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Consultant selection criteria

We laugh at this statement, only because dealing with most consultants this is exactly the choice we have to make.  Or is it?  I would suggest that we only get what we ask for.  So if we want better results,

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Saying Thank You!

  Saying thanks makes a world of difference.  I received one of the greatest “thank you” emails a couple weeks ago and I wanted to share it with you: John, I wanted to take a moment to professionally thank you

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Don’t Get Bitter – Get Better

There are certain constants in life.  One is – stuff happens. But when things don’t seem to go your way, you have a choice point.  Choose to let the thing take control of your emotions and set a path of

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Relationship Investment

What relationships are important to you? Your spouse, children, friends, colleagues? Every one of those relationships are important and each have their own “bank” account.  That is to say just because you are fantastic and invested into your relationship with

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To get “Buy-In” you first need the “Believe-In”

I was listening to a podcast with Brendan Suhr, former NBA coach this morning and he said those very words.  It was in reference to the time he helped recruit the very first “Dream Team”.  You may recall, the year

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“When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” Ezra Pound

The same can be said for design teams.  If all you give your client is exactly what they’ve asked for then they don’t need you.  They could hire a hundred different companies that would give them the same end product.

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Point of Beginning

When preparing as legal description for a property, there are a few critical items a professional surveyor needs to clearly identify.  One of them is the starting point for the property in question commonly known as the Point of Beginning

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R.F.P. – Request For Personality

Have you ever spent hours chasing after the perfect project that you were well qualified for and somehow you still didn’t get the job? Do you find yourself struggling to connect with your clients or other team members? Do you

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

Originally posted on fostergrowthdotbiz:
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…

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The Engineer

  This simple Venn diagram is the reason it’s so easy to laugh at myself.  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve started speaking only to see the person in front of me spontaneously drift off into a

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