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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This week I want to share 4 things to always say to your boss. As you might recall, last week I discussed 4 things you should never say to your boss, you can see the video here. This week we go over the positives.
Never say these four things to your boss. In this video, I share the four worst things you can say to your boss. I have also written a blog going over these and some other things you should never say to your boss. You can find it here.
The six soft skills a designer needs continue in today's post. These last three soft skills are critical for designers growing into leaders in their firm and in the larger community. You can view the first video here. The full blog can be read here.
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 [...]
Ace any interview with these three simple tips. Many are interviewing this summer for various reasons. These three tips will work if you are interviewing for a new role in a new firm, an new role in your firm or asking for a promotion.
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 [...]
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.