Category: Blog

Why We Need Leaders —Not Managers

During these challenging times battling the coronavirus, we need strong leaders in government and the private sector.  However, I find people in leadership positions often confuse leading with managing.  There is a dramatic difference between the two.  As a young architect, I worked on a project team led by a Project Manager.  I thought, “That’s […]

4 Key Strategies for Leading During Crisis

I am not an epidemiologist —or even a doctor.  I’m an architect.  But it occurs to me that I have learned some things about leading during crisis that can help other executives during this unprecedented battle with the novel coronavirus.  When I became CEO of HOK, one of the largest architecture and engineering firms in […]