2 STEREOTYPES THAT PERPETUATE THE HARASSMENT OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION Becoming aware of our true self and the impact we have as females is not an easy task. Women need to be bold and fearless in chasing their dreams and know that the construction industry is not for the faint of heart. Women must constantly be willing to listen, learn, and persevere. Women must be willing to have an understanding that you don’t always have to fit in in order to be accepted in any working environment, and men need to accept us women exactly as we are – with all the differences; physically, mentally and emotionally. Knowing what we need to do as women to stamp our foot firmly in the construction indust... »
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It’s official! Bullshit is a technical term, but only if you are a psychologist, philosopher or linguist. I’ve just finished reading the most fascinating article written by a group of psychologists on the subject of bullshit. In November 2015, The Journal of Judgement and Decision Making published a paper entitled On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-profound Bullshit. No, really, that’s the title of the article you can read it here. The researchers sought to discover what makes certain people more receptive to a particular kind of bullshit, namely, pseudo-profound bullshit. In specific they looked at nonsense motivational-sounding quotes. Interestingly, the funding for the... »
According to the Mckinsey & Company report titled: The Art of Project Leadership Mindsets play a critical role in the development of ultra-large projects. Good systems and processes will positively influence team behaviour to a certain extent, but success or failure is largely determined by how well a team works together. Team mindsets inform the multitude of decisions and interpersonal interactions that occur on a project. Constructive mindsets lead to good decisions and strong trust-based relationships, which in turn lead to high team morale and excellent performance. Four mindsets that underpin the development of the project from start to finish: Lead as a busines... »
Jack Ma is the wealthiest man in Asia he recently visited the Philippines after accepting an invitation from the student government of De La Salle University, a premier school in Manila. Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, delivered an encouraging two-hour talk. In the discussion, he highlighted traits of successful people. Learn to deal with people An intelligent person would not succeed if he or she does not know how to deal with other people. Ma shared his experience about being ridiculed while starting his internet-based business in China. He was considered a “crazy guy.” Not minding what other people say about him, but he persevered. Believ... »
HERE IS HOW BURN OUT/ADRENAL FATIGUE IMPACTS PRODUCTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The construction industry slows down usually this time of the year because we all may be feeling tired from a stressful year. We all have had challenges and personal emotions and issues to cope with, at work and at home. Adrenal fatigue (burn out) is hard to diagnose and comes from pushing ourselves too hard and ignoring to take care of own health. Early symptoms are headaches, back pain, skin rashes, insomnia replaying our problems over and over in our head, using too much caffeine to cope because we tired, abusing sleeping pills, often get flu, because immune system has been compromised and other st... »
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