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Embracing New Technologies

This must surely be the most interesting time to be designing and developing buildings. The new technologies that are zooming forward are truly changing the world of the built environment – and very much for the better. Take, for instance, … Continue reading

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Living the Principles

This is the third installment of a three-part blog on the topic of job success, which started with “How to Find a Job.”  In Part Two, I addressed “After You’ve Landed the Job,” introducing the notion that job success goes … Continue reading

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After You’ve Landed the Job

This is the second of a three-part blog on the topic of job success, using my own experiences in a fulfilling 34-year career at Gensler. A couple of months ago I wrote about my good fortune of meeting Art Gensler … Continue reading

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How to Find a Job (or how did I end up at Gensler?)

You can read many sources about how to get a job and grow your business. My story is just one of many. The business I’ll describe is an architectural, design and planning practice, started in 1965 by Art Gensler. The … Continue reading

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Client Love Matters

Do your clients really love you . . . and do you love them? Something I learned a long time ago has to do with my relationship with my clients. If they love me and I love them, I’ll do … Continue reading

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A Suggested Extension to the New Grand Strategy

After reading Ed Friedrichs’ blog post, “The New Grand Strategy,” I was inclined to email him and suggest a complementary extension of our “national strategic imperative.” Consider, if you will, an expanded definition of sustainability that focuses not just on … Continue reading

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Measuring performance: Hard and Soft Metrics

Though harder to apply and evaluate, assessing interpersonal skills can enhance team performance and achieve higher morale. I have had a number of discussions lately about how to measure performance. The people I’ve spoken with, both employers and employees, all … Continue reading

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Two Degrees of Separation

I have had so many inquiries lately about knowledge networks, how to build them and how to manage them that I thought it worthwhile to post Strategy 14 from my book, Long-Cycle Strategies for a Short-cycle World in its entirety.  … Continue reading

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