AEC Leadership Today Podcast

AEC Leadership Today Podcast

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Welcome to the Season 2 close-out and Season 3 planning episode of the AEC Leadership Today Podcast – one where I share a number of key lessons and take-aways from Season 2, as well as our plans for Season 3. The post Episode 075: Key Lessons and Take-Aways from Season 2 appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Oct 31

9 min 37 sec

Today’s episode is a fresh take on one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 66 with Anthony Fasano, Founder of the Engineering Management Institute, and myself, breaking down the future of work in engineering and architecture report we co-authored. The post Episode 074: Breaking Down the Future of Work in Engineering & Architecture Report (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Sep 23

48 min 4 sec

Today’s episode is a fresh take on one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 30 with Peter S. Macrae, AIA, Principal, and Founder of Macrae ARCHitecture, on the virtual practice model for architects and engineers – which is already here. The post Episode 073: The Virtual Practice Model for Architects and Engineers – It’s Already Here (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Sep 17

1 hr 13 min

Today’s episode is a fresh take one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 34 Rens Hayes, Principal and Co-Founder of H+O Structural Engineering, on a more modern approach to work and management. The post Episode 072: A More Modern Approach to Work and Management (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Sep 3

57 min 3 sec

Today’s episode is a fresh take one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 37 with Bryon McCartney, Chief Creative Strategist at Archmark, on effective marketing & branding for busy firms and leaders. The post Episode 071: Effective Marketing & Branding for Busy Firms and Leaders (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Aug 27

1 hr 19 min

Today’s episode is a fresh take one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 61 with John Ramstead, executive coach, leadership expert, author, and CEO of Beyond Influence, on living and working “on purpose with purpose”. The post Episode 070: Living and Working “On Purpose with Purpose” (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Aug 20

1 hr 20 min

Today’s episode is a fresh take one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 60 with Todd Musterait, Chief Growth Officer with Apex Companies, on private equity and M&A – mergers and acquisitions – in AEC. The post Episode 069: Inside Private Equity and M&A in AEC (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Aug 13

1 hr 10 min

Today’s episode is a fresh take one of this past year’s most downloaded podcast episodes: Episode 29 with Tracey Eaves, a professional valuation consultant with Zweig Group, on how we can maximize the value of our firms. The post Episode 068: How to Maximize The Value of Your Firm (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Aug 6

1 hr 32 min

Today’s episode is a fresh take on this past year’s most downloaded podcast episode: Episode 36 with Barry Barber, Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Kimley Horn, on growing culture and success at scale. The post Episode 067: Growing Culture and Success at Scale (Top Replay) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Jul 30

1 hr 3 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast is a joint episode in partnership with Anthony Fasano and the Civil Engineering podcast. Anthony and I have collaborated on a recently released research survey and study, The Future of Work in Engineering & Architecture, focused on how today’s engineers and architects see the future of work – and how firms can be better prepared and positioned to succeed moving forward. The post Episode 066: Breaking Down the Future of Work in Engineering & Architecture Report appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Jun 12

43 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Austin Church, an independent professional freelance business coach, entrepreneur, brand expert, and the founder of Balernum. There are several major work and workplace shifts taking place, many of which are now accelerating forward. One of these is independent professional freelancing, and our focus is how to succeed both individually and organizationally. The post Episode 065: How to Succeed “as” and “with” Independent Professional Freelancers in AEC appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

May 21

1 hr

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Ollie Henderson. Ollie is a work life designer and CEO – and someone who has spent more than a year now living, writing, researching, and speaking with thought-leaders from around the world about knowledge work, technology, and the future to help us connect all the dots. The post Episode 064: The Future of Work Life appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

May 7

56 min 7 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features a first: two guests – Dale Crow and Rob Rosenzweig, both Senior Vice Presidents at Risk Strategies. Dale’s a professional liability attorney and risk management consultant and Rob’s the firm’s National Cyber Risk Practice Leader. We dive deep into the evolving world of cyber risk and cybercrime and what we should be doing now to better protect ourselves, our firms, and our clients. The post Episode 063: Mitigating Increasing Cyber Risks and Real Ransom Demands in AEC appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Apr 16

1 hr

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Alex Moss, Founder and President of Praxis Consulting Group. Alex is an expert in ESOPs—Employee Stock Ownership Plans—and we go deep into their history, their applicability, their mechanics, and their benefits so we can know much more about all of our options for ownership as we move forward. The post Episode 062: Understanding and Excelling with ESOPs in AEC appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Apr 1

1 hr 3 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features John Ramstead, executive coach leadership expert, author, and CEO of Beyond Influence. Our focus is on purpose – how to find or rediscover it – and how to help others live a life fully alive too. The post Episode 061: Living and Working “On Purpose with Purpose” appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Mar 18

1 hr 15 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Todd Musterait, Chief Growth Officer at Apex Companies. Todd knows our industry, growth, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) – both public and privately funded. We dive into all this and specifically the role private equity-backed investment is having in AEC. The post Episode 060: Inside Private Equity and M&A in AEC appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Feb 19

1 hr 4 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Pamela Scott, Founder and Executive Coach at Mentor Loft. There’s no easy “hack” or downloadable app to get us to be our individual and collective best, but there are ways to achieve our greatest potential faster, and do so with a lot less pain and wasted effort. Talking through this how best to do this while closing our leadership gaps is our focus for today. The post Episode 059: Closing Your Current and Next-Gen Leadership Gaps appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Feb 5

1 hr 7 min

Today’s episode focuses on massive action we can take to be both “radically generous and thoughtfully aggressive” in terms of serving those we’re called to serve and doing so in a way that also helps to position us in the marketplace, plus our final thoughts as we close out this first-ever AEC industry Podstorm. The post Episode 058: Your Massive Action and Final Thoughts appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

5 min 18 sec

Today’s episode focuses on how we can leverage our “S.T.A.G.E.” – our skills, talents, assets, gifts, and experiences – for greater success personally, professionally, and organizationally as part of a well-designed and executed corporate impact strategy. The post Episode 057: Leveraging Your S.T.A.G.E. for Greater Impact appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

11 min 9 sec

Today’s episode focuses on how better onboarding can help us achieve greater success one great new hire or team member at-a-time, and when it comes to realizing greater success and a return on investment with mergers and acquisitions. The post Episode 056: Onboarding and M&A: More Connected Than We Think appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

10 min 21 sec

Today’s episode focuses on why we need to officially move beyond the idea employee satisfaction and happiness and design transformative employee experiences in order to achieve true employee engagement and loyalty. The post Episode 055: Engage and Don’t Limit Yourself to Great Experiences appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

9 min 8 sec

Today’s episode focuses on why we need reprioritize and make greater progress on equity, diversity, and inclusion in order to better attract, engage, retain, and get the best out of our people and clients alike. The post Episode 054: Do More with EDI appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

10 min 45 sec

Today’s episode focuses on how learning and development can be more strategically designed and executed to improve community, connection, and collaboration within, throughout, and even beyond our organizations. The post Episode 053: Ideal Learning and Development Strategies appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

8 min

Today’s episode focuses on how our ability to create novel tools and evolve our business models can help to accelerate our growth, prosperity, and marketplace differentiation. The post Episode 052: Productization and Flexible Business Models appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

9 min 13 sec

Today’s episode focuses on how we can leverage value to increase profits and avoid many all-too-common operational frustrations and business growth limitations. The post Episode 051: Growth and Scale are Very Different – Here’s What We Need appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

9 min 38 sec

Today’s episode focuses on the many ways improving our processes and systems can immediately improve our success today while positioning us for even greater success moving forward. The post Episode 050: Get on the Offense: Design Better Processes and Systems appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

7 min 8 sec

Today’s episode focuses on what we need to know about preventing and reversing burnout and achieving long-term growth and success as a result. The post Episode 049: Prevent Burnout and Do Great Things appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

7 min 45 sec

Today’s episode focuses on the pivotal role of managers and what we can do now to increase engagement and dramatically improve proficiency and results. The post Episode 048: Your Managers are Your Biggest ROI appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

8 min 57 sec

Today’s episode focuses on how we can establish and maintain a successful culture in a blended and place-less workplace. The post Episode 047: Culture in a Blended and Place-Less Workplace appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

5 min 47 sec

Today’s episode focuses on how we can better engage our employees and align their goals, interests, and passions with those of our organization in order to improve our likelihood of success. The post Episode 046: Seasons and The New Definition of Winning appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

8 min 30 sec

Today’s episode focuses on what we should be doing now to engage and retain our greatest assets and build a stronger foundation for new era. The post Episode 045: Deliver Empathy or Lose Loyalty appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

10 min 49 sec

Today’s episode focuses on what leaders and leadership teams need to do in order to stay ahead and stay fresh. The post Episode 044: Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

5 min 46 sec

Today’s episode focuses on what we need to know and remember about long-term growth and value – something so many of us want to achieve. The post Episode 043: Long-Term Growth and Value – What We Need to Remember appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

7 min 56 sec

Today’s episode focuses on what leaders and leadership teams need to recognize and work through in order to operate at the highest levels. The post Episode 042: Next-Level Leaders Resolve Disconnects appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

9 min

Today’s episode focuses on how the role of marketing and branding has grown during COVID-19 and how it’s only going to continue to grow in importance as we move deeper into the digital age. The post Episode 041: Much Better Marketing & Branding Required appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

10 min 1 sec

Today’s episode continues our discussion on mission, vision, and values with a focus on values. The post Episode 040: Why Your Mission, Vision, and Values Matter (Part 2) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

7 min 15 sec

Today’s episode focuses the power of having an attractive, engaging, and inspiring mission, vision, and set of core values, and walks us through how we can begin to find or fine-tune our own mission and vision. The post Episode 039: Why Your Mission, Vision, and Values Matter (Part 1) appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

10 min 2 sec

Welcome to the first-ever AEC Industry Podstorm! – 21 straight days of podcast episodes designed to get you and your team positioned for greater success in 2021 and beyond! The post Episode 038: What’s a Podstorm… and How You Benefit appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Dec 2020

5 min 38 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Bryon McCartney. Bryon is the Chief Creative Strategist at Archmark and we talk about effective marketing and branding today, how it’s changing, and what that means moving forward. The post Episode 037: Effective Marketing & Branding for Busy Firms and Leaders appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Nov 2020

1 hr 14 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Barry Barber, Executive Vice President of Kimley-Horn. When it comes to growth, there are often concerns about maintaining profitability and a firm’s “culture”. Is it possible to maintain both as a company grows? The short answer is yes. The post Episode 036: Growing Culture and Success at Scale appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Oct 2020

57 min 10 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Mia Scharphie, owner of Build Yourself Workshop, which aims to advance gender equity by helping women in AEC overcome systemic and personal obstacles to help advance their careers and overall success. The post Episode 035: Gender Equity in AEC: Winning the Mid-Career Moments appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Oct 2020

58 min 22 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Rens Hayes, Principal and Co-Founder of H+O Structural Engineering. Since before the founding of his firm, Rens has pushed for a more modern, standardized, and value-driven approach that’s more creative and less constrained than conventional models. The post Episode 034: A More Modern Approach to Work and Management appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Sep 2020

52 min 14 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Liz Uzzo, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Partner at H2M architects + engineers. Liz embodies the fact that HR done well is so much more than just essential overhead – it’s true strategic support that not only helps you succeed with leadership succession and major firm growth, it can also help you succeed during times of crisis, even when you’re at the epicenter of it all. The post Episode 033: HR as a True Business Partner appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

Welcome to Season 2 of the AEC Leadership Today Podcast, a podcast for architecture, engineering, and construction industry leaders who want to stay relevant and effective and help their firms grow and prosper. In today’s episode, I’ll walk you through what’s in store for the upcoming season and how we expect to serve you moving forward. The post Episode 032: Welcome to Season 2 of the AEC Leadership Today Podcast! appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Sep 2020

3 min 39 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features our first return guest, Rico Quirindongo, a principal architect at DLR Group. Our conversation picks up right where we left off focusing on what leaders can do to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, especially now. The post Episode 031: Advancing AEC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in 2020 appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Jul 2020

52 min 15 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Peter Macrae. Peter is the principal and founder of Macrae ARCHitecture, a digitally-based, virtual national architectural practice established nearly a decade ago. We discuss this model, its impact on AEC, and the need to embrace the future in order to be successful moving forward. The post Episode 030: The Virtual Practice Model for Architects and Engineers – It’s Already Here! appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Jul 2020

1 hr 8 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Tracey Eaves. Tracey is a highly experienced and insightful business valuation consultant with Zweig Group, and our focus is on the actions we must take to maximize the value and the overall success of our firm. The post Episode 029: How to Maximize the Value of Your Firm appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Jun 2020

1 hr 26 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Brian Sullivan, principal and CEO of Sullivan Engineering based in the Northeast. Our focus is on business and people and on how to lead a values-based organization. The post Episode 028: Entrepreneurship, Niching Down, and Empowering Others… with a Purpose appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Jun 2020

55 min 4 sec

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Tammy Jordan, founder and principal of the Leader Consulting Group. We walk through the fundamentals of change management, the risks to both leaders and organizations when change is managed poorly, why change management can be so difficult, and how we can succeed with different types and aspects of change – especially now. The post Episode 027: Change Management Essentials for Normal Times and Now appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

May 2020

1 hr 13 min

Today’s episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Mike Glen. Mike is a former professional engineer who’s now a vice-president at the Lindner Center of HOPE. Mike is an educator and advocate for greater mental health awareness at work, helping leaders start the conversation to both better serve their people and their business. The post Episode 026: Starting the Conversation to Advance Mental Health and Wellness at Work appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Apr 2020

1 hr 8 min