How to Cultivate Intrapreneurs in Your Company

Do you have intrapreneurs on your team? Are you hiring and encouraging intrapreneurs on your team? Most people understand the qualities that are apparent in a successful entrepreneur. These include leadership, charisma, adaptability, along with a clear vision and the ability to motivate their team to achieve their goals. An intrapreneur, a term coined in…

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The Value of Properly Defining Your Culture

Whether you consciously create one or not, your business has an organizational culture. And like a societal culture, it has a profound impact on how you and your team behave and interact. It affects productivity, colors every decision that is made, and sets the tone for all client and vendor transactions. Which is why when you properly define and establish your business’ culture, you can greatly improve your operations and the contribution of each team member.

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Set Compensation for What’s to Come, Not What Was

Year’s-end is just around the corner, and many of us are trying to figure out how to budget for the year ahead while there is still so much uncertainty as to when business conditions might begin to stabilize. Part of that calculation includes whether or not to factor in a pay raise and/or bonuses, especially…

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Hire For Attitude, Train For Skills

Hire for Attitude

By Drue Lawler, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions A challenge for a number of firms – particularly small firms – is that whoever is interviewing potential new hires has not really had training in how to interview. Consequently they may focus more on the resume and skills…

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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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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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