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Leading in Turbulent Times

Session Type: Management
Track Number: M-20
Location: BCEC
Room: 158
Speaker: Norb Slowikowski, Slowikowski & Associates

Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM


The economy is in an agitated state of turbulence which is causing unrest, insecurity and conflict. This seminar will present strategies on how to lead effectively in the face of such adversity. Participants will learn how to implement the Five Pillars that will motivate your team to rise above the turbulence and adopt a positive plan for future growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to implement new strategies for strengthening leadership, alignment, peak performance, productivity and effective cost controls.
  • How to be effective in the midst of turbulence by introducing a strategic plan that becomes a positive force multiplier.
  • How to become a tough-minded leader that will sustain the growth of your company and bring your people to a higher level of effectiveness.

Speaker Bio:

Norb Slowikowski is a Productivity Consultant who has been working in the Construction Industry since 1982. He has  assisted over 180 Contractors in improving productivity and maximizing profitability by focusing on the following activities:

  • Training more that 15,000 Foremen, Superintendents, and Projects Managers in management and leadership skills.
  • Working with Contractor Associations around the country in presenting supervisory skills development courses to their membership.
  • Serving as an Organizational Consultant to construction companies in the U.S.A. and Canada; helping them to reorganize in to maximize productivity at all levels of the company.
  • Empowering people to become proactive instead of reactive.

Norb also helps Contractors implement the following basic productivity improvement tools:

  • A Productivity Improvement Process, a blueprint for improving organizational effectiveness and job site productivity.
  • Recruiting and assessing people who fit the basic "construction profile."
  • Developing productivity measures and performance standards.
  • Developing Employee Incentive Programs.
  • Implementing a Teamwork Model
  • Implementing Key Job Controls for each phase of the construction process.
  • Establishing and maintaining customer service excellence.
  • Developing staff and field operations process manuals to establish uniformity and consistency among all functional units.

Norb is the author of the recently published book entitled, "Hard-Hat Productivity: The 9 Critical Factors for Maximizing Profits." He is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago where he received a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Organizational Development, plus numerous post-graduate courses.

If you really want to achieve the leading edge in the marketplace, then Norb is the consultant who can help you get to that position of excellence.


Please note that every state handles licensure and continuing education credits differently. To avoid confusion, NECA strongly recommends you check with your state authority whether they will grant these CEUs for management education programs held at NECA 2010 Boston.

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