Don’t Miss the Opportunity To Work on Your Business
James Baty is the Executive Director at the Concrete Foundations Association, providing promotional materials, educational seminars, networking opportunities, and technical and informative meetings for members. As a technical specialist with over three decades in the industry, James has managed, taught, and certified concrete contractors, fulfilling his passion for developing industry-skilled leaders. He is also the Manager for Regulatory and Technical Affairs at the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, improving the tilt-up construction method by providing education and resources to enhance quality and performance.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- The benefits of being affiliated with a contracting association
- Working in your business versus on your business
- Why task delegation is valuable for business owners
- How investing in teams builds trust
- Cultivating community in a multi-generational workforce
- How technological advancements have enriched the concrete industry
In this episode…
Business owners anticipate working unceasingly during the early days of launching their company and refrain from handing off responsibilities to team members until the business is steady and consistent. Owners tend to overextend themselves and become so comfortable working for their business that they miss the opportunity to work on it.
After working tirelessly to gain traction, it’s challenging to entrust someone else to carry out your vision with the same passion you embody. But working for your business is not the same as having the freedom to work on your business. James Baty encourages business owners to delegate routine tasks, allowing them to focus on other business aspects, like developing workplace culture. Investing in your teams builds trust and loyalty within your organization, making it easier to cede responsibilities.
On this episode of This Is Concrete, Chad Gill welcomes James Baty, Executive Director of Concrete Foundations Association, to discuss how to go from working in your business to working on your business. James explains the importance of task delegation, shares how to build trust and cultivate community, and discusses how technological advancements have improved the concrete industry.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Chad Gill on LinkedIn
- Workforce Recon
- James Baty on LinkedIn
- Concrete Foundations Association
- Worth Doing Wrong: The Quest to Build a Culture That Rocks by Arnie Malham
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