13 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: New Habits in the New Year.

By |2021-02-11T06:05:09-08:00January 13, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

I am making new habits in the new year.  Things have changed at a fundamental level in the United States and in the world.  This year I am using the momentum of these changes to do better.  This year I am not setting any New Year's resolutions.  Instead I am [...]

6 01, 2021

Design+Dialogue: Strategy Workbooks

By |2021-02-11T06:06:39-08:00January 6, 2021|Design + Dialogue|

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 [...]

2 12, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Succession Planning

By |2021-02-11T06:10:20-08:00December 2, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

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 [...]

23 11, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Interview Teams

By |2021-02-11T06:11:40-08:00November 23, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

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.  

21 10, 2020

Design+Dialogue – A Better Employee Relationship

By |2021-02-11T06:12:53-08:00October 21, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

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.

14 10, 2020

Design+Dialogue: A Better Boss Relationship

By |2021-02-11T06:13:37-08:00October 14, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

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.

30 09, 2020

Design+Dialogue: Benefits of Contract Talent

By |2021-02-11T06:15:22-08:00September 30, 2020|Design + Dialogue|

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 [...]

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