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Motivation or Movement?

Posted on May 21, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development Through my career I have witnessed and studied a multitude of employee motivation techniques. When I was an aspiring leader, my mentor told me that I couldn’t motivate anyone; however, I could create an environment where the person was motivated to do the work. Later, I discovered that [...]

Visioneering

Posted on April 16, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development When I first started my civil engineering education in 1978, (I know I am dating myself) I had a required reading from a paper written in 1969 that contained the following story: Three workmen were cutting stone for a structure and gave different answers to an inquiry as [...]

Servant Leadership and Lean Construction: Long-Term Focus

Posted on March 12, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development My previous blogs reviewed respect for the worker and seeking the optimal state as common points to both Lean Construction and Servant Leadership. To cap off my discussion of the synergies between these philosophies is the concept of a long-term company focus. To truly serve the worker, the [...]

Servant Leadership and Lean Construction: Seeking the Optimal State

Posted on January 29, 2018

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development As I travel down the parallel paths of Lean Construction and Servant Leadership, I continue to find synergies between both approaches to leadership. The first synergy I discussed is the respect for the worker. The next synergy is seeking the optimal state. The optimal state begins by bringing [...]

A Building with a Mission

Posted on December 25, 2017

By Peter Szotkowski, Director of Business Development Vogel Bros. Building Co.’s mission is to continually improve our services in order to enhance the lives of the people in the communities we serve. This mantra was ever present this past year as we planned and built our new 13,400 square foot Madison office building. Not only [...]

Servant Leadership and Lean Construction: Respect for the Worker

Posted on December 18, 2017

By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development As I travel down the parallel paths of Lean Construction and Servant Leadership, I continue to find synergies between both approaches to leadership. The primary synergy is the respect for the worker. Many models of management in use are based on top-down theory, where the supervisor is in [...]