In the design and construction industry we have primarily focused on management as the predominant skillset needed for success. However, the old model of simply “planning the work, and working the plan,” is no longer all that is needed to success in our business. As an industry, we need to shift from being order takers, to being value generators, and that requires far more than management skills. What is missing and needed is a new kind of leadership, capable of influencing and inspiring real change to impact the cultural traditions and behaviors that have hindered our industry and stifled real innovation for far too long.
You will distinguish between management and leadership and learn why leadership matters most, especially today.
You will learn the five practices of exemplary leadership and why they make a difference.
You will learn what people look for in their leaders and how to develop those attributes in yourself
You will learn how to establish credibility as a leader, at every level, no matter what your current rank or position.
Director, Real Estate & Construction Management,
University of Denver