Catching up with our Customers
In this month’s segment of “Catching up with our Customers,” we highlight Kyle Daigle, Owner of Bottomline Construction Services, a concrete foundations company based out of Savannah, GA and with an office in Charleston, SC. Kyle started his business after years working up the ranks at Firm Foundations in Atlanta, GA, another great customer of ours. Kyle works primarily with Steve Melton, our Market President, and the Hardeeville, SC (Hilton Head Island/Savannah area) branch. We had a great interview with Kyle, where we learned more about how he got started in the business, the story of how he opened his second office, and talked through construction predictions for the rest of 2022. Take five minutes to read the informative interview by visiting our blog.
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Manager in Training Hardeeville, SC
Our Associate Spotlight this month is of Raymond Aiello, a Manager in Training at our Hardeeville, SC branch. Ray was born in Beaufort, SC and received his high school diploma from the Beaufort Academy, class of 2012. He received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia Southern University with a degree in Criminal Justice, and he is in the process of earning his Masters of Business Administration at The Citadel Military College. He is 75 percent complete as of this newsletter. He got married in February 2021, and he and his wife are expecting a baby girl this June. Ray has been a great addition to our team in Hardeeville.
Our Leadership article this month is, Great Leaders Share These Three Characteristics.
How many of them do you have?
Great leaders share these 3 characteristics
By Dan Rockwell
#1. Ready to say YES:
Consistent results require stable environments. ‘No’ protects the status quo; ‘Yes’ disrupts.
If you aren’t careful, ‘no’ becomes your default response to input and ideas. If you frequently say ‘no’, people choose sleepwalking over engagement.
5 ways to lean toward YES:
Be ready with a first response that leans toward ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’.
- How can you give that a try?
- What are you trying to accomplish? Instead of simply saying ‘no’, explore goals.
- What do you need to make this happen?
- What needs to be true for you to take this idea forward?
- Who is impacted if you move this idea forward?
You tell people their ideas matter when you lean toward ‘yes’.
Tip: Use caution when ideas impact others more than the idea giver. It’s easy to know what others should do.
#2. Ready to finish stuff:
Starting things is a distraction when you aren’t committed to finish stuff.
You end up overworked and stressed out when you habitually add to your bucket without taking something out.
Manageable time pressure increases concentration. Running from one thing to the next invites frustration, mediocrity, and cutting corners.
If you’re a leader who loves to start things, finish something old before you start something new.
#3. Ready to learn:
Learners go further than knowers.
You can be ready to say ‘yes’ and ready to finish stuff, but you’ll crash and burn if you aren’t ready to learn.
- Show up asking, “What can I learn?”
- Stay open to learning from unexpected people.
- Ask, “What am I missing?”
- Record learnings.
There is a lot to look forward to this spring. The worst of winter is over here in the south and construction may even get more heated as the weather warms up.
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