The Next Generation Beyond Consultative Sellers

Two great minds in the building materials industry are Mark Mitchell, the principal of Whizard Strategy, and Devon Tilly, creator of The Art of Construction podcast.  They drive the same theme when it comes to the selling expertise and behavior needed today. Both write or podcast on the value of the “Trusted Advisor” as opposed to a “sales rep.” You can check out […]

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What is Your Company’s “Falcon Heavy”

Did you see it?  Did you watch Elon Musk’s team launch the Falcon Heavy rocket into space?  The most powerful rocket ever conceived, designed and engineered, built, and successfully launched?  The implications and possibilities of this step, of this achievement are as Jack Welch said, “boundaryless.” What “Kick Ass Projects” Mean to Employees What what struck me with equal awe […]

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Building Material Distributors & Dealers: What’s Your 5-Year Plan for Relevance?

If you and I have talked about the building materials industry before, then you’ve likely heard me describe the “path” between where products are manufactured and the buildings in which they’re installed.  This “path” represents a value chain and whoever owns the greatest part of it also owns the greatest potential for profit. So how do you “own it?”  Do […]

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