Leadership vs Strength
Business Owners Only.
Disclaimer: This Podcast is for Construction Industry Business Owners who aren’t easily offended. If you’re looking for nicey, nicey leadership advice? Go watch a TED talk!
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The King of the jungle
In the animal kingdom, the law of the jungle says that only the strong survive. In the working class, the law of construction says the exact same thing!
If that’s true? Why do all the experts continuously talk about leading, leaders, and leadership? Why not strength? The easy answer is to say that leadership does strengthen companies. In other words, the problem with that answer is that leadership is vast, contradictory, and its techniques vary between industry and cultures.
Above all, time is one of many factors working against small business owners in the construction industry. Therefore, when a business starts to grow, and the difficulties of managing multiple people, crews, and projects simultaneously rears its ugly head, and they begin to struggle. They need help immediately! They don’t have the luxury of time to study, decipher, and navigate the contradictory world of leadership advice.
Similarly, the majority of businesses owners in the construction industry have zero business management certification, education, training, or experience. They set up their business because they were good at their given trade and didn’t understand, appreciate or realize that running a business was a separate trade in its own right. After that, they assume their trades knowledge and experience running projects as lead hands, foremen or superintendents is more than sufficient to enable them to run a business successfully… Yeah, no.
In contrast, by focusing on strengthening their business now, through the basics, the fundamentals, the bench press, squats, and deadlifts of the business world, they don’t get suffocated, frustrated, and confused as they try the control the beast that they’ve created.
The Construction MPa philosophy of strength first is focused on accountability, ownership, and execution. However, in creating, channeling, and growing these traits in a way that blue-collar workers can understand and relate to, not by using the usual cheesy, out-of-date, or unrelatable ways that traditional leadership preaches.
There is no doubt that leadership is valuable, and when understood and implemented in the right way, is effective. The problem is it typically isn’t understood or implemented in the right way. It’s blue-collar business owners trying to implement white-collar leadership strategies and techniques on blue-collar tradespeople who cannot relate to it!
In conclusion, leadership should be something all business owners read up on, take courses on, and work on in the background as their business grows. However, it’s not something they should be trying to implement without thoroughly understanding. That time and effort need to be directed back into the daily operations of their business.
Speaking of time, if you don’t have the full 20 minutes to to listen to this podcast, checkout the condensed Leadership vs Strength YouTube video below in stead:
Program vs. Podcast?
The Construction MPa Program is an entirely different beast than the Construction MPa Podcast. However, it was ultimately built with the same end goal in mind, too:
A) Help small business owners strengthen their businesses themselves via a step-by-step process.
B) To provide a home for small business owners to openly discuss the challenges they face in a sales and bullshit-free environment.
If you want to know more about the Construction MPa Program, check out: Program Outline Page.
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