• 20

    02, 2024

    Tuesday, February 20, 2024

    Social media can be a powerful tool for architecture firms, yet many firms don’t take advantage of TikTok, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Social media can help you establish your identity, attract talent, gain new clients, and increase firm awareness. The Benefits of Social Media Social media is a fast and cost-effective […]

  • 23

    01, 2024

    Tuesday, January 23, 2024

    The architecture and design industry, all industries for that matter, are in a new paradigm.   From full-time in the office to hybrid and full work-from-home, unlimited PTO, and hot desks, organizations are rethinking culture from the ground up. Part of the cultural redefinition is how to retain employees.  Firms are […]

  • 16

    01, 2024

    Tuesday, January 16, 2024

    Sharing feedback with a candidate after the interview is critically important. This process does two things.  First, gathering feedback on the candidate from your interview team helps you decide if the candidate is the right fit for the position. Second, it allows the candidate to better understand how their skills […]

  • 9

    01, 2024

    Tuesday, January 9, 2024

    Job Offers that get accepted are easy to create and are not all about base salary!  As we enter 2024 DBI is already seeing new jobs opening and firms of all sizes in need of staff.  Competition is slowly creeping back into hiring for the Architecture and Interior Design industries. […]

  • 2

    01, 2024

    Tuesday, January 2, 2024

    My last Design and Dialogue post from last year, Happy New Year, I Quit (you can also see my video here) I talk about the best practices your firm should lean on when an employee quits. One of the best practices is for a firm to call upon their bush […]

  • 12

    12, 2023

    Tuesday, December 12, 2023

    Happy New Year!  I Quit! I hear this story all the time. It is the first Friday morning of the year and things are going well. The weekend is close, and your project is on track. You have the right budget, the right timeline, and the right team in place. […]

  • 28

    11, 2023

    Tuesday, November 28, 2023

    Leaders, those that stand out, use very specific qualities in each of their interactions. 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 […]

  • 14

    11, 2023

    Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    Building high-performing teams is critical to the success and profitability of a design firm.  As our industry moves into 2024 many firms are adjusting to headwinds of all kinds.  Many projects have been paused or shelved due to the higher interest rates.  Other firms are adjusting to technological changes in […]

  • 7

    11, 2023

    Tuesday, November 7, 2023

    The Architecture and Interior Design industry, as all industries do, has its ups and downs.  The market today is in a “down”.  Layoffs have become an unfortunate reality for many professionals currently. When leaders of firms, large and small, find themselves in a situation where they must let go of […]

  • 27

    09, 2023

    Combat Stress
    Combat Stress

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023

    The way we handle stress can make a considerable difference in our overall well-being. Let's dive into the stress-relief tactics of five highly successful individuals to help you combat stress.

  • 24

    05, 2023

    Wednesday, May 24, 2023

    Recession?  Maybe.  Maybe not?  Maybe the Architecture and Design industry has seen the worst of it and is poised to recover quickly. In this video and share what some leaders in the industry are sharing with me.  Take a look.

  • 18

    05, 2023

    Thursday, May 18, 2023

    Emotional Intelligence is fast becoming the critical indicator of managerial success.  As a generation of leaders retires from the design industry, the next generation of leaders must hone their emotional intelligence skills. In this short video, I share four core basics of emotional intelligence.  While by no means is this […]

  • 15

    03, 2023

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    Prosperity in Uncertainty can happen.  Not only can a firm maintain activity, but uncertainty is also the perfect time to plan and start growth.  These three tips will help guide any company through the unknown.

  • 19

    01, 2023

    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment
    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment

    Thursday, January 19, 2023

    Hybrid Work Policy. Last week I shared three reasons employees love a hybrid work policy. In this Design+Dialogue I share three reasons for the employer to love the hybrid work policy.

  • 11

    01, 2023


    Wednesday, January 11, 2023

    Hybrid work.  Many of my clients are defining their hybrid work policy in 2023. Here are three reasons employees love hybrid work.

  • 27

    09, 2022

    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment
    Architecture & UI/UX Recruitment

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    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.