Intentional Culture: An Interview with Alyse Makarewicz, AIA

Alyse Makarewicz, AIA, is President of AMB Architects, a bootstrapped Commercial Interior Architecture consulting and design firm with nine employees. She is also a contributing author to the book Phenomenal Success Stories, released earlier this year. Alyse’s company has been named the Best Small Business to Work for in Houston, Texas, for the last four… Read More

Teach your Core Values During New Employee Onboarding

The creation and documentation of company core values is a prerequisite to building a strong workplace culture. Core values are the rule book, the set of standards by which an organization makes its decisions.  Without core values, the culture is rudderless.  It’s how companies end up with “culture by default” instead of a “culture by… Read More

Hiring and Managing Nonprofit Teams with Blair Brettschneider, Founder and Executive Director of GirlForward

Blair Brettschneider has been named a CNN Hero and a Forbes 30 Under 30, among other accolades, for the work done through her nonprofit, GirlForward. GirlForward is dedicated to creating opportunities for girls who’ve been displaced by conflict and persecution and have been resettled in the US. GirlForward was founded in 2011, has seven employees, operates… Read More

Employee Onboarding: Three Critical Components for Success

You’ve just moved mountains to get that critical position filled. Months spent posting to job boards, soliciting employee and network referrals, interviewing the highest-potential fits and – finally – finding someone about whom you’re truly excited. You’ve made an offer, and they’ve accepted it. The hard work is just beginning. Your hiring process doesn’t end… Read More