28 11, 2023

Modern Leadership Qualities That Set You Apart

By |2023-11-28T08:47:58-08:00November 28, 2023|Leadership|

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

Building High-Performing Teams

By |2023-11-14T08:24:59-08:00November 14, 2023|Leadership|

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

How to Lay Off Employees (And Still Be Friends)

By |2023-11-07T14:13:02-08:00November 7, 2023|Leadership|

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 [...]

5 07, 2023

Six Soft Skills Designers Need

By |2023-07-05T11:32:01-07:00July 5, 2023|Interviewing|

Six soft skill designers need to be successful in projects, careers, and design. In this video post, I share a high-level overview of the first three soft skills every designer needs. I share how Communication, Collaboration, and Problem-Solving are critical for every designer. I will share the final three in [...]

14 06, 2023

Design+Dialogue: How Leaders Enable Creativity

By |2023-06-14T12:46:32-07:00June 14, 2023|Blog, Design|

Enabling creativity is critical as mentors and managers grow staff.  And it does not happy by accident of nature gifts.  It takes a strategy. In this Design+Dialogue I share four quick tips to manage your creative staff. I have also written on the subject in the past, in a blog [...]

18 05, 2023

Design+Dialogue: Emotional Intelligence

By |2023-05-18T10:53:04-07:00May 18, 2023|Leadership|

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 [...]

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