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There Is No I in Team

Made famous in the movie “A League of Their Own,” Tom Hanks’ character says, “There is no crying in baseball.” It made me think about how we behave as a team. I recently got to spend some quality time working in the field with my production crew. The sheer joy of having my tool bags...

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Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Just the Messenger

To shoot the messenger, you receive unwelcome information, react defensively, and attack the messenger instead of dealing productively with criticism. It may not literally be an attack, but it can feel like it. I recently had an experience dealing with a company that I love and have used for years. As I reflect on the...

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Remodeling Homes Well

Remodeling for others is one of the most difficult things I have ever done. It is an amazingly complicated vocation that has come with a tremendous amount of responsibility. It requires great communication skills and a sharp mind to turn client’s dreams into reality, while making a living and a profit for the company. What...

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Cracking the Remodeling Nut, Design Process Gets a Makeover

I was stuck in a rut, the wheels were falling off of my precious remodeling cart. There where several “deal killer” issues related to material selections and plan alterations that had blown budgets and ultimately exploded my little design process into a million pieces. As a result, I lost three substantial projects in rapid succession...

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