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Construction Genius

Jan 19, 2021

In today’s episode, I am joined by Dave Kievet, the president and COO of The Boldt Company. He has been in the industry for more than thirty years. He and I discuss why being too tactical in business is not advisable, how relationships affect your construction company, and how your professional and personal life interact.

This episode will be very insightful for many leaders at all stages of their careers. So, tune in now and learn important notes to hone your leadership skills.

What’s Discussed in This Episode:

  1. Dave’s definition of leadership
    • Instilling hope and courage to others
    • Using a check-in sheet
  2. Defining quality time
  3. Lack of leadership in the construction industry linked to being too tactical 
    • Embrace failures and learn from it
    • Power of relationships
    • Importance of feedback or mentoring
    • Observing other leaders in the industry
  4. Shifting from being too tactical to being more strategic
  5. Practice of self-reflection
  6. How to spend more time with your feet up on the desk
    • Allow others to be successful
    • Understanding how to deal with problems
  7. Insights to effective delegation of responsibilities or tasks
    • Importance of a well-structured background
    • Learning trigger points and keeping a cool head
  8. Advice to leaders about role delegation and responsibilities
    • Advantages of the new generation
    • Struggles of new leaders
  9. Learnings from the new generation of leaders
  10. How to deal with different generations in the business
  11. Dealing with challenges with your own motivations
  12. Detecting red flags of burn out in leaders
  13. Dave’s personal experience and professional notes

About the Guest:

Dave Kievet is the president and chief operating officer of The Boldt Company, one of the leading construction firms in the country. He has over thrity years of experience in the field not only as an engineer but also as a leader. He specializes in business development and lean construction. As of now, he supervises all operating groups throughout the country. 


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