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Meet market demand by accident and you are sure to fail

We’re all busy trying to bring in new business, service clients at the highest level possible and bill at high rates. Because this requires so much focus, strategic planning can take a back seat. If you tread water, living off

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Posted in Business Learning, Change Management, Growth & Profit Strategies, Strategic Planning

Strategic Execution– What 4 things must you do to “make it so”?

The planning process is essential to establishing broad goals, but it doesn’t just start or stop there. Next, you must execute consistently on clearly identified steps that build to the ultimate goals identified in your strategic plan. In the case study

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Posted in Business Learning, Change Management, Growth & Profit Strategies, Leadership/Management, Strategic Planning

Solving social problems– uncovering a role for your firm

As a leader, how often do you ask yourself if you can do more to benefit society while keeping consistent with your firm’s mission? Is there another stream of revenue– one that is particularly meaningful– that you are leaving untapped?

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Posted in Change Management, Growth & Profit Strategies, Leadership/Management, Strategic Planning

Design-build risks– solutions to participate in the new generation of projects

Challenge Small and medium engineering and architectural firms are having a tough time in the alternative delivery market. At a recent conference of engineering consultants, small firms (less than 50 employees) identified this as a top three area of concern.

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Creating change is a top-down imperative

Those who control person’s job status, salary and recognition within the firm have ultimate control.  Does this mean a CEO can order change to occur?  My observations are consistent with organizational behavior theory.  The answer is no, at least in

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Certainty blasts away career limits

You may be a CEO, or you may be a mid-level technical or business professional. Either way, to reach your goal with the certainty that you will be better off and happy, you first need to believe in the outcome of your

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