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Living the principles

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Living the principles

Honoring your clients’ business success above all else will enhance your firm’s reputation and bottom line – without compromising design. This is the third installment of a three-part discussion on the topic of job success, which started with “How to Find a Job.” In Part Two, I addressed “After Landing the Job,” introducing the notion that job success goes beyond great design and producing the best work. In this last post, I discuss the five guiding principles that defined my 34-year career at Gensler. Here are the five principles and examples to demonstrate how they worked in practice: 1. We’re...

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Conference call: Gary Dahms

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Conference call: Gary Dahms

President, CEO, and chairman of the board for T&M Associates (Hot Firm #73 for 2016), a 350-person engineering firm based in Middletown, New Jersey. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent Gary Dahms, PE, PP, CME, has been with the firm for more than 30 years. Since 2012, he’s served as president, CEO, and chairman of the board. During this time, he’s spearheaded the firm’s evolution from a municipal engineering firm into a full-service, multi-disciplined consulting company with 19 offices in eight states. “The workforce consists of baby boomers, Generation Xers, and millennials, and each group has different drivers, motivators, and are at...

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Destination education

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Destination education

Zweig Group offers plenty of opportunities for education and training, but among the crown jewels are The Principals Academy and CEO Roundtable. If you work in the AEC industry, it almost goes without saying that you do important work – you design, create, and build many of the buildings, spaces, and structures that make our lives safer, healthier, and more satisfying. We are privileged at Zweig Group to support the mission of this industry by sharing the knowledge gained from our decades of experience helping and learning from the best performing firms. To that end, we also design, create, and...

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Leading creative spirits

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Leading creative spirits

Understanding what fans their flames and what douses their embers will foster a more productive and fulfilling environment for everyone. Editor’s note: This top eight list was borrowed from Tony Morgan, chief strategic officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. The descriptions for each, however, are original to this article. I came to Little about a year and a half ago from a global energy and technologies company. And while, believe it or not, there is plenty of creativity and innovation that goes into steam boilers, turbines, and nuclear power, it’s fair to say that it’s a bit different than...

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