Photo Credit-Emily Wilson Photography “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo What motivates you? Would others describe you as “highly accountable?” Take an honest assessment of your actions – or non-actions –…

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Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Challenging times are often the perfect time to really focus on being a connector. It’s a good time to reach out to others and make that personal connection to find out how they are doing and to ask if you can offer any help. Becoming or…

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In challenging times some people turn those rough times into success and others fail. Successful leaders navigate their teams through stormy seas as well as they do when the seas are calm. That success during unsettled times depends on you being a proactive leader who gets your team moving forward with strength and assurance and…

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Teach Your Team To Be Accountable

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Do your employees know that you expect them to be accountable? Or do you avoid addressing accountability because you want to avoid confrontation?  If you teach your employees to be accountable they will feel more productive and if they are then adding…

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at GDCC Solving problems lies at the very heart of doing design. Clients come to us with a set of problems. For whatever reason, their homes or businesses are not working for them, and they want us to make them better. We provide them with design solutions to…

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What Is Your Business Culture Like?

If you were to conduct a 360-degree evaluation of your business, what words would your employees, vendors, service providers, and clients use to describe your firm’s organizational culture? Empowering? Supportive? Welcoming? Responsive? Or, controlling? Micromanaging? Hierarchical? Toxic? When it comes to key interpersonal success factors—such as communication, trust, loyalty, respect—organizational culture trumps policies, pronouncements and…

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By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions There is a story you may have heard of four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Two skills every successful designer needs are time management and the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos. Without them you can easily find yourself overwhelmed by all the demands being placed upon you. Although it may seem counterintuitive, the key…

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By Gail Doby, ASID CVO of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: DesiLu Photography You know how diet and exercise plans always include the caution to check with your physician before beginning any new program? Well, the same thing applies to doing your annual business planning. You don’t have to consult your doctor, of…

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