Our services address the business of design and construction in leadership, management, marketing, people, public relations, communications and sustainability
Leadership is critical to every firm’s success but leadership skills don’t always come naturally. We help individuals improve their skills and awareness, become better communicators and collaborators, and grow into inspiring and inclusive leaders.
Coaching & Mentoring
To support long-term leadership development, we design individualized programs for staff at every level. Coaching improves collaboration and communication skills, and the ability to handle challenging situations or individuals, become better at inspiring clients and staff, and create workplaces with improved teamwork. Mentoring can help new leaders—and ones that have been leading for a while—confidently grow into their expanding roles. Our approach stems from our own first-hand experience as leaders in design and construction firms prior to coming to Cameron MacAllister Group.
We believe that good leaders aren’t just “born” – effective leadership can be developed with the right approach. Our research shows that vision, inspiration, and collaboration are some of the most important qualities for today’s leaders, but many also need help with basic skills like client relations and financial management. We work with individuals, teams, and larger groups in training that’s carefully tailored to meet their needs and the interests of their firms. Our group’s expertise includes personality and communication styles, practice management, project leadership and delivery, and team performance. We offer AIA continuing education learning units with many of our training activities.
Few things are more critical to a firm’s long-term viability than the selection of future leaders. We evaluate candidates with proven assessment tools and recommend development steps to prepare them for successful leadership roles.
Leadership Succession Planning
For a closely held design and construction firm to be successful over the long term, an orderly transition of leadership and ownership from generation to generation is essential. Transitions must occur at the right time and favor the best-qualified candidates in appropriate roles. We have first-hand experience in succession planning, and use that deep knowledge to guide clients to a successful outcome.