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Construction Genius

Apr 14, 2020

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With the coronavirus pandemic affecting our economy, a lot of businesses have found themselves unprepared. We may have not seen it coming, but when there are good times, there are also bad times.

We may consider this as a lesson learned. However, things are just getting started and the industry needs leaders to rise up and take charge. Luckily, we have a mentor here to teach us.

In this episode, Andrew and I have a deep conversation on how to become an effective leader in the construction industry. He gives us practical insights on leading during and through a crisis and preparing your company for the next one.

Whether you’re the business owner or part of the executive team, you are a leader of your organization. So tune in to this episode now.

What’s Discussed In This Episode:

  1. Why we’re unprepared for a crisis [02:00]
  2. How Andrew helps companies prepare [03:10]
  3. Ego, results, and relationships in business [05:15]
  4. Maximizing cash flow [06:39]
  5. Good frameworks for scenario planning [08:18]
  6. Opportunities during the crisis [10:29]
  7. How employees should be treated during a crisis [13:50]
  8. Crisis as an opportunity to capture talent [15:14]
  9. Preparing for meetings during times of pressure [17:05]
  10. The importance of role-playing for improving impact [19:34]
  11. Characteristics of high performing leaders in times of crisis [22:57]
  12. How middle managers can rise up [25:04]
  13. Getting ready for the next crisis [29:42]
  14. Self-awareness and making a business independent [31:55]

About Our Guest:

Andrew Neitlich is the Director of the Center for Executive Coaching. He is the author of the new book, Coach!, which talks about creating a culture of coaching in your organization. 

Connect with me on LinkedIn. For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to the Construction Genius: A Leadership Master-Class Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Thank you for tuning in!