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Archive for August 2016

Avoiding Contract Controversies

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Do you get frustrated because you feel your client has not read your contract?  Are you sometimes left wondering why a client has not responded once they received the contract?  Or worse, they decide not to hire your firm…

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Maximize Your Effectiveness by Outsourcing

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Whether they excel at design or a running a business, the most successful designers I know all have one thing in common. They focus their energies on their core competencies and let others do the things they don’t do…

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Four Essential Building Blocks for Maintaining Good Employee Relations

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Your employees are your firm’s greatest asset. Give them the care and attention they deserve, and they will repay you by giving you their best work. That starts with maintaining good relationships with you and with each other. Friction,…

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How Decisive Are You?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University There is a wonderful quote I found that states:  “Be decisive.  Right or wrong, make a decision.  The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” (Author unknown).   How quickly do you make decisions?…

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IDS 2016 Is A Wrap!

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Photo by Dana McGrath The Interior Design Summit was magical this year… that’s the best way to describe the experience for our team and for the designers that attended.  Our audience ranged from start-ups, to the “magic 16” (we…

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Know Your Obligations Before Hiring an Employee

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Business is good and you are thinking of bringing on some help to keep up with demand.  That’s a healthy step for any business.  Before you begin your search for that perfect employee, take some time to familiarize yourself…

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“Action Always Beats Intention”

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Having just returned from our 2016 IDS (Interior Design Summit), I thought that the advice and encouragement shared throughout the Summit was worth reinforcing and sharing with everyone – as action does always beat intention. Ask yourself how many…

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Harmonizing Your Team’s Communication Styles

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University Have you ever sat in a meeting listening to someone drone on and wished they would just get to the point? Or perhaps you like to break the ice by having a nice personal chat with a new client,…

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