When a worldwide pandemic shutters many businesses, big or small, many scramble for a way out while a determined few set out for solutions. Taking the correct course of action is now even more crucial, so it’s no wonder that many turn to leaders such as Mike Lagman, leaders who believe that true success lies within one’s people.
The co-owner of MC Geometric Proportions Inc., alongside his wife Charmaine, doesn’t just deal with deadlines, budgets, and operations, but also with the safety of an entire workforce. The latter was magnified during the pandemic. “Every role is important in building. This is war and just like in war, we all die on the battlefield together or we all survive and come home victoriously to our families,” declares Lagman. The scale of Lagman’s liberal thinking won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has followed his career or knows him personally. Even from the outset, he’s known to make meaningful relationships that stand just as strong as the actual structures he’s built. Always fully crediting the team that stands by him, Lagman is reshaping the “new normal” where he envisions the country and its many businesses recovering from the crisis and establishing a safer and more effective construction industry. “It’s about time to give back to people who are with you –that’s the dynamism of this company,” he states with complete certainty.
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