9 Tips to Building Relationships

Have you ever heard of a great leader with no followers? A successful company without any customers?   Most people believe they only way I am going to gain respect is if I demand it. Well that may have worked on the school playground but it fails every time in the real world. This creates […]
  • Posted by John Cope
  • On February 7, 2018
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10 Reasons Your Projects Are Failing

Project success is what either makes or breaks home construction or remodeling businesses. No one likes to hear that the project didn’t end on time, is over budget, or fluctuated in scope. So why is it that so many projects fail?   We know that for a project to succeed, it can’t be just about getting […]
  • Posted by Buildaga
  • On February 7, 2018
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5 Tips to Boost Your Customer Service

“Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed” – plastered on just about every product, website and advertisement and yet very few actually embody this practice. How often do we really experience, “the best customer service around”? Do we actually understand the meaning of customer satisfaction, or is it simply a cliché standard slapped on every business model- reputable and […]
  • Posted by John Cope
  • On August 23, 2017
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4 Steps to Accelerating Personal and Company Growth

One great aspect of construction and remodeling is the amount of technique and perfection that goes into creating something. However, we didn’t just learn those skills overnight. It took time to refine our understanding of how to build and create with our hands. If our ultimate goal is to lead our teams or organizations to success, […]
  • Posted by John Cope
  • On August 7, 2017
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The #1 Secret to Successful Projects

In my many years of work in the construction industry, and more recently as a professional project manager, I have found that few projects are actually successful. I have to ask myself, why is this?  We have global institutes dedicated to project management theory and methodologies such as Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Lean, Six Sigma, […]
  • Posted by John Cope
  • On July 30, 2017
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The Truth Behind What Makes A Successful Project

The construction, remodel, and landscaping industry is chalk full of projects! That’s what made me fall in love with it! I enjoy the changing environment and the new problems that come with every project and that is just the nature of the industry. It’s interesting because every job or amount of work that you do […]
  • Posted by John Cope
  • On March 16, 2017
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Get The Most Out of Your Employees With The Power of Influence!

Growing up in a house with 3 other siblings wasn’t always the easiest for my parents. Most of the time my brother and I were fighting or taking apart my dad’s lawn mower… That didn’t go over so well. However, they had a secret on how to deal with all of the madness. They new […]
  • Posted by Buildaga
  • On March 7, 2016
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4 Steps to Putting Stress into Perspective: Part 2

If you have been in business for any time at all, you know that dealing with issues is a part of your day to day activities. Sometimes it feels like we bombarded with issues and we don’t have a chance to even take a breath! I remember when I stepped into my first project management […]
  • Posted by Buildaga
  • On February 29, 2016
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5 Secrets to Managing Stress: Part 1

There are many stresses that come from managing your business, projects, employees, customers, and your personal life all in one day. It can become a serious burden when trying to juggle everything. I remember being young and running around with my friends during the summer breaks. It was very simple times. I believe our biggest stress was having […]
  • Posted by Buildaga
  • On February 22, 2016
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4 Tips to Building a Successful Team Through Recognition

Have you ever worked for someone who never appreciated your hard work or good ideas? It’s a horrible and demotivating experience to know that now matter what you do you will never be recognized for your work. A psychologist by the name of William James said, “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving […]
  • Posted by Buildaga
  • On February 15, 2016
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