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The Halo Effect: What is it and can I use it to power sales?

What Is It We Do That Has the Largest Impact on Business? Your employer’s reputation is based on what?  Its website?  A 2017 survey revealed that only 12.2% of AEC firms feel that its website has the most impact on

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

SuperStar Project Managers Are the Envy: Set Yourself Up On Day One

What if I told you that you could become a superstar project manager and it wouldn’t be that difficult. I’ll show you how to set yourself up to be the envy of your peers and you don’t need to be

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Posted in Growth & Profit Strategies, Leadership/Management

The one thing you need to know about decision making certainty

It can be lonely at the top. As a CEO or firm executive, your shoulders are burdened by huge responsibilities. This impacts your personal life, your sleep, and your feeling of accomplishment. There is risk everywhere. Your employees have each

Posted in Leadership/Management

The reasons most learning programs fail

Training, education, learning, knowledge, skills, or whatever you call it. If you are a marketing coordinator, a senior manager, principal or CEO, you seek more of this. And, you like to spend your time wisely. Most of all, you want

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

The real truth about talent and your business growth strategy

How often do you think about your company’s values and purpose and how they’re related to your business growth strategy? The answer should be, “all the time.” As the leader it’s easy to be distracted with day-to-day operations and lose sight of

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Posted in Hiring and Retention, Leadership/Management

It takes a village– how to develop your own personal community of advisors

It can be lonely at the top but it doesn’t have to be. Just as your employees rely on each other for collaboration, brainstorming, feedback, etc., you too, as the leader, need this support. But it doesn’t always come naturally

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Lessons on CEO burnout, how to spot it, how to resolve it

Part of being an effective leader is to constantly evaluate yourself. It can be difficult to objectively determine how you’re doing– to see yourself as others see you. The problem of leadership burnout is that no one is going to tell

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Posted in Growth & Profit Strategies, Leadership/Management

Feel like it’s all on your CEO shoulders? It does not have to be.

Have you considered that trusted advisers might be key to your successful career? You probably have. In fact, a survey published in Harvard Business Review in 2013, reported that nearly all CEOs say they saw value in having an adviser.

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CEOs’ top role: Get the most out of your employees

When talking strategic direction, we often talk in terms of the role of the CEO and what he or she must do to encourage greater productivity and alignment. We don’t focus as much on the role of the employees, although we all know we’d be

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If you’re not leading with these, your company is jeopardizing success

As a leader, your job is to look at the big picture and, naturally, much of your attention is on essential items like growing revenue and controlling expenses. Typically, there’s less time spent strategizing on how to lead than the

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