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Helbling Female Recruiters Weigh In On Women in Construction Week

by Katie E. Rodgers
Helbling consultants have been so inspired by all of the prominent women in construction we've profiled this week. From Wendy Gettleman at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to Lindsay Corotis at Skanska, we've discussed every experience at length in the office, and decided to share our thoughts with you. Read more

Women in Construction Week: Day Five

by Katie E. Rodgers
For Women in Construction Week, Helbling is showcasing several women who have made a significant impact on the industry and many people within it. Today, we interviewed Lindsay Corotis, Vice President and Account Manager of Skanksa USA, to discuss her experience and insight for women professionals. Read more

Women in Construction Week: Day Four

by Katie E. Rodgers
For Women in Construction Week, Helbling is showcasing several women who have made a significant impact on the industry and many people within it. Today, we interviewed Lisa Wexler, President of Elaine Construction Company, to discuss her experience and insight for women professionals. Read more

Women in Construction Week: Day Three

by Katie E. Rodgers
For Women in Construction Week, Helbling is showcasing several women who have made a significant impact on the industry and many people within it. Today, we interviewed Katie Faulkner, Principal of NADAAA Architects and Urban Design get her perspective and insight on what's shaping the industry of t Read more

Women in Construction Week: Day Two

by Katie E. Rodgers
For Women in Construction Week, Helbling is showcasing several women who have made a significant impact on the industry and many people within it. Today, we interviewed Lolly Mozersky, Executive Vice President of I-Grace Company, to gain insight from her experience as a female executive. Read more

Highlighting Women in Construction Week! Day One

by Katie E. Rodgers
Our story at Helbling is rooted in construction executive search; and as the National Association of Women in Construction celebrates their annual Women in Construction Week, so do we. Today, we sat down with Wendy Gettleman, VP of Facilities Mgmt and Real Estate at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Read more

5 Steps to Shared Leadership Success

Chess Board
Sixty-six percent of engineering and construction companies are owned by baby boomers. With few clear options for ownership transfer, some firms are transferring leadership responsibilities to a group of people, rather than a shared individual. Here's how they're doing it. Read more

Management Style is the Crux to Design & Construction Team Success

Crane and skyscraper
by Katie E. Rodgers
In the construction and development world, many factors can impact the type of manager who will most effectively lead a design and construction team, such as: new techniques and technologies, short- and long-term initiatives and goals, department transitions and restructuring, and internal culture. Read more

FMI: 5 Reasons Why Large Contractors Fail

Leadership
FMI has found that the five primary reasons why construction contractors fail aren't based on external factors, but rather on internal issues that aren't addressed effectively. A lesson for leadership of any construction firm. Read more

Why Many Construction Companies Have No Succession Plans

Succession planning
by Sami Barry
Last year, FMI's Ownership Transfer and Management Succession Survey revealed an unsettling truth about the construction industry: more than half of the owners surveyed did not have formal succession plans in place. Read more