Alpha Dog: Leading, Managing & Motivating in the Construction Industryby Mark Breslin
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Construction leaders in North America manage billions of dollars and millions of craft workers each year. In tens of thousands of construction companies the competence, judgment and capacity of leaders determines the bottom line. Construction leadership is about responsibility. For people. For materials. For risk. For money. For client satisfaction. It is a challenge. It is a privilege. It is a profession. These construction leaders are the Alpha Dogs.
Being an Alpha Dog is a remarkable opportunity. It is the profound reward of personal and professional growth. It is offered to all; from the young apprentice to the foreman to the project manager to the CEO. It waits for any who possess the ambition and determination. It rewards any with the grit and desire. It is the destiny for many though they don't even know it yet.
Alpha Dogs run hard. Alpha Dogs thrive on achievement. Alpha Dogs get the recognition and rewards. You don't pet an Alpha Dog, you give them a job to do.
That job starts now.
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Meet the Author
Mark Breslin is the fourth generation of a construction family that started his working career in the field. His construction industry roots stem from his great-grandfather, grandfather, and step-father, who were all contractors.
He has served as the CEO of United Contractors (www.unitedcontractors.org), one of the largest and most innovative contractor organizations in the Western U.S. for over 25 years. The association represents hundreds of contractors performing billions of dollars in projects annually. Mark became the chief executive at age 26.
He has been continually identified as the number one speaker in the nation on construction leadership, strategy, and labor-management relations. As a strategist, speaker, and author he has addressed more than 250,000 business, labor and construction-owner leaders.
He also speaks to tens of thousands of field craftsmen and apprentices across the U.S. and Canada annually.
Mark graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Industrial Design. He has since taught at both Golden Gate and Sonoma State Universities. He lives in northern California. His real life passions include: expedition and adventure travel; with his most recent challenges to include: trekking the Sahara, paddle rafting the Grand Canyon, and hiking to Everest Base Camp.
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