While extrinsic rewards sometimes motivate people, true motivation comes from within. The leader's job requires them to find the spark of inspiration and fan it into flames -- without ever dampening the fire.
Many leaders turn the other way for a good reason when conflict arises. Conflict is unpleasant. Most people avoid disagreements at all costs because they cannot bear to be considered "that mean person," or they fear saying something they'll regret.
Do you know how to move up from project architect? Being ready when you're tapped to step out of your current role is the first step.
Design is more than creativity. It’s about the relationships we build with each other through our chosen creative profession as we collectively build our industry. One of the best ways to build those relationships is through professional development. Learning opportunities through professional organizations encourage building and fostering relationships through various [...]
Many design leaders amass a considerable portfolio of skills needed for their roles. Their toolboxes consist of solid education and training, hands-on experience, and a hefty dose of confidence in their ability. When it's time to bring the past forward, they're ready to step up, especially if they've taken the [...]
Key leaders in architecture and design understand how to maximize team success. By being in the trenches, managers, and owners take action by working where the team works. As a leader, it is critical to be in the trenches. It helps to create a strong corporate culture of trust and [...]
Promoting psychological safety is not a one-time effort but a process of communication and understanding, as well as responsiveness and decision making. When looking at how technology affects psychological safety in the workplace, it is important to consider the entire picture. These days, even retail design jobs are affected by [...]
Every creative has experienced some degree of a creative block. Creative blocks are not limited to only traditional visual artists and writers. All creatives, including designers in interior design jobs and architecture jobs, look for ways to tap into creative ideas when they've hit a wall. There are different reasons [...]
Making a great first impression at your new firm can be fun, exciting, and a little unnerving. So naturally, you want to connect with your coworkers and feel comfortable in your work environment. If you’re a naturally outgoing person that possesses a lot of confidence, meeting people may be more [...]
For many of the same reasons that professional athletes, actors, and authors hire agents, when it comes to finding the best talent on the market for design jobs, partnering with industry-specific recruiters is your best bet. In addition to already having access to a roster of qualified candidates, here are [...]