The problem employee: “He is stuck, running at about 60 per cent efficiency, dreading every day but doing the best he can.”by Robert Koci
“He is stuck, running at about 60 per cent efficiency, dreading every day but doing the best he can.”
Passive House building is great buildingby Robert Koci
Here at Canadian Contractor, we are big fans of building tight, smart and well. No matter what you believe about Climate Change.
What to do about an unmotivated employeeby Robert Koci
Employees who “mail it in” are complexifiers of a contractor’s business challenges
Do you have a plan for your contracting firm’s future?by Robert Koci
Well, if you don’t have a vision for your future, how can you expect anyone to back you?
Who is responsible for this late raccoon?by Robert Koci
Homeowners will try to make every problem YOUR problem – including the removal of dead animals from adjacent properties, it seems
Sit down with us and let’s go over your numbersby Robert Koci
We launched NextLevel Peer Groups to provide the type of personalized business coaching that no magazine can ever fully provide
What to do with ‘unfair’ criticismby Robert Koci
I learned my first real lesson about dealing with criticism in Grade 8
What to do with “unfair” criticismby Robert Koci
“I was crushed. My guts were liquid. How had I been so blind?”
Negotiating 1: Beware of “giveaway creep”by Robert Koci
“I thought I had a sweet deal with the client. So sweet, that I started to give it all back.”
“Certification is the answer to house collapse”by Robert Koci
We recently posted comments from both publisher Rob Koci and editor Steve Payne regarding a house collapse in Toronto. Publisher Koci was defensive of the contractor, editor Payne not at all. (Read the original post here.) This reader takes Steve’s…
The value of finding a coachby Robert Koci
“Good coaching turns good contractors into great contractors.”
“My contractor was technically proficient but needed customer sensitivity training.”by Robert Koci
“Good coaching can fix little things that make big differences.”
Hanging with Turkstra in the Hammerby Robert Koci
Contractors are gathering at this one-day only trade show hosted by Hamilton, Ontario’s legendary independent lumberyard chain.
Tales from the roadby Robert Koci
“Try to find some time to get off your own jobsites and talk to some new people.”
“Why so many of us still support Rob Ford”by Robert Koci
The outspoken ex-mayor of Toronto has passed away at the age of 46
Managing project changes on-the-fly is all about communicationby Robert Koci
RENOMI software can bring all building project parties together on a single piece of software.
Should you do Freebies for customers? Part 1.by Robert Koci
There’s an old saying: “No good deed goes unpunished.” Many people don’t know what that means. If you’ve ever done a Freebie for a customer during a renovation, YOU understand EXACTLY what it means.
10 Do’s and Don’ts of managing subtradesby Robert Koci
I am teaching Project Management at George Brown College this semester. The following are the do’s and don’ts of managing subtrades that I proposed to my students. Do you agree? 1: Don’t be a friend Subtrade friends will cost you…