Author: The HardHat Professional

THE 360° LEADER

THE 360° LEADER

Mrs Malani Padayachee-Saman Founder and director of civil engineering consulting firm MPA (Pty) Ltd (Malani Padayachee and Associates (Pty) Ltd. She has recommend the book below and she shares why this book can assist young HardHat Professionals advance in their careers: “It sensitises leaders to the fact that they are not solely responsible for providing direction and leadership in an organisatio... »

CAREER LESSONS FOR HARDHAT PROFESSIONAL FROM BRICKLAYERS

CAREER LESSONS FOR HARDHAT PROFESSIONAL FROM BRICKLAYERS

There is a parable about three bricklayers working on a wall for a church. Someone asks the first bricklayer what he’s doing. He says, “I’m building a wall.” The second bricklayer is asked the same question and replies, “I’m building a church.” Finally, the third bricklayer is asked what he’s doing, and he says, “I’m building the house of God.”   What do the three men’s answers tell us about ... »

NEGOTIATING THE IMPOSSIBLE

NEGOTIATING THE IMPOSSIBLE

Rukesh Raghubir the Chief Executive Officer of M&D Construction Group,has recommend the book below and he shares why this book can assist young HardHat Professionals advance in their careers: “Some negotiations are easy.  Others are more difficult.  And then there are situations that seem completely hopeless.  Conflict is escalating, people are getting aggressive, and no one is willing t... »

8 LEADERSHIP PRACTICES THAT ARE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF ULTRA LARGE PROJECTS

8 LEADERSHIP PRACTICES THAT ARE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY OF ULTRA LARGE PROJECTS

In addressing why ultra large projects continue to fall short of expectations—despite all the experience, learning, discussion, and analysis that has been fed into this area down the years—Mckinsey and Company compiled a report titled: The art of project leadership which set out to explore the unique success factors drawn from the experience of “project practitioners”—people with hands-on experien... »

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT: TIPS AND INSIGHTS

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT: TIPS AND INSIGHTS

What are 12 steps to a successful construction project, what are the habits that make a good project manager, can technology help your project, are you making errors pricing projects, can you avoid construction disputes, what are some phrases we should say more often in construction, why are good client relations vital, how do you manage construction risks, how do you retain skilled employees, and... »