Of Pundits and Pollsters: A Quick Lesson from the 2016 Presidential Election

Well, the 2016 Election is thankfully over. In the interest of self-disclosure, I didn’t vote for Clinton or Trump. Both were so deeply flawed that my conscience wouldn’t permit me to check the box for either one of them. All of us know intuitively, and we will be told endlessly by political analysts, that there are lessons to be learned from the election results. Undoubtedly, this is so. … [Read more...]

Construction Safety: The Crossroads of Employee Discipline and Engagement

My father started a construction company in 1965, the year before I was born.  I have worked in it, off and on, since I was 13.  For the past 16 years, I have served as the company's legal counsel and, most recently, as it's chief risk management officer.  Just as construction methods have changed, so to have the attitudes towards construction safety and its enforcement. In the early days of my … [Read more...]