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Scott Sedam

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Scott Sedam is president of TrueNorth Development, a consulting and training firm that works with builders to improve products, process, and profits. A senior contributing editor to Pro Builder, Scott writes about all aspects of the home building business and won the 2015 Jesse H. Neal Award, business journalism's most prestigious prize, for his commentary in Pro Builder. Scott invites you to join TrueNorth's Lean Building Group on LinkedIn and welcomes your feedback at scott@truen.com or 248.446.1275.

Leadership

Business Success: Easy as 1, 2, 3?

Great leadership essentials to turn your business around

Home Builder Success and the Fragility of Good Things

All successful builders are alike. Each unsuccessful builder fails in its own way

Opinion

Good Trouble—Necessary for Home Builders, Too

Using the life’s work of civil rights titan John Lewis as inspiration

Leadership

Lennon, Lincoln, and Leadership

Strange days indeed. A reflection on U.S. history, leadership, and the unprecedented challenges we face today

20 Ways to Hone Your Business During the Pandemic

This crisis presents an opportunity: to finally make all of the business improvements you’ve been putting off for years

Learning From COVID-19: Lasting Lessons to Shape Our Future

It may be true our world will never be the same after coronavirus, but preparedness for the next crisis and how we approach the future is up to us

Leadership

A First Job's Leadership Lessons With Real Staying Power

The steel mill where my career began may be gone, but the management and leadership lessons learned are as fresh as ever

Labor + Trade Relations

Process and Product Issues Guarantee One Thing: Job Security for Trades

Are you helping or hindering the profitability of your trades and suppliers? Your answer will determine your own financial success

Project Management

Cycle Time: the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Tightly managed cycle time is critical for achieving sustainable, predictable profits. Neglect it, and you’re playing a dangerous game with your business.

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Serious About Cycle Time

As goes the schedule, so goes the builder. And while the metrics may be tricky, there are ways to measure and improve your cycle time, so get to it!

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