identify And Eliminate Quality Issues With Matthew Kleiman

    Avoid Boeing Blunders: How To Use Systems Thinking To Identify And Eliminate Quality Issues With Matthew Kleiman

    Process improvement holds significant potential for enhancing the profitability of your construction business, and the cherry on top is that it is where you have the most amount of control. Join Eric Anderton and guest, Moustafa Moursy of Push Analytics, as they explore the fundamental concepts of strategic process management and how they can revolutionize the way construction businesses operate. From defining processes and identifying key areas for improvement to balancing detail and flexibility, they unravel the essential components of strategic process management. Eric and Moustafa’s in-depth discussion covers crucial topics such as setting up processes, optimizing project management, and fostering collaboration with the executive team. Gain invaluable insights into onboarding salespeople, leveraging technical knowledge in sales strategies, and enhancing the overall customer experience. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting in the construction industry, this episode offers practical guidance for maximizing profitability through process improvement. Tune in now and elevate your construction business to new heights of success!
    Get the One Book Every Construction Leader Must Read: Construction Genius: Effective, Hands-On, Practical, Simple, No-BS Leadership, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing Advice for Construction Companies: https://www.amazon.com/Construction-Genius-Effective-Hands-Leadership/dp/B0BHTRDY1T/
    Need executive coaching? Book a short call with Eric to discuss how he can help: https://10minuteswitheric.youcanbook.me
    Website: https://pushanalytics.com/
    LinkedIn Handle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moustafa-m-71909456/

    • 47 min
    Beyond Aesthetics: How Great Design Shapes And Transforms The Built Environment With Blima Ehrentreu

    Beyond Aesthetics: How Great Design Shapes And Transforms The Built Environment With Blima Ehrentreu

    A good construction project is not just about the looks. It goes beyond aesthetics, strategically marrying form and function together. Eric Anderton sits down with Blima Ehrentreu, Founder/CEO of The Designers Group, to discuss the transformative power of a purpose-driven design. She discusses the major differences between good and bad designs, as well as her various approaches in coming up with aesthetically pleasing yet highly functional outputs. Blima also shares how she was able to create a diverse and well-performing team, starting as a two-woman firm and eventually growing to more than 30 people. 
    Get the One Book Every Construction Leader Must Read: Construction Genius: Effective, Hands-On, Practical, Simple, No-BS Leadership, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing Advice for Construction Companies: https://www.amazon.com/Construction-Genius-Effective-Hands-Leadership/dp/B0BHTRDY1T
    Need executive coaching? Book a short call with Eric to discuss how he can help: https://10minuteswitheric.youcanbook.me
    Website:  https://www.thedesignersgroup.com
    LinkedIn Handle: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blimaehrentreu
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedesignersgroup

    • 39 min
    Brick By Digital Brick: A Construction CEO’s Guide To Building A Strong Social Media Foundation With Emma Tessler

    Brick By Digital Brick: A Construction CEO’s Guide To Building A Strong Social Media Foundation With Emma Tessler

    Having a strong presence on social media isn’t just about physical structures, but about creating genuine connections that set the groundwork for success in the digital era. In this episode, we have Emma Tessler, founder of Ninety Five Media, reveal the construction CEO’s guide to building a strong social media foundation. Discover why diversifying your social media team, including field personnel, is crucial for authentic engagement. She also discusses how storytelling can set your construction brand apart and foster trust with your audience. Emma highlights the importance of crafting a diverse range of content buckets, promoting in multiple media forms, and more. Tune in now and learn how to maximize your presence!
    Buy Eric’s Book: Construction Genius: Effective, Hands-On, Practical, Simple, No-BS Leadership, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing Advice for Construction Companies – https://www.amazon.com/Construction-Genius-Effective-Hands-Leadership/dp/B0BHTRDY1T
    Need an Executive Coach? Book in 10 Minutes to chat about how Eric can help: https://10minuteswitheric.youcanbook.me
    Ninety Five Media: https://ninetyfivemedia.co
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninety.five.media
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmatessler
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stop-scrolling-start-scaling-podcast/id1635151196 
    Learn how to create content that converts: https://ninety-five-media.mykajabi.com/mym

    • 51 min
    A Blueprint For The Future: Navigating AI's Role In Revolutionizing Construction With Daniel Hewson

    A Blueprint For The Future: Navigating AI's Role In Revolutionizing Construction With Daniel Hewson

    As we enter an age of rapid digital transformation, we can no longer hold off AI from entering the way we do our business. Construction is not an exception. How do we navigate this AI revolution? In this episode, Eric Anderton is with Daniel Hewson, the data capability manager at Elecosoft where he oversees the development of overall data and AI strategy. Daniel shares his expertise to help us understand how AI is impacting construction, shedding light on the misconceptions of this technology. He also talks about how we can use AI better in business and what are its limitations in terms of the quality and accuracy of its output and more. Plus, Daniel offers a guide for when you’re dealing with AI vendors, partnering with technology companies, and more. Join in on this timely conversation and find yourself equipped with a blueprint for the future as you embrace the inevitability of AI in this industry.

    • 40 min
    Building A Strong Team With Scalable Processes And Direct Communication With Sean Hamilton

    Building A Strong Team With Scalable Processes And Direct Communication With Sean Hamilton

    Building a powerhouse team begins with clear communication, scalable processes, and the courage to address challenges head-on. Build not just a team, but a legacy of success through direct and effective leadership. In this episode, we have Sean Hamilton to discuss how to build a strong team, with scalable processes and direct communication. From dealing with responsibilities to overcoming communication hurdles, Sean shares how to handle team dynamics and foster a culture of accountability. He stresses the importance of good communication in the workplace, stating that it is crucial for success in any job. Sean also touches on Take Charge Learning, coaching strategies, and more. Tune in now!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

GoodBye Birdy ,

Much Better Job

This podcast was very insightful on how to do a much better job in construction estimating up front, analyzing the schedule and the risks associated with that schedule.

Anonymous at Apple Reviews ,

Thoughtful and practical

Construction Genius is an excellent program for any level of construction management. The topics are practical for field, office and senior leadership. Eric has insightful questions and pushes back on platitudes and questions when advise given does not seem practical.

Highly recommend the program.

@Matthewshoobs ,

If you are in constructions this is a must listen

Great show! Listened to about 4 episodes and already got great value. Looking forward to more...

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