But as a business owner at the head of a growing construction company, you cannot be there to oversee every jobsite detail and manage every contingency. You will simply wear yourself out always being the answer to your team, and you will not have the freedom to move on to creating the plan that will take your company to the next level.
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2007
At the fast pace that many remodeling and construction companies operate, often times foremen and their crews receive little training during periods of growth other than being told what to do and when to do it. Though a company may initially gain ground using this "baptism by fire" method, the fate the company inevitably faces long-term is that of creating a culture of followers, where neither focus, motivation nor profitability can be sustained.
Having spent 14 years as a contractor himself, and over two decades helping clients grow their remodeling and construction businesses, Clay S. Nelson recognizes the costs of allowing a team to become complacent, and the successes that can come only when a company decides to take on giving their team the power to become unstoppable. Nelson will address the steps to building a powerful team on October 10, 2007 as he presents Leaders Growing Leaders at the Remodeling Show 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A bored and complacent team where individual growth is stifled:
- Is less productive
- May communicate poorly with each other, and the customer
- Is more likely to make costly mistakes that can affect profit margins
- May not always represent the company in a favorable light
An inspired and motivated team where the leadership qualities of individuals are allowed to blossom and shine creates:
- Greater levels of worker productivity and efficiency
- Camaraderie and unity in the workplace
- Jobs completed on time, on budget
- Improved customer satisfaction
"Barking orders at your employees and subs might get things done in a pinch when an upstairs pipe bursts just as the drywall crew has finished its job," Nelson explains. "But as a business owner at the head of a growing construction company, you cannot be there to oversee every jobsite detail and manage every contingency. You will simply wear yourself out always being the answer to your team, and you will not have the freedom to move on to creating the plan that will take your company to the next level."
Nelson continues, "When life's circumstances get in the way--health, traffic, even a dead cell phone battery--you need to have a team of empowered individuals capable of making the right decisions and taking the right actions without hesitation. And how about being able to actually relax on a vacation with your loved ones because you know that your team can get the job done on their own?"
Clay Nelson founded his company, Clay Nelson Life Balance, out of his own life philosophy: To teach what one has learned in life is the greatest gift one has to give. The company's innovative programs teach individuals and businesses how to set goals, get past what stops them from accomplishing them, and create written plans that help them attain extraordinary results.
Nelson is a contributor to Remodeling Magazine, and has been a featured speaker at many national education events and conferences, including the Central Minnesota Builders Association (CMBA) Builders' Expo, The International Builders Show, and NAHB Custom Builder Symposium. Every year, he presents his concepts in business planning and life planning nationwide to eager participants at workshops and conventions of all sizes, as well as to listeners of his weekly KZSB AM 1290 Santa Barbara News-Press radio station talk show.
For more information about Clay Nelson's speaking schedule, and to learn more about the products and services Clay Nelson Life Balance provides for contractors and remodelers, please visit http://www.claynelsonlifebalance.com. For more information about the Remodeling Show 2007 and to register, visit http://www.theremodelingshow.com.