Treat People Like You Should is a must-watch episode of “Hoots on the Ground” with No Bullshido as we highlight ‘The Manny Hoyo!’ Manny is a Senior Superintendent with Skanska who works in the Boston area and shares how he spreads his gifts and talents to the world. Manny talks about how his upbringing has helped him become a better superintendent in the field. He also talks about being a senior superintendent with anxiety and being introverted, both require a daily battle.
Treat People Like You Should
Manny dives into his recommendations for a Clemson course titled, “Building High Performing Teams” that Hoots is developing with other leaders within the university. Manny recommends that psychological safety and de-escalating tension would be at the top of the list of topics to cover in that course. Manny and Hoots dive into the hierarchy of construction and both dare to scratch the surface of this real-life concept in the industry.
Manny talks about the phrase “command and control” and how there is a place and a time for that philosophy of management, but there are better ways most of the time. Those times and places where command and control matter include safety incidents or owner-strict delivery schedules and processes. Hoots coins “The Manny Rule”: Treat people like you should! Manny also challenges the phrase “hurt people,” as he comes from a hurt background and does everything he can not to spread that hurt.
Manny remembers a project where he was a young assistant superintendent, and he helped come up with a much better plan to move a 22,000lb masterpiece of a painting. This painting was a Fresco painting of the men and women who built the museum that Manny’s team was renovating. Instead of relocating the painting using rollers, Manny’s idea of moving it with a crane proved to be the smart way to put less stress on the wall. Manny talks about the environment that was created around him that allowed him the courage to speak up in the moment with that idea.
Manny says, “Be a croissant, not a bagel!” Tune in to find out exactly what that means. Hoots questions if we are starting to discuss Emotional Intelligence!?! Comment below and let us know if that’s what we got into!
As Manny sails boats in his free time, Hoots asks him to better understand how sailing relates to scheduling and Lean Construction. Manny and Hoots close the podcast with a quick discussion on “respect for people” and what the phrase means. Manny also shouts out Chris Kelly, one of his construction idols, who taught him the most within the industry. And don’t use the phrases “I, me, or mine” or “progress over perfection” around Manny.
Looking forward to the feedback from his podcast with this Master Builder, Manny Hoyo!
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The Lean Builder’s absolutely, positively NO Bullshido podcast. Join Host Adam Hoots and his guests as they dig deep into the topics that are relevant to those of us who “get it”: the men and women with the dirty boots, the ones who work in the field, doing the hands-on business of construction each day. Listen in as we keep it real while stories from the trenches are shared along with lessons learned and some laughter along the way.
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