Leaders, those that really stand out, have learned to develop some very specific qualities. Take Sir Richard Branson for example, the self-proclaimed rule-breaker owns one of the world’s most recognized brands and has authored several books on important leadership principles. Instead of relying on traditional business strategies, he suggests that [...]
The pandemic continues to impact the architecture industry in many different ways. One trend that we’re seeing is that a growing number of people, especially millennials, are migrating away from cities in favor of suburban living to better insulate themselves from climate risks and COVID. Architecture consulting services and planners [...]
Last week I spoke to employees on how they can create a better relationship with their bosses and managers. This week it's the boss' turn. These three tips are ones any manager can start using today to develop better employee relationships.
As our country continues to navigate through unprecedented times, people are still learning how to cope with the fallout of job layoffs, canceled concerts and closed restaurants, bars and schools. Many of our normal routines have been replaced with extended lengths of self-isolation and social distancing from our friends, family, [...]
The relationship you have with your boss has been proven to be THE most important relationship of your career. In this Design+Dialogue I share a few ways to improve that relationship, whether it is currently good or bad. It was built from this post, check it out.
Over the course of 2020, we have seen the effects of climate change and infectious disease. Both disproportionally affect underprivileged communities who often lack access to healthcare or the ability to relocate. Architecture firms have an opportunity to invest in climate change and COVID recovery– including renewable energy and green [...]
This post is to thank everyone that has been a part of my life, and of DBI. Today is my 50th birthday and I feel so fortunate to have such a great life, business, and home. Thank you!
Equity as a value can change an architecture or design firm for the better. When firms promote diversity and equity in their organizational culture, they attract and retain better talent, improve performance, and create a work environment where everyone feels like they have a voice. What Is Equity? Equity is [...]
DBI is starting to see the design industry recover in parts of the country. Many of our clients are looking for ways to increase profit AND mitigate risk. We feel that a strong contract talent/interim solutions strategy is a great way to do both. In this video I touch on [...]
The list of reasons why some people dislike their boss can be extensive. From neglecting employees’ feelings and concerns to setting unrealistic expectations, there are many potential weaknesses that firm leaders can suffer from. But the success of a firm depends on managers and employees having mutual respect. Having a [...]