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 [...]
This Design+Dialogue is a simple happy holiday message. All of us at DBI wish all of you and yours a great holiday season and a happy new year.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
As I have been working with firms, planning for their recovery as well as for the talent they will need to meet those recover goals, contract talent has come up time and again. DBI's contract talent studio is call Interim Solutions. We have the ability to put talent into any [...]
As a leader I feel it is critical to be in the trenches, part of the work my teams do. It helps to create a strong corporate culture of trust and allows me to better lead the entire firm forward, removing obstacles and creating opportunities I may have missed if [...]
This is the best interview tool. This is THE ONE tool I have to works in any interview situation. It is free and everyone has access to it. It is Cognitive Empathy.