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Scarlett Letter #136: Maintaining positive group dynamics in AEC

The old Righteous Brothers song ‘You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’, whoa, that lovin’ feelin’ pops into my mind this morning. Why? Well, yesterday I lost a student whom I had been excited (and grateful!) to have in my classroom. {He had no choice but to replace my course with one that would satisfy a credit requirement for his imminent graduation}.

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Many of you AEC readers also serve as adjunct professors in your respective area universities, and so you know the responsibility (and pressure?!) that you hold as an instructor—actually a facilitator—within the classroom. This is not unlike ...

Tags: AEC best practices, AEC group dynamics, Anne Scarlett A/E Marketing, design and construction relationships, design and construction teams, design and contruction group dynamics, linkedin, professional services marketing, professional services sales, Scarlett Consulting AEC business development, team building

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September 17, 2010

Scarlett Letter #135: Avoid the self-destructive “I know more than my boss knows” attitude

Do you ever get frustrated when you realize that your ideas are being squelched by your boss, against your better judgment? Do you sometimes feel as though you could perform far better than your boss if you were to step into his/her shoes? Do you have only a small modicum of respect–at best–for your boss?

Sure, somewhere along our career paths, we likely encountered a sub-optimal boss. He or she may have ‘lacked’ for any number of reasons. Especially irksome are the times when we feel that we are actually better, smarter, faster, savvier….etc. than the person we work for. The ...

Tags: AEC boss, AEC career path, Anne Scarlett A/E Marketing, design and construction career path, linkedin, professional services marketing, professional services sales, Scarlett Consulting AEC business development

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September 02, 2010

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