Year in and year out, our Seven
Small Jewels outperform the entire
profession. In 2015, our winning firms
grew at an astounding 66 percent. And,
they’re projecting 42 percent growth this
year. They are a stellar group of winners.
And we also highlight this year’s Seven To
Watch—firms that were very impressive,
but aren’t quite ready to be named one of
the Seven Small Jewels. But stay tuned.
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CEOs of companies that had undertaken centralization or
regionalization initiatives were interviewed to learn from
their experiences. The most frequent argument in support for
centralization is scale economics. However, there are many other
advantages, as well as disadvantages, says Rickard Alfredéen,
founder of Oneforce, a management consulting firm focusing on
growth strategies, pricing and sales performance improvement.
How would you describe
your firm’s business outlook for 2016?
TROUBLE BETWEEN LEADERS? MAKE IT A PROJECT!
When two leaders in an organization don’t get along, everyone
knows it, even when there is no overt conflict or demonstrable rift.
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deadline is March 9.
HR personnel may not be equipped to deal with leadership rifts—
or leadership won’t allow them to help because HR is too many
steps below senior leaders on the organizational ladder. And the
longer the problem goes unaddressed, the worse it is, says Robert
Very good 30%
Cautiously optimistic 34%
OK, but nothing special 9%
V. Keteyian, a leadership and communication coach.
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