Episode 338: Lead from Behind: 9 Strategies to Get Architects, Designers, and Clients to Meet Your Deadlines


Are you tired of project delays? If you’ve ever been frustrated by slow architects or indecisive clients, this episode is exactly what you need.

Join me as we explore the nine proven strategies to get architects, designers, and even clients to meet your deadlines.

We’ll tackle some of the common problems contractors face with design consultants and clients. Plus, we’ll explore the psychological traps you have to avoid, the concept of anchoring expectations early, the importance of a comprehensive pre-construction process, and more.

Are you ready to take control of your projects and never miss a deadline?

Tune in now to learn more!

Key Takeaways:

Introduction (00:00)

Top ten problems with design consultants (01:21)

Avoiding psychological traps in project management (05:00)

Importance of project kickoff meetings (11:16)

Setting clear expectations and commitments upfront (14:55)

Creating a list of client commitments and key decision dates (24:07)

Performing budget reality checks (27:27)

Why include page flip sessions (30:37)

Setting change deadlines during projects (32:34)

Continuously resetting expectations with the client (35:47)

Imagine these (41:46)

Final advice (44:33)


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