Resilience in Life and Business

January 19, 2023

Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as business and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from difficult experiences, it can also catalyze personal growth.

In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss methods and strategies for cultivating resilience in your professional life and share lessons learned from past brushes with adversity.

Broadway-Chambers Building, New York

Redefining Client Services | Olympia Dumbo Site Tour

November 10, 2022

Research shows eight in ten customers are willing to pay more for a better customer experience. In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss the evolving nature of client services, sharing strategies and insight on how to foster impactful, innovative, and sustainable client experiences and relationships. This Roundtable will take place at Olympia Dumbo and include a tour of the development.

Olympia Dumbo

Present Me vs. Future Me

October 06, 2022

You’ve probably read about the Marshmallow Experiment and wondered how you might have performed balancing the offer of immediate gratification with the promise of a greater future reward if you could wait a little longer.

Saving, investing, and certainly growing a business requires mastery of the same mechanism – deferring immediate gratification to build and gain something more valuable in the future. In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss how we balance taking care of Present Me and Future Me, and how we can create alignment with the teams we lead around the promise of future value while balancing their nearer-term needs.

Broadway-Chambers Building, New York

Seeding Innovation | Olson Kundig Studio Visit

September 15, 2022

Innovation in the ways we work, and in the products and servivces we produce creates opportunity. Yet innovation is an ongoing proposition – it’s not enough just to innovate once. In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss approaches to seeding innovation in the work you do, and nuturing the capability to innovate in the teams you work with – even in the consultants you hire to deliver your work. This Roundtable will take place at Olson Kundig’s new studio in New York.

Olson Kundig, New York

The Obstacle is The Way

July 20, 2022

Everyone knows the axiom “you’ve got to go through it to get to it,” but sometimes it’s not clear whether an obstacle is to be avoided or hurdled, or whether pushing through it the hard way might be the best, or only way. In this Roundtable, we’ll discuss approaches to navigating the business and personal challenges that stand in our way, from confronting them directly to trying to steer clear. What’s the right approach, and when, and how do you asses the kind of obstacles you face?

Spring Place, New York

Hell Yes, or No | Saint Marks Place Site Tour

June 23, 2022

In all businesses and projects, competing priorities can create decision fatigue that clouds our judgement and impacts the outcomes of our work. How do you decide what really matters to you and your business? And how do you get at your true values? This Roundtable will take place at Saint Marks Place and include a tour of the stunning development.

Spring Place, New York

Catalyzing Success

May 26, 2022

Sometimes we find ourselves needing or benefitting from steaks of success that build one upon the other. Recognizing this pattern, and the need to make our own luck to benefit from it, how do you think about building from one success to the next in your business?

Spring Place, New York

Living in the Future

April 28, 2022

Are you following the status quo or are you operating ahead of the curve? Real estate is speculative by nature – nothing that is designed is built immediately, so the work is always looking forward to some future state.

Spring Place, New York

Intelligent Risk

March 10, 2022

Risk is an essential dimension in business (and life!), but it can be the making or undoing of businesses, ideas, partnerships, projects and teams. How do you manage and take risks in your business?

Spring Place, New York