Quarterbacking Client Experience

If your business were a game of football, leadership would be the coach, marketing would be the quarterback, and your professionals are the team. But there’s often a disconnect between the promises made and the client experience your firm creates. In this vlog, Dean explores increasing awareness of the promises made, so that your team […]

Breaking Down the Wall in Networking

Sometimes networking is like facing a wall — people aren’t greeting you, inviting you in, or making room for you to do what you came for. They’re not intentionally excluding you, but facing the wall themselves. Meanwhile, your need for inclusion shows in your presence. That places a burden on the people you’re trying to […]

6 Words and Phrases that Diminish Your Presence

Some words can lower your presence in the minds of your audience without you being aware of it. And sometimes you can use these words without even noticing. In today’s post, Pete shares six words and phrases to listen for, and determine for yourself if they cause unintended results.

A Moment of Thankfulness

Sometimes the Thanksgiving holiday can create tension instead of good will. In today’s vlog, Pete explores the possibility that, when this happens, the best way forward is to truly give thanks. Best wishes for a truly thankful holiday weekend.

Why NOT To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

Why NOT to be thankful — Have you taken a look at everything wrong in your life and the world? At a time when people are harping on you to look at the bright side, but they just might be missing the point. This thanksgiving, Dean speaks from the other side of the coin, and […]

Construction Leadership Network

Last week, Pete and Dean both spoke at the first conference that the Construction Leadership Network has held since lockdown, and they both had a phenomenal time, not just as they spoke, but throughout the event. It’s a remarkable event, both for construction leaders, and for professionals who serve them. Learn more here.

The 4 Stages of Team

Teams evolve through four phases, often getting stuck in a loop at the first two, and seldom getting past the third to find true team fulfillment. Dean walks through the progress so that, as a leader, you can find your way to the next stage.

Code Red

Our body gives us alarms, telling us to take action, but we don’t realize those icky feelings are mere signals from which we can take action. Dean describes CODE RED, CODE BLUE, and CODE YELLOW so that you can be on the listen for “coded” alarms, and take the appropriate action to win.

On-Camera Backgrounds

Your background can be a detriment when you’re on camera. You don’t want to distract your audience, you don’t want to be off-brand, and you don’t want to look unprofessional. In today’s blog, Pete shares his thoughts about how to steer away from those problems so that you can have your audiences experience your unhindered […]

Short-Circuit Your Fear With Intent

One of the biggest impediments to presenting with confidence is the fear of judgment. And it’s a catch-22 because the same fear is one of the biggest impediments to PRACTICING presenting in the first place and getting better so that people will judge you better. In today’s post, Pete offers a solution that can short-circuit […]