Employee

Are You Ready To Hire?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Hayes Photography Deciding when and who to hire to grow your business can be challenging. While it can open up new opportunities, it also involves more expense and possible risks. There’s no magic formula for determining when you should hire,…

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Do You Have A Rock Star Team?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroduction Running an interior design firm is a team effort. No matter how talented or driven each of us may be, at the of the day, the success and growth of our firms depends on how well we build and manage…

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Reviewing Team Members

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions Team member reviews are essential. This process allows your employees to understand how well they are performing and what they need to do to improve their work. Also, if your employee is showing a lot of initiative and growth,…

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When You Should Hire?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting How do you know you are ready to hire? Are you (and/or your team) regularly putting in overtime? Paying overtime can cost almost as much as hiring a new member for your team, and that is just the financial cost. There is…

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Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Emily Wilson Photography When you hired the members of your team, you no doubt checked their references, verified their experience, and perhaps even tested them on their design and office software skills. But what about the other important skills that…

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Create A Winning Team

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-Katie Klein “To build a winning team, you want to be consistent in your attitude, effort, and actions.” ~Jon Gordon Are you building a team or are you just hiring employees to work for your firm? Who would you rather be…

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Fire Fast

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University When faced with a problem employee or a problem client, don’t hesitate to cut them loose. It may be unpleasant to give someone the boot, but it’s nothing compared to the pain you’ll get if you wait until things…

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Should You Open an Office? Add a Team?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Congratulations! Your business is thriving. You’ve got several projects in the pipeline and a list of likely prospects. Maybe you’re thinking now is the time to move out of that spare bedroom and into a real office space. Or…

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Brush Up on Business Etiquette

Are you the reason you’re attracting penny pinching clients

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University My more experienced clients sometimes confide in me how shocked they are by their junior designers’ lack of proper business etiquette. You could chalk it up to differences in age or generational values. It has occurred to me, though,…

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Watch for Signs an Employee Is Struggling

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University At times even a high performing employee can hit a wall.  It may not be evident at first, even to the employee. In time, however, they will exhibit changes in their behavior and attitude quite different from their usual…

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