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Thirteen things leaders can do to be better leaders

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Thirteen things leaders can do to be better leaders

We can always improve. Take these steps and your life as a leader will get much better. Confronting those who are not doing their jobs. This is one of the primary roles of a leader. Allowing failures to persist without confronting them is an absolute failure on the part of the leader. Stop accepting every excuse for a lack of results as valid. While SOME excuses people have for not performing may be justified, many are not. Certainly, ALL are not. AEC firm leaders tend to accept every excuse in the name of protecting their “family” work atmospheres. It hurts...

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NV5 the new Hot Firm No. 1

1213 Category_Articles Hot Firm NV5

NV5 the new Hot Firm No. 1

Global firm catapults to the top spot due to meteoric gains in revenue. Firm chairman and CEO Dickerson Wright says cross-selling services is key. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent The 18th annual Hot Firm List by Zweig Group features a new No. 1 – NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of technical engineering and consulting solutions headquartered in Hollywood, Florida. Appearing on the 100-firm list for the first time, NV5 replaced Houston-based oil and gas giant Gate, Inc., holder of Hot Firm’s top spot in 2015 and 2016. Publicly traded NV5 is followed by CMTA Consulting Engineers, a leading sustainability firm based...

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2017 Hot Firm/Best Firm snapshot

1213 Best Firm Category_Articles Hot Firm

Hot Firms show tremendous growth, and Best Firms clearly preparing for the future. By Richard Massey Managing Editor The top 25 Hot Firms this year showed the industry what it means to grow. On average, the Top 25 grew by 129 percent in terms of three-year percentage growth, and by more than $43 million in terms of dollar growth. While the Top 25 were clearly ahead of all the other firms, those that appeared on the list from 26 through 100 had nothing of which to be ashamed. Firms in the lower quartile, for example, still grew by an average...

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Corporate Tax Advisors

1213 Category_Archives Conference Corporate Tax Advisors CTA sponsor

Corporate Tax Advisors

2017 Hot Firm & A/E Industry Awards Conference sponsor is led by Dawson Fercho, a business development guy who is part social worker, part psychologist. By Liisa Andreassen Correspondent Dawson Fercho says he likes to laugh. And why not? At 46, he’s co-founder of a growing firm, Corporate Tax Advisors, is an IRS enrolled agent in all 50 states, and is licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He’s oftentimes out on the road doing his thing – selling tax and financial services to architecture and engineering firms, and helping them enhance their bottom lines. He also has a...

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Best Firm focus

1213 best firm to work for Best Firms to Work For Category_Articles

Leaders of employee-friendly firms talk about how being a Best Firm affects marketing, recruiting, and team building. The Zweig Letter: How has being a Best Firm To Work For helped you recruit and retain top talent in a tight labor market? Matt Hoying, president, Choice One Engineering (Sidney, OH), a 37-person civil engineering firm: Being named a Zweig Group Best Firm has played a small part in attracting new employees. Our new employees have told us, though it wasn’t a deciding factor in coming to work for Choice One, it was a reason they researched the company more and ultimately...

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