Steven Burns

 

Steven Burns, FAIA, spent 14 years managing the firm Burns + Beyerl Architects, during that time the firm’s earnings grew at an average rate of 24% per year. After creating ArchiOffice®, the intelligent office, project management and time tracking solution for architectural firms, Steve took his management expertise to BQE Software, where he is refining their business strategy and product development.

Why it’s so hard to figure out what to pay top talent
Building Team | The Business Behind Design | April 03, 2015
Is your firm’s approach to compensation effective in today’s rapidly changing talent...
Are face-to-face meetings still important?

It’s particularly important for sensitive communication, when having tone and body language for context makes a difference.

Building Team | The Business Behind Design | March 17, 2015
One CEO looks pass convenience and advocates for old school, in-person meetings.
How to give feedback effectively

If initial feedback doesn’t resonate, effective leaders also know how to turn up the pressure in a way that is progressive, but not too sharp.

Building Team | The Business Behind Design | March 06, 2015
A great feedback-giving leader evaluates the individual
What your employees really want

Employers can support employees' personal growth by encouraging them to take courses online or be mentored by more senior employees. Photo courtesy of Evan Bench/Wikimedia Commons.

Building Team | The Business Behind Design | February 24, 2015
Here are key aspects of a job that keep employees happy
Why diversity at work matters

In the U.S., there is a linear relationship between racial and ethnic diversity and better financial performance, a study by McKinsey found. Photo: Monisha Pushparaj/Wikimedia Commons

Building Team | The Business Behind Design | February 17, 2015
Companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely...
The 4 leadership behaviors that really matter McKinsey & Company

Using a comprehensive list of 20 distinct leadership traits, McKinsey surveyed 189,000 people in 81 diverse organizations around the world.

The Business Behind Design | January 30, 2015
It includes seeking diverse perspectives and supporting others.
The Business Behind Design | December 26, 2014
Successful innovators care about solving interesting and important problems — innovation...
The Business Behind Design | December 19, 2014
There are many reasons why people quit: employee mismatch, work/life balance, co-worker...

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The Business Behind Design | December 16, 2014
Replacing the names on the door can be tricky for AEC firms. SPONSORED CONTENT

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 26, 2014
A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science revealed that employees...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 12, 2014
A collaborative planning and design process may seem like a common-sense goal, but the...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | November 06, 2014
To attract and keep talented individuals who are different than you, Entrepreneur...

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Building Owner | The Business Behind Design | October 29, 2014
Telling your employees to become more engaged and productive won’t work. But putting...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | October 19, 2014
Another brainstorming session, another slew of tired ideas. How can you push your team to...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | October 13, 2014
Kristof De Wulf, CEO of InSites Consulting, argues that the effects of customer-...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | September 25, 2014
By now, the idea that organizations must adapt to maintain both relevance and market...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | September 13, 2014
Asking the right questions can help business leaders to anticipate changes, seize...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | September 13, 2014
An oven-overlooked factor in assessing the success of a leader, according to...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | August 16, 2014
Business consultant Tim Williams authored a recent LinkedIn post that highlights the...

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Architects | The Business Behind Design | August 04, 2014
Transforming your firm into a “digital business” is particularly challenging because...
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