Elevating construction with interviews, training, and techniques that will make the build environment better for the workers, our customers, companies, and the industry as a whole. Podcasts are published at 5AM every weekday
Ep.1 - Lambert the Sheepish Lion
In this episode we discuss the importance of authoritative leadership.
Ep.2 - Respect for people
In this podcast we discuss the focal point of all decisions in construction-respect for people!
Ep.3 - The Motive
This podcast discusses the key responsibilities of a leader in the construction industry.
Ep.4 - The Three Habits of a Builder
In this podcast we will give you three key steps to follow daily as a builder throughout your career!
Ep.5 - Finances
In this podcast we discuss foundational principles relating to finance that will help workers in the construction industry climb to success.
Ep.6 - Cleanliness
In this podcast we discuss one of the most important conditions on a project site that will drive all other successes.
Ep.7 - The Leadership role
In this podcast we discuss the need for staying within our proper roles, and leaders being in a position to support and prepare for the work of others. This podcast holds secrets that will make anyone successful in their leadership role.
Ep.8 - Learning that Pays
In this podcast we discuss the amazing value of having a continuous learning plan as you grow in your career.
Ep.9 - Dragon Sickness
In this podcast we discuss the absolute blessing of radical transparency, and how to avoid one of the most dreaded sicknesses in construction-Dragon Sickness!
Ep.10 - Worker Huddles
In this podcast we outline a proven method to stabilize your project and get everyone, including all workers, working as a team.
Ep.11 - Zero Tolerance
In this podcast we talk about a system that will always work to obtain operational control of construction projects.
Ep.12 - Build a Little Better - Succeeding in your Next Role!
In this build a little better episode we outline the effective steps to follow when stretching into a new role.
Ep.13 - Quality as Management
In this podcast we discuss how quality can be used to deliver the project with the entire team!
Ep.14 - Build a Little Better - Weight of every Worker
In this, "Build a little Better," podcast, we talk about how leaders think about safety.
Ep.15 - You are not a Victim!
In this podcast we discuss the life changing magic of not allowing yourself to act like a victim, and provide insights into how you can become a victor!
Ep.16 - Build a little Better - Remarkable Training
In this, "Build a little Better," podcast we discuss how to deliver quality training.
Ep.17 - How to Win Friends and Influence People
Learning how to win friends and influence people will double your effectiveness. Learn the life changing magic of learning how to work well with people.
Ep.18 - Recovering, Finishing, & Crash Landing a Project
In this podcast we outline immediate steps you can take when your project is in trouble!
Ep.19 - Build a little Better - Caring for our families
In this, "Build a little Better," podcast, we talk about our first priority, our family! Builders are only as successful at work as they are at home!
Ep.20 - Sustain your Systems
In this podcast we talk about how to sustain remarkable results in your project.
Ep.21 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Introduction
This is the first of a series of bonus podcasts that review and reflect on a lean journey through a project. Jake is funny, and Jason brings the good looks! You'll want to hear these...
Ep.22 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - The Art of Attack
In this podcast, we hear Jake and Jason discuss how to create a culture of the art of attack.
Ep.23 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Incentive and Survival
In this podcast, we hear Jake and Jason as they discuss why it's important to have a culture of Incentive AND survival.
Ep.24 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series- Setting up Contracts for a Lean Culture
In this podcast, we hear Jake and Jason discuss setting up lean to be successful with contracts
Ep.25 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Winning over the Craft
In this episode, we hear Jake and Jason, Joined by Jake Parduhn, discuss the importance and methods to winning over the craft.
Ep.26 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Sustaining the Culture
In this podcast we hear the Jakes and Jason discuss how to keep a culture of lean going strong!
Ep.27 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Cleanliness and organization
In this episode, The Jakes and Jason discuss the importance of cleanliness and organization of a construction project, and share some insight on how to do it well.
Ep.28 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Balance, Stability, Foresight, Planning, Clarity, and Alignment
In this episode, we hear Jake and Jason discuss the importance of balance, stability, foresight, planning, clarity, and alignment on a project.
Ep.29 - BONUS - Jake & Jason Lean Series - Teaming Secret Sauce
In this episode we hear Jake and Jason talk about the methods they have used to build and manage teams effectively.
Ep.30 - Build a Little Better - The Building will Talk to You!
In this construction podcast, we discuss the merits of instinctively building in the field and using that ability to always know what to do, where to be, and foresee the future. Lean Superintendents everywhere will elevate their performance with these concepts.
Ep.31 - Taking Care of Our Worker's Bodies!
In this podcast we provide opportunities and education that will enable them to take care of their workers and their main tool for work-their body!
Ep.32 - Who is Jason Schroeder?
In this podcast I try to build rapport with you, the listener, by sharing information about me and my motives It is my hope that this episode helps us connect so we can further the cause of respect in construction!
Ep.33 - The 14 Principles of the Toyota Way
In this podcast we shine a light on the foundations of lean thinking and how those foundational philosophies can take us well past the last planner system in managing lean projects.
Ep.34 - Build a Little Better - You Don't Work for Them!
In this podcast we talk about the life-changing magic of maintaining stability and not being victim to chaos and circumstance. Every builder will appreciate this approach to their work in construction!
Ep.35 - Who Moved My Cheese?
Do you struggle with change? Do you think there are too many new things coming in our industry? Are too many people trying to change things? This podcast is for you! In this podcast we talk about dealing with change and asking the question: "What would you do if you were not afraid?"
Ep.36. - Build a Little Better - Signs of a Project in Trouble!
In this podcast we teach superintendents, project managers, or any construction executive how to know if a project is in trouble.
Ep.37 - Afternoon Foreman Huddles
In this podcast we lay out one of the best ways for superintendents and foremen to plan daily in a standard system. Everyone site knows what winning looks like daily.
Ep.38 - Build a Little Better - Burning Our Ships!
In this podcast we burn our ships. Well, kind of...
we discuss the life changing magic of not giving ourselves an escape in construction. No out, no escape, and no excuses. How do we instill urgency and put our team on death ground...?