6 05, 2021

Design+Dialogue: Starting Your Own Firm

By |2021-05-06T15:33:12-07:00May 6, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

COVID has changed a lot for the architecture and interior design industry.  One of the major changes I am speaking to candidates about is how they can start their own firm.  They are taking the opportunity, and the cash they have saved, to go on their own. In this Deisgn+Dialogue [...]

8 04, 2021

Design+Dialogue: My Plant Is Dead!

By |2021-04-08T11:19:09-07:00April 8, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

Each month I post a video on the changing dynamics the Architecture and Design Industry is facing and the pandemic ends and the work force shift, again, to a new way of business. After speaking with firms across the country over the last month, we might be headed back to [...]

24 03, 2021

Design+Dialogue: We’re Going To Disney

By |2021-03-24T11:11:56-07:00March 24, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

Teams have become a critical infrastructure for firms during the pandemic.  As I have been connecting with leaders across the county, discussing how the team dynamic will move forward as we recover, it became clear that rewarding the team is an important piece of the puzzle. In this Design+Dialogue I [...]

13 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: New Habits in the New Year.

By |2021-02-11T06:05:09-08:00January 13, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

I am making new habits in the new year.  Things have changed at a fundamental level in the United States and in the world.  This year I am using the momentum of these changes to do better.  This year I am not setting any New Year's resolutions.  Instead I am [...]

6 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: Strategy Workbooks

By |2021-02-11T06:06:39-08:00January 6, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

The Strategy Workbook idea came from an event several years ago.  While planning I came across a task I had created that read "Cut and Paste New Strategy". I was mortified. Was this what I thought of DBI, the firm I had grown from nothing since 2009? Was this what [...]

2 12, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Succession Planning

By |2021-02-11T06:10:20-08:00December 2, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

Succession Planning is THE biggest undertaking a design firm owner will go through during the life of their firm. It takes thoughtful planning and years to nurture and execute. The firm owners I talk with find it all too daunting and never get started. In this video I share a [...]

23 11, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Interview Teams

By |2021-02-11T06:11:40-08:00November 23, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

Last week I discussed the top reasons candidates are rejected your offer.  This week I share the solution, Interview Teams.  Check out the video on how to develop a well-organized and successful interview team. Here is the link to my Design+Dialogue regarding why candidates are rejecting your offer.  

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