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Scott Sedam


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 [email protected] or 248.446.1275.


Lennon, Lincoln, and Leadership

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

Business Management

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

Coronavirus Resources and Information

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


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.

Business Management

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!

Business Management

Supplier Survival: Adopt a Highly Differentiating Approach

Suppliers can inspire builders to think beyond ‘first cost’ to total cost (and even total value). Here's how | Part 2 in a two-part series

Business Management

Survival on the Supply Side—Overcoming the Tyranny of Price Competition

Can suppliers help builders grow beyond their low-bid tactics? Part 1 in a two-part series

Business Management

Lessons Learned From a Downturn—Can They Help Us Next Time?

Industry sage George Casey shares his experience and wisdom for confronting the next housing slowdown


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Never before have home builders had to navigate a market where houses are pre-selling fast while the cost of so many resources is rising and so many supplies are constrained at the same time


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