Podcast: The Building BITE
Season 3 Episode 1: Never Settling
Please tune in to this episode of The Building BITE Podcast, as we hear from industry experts about key topics to help you be successful. The Building BITE hosts Chris Epps, LEED AP and Mike Diercksen, CRIS, welcome Eric Anderton, Executive Coach and host of Podcast, Construction Genius.
We begin the episode by discussing Eric’s path to Construction. Beginning his career in sales, Eric eventually connected with a leadership development program before venturing out on his own. While Eric never worked in the industry directly, he felt a connection to the builders and has continued to expand his network within the Construction space. When diving into our topic, Eric gives our listeners three excellent takeaways and best practices when leading a team:
- Never Settle: Like that of a GM in any major sports league, companies must always be looking to develop and improve their team. By never settling, you are constantly looking to help enhance your current team, while always keeping an eye on the market to find opportunities to bring in people who can improve areas of weakness within the firm.
- Importance of 1-to-1 meetings: If you want to develop your team and improve communication, you MUST have 1 on 1 discussions. Utilizing tactics like setting an agenda and empowering them to bring both challenges they have or ideas to enhance the internal process are key. Eric sets the scene as an oasis of development and conversation for your team, refreshing and encouraging them as they continue their path through the project lifecycle.
- Incorporate EAR framework every day: You must be able to every day put your arm around your team and encourage them (E) telling them “You can do it”. Additionally, you must look to hold your team accountable (A), and confirm “did you, do it?”. Lastly, you must recognize (R) them, “you did it!”.
To learn more about how you can create a leadership culture where you never settle, listen to our full podcast episode with Eric on “Never Settling”
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