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Episode 272

How to Replicate Yourself in Your Architecture Firm with Stacy Cox

Enoch SearsDec 12, 2018

One of the biggest challenges faced by architecture firm owners is that we feel we do everything so well, we have a hard time delegating these things to other people because they won't be able to do it as well as we can.

This is fine if you're a sole practitioner and you want to focus on small projects; however, as your firm grows this becomes problematic.

We hamstring ourselves by trying to do too much ourselves and not letting others share in the responsibility. And yet relinquishing control can be hard. It's as much about our mindset, beliefs, and psychology as it is about knowing how to delegate.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could literally clone yourself so you could get twice as much, 3x as much, even 100x as much done in one day?

Of course, this is possible through what one of my mentors calls succeeding through others.
The key to moving from being the architect who does everything yourself to being someone how has others do things for you, is to attract, coach and retain talented people to join your team.

Well, today you're going to hear an interview with a firm leader who is doing this exceptionally well.

Stacy Cox is the President of Studio Four Design, based in Knoxville, TN. In this interview, Stacy drops some powerful knowledge about how to build a team that can achieve incredible things.

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Enoch Bartlett Sears is the founder of the Architect Business Institute, Business of Architecture and co-founder of the Architect Marketing Institute. He helps architects become category leaders in their market. Enoch hosts the #1 rated interview podcast for architects, the Business of Architecture Show where prominent guests like M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Thom Mayne share tips and strategies for success in architecture.


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