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Put the “General” Back in “General Contracting”

Mar 1, 2016 4:08:38 PM

A few years ago, I heard George W. Bush’s Chief of Staff Andrew Card speak.  The way he described his job responsibility really resonated with me. He mentioned, ”I didn't want him [Pres. Bush] worried about the details or small things. I wanted him focused so he could make big decisions. Not hungry, angry, or tired because I didn't want him to make a decision in that state of mind.”

This is a lesson for those of us in construction-related fields. If you're a general contractor, you have a big picture to manage. Getting into the weeds will wreck your productivity and your ability to produce a happy client.  You can’t get caught in the details, but how do you get the job done?

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