The latest edition of the 21CC Podcast, brought to you by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), is now available
Dave Stitt FCIOB (pictured) used to be hard as nails.
A civil engineer, he came into the industry as a teenager and rose through the ranks at big UK contractors Taylor Woodrow, Birse, and Wates, thinking he had to be the toughest, meanest, and bossiest person on site.
Then he reformatted his style after he found himself leading culture-change programmes at national construction firms.
Now, he coaches construction leadership teams on team-building and people skills, and is convinced that construction managers should stop giving orders on site.
Instead, they should coach.
But how do you do that, and won’t it lead to chaos?
Hear him make his case on the 21CC Podcast, below (story starts at 19 minutes, 21 seconds).