Your reaction to crisis determines the path your business is heading. Today, Eric Anderton shares with us some tips to help us navigate crisis. The biggest mistakes most CEOs make are panicking and hero’s syndrome. In this episode, Mark Brooks, the President of Permanent Equity, gives us a bird's eye view of the different ups and downs that companies go through in their existence. Mark also discusses how CEOs should be leading through crisis. When you get a cross-functional team and lay all the cards on the table with that team helps a lot in becoming more rational during a crisis. To know more about leading through crisis, tune in to this episode now.
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45:38The real cost-cutter may not be what you think. In this episode, our special guest is Mike Kaeding, the CEO of Norhart, who is revolutionizing the multifamily market with their groundbreaking approach to construction projects. Mike's unwavering commitment to placing the right people in the right positions led him to hire a remarkable team of 16 in-house recruiters. Today, he shares the importance of having the right people and how it helped Nohart achieve cost reductions that transformed the construction industry. He discusses why it's crucial for organizations to have an in-house recruiter who truly understands their culture and is dedicated to bringing in top talent. Say goodbye to outsourced recruiters and embrace this powerful idea. And that’s just the tip of the construction cane, as Mike also reveals his ambitious mission of driving down costs by a jaw-dropping 50%, starting with a 20-30% reduction! Don’t miss out, as Mike leads in reshaping the industry. Tune in now!
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How To Stop Chasing Work And Start Targeting the Right Projects In Prime Locations With Great Clients With Chloe Smith
31:40In a fast-paced business environment, the fear of missing out on the perfect project that aligns with a company's specialty and growth objectives is a common concern for business development professionals. However, Chloe Smith, the CEO and Co-founder of Mercator AI, offers a solution to this challenge and for you to stop chasing work and target the right projects in prime locations. She articulates how Artificial Intelligence, specifically her technology, works. Also, she delves into the value of AI in business and highlights her vision for utilizing this technology to augment capabilities. Chloe has a strong intuition and vision to start her business. She encourages startup leaders to trust their intuition, sharing her journey as inspiration. Tune in to this episode and set your journey towards business growth today.
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28:57Within the construction industry lies a vast realm of untapped opportunities, awaiting those who dare to venture beyond the familiar. Get ready to rock out in this exhilarating episode! Come explore with us the universe of heavy metal – not the music, but a thrilling project that is transforming the construction industry and shifting our perception of it. Our guest Angie Simon, co-founder and president of Heavy Metal Summer Experience, shares the inspiring story of how this revolutionary summer camp has achieved unprecedented levels of success. The Heavy Metal Summer Experience provides high school youth with a transformative opportunity to explore the limitless potential within the trades. It's a gateway for talented, hardworking individuals who may not be college-bound, yet yearn to build a remarkable future in the construction industry. Angie reveals the origins of the Heavy Metal Summer Experience and unveils the intricacies of its structure. Furthermore, she elaborates on how various segments of the construction industry, ranging from subcontractors to general contractors, can incorporate the Heavy Metal approach to entice prospective individuals to join the field. Tune in now and discover the path to trades! 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/
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