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Advice To Potential New Principals

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Cameron MacAllister Group completed a benchmark study a few months ago on how architecture firms are handling the ownership succession process involving one or more founders who are near the end of their tenure. The firms were located all over the U.S. (Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, Northwest, West), and ranged in size from 25 to…

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Can’t Somebody Just Make A Decision?

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Design firms are busy and growing at a pace we haven’t seen for many years.  Competition for talent seems to be more difficult than the competition for clients and projects.  This is one of those “good problems” the industry prefers. One of today’s challenges is leadership capacity to deal with success and growth.  What worked…

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Designing Your Client Experience

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Why do you buy coffee at Starbuck’s, or buy shoes from Zappos? You can get a fine cup of coffee or a good pair of shoes elsewhere, and probably for less. If you’re a customer of Starbuck’s or Zappos – or Ritz-Carlton, Disney World, Lexus, Singapore Airlines, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, or Nordstrom – you’re probably there…

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Keeping The Magic In A Creative Organization

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You know it when you see it: a creative team that always delivers amazing work, a group whose performance is consistently greater than the sum of its parts. There’s an inventiveness and exuberance that surprises you, even when you know the team well and have developed high expectations. The people are prolific. They work hard,…

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Want To Improve Your Firm’s Go/No Go Process?

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Monday, 9:30 AM. It’s time for the weekly Monday morning marketing meeting and you and your partners gather in the conference room. The discussion begins and quickly turns to the Go/No Go decisions on the table. Two are strong prospects—you have great relationships with the clients, you have been positioning your firm for months, and…

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