It is a bit different today for construction leaders. A greater amount of expectation is on their shoulders to lead and manage safety, quality, customer retention, OSHA, HAZMAT, DOT, internal relations, goal achievement, on-time completion, etc. In fact, for some construction leaders it is becoming more difficult to actually be on the jobsite to lead. Construction owners must work hard to free their field leaders up more to lead and direct their work crews and be less engaged with non-construction processes. However, in the smaller company, this too can become quite a challenge where every leader wears multiple hats.
It's important that owners and senior leaders have a plan on how to develop their new construction leaders, providing training, support, and guidance at a level that they personally may not have received. New times call for new efforts!