Boss, what happens to the company when you are gone? [Monday Minute]

October 03, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
Boss, what happens to the company when you are gone?
For a lot of our businesses, there’s nothing to sell except time in the architectural and engineering fields.
While we do produce a product, it’s not like a widget you can pull off the shelf, then package and ship.
Our problem stems from efficiency issues, project scope creep, and managing budgets.
So, how do we get our employees to care about these things?
And what’s your long term exit strategy?
Here’s the answer to solve your problems
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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Anaïs Schenk, CPBD #44-822, from Austin, TX (9/29)
  • Amzie O. Lehman, CPBD #15-112, from Shipshewana, IN (9/29)
  • Brandon Cornelius, CPBD #44-821, Conroe, TX (9/13)
  • William Hartman, CPBD #44-820, Tomball, TX (9/12)
Our pace is improving.
  • 10 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 39 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
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  • William S. Bell, Professional Member from OK
  • Jacob Fox Grisham, Professional Member from WA
  • L. Scott O’Neal, Associate Member from CA
  • Shane Pierre, Professional Member from TX
  • Steve Shuert, Professional Member from TX
  • Walter Smith, Professional Member from AZ
  • Derek Smucker, Professional Member from PA
  • Rachel Waldron, Professional Member from WA
Compass Club Report: Our record pace is waning.
Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.
  • Hunter Godfrey (TN) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
  • Total Score = 41 points. (Record pace = 159 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • October 3, 4, & 5 – Protect Your Business From Cyber Extortion (Disaster) – A 3-day virtual replay event (you have 12 months to watch the video)
  • October 13 – AIBD, Susquehanna Valley – In person, Presentation by APA. For location and details, contact Larry Stauffer at
  • October 20 – AIBD, Charlotte Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • October 21 – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • October 28 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin,
  • November 5 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma (Tenative) – Online Chief Architect Roundtable, 11 am to 4 pm ET, virtual – Hopin.
  • November 9 & 10 D&B Technology (Virtual) – Noon ET to 6 pm ET (daily).
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
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It is a confidential process through which a member of the institute’s College of Fellows works with you to answer questions about current practices.
To help you expand, refine, and build new skills and to discuss new ideas.
Or get help solving a problem, with a project or within your company.
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