The 7-Power Contractor® Radio

Information and insights for plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, and other service contracting business owners direct from your host, contracting business consultant and former contractor, Al Levi. All episodes are 10 minutes or less.

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028 – Attitude vs. Behavior: What’s the Difference?

Evaluating employees based on their attitude is a flawed method. It’s easy to color their perceived attitude based on your perspecitve. Rather, focus on evaluating people based on their demonstrated and observed behaviors.


027 – What Are You So Busy Doing?

No time to work on the business? This episode lays out specific tactics you can take to literally manufacture time—and get your life back.


026 – Police State or Permissive Where Anything Goes?

Learn how Operating Manuals lay out your policies and procedures so that once you’ve trained everyone, you can use them to hold everyone to the same, fair standard.


025 – Making It Okay for Your Employees to Ask for Help

Making it OK for employees to ask for help gives you the opportunity to help them get better and more easily identify instances where it has progressed from a training issue or a discipline issue.


024 – Office Politics and Gossip

Office politics and gossip can create a minefield that is tough to navigate. Learn how implementing policies and procedures can reduce the risk of HR problems at your company.


023 – Writing Your Game Statements

Get your contracting business pointed in the right direction by setting up effective mission, position, and end game statements to guide your progress.


022 – Mastering the Top 30 and Top 5 List

Learn a fool-proof way to prioritize and energize all those great ideas so that you work on the right things, at the right time, in the right way with Master Top 30 and Top 5 project lists.


021 – It’s Not All About the Work

Your business is supposed to serve your life, not your life serving your business. But the fact is at first, especially, some sacrifice is required. In this episode I talk about how to minimize that sacrifice by working smarter not harder.


020 – The Importance of Getting Away From Your Business

The ability to stop what you’re doing (and time away from your business will help) can help you learn how to work smarter and not harder and avoid burning out. This episode talks about how to do just that.


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