In this post, I share how architects can embrace failure and make improvements one day at a time.Read More
In this chapter I share 3 embarrassing stories from my life about failure. In fact my initial brainstorming of this book was to think of all the things that I struggle with.
It is the failures or our lives that propel us forward.Read More
Delivering great client service is a key driver to the success of an architecture firm. A high level of service is what keeps client’s coming back again and again. In this blog I share the basic lessons for providing great client service.Read More
The architect as a public figure and the importance of public speaking is something I just never thought of when in architecture school. I now realize that public speaking is an invaluable skill for an architect. To help you build your skillset I have put together 10 public speaking lessons for architects.Read More
Part 2 to the beautiful story. A story about public speaking. A story about failure. A story about how we learn from failure.
This is a story about Public Speaking. This is a story about Failure. This is a story about what we can learn from Failure.Read More
One of the most important and overlooked traits for an architect is the ability to listen. I believe to be a good architect you must first be a great listener. Listening helps cultivates teamwork, creates stronger design and makes for happy clients.Read More
A strong network can be HUGE for an architect! In this article I share why and how an architect should develop a powerful network.Read More
I have found my network to be incredibly powerful.Read More
We know that delegation is a good thing yet we all struggle with it. Myself included. To help everyone I have put together a list of 5 Steps to Effective Delegation.Read More
Have you ever been in that situation where you could have delegated work to someone else, but you decided to do it yourself because it would just be easier and quicker? I fall into this trap all the time. Delegating is a skill I am always working on because I have realized that is has major impacts on my career. In this blog I explain WHY you should delegate.Read More
Once upon a time, my boss said, "Steve you need to multiply your hands." I took me a while, but I finally realized what that meant.Read More
One of the most common architecture school injuries: cutting your hand with an X-ACTO blade while making a model. These mishaps typically happened late at night, after several hours of work. When we push ourselves too hard, bad things can happen. This blog explores the importance of taking breaks and how it can help us be more productive and happy.Read More
If you want to get more out of your work day than this could be my best advice for you. Email batching allows you to be proactive about your day and focus on the things that count.Read More
If you google ‘the myth of multitasking,’ you will find page after page of articles disproving the concept of multitasking. Multitasking is something that all architects struggle with and I have one piece of advice. Stop trying to multitask!!!Read More
In many ways, this book is a letter that I am writing to my younger self. When I started to steer my ship, the world opened up for me. I hope that the stories and tips presented in this book will help you anticipate the obstacles and prepare you to take action.Read More
“Luck is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity.” –Seneca
The quote from Seneca is one of my favorites. You should continually be building your skill set and always be looking for the next opportunity. Sometimes these opportunities are as clear as day and other times they are hidden.
Your growth requires patience and persistence, and when the timing is right, you must seize the moment.
How can an architect seize the moment?Read More
In the previous section I shared 5 reasons why you should work overtime. Overtime has the potential to be a positive influence on your career and life. But it is certainly not for everyone. There are also reasons why you should not work overtime.Read More
I think architects often forget that working overtime is not the norm. The long hours begin in architecture school and carry on into the profession. As an architect, you will be faced with many tough choices and one of those will be: Should you work overtime? In this blog I explore 5 reasons you should work overtime.Read More
I dedicate this section to my father in law David, and all of my close family that constantly put up with my general wackiness.Read More