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Construction Dream Team

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Construction Dream Team

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Building things are fun! Projects can be stressful! Construction Dream Team is a podcast resource for construction project leaders who want to trade frustration about how their projects are working, with excitement about what their project teams can achieve! Hosted by Sue Dyer, CEO of Org Metrics. LLCSue Dyer, president of OrgMetrics LLC and host of the Construction Dream Team podcast, will be interviewing the best, brightest, and most accomplished industry leaders every week to share invaluable insights on exactly what you can do to build your Construction Dream Team! Using “OPE” – other people’s experiences, you will learn from those who have been there and done that, so you can put into action the lessons gleaned from dozens of exceptional leaders. Sue will also share some of her experiences based on guiding over 3,000 high-performing project teams. Subscribe today!

Latest Episodes

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Steve Jones: Trends Transforming Construction and the Impact on Our People

Number 1 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #11:Steve Jones, Trends Transforming Construction & the Impact on Our People. Steve’s episode is filled with insights he’s gained from his years in the industry and the research he has been involved with. He has such a unique perspective! In this episode, Steve shares what he sees as the strategic trends in the industry. As you listen to this episode, think about what you or your company can do to use these trends to improve your project and maybe even your competitive advantage in 2020. 3 Emerging Construction Trends & Their Impact on Our People from Steve Jones 1) Industrialization. Projects and job sites will optimize towards the assembly of well-designed and pre-assembled components and less about construction. Expect an increase in modularization, prefabrication, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automated decision making 2) Emerging Technology. Laser scanning, modeling technology, integrated IT solutions, etc. will become the new way business is done and it is important to embrace early rather than looking only at short-term ROI. 3) Hiring & Retention. There is a talent war taking place making hiring and retention top priorities for leaders and organizations pursuing success in the coming years. Train staff appropriately, provide them with the tools they need to succeed, communicate the mission, and consider making technology competency training a part of the formal job evaluation process. Introduction Welcome to Episode 11 of the Construction Dream Team Podcast with your host Sue Dyer! This episode features guest Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research at Dodge Data & Analytics, where he focuses on emerging economic practice and technology trends that are transforming the global design and construction industry. Steve has given hundreds of speeches and writes many articles for industry publications including the popular Dodge Data & Analytics SmartMarket Reports. Steve is an expert in construction trends and has a unique vantage point towards the future of construction and how teams will continue evolving. Steve Jones’ Career Journey Steve’s career started in design in the mid-70s. By the mid-80s he was VP of a firm in Philadelphia and decided to attend the Executive MBA program at Wharton School of Business. Design was not known typically for its business acumen, but since everyone was working fulltime in the program, Steve appreciated the hard nose practical concepts as opposed to mere theory. This transformed his approach to dealing with prospects and clients and made him a knowledgeable advisor rather than treating projects as mere additions to his design portfolio. He asked important questions about what design meant for clients’ businesses – an exercise in constrained optimization which helped clients better understand design. Jump forward to 1999, Steve was principal of a big AE firm when a buddy from Wharton called to inform Steve that he had taken a job at a software company called Primavera. Primavera’s headquarters were 8 minutes from Steve’s house and it was the perfect time to make a big change in the middle of the dot com boom. Primavera had some of the largest customers in the industry, quality control, exceptional developers, and a developed sales channel which made it an appealing fit. In 2001, they launched the first cloud collaboration platform for construction, which is now used by almost all large construction projects. Steve now works for Dodge Data & Analytics where he focuses on emerging areas throughout the segmented and fragmented industry to glean valuable insights for optimization and forward momentum. His work tracks the work companies, projects, and teams are performing that reliably generates scalable, reliable, consistent benefits. Strategic Trends in the Industry Steve breaks strategic trends into two categories: projects, and the people/processes that support those projects. Industriali

53 MIN2019 DEC 30
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Steve Jones: Trends Transforming Construction and the Impact on Our People

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Shane Snow: Dream Teams

Number 2 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #18: Shane Snow, Dream Teams. Shane is the author of Dream Teams, a book written after years of researching the top dream teams.

49 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Shane Snow: Dream Teams

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - John Martin: Meditation Mindfulness and Leadership

Number 3 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #7: John Martin on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Leadership. In this episode, John Martin, the former Director at San Francisco International Airport shares about how meditation and mindfulness helped him to create an extraordinary organization. 3 Key Takeaways for Leaders from this Episode Meditation and Mindfulness are exceptional tools for remaining present and aligned with intention while facing the various challenges of leadership within the construction and airline industries. Leadership, dedication to partnering, and the values of kindness and caring help create a work environment that encourages and rewards creativity, open communication, trust, employee/customer satisfaction, and exceptional outcomes. Leaders don’t do. Leaders lead. About John L. Martin John L. Martin was Airport Director at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from 1995-2016. His leadership leaves a legacy that lives on today. John was present as SFO underwent massive changes including a $3.5 billion dollar capital plan, the iconic International Terminal, and the BART extension into SFO. One of John’s colleagues describes his impact as “truly rare to find a visionary in the public sector.” John led his organization to become exceptional. John Martin and Sue Dyer have been friends working closely together for 20 years. How Did John Get Into Meditation? John started his meditation practice in 2001 a few months before 9/11 as a way to deal with the stress faced as CEO and for a more balanced life outside of work. Meditation practice is one of present awareness. Due to the tragedy of 9/11, SFO lost 40% of their customers and had to lay off 15% of their staff. Meditation helped John focus on facing challenges together with his team during that difficult time. Incorporating Meditation into Leadership A big part of meditation is becoming aware of the intentions guiding one’s actions. John incorporated basic intentions such as letting go of the past and future to focus on the present; the intention of kindness towards oneself and others; and focusing on caring, compassion, and exceptional outcomes to guide his leadership philosophy and approach. Meditation in Practice John would meditate after breakfast and at the end of each workday which looked to others as merely sitting quietly. Most people probably had no idea but might have noticed the benefits. This involves a sensation of “being in the body,” being present for the emotions and feelings at that moment and staying focused on the intentions of letting go, kindness and caring. There is a careful analysis of one’s reactions as you focus on ensuring actions are rooted in positive intentions as often as possible. Meditation in Action For the first 10 years as director, John wanted to be in control of everything – kind of like a superhero able to get everything done. The intention of letting go in the workplace involved letting go of excessive control to trust the staff more. John supported this intention by creating teams of staff members to look at best practices for serving guests, safety/security, environmental leadership, and creating a great place to work. The team began creating a vision with plans and goals. John realized that the greatest wisdom is with the collective; not from one individual leader. Great leaders recognize the greatest wisdom comes from the team overall. This insight helped create an environment of deeper trust where creativity could begin to flourish. Kindness in the Workplace Taking the time to connect with employees helped foster kindness in the workplace at SFO. John would walk around the airport and make personal connections with the 1800 employees from every field and background. This demonstrated that leadership cared about how they viewed SFO as a place to work. Kindness as a value began to crop up as a talking point in staff meetings. When kindness is present in the workplace, there is a deeper understanding o

53 MIN2019 DEC 16
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - John Martin: Meditation Mindfulness and Leadership

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Tom Taylor: The Power of Keeping Score for Accountability

Number 4 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #6: Tom Taylor. In this episode, Tom shares about how he didn’t believe in using a monthly Scorecard for projects but he was forced to do it on the projects he was working on. Then, after a few projects he saw that it was totally accurate and gave him a tool to steer his projects. Tom also shares how important measuring is to the success of any project

31 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Tom Taylor: The Power of Keeping Score for Accountability

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Ivar Satero: Leading with Values

Number 5 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #2: Ivar Satero. What Sue loves about this episode is how Ivar shows us how having strong organizational values has helped him be assured that all of his people are working and solving problems in a way that is consistent with these values.

40 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Ivar Satero: Leading with Values

The Evolving Role of Construction Management

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Cliff Wong, the President of PGH Wong Engineering. He has been around construction since his childhood. Cliff shares about his journey from that childhood in his den, working with the family business, to being a leader in the industry for project management.

31 MIN2019 NOV 25
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The Evolving Role of Construction Management

Leadership in a Time of Disruption w/ Ron Peckham

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Ron Peckham, the Aviation Practice Advisor for C&S Companies. Ron is a gifted leader. He has worked in the Aviation industry for 35 years, growing his practice from 9 people to 150. He's an incredible coach, mentor, and trainer helping people to build a foundation for commitment to a common vision and purpose. Join us as we talk about leadership in a time of disruption.

35 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Leadership in a Time of Disruption w/ Ron Peckham

The New Collaborative ISO 44001 w/ David Hawkins

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with David Hawkins, the COO for the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW). He was awarded the International Standards Marker Award in 2017 by the British Standards Institution. This award was given for his outstanding work and inclusive approach to the field of collaborative business relationships.

49 MIN2019 NOV 11
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The New Collaborative ISO 44001 w/ David Hawkins

The Collaborative Selection Process w/ Stuart Seiden

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Stuart Seiden, who is a Principal at Avila & Seiden Architects. For about 17 years he was Capital Projects Manager in the County of Fresno. Stuart has a vast knowledge from a variety of projects and you won't want to miss his insight on the process of building a collaborative team.

35 MIN2019 NOV 4
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The Collaborative Selection Process w/ Stuart Seiden

Emotional Intelligence on the Job w/ Andrea Hoban

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Andrea Hoban, who is the Co-Founder and Head of Learning at Oji Life Lab. Andrea, with over 20 years of experience in leading large teams and building businesses. Her focus is on how you can use emotional intelligence to improve how you deal with your team. Join us today to learn about Andrea’s unique model in emotional intelligence.

39 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Emotional Intelligence on the Job w/ Andrea Hoban

Latest Episodes

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Steve Jones: Trends Transforming Construction and the Impact on Our People

Number 1 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #11:Steve Jones, Trends Transforming Construction & the Impact on Our People. Steve’s episode is filled with insights he’s gained from his years in the industry and the research he has been involved with. He has such a unique perspective! In this episode, Steve shares what he sees as the strategic trends in the industry. As you listen to this episode, think about what you or your company can do to use these trends to improve your project and maybe even your competitive advantage in 2020. 3 Emerging Construction Trends & Their Impact on Our People from Steve Jones 1) Industrialization. Projects and job sites will optimize towards the assembly of well-designed and pre-assembled components and less about construction. Expect an increase in modularization, prefabrication, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automated decision making 2) Emerging Technology. Laser scanning, modeling technology, integrated IT solutions, etc. will become the new way business is done and it is important to embrace early rather than looking only at short-term ROI. 3) Hiring & Retention. There is a talent war taking place making hiring and retention top priorities for leaders and organizations pursuing success in the coming years. Train staff appropriately, provide them with the tools they need to succeed, communicate the mission, and consider making technology competency training a part of the formal job evaluation process. Introduction Welcome to Episode 11 of the Construction Dream Team Podcast with your host Sue Dyer! This episode features guest Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research at Dodge Data & Analytics, where he focuses on emerging economic practice and technology trends that are transforming the global design and construction industry. Steve has given hundreds of speeches and writes many articles for industry publications including the popular Dodge Data & Analytics SmartMarket Reports. Steve is an expert in construction trends and has a unique vantage point towards the future of construction and how teams will continue evolving. Steve Jones’ Career Journey Steve’s career started in design in the mid-70s. By the mid-80s he was VP of a firm in Philadelphia and decided to attend the Executive MBA program at Wharton School of Business. Design was not known typically for its business acumen, but since everyone was working fulltime in the program, Steve appreciated the hard nose practical concepts as opposed to mere theory. This transformed his approach to dealing with prospects and clients and made him a knowledgeable advisor rather than treating projects as mere additions to his design portfolio. He asked important questions about what design meant for clients’ businesses – an exercise in constrained optimization which helped clients better understand design. Jump forward to 1999, Steve was principal of a big AE firm when a buddy from Wharton called to inform Steve that he had taken a job at a software company called Primavera. Primavera’s headquarters were 8 minutes from Steve’s house and it was the perfect time to make a big change in the middle of the dot com boom. Primavera had some of the largest customers in the industry, quality control, exceptional developers, and a developed sales channel which made it an appealing fit. In 2001, they launched the first cloud collaboration platform for construction, which is now used by almost all large construction projects. Steve now works for Dodge Data & Analytics where he focuses on emerging areas throughout the segmented and fragmented industry to glean valuable insights for optimization and forward momentum. His work tracks the work companies, projects, and teams are performing that reliably generates scalable, reliable, consistent benefits. Strategic Trends in the Industry Steve breaks strategic trends into two categories: projects, and the people/processes that support those projects. Industriali

53 MIN2019 DEC 30
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Steve Jones: Trends Transforming Construction and the Impact on Our People

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Shane Snow: Dream Teams

Number 2 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #18: Shane Snow, Dream Teams. Shane is the author of Dream Teams, a book written after years of researching the top dream teams.

49 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - Shane Snow: Dream Teams

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - John Martin: Meditation Mindfulness and Leadership

Number 3 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #7: John Martin on Meditation, Mindfulness, and Leadership. In this episode, John Martin, the former Director at San Francisco International Airport shares about how meditation and mindfulness helped him to create an extraordinary organization. 3 Key Takeaways for Leaders from this Episode Meditation and Mindfulness are exceptional tools for remaining present and aligned with intention while facing the various challenges of leadership within the construction and airline industries. Leadership, dedication to partnering, and the values of kindness and caring help create a work environment that encourages and rewards creativity, open communication, trust, employee/customer satisfaction, and exceptional outcomes. Leaders don’t do. Leaders lead. About John L. Martin John L. Martin was Airport Director at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) from 1995-2016. His leadership leaves a legacy that lives on today. John was present as SFO underwent massive changes including a $3.5 billion dollar capital plan, the iconic International Terminal, and the BART extension into SFO. One of John’s colleagues describes his impact as “truly rare to find a visionary in the public sector.” John led his organization to become exceptional. John Martin and Sue Dyer have been friends working closely together for 20 years. How Did John Get Into Meditation? John started his meditation practice in 2001 a few months before 9/11 as a way to deal with the stress faced as CEO and for a more balanced life outside of work. Meditation practice is one of present awareness. Due to the tragedy of 9/11, SFO lost 40% of their customers and had to lay off 15% of their staff. Meditation helped John focus on facing challenges together with his team during that difficult time. Incorporating Meditation into Leadership A big part of meditation is becoming aware of the intentions guiding one’s actions. John incorporated basic intentions such as letting go of the past and future to focus on the present; the intention of kindness towards oneself and others; and focusing on caring, compassion, and exceptional outcomes to guide his leadership philosophy and approach. Meditation in Practice John would meditate after breakfast and at the end of each workday which looked to others as merely sitting quietly. Most people probably had no idea but might have noticed the benefits. This involves a sensation of “being in the body,” being present for the emotions and feelings at that moment and staying focused on the intentions of letting go, kindness and caring. There is a careful analysis of one’s reactions as you focus on ensuring actions are rooted in positive intentions as often as possible. Meditation in Action For the first 10 years as director, John wanted to be in control of everything – kind of like a superhero able to get everything done. The intention of letting go in the workplace involved letting go of excessive control to trust the staff more. John supported this intention by creating teams of staff members to look at best practices for serving guests, safety/security, environmental leadership, and creating a great place to work. The team began creating a vision with plans and goals. John realized that the greatest wisdom is with the collective; not from one individual leader. Great leaders recognize the greatest wisdom comes from the team overall. This insight helped create an environment of deeper trust where creativity could begin to flourish. Kindness in the Workplace Taking the time to connect with employees helped foster kindness in the workplace at SFO. John would walk around the airport and make personal connections with the 1800 employees from every field and background. This demonstrated that leadership cared about how they viewed SFO as a place to work. Kindness as a value began to crop up as a talking point in staff meetings. When kindness is present in the workplace, there is a deeper understanding o

53 MIN2019 DEC 16
Comments
Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 - John Martin: Meditation Mindfulness and Leadership

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Tom Taylor: The Power of Keeping Score for Accountability

Number 4 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #6: Tom Taylor. In this episode, Tom shares about how he didn’t believe in using a monthly Scorecard for projects but he was forced to do it on the projects he was working on. Then, after a few projects he saw that it was totally accurate and gave him a tool to steer his projects. Tom also shares how important measuring is to the success of any project

31 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Tom Taylor: The Power of Keeping Score for Accountability

Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Ivar Satero: Leading with Values

Number 5 in our Best of 2019 Countdown is Episode #2: Ivar Satero. What Sue loves about this episode is how Ivar shows us how having strong organizational values has helped him be assured that all of his people are working and solving problems in a way that is consistent with these values.

40 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Construction Dream Team Best of 2019 – Ivar Satero: Leading with Values

The Evolving Role of Construction Management

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Cliff Wong, the President of PGH Wong Engineering. He has been around construction since his childhood. Cliff shares about his journey from that childhood in his den, working with the family business, to being a leader in the industry for project management.

31 MIN2019 NOV 25
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The Evolving Role of Construction Management

Leadership in a Time of Disruption w/ Ron Peckham

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Ron Peckham, the Aviation Practice Advisor for C&S Companies. Ron is a gifted leader. He has worked in the Aviation industry for 35 years, growing his practice from 9 people to 150. He's an incredible coach, mentor, and trainer helping people to build a foundation for commitment to a common vision and purpose. Join us as we talk about leadership in a time of disruption.

35 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Leadership in a Time of Disruption w/ Ron Peckham

The New Collaborative ISO 44001 w/ David Hawkins

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with David Hawkins, the COO for the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW). He was awarded the International Standards Marker Award in 2017 by the British Standards Institution. This award was given for his outstanding work and inclusive approach to the field of collaborative business relationships.

49 MIN2019 NOV 11
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The New Collaborative ISO 44001 w/ David Hawkins

The Collaborative Selection Process w/ Stuart Seiden

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Stuart Seiden, who is a Principal at Avila & Seiden Architects. For about 17 years he was Capital Projects Manager in the County of Fresno. Stuart has a vast knowledge from a variety of projects and you won't want to miss his insight on the process of building a collaborative team.

35 MIN2019 NOV 4
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The Collaborative Selection Process w/ Stuart Seiden

Emotional Intelligence on the Job w/ Andrea Hoban

This week, host Sue Dyer speaks with Andrea Hoban, who is the Co-Founder and Head of Learning at Oji Life Lab. Andrea, with over 20 years of experience in leading large teams and building businesses. Her focus is on how you can use emotional intelligence to improve how you deal with your team. Join us today to learn about Andrea’s unique model in emotional intelligence.

39 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Emotional Intelligence on the Job w/ Andrea Hoban
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