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Authentic values

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Authentic values

In the AEC industry, both individuals and firms need to brand and present themselves as ‘core brands for core viewers.’ Christina Zweig Niehues and I are conducting a Building your Personal Brand workshop at the 2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference in Dallas and we hope you’ll attend. This will be a roll-up-your-sleeves, “git ‘er done” (it is Dallas after all) kind of session, and you’ll come out of it with a much clearer understanding of how to build, renovate, and evolve your brand. So, in preparation for the conference, I thought I’d give you a...

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Financial concepts AEC owners should know

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Financial concepts AEC owners should know

Let’s face it. While there certainly has been an increase over the years in the number of architects, engineers, and other design professionals who have had formal business education, the solid majority of firm owners today still do not have any. And even though some owners do have a business degree or MBA, not even all of them understand a few of the most critical financial concepts that they should know in order to run their firms effectively. Let’s take a look at two of these financial concepts that every firm owner SHOULD know and understand: Return on equity. It...

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Conference call: Lessons learned

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Conference call: Lessons learned

Each week, The Zweig Letter features commentary from top-flight leaders of AEC firms. Here is a compilation of how they handle, and move beyond, failure. By The Zweig Letter Staff John Hiltz, president of OHM Advisors I took over as president in January 2009 after serving as vice president of operations for a number of years. Up until 2010, our firm had accumulated so many successes that I thought to myself, “This job is easy.” What I didn’t recognize was how much the stimulus dollars introduced by the Obama Administration did for us. Once 2010 hit and the stimulus dollars...

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Limbic leadership

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Limbic leadership

By Phil Keil | The development of high moral and ethical standards is the most important thing you can do as a leader, and it will transform your team for the good.

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Five good reasons

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Five good reasons

Come to the 2018 Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference in Dallas this September 20-21, and bring your colleagues with you! People are understandably reluctant to leave the office and their clients to attend a conference, something that may at worst seem a waste of time, and at best, just another annoyance. But each year, those who attend Zweig Group’s Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference give us feedback that’s more enthusiastic than it was the year before, and return home to their firms with fresh ideas, new friends, and renewed motivation to innovate and grow. While it...

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