Podcast: Interview with Star Architect Phil Freelon on Winning the Architectural Pitch

Phil Freelon
Phil Freelon

No one needs to be told that business in the architecture, construction and real estate world these days is tight.  There aren’t many chances to compete for business. The few chances that you do get, you want to win.

That’s why I was so excited to get the chance to interview Phil Freelon, whose firm The Freelon Group has won several big presentations lately.  Earlier this year, Phil’s firm teamed with HOK here in Atlanta to win the competition to design the Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Just a month later, Phil’s firm won another trophy commission, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Earlier this week I interviewed Phil about what it takes for architects to win these highly competitive opportunities.

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Driving Employee Engagement in Times of Change

Let’s say that your company has made a major change in strategic direction. Or perhaps you’re changing the compensation plan. Or let’s say that you’ve acquired a new company.
If you fail to get employee buy-in and support, then the change is doomed to fail.
To discuss how to drive employee engagement on such challenging issues,  I recently interviewed Karlenne Trimble, a deputy-managing director at Manning Selvage and Lee, the public relations firm. 
Karlenne, who is based in Atlanta, has been involved in driving employee engagement for her clients for over 30 years. She is considered one of the nation’s experts on the issue. 
To listen to the podcast, click below. 
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