The revolutionary guide to modern leadership in architectural practice
Leading Collaborative Architectural Practice, (PDF) is the leadership handbook for today’s construction and design professionals. Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, this ebook describes the collaborative approach to leadership that is becoming increasingly dominant in modern practice; gone are the days of authoritative “star” architects— today’s practice is a brand, and needs the full input of every member of the team. This ebook builds off of a two-year AIA research project to deliver a blueprint for effective leadership: the awareness, ability, and commitment to lead project teams who work together to achieve the project’s goals. Both individual and group hands-on exercises assist facilitate implementation, and broad case studies show how these techniques have helped real-world firms build excellent success through collaborative teamwork and leadership.
Highly accessible and illustrated, this approach is presented from the practicing architect’s point of view—but the worldwide principles and time-tested methods also give clear guidance for owners, contractors, project managers, engineers, and students.
- Learn how real-world projects utilize effective leadership to drive success
- Build a culture of commitment, collaboration, and interpersonal awareness
- Handle conflict and resolve communication matters using tested approaches
- Embrace effective leadership techniques at the team, project, or practice level
The past decade has seen a sea-change in architectural leadership. New practices no longer adopt the identity and name of a single person but make their own identity that shows the collaborative work of the whole group. Transformation in technology and changing workplace norms have made top-down management structures unrelated, so what does it now mean to lead? Forefront offers effective contemporary leadership in the architectural practice and real-world guidance on daily implementation.
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