The Housing Chronicles Blog: April column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

Monday, April 27, 2009

April column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

My latest column for Builder & Developer magazine is now online, and focuses on staffing up for the eventual housing rebound. For now, an excerpt:

...sometime over the next 18 months, builders and developers will again be staffing up to fill various positions, and yet on social networking sites such as LinkedIn, I see people with 15 to 20 years of doing the exact same thing with different companies. Perhaps they’re good at some specific task, but for the next stage of real estate development, I think hiring people with multiple skill sets will ultimately separate the winners from the laggards.

Being brave enough to try out new things -- whether it’s striking out on your own or switching to an entirely new department – also shows the type of leadership qualities which help mold future executives. In many cases, those hints of future brilliance often occur in places far outside of the building industry, such as volunteering for a local political race, coaching a soccer team or organizing a church event, all of which reveal skills essential for any workplace...

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