Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


Construction Genius Podcast: SMACNA President Angie Simon on Leading Positively Amid COVID-19

May 21, 2020

The past two decades have witnessed major crises affecting the whole country: 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Business leaders are faced with the challenge to rise up and lead optimistically during this period of uncertainty.

In Episode 70 of Construction Genius podcast, host Eric Anderton speaks with SMACNA President Angie Simon, who shares how she and her leadership team are navigating this crisis and addressing issues related to changes her company, Western Allied Mechanical, and those it does business with, have had to implement to remain in business amid stay-at-home orders.

Learn Angie’s insights on the similarities and differences between the three major crises, how various generations have reacted to the crisis, the struggles her company faces, communication and the need to address additional safety issues, dealing with isolation blues, the role a company’s core culture plays during a crisis, navigating the crisis as a union contractor, what she has discovered about herself in this crisis, and much more.

Tune in for some much-need inspiring leadership insights during these continually stressful and uncertain times.

Anderton previously hosted SMACNA’s April Webcast: Staying Calm and Seizing Opportunities. (Note: You must register to view the recording.)