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Three questions for successful client relationships

Want to build strong relationships with your clients from the beginning? One that ensures all their goals and issues are addressed effectively to set you both up for success? Then, client relationship management must be a top priority. Of course,

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Posted in Business Learning, Selling

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

Why you should discuss business innovation before best practices

I think we can all agree that AEC leaders and their firms like to do their best. It’s the nature of those in the industry, right? So, the question is, “what is best?” Is it best in services, or best

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Posted in Growth & Profit Strategies

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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Posted in Growth & Profit Strategies, Leadership/Management

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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Posted in 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

You don’t have to accept lower profit margins

Even though firms are reporting more revenue and RFPs, the profit on new work is lower. During a recession, pundits say that firms should invest the most in client relationships and sales during a recession, but they predicted most would not.

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Posted in Growth & Profit Strategies

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