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Marketing Services Agency Valuations In M&A In 2021

This year, as my company has evaluated potential acquisitions, I’ve spoken with numerous founders, bankers and private equity firms with M&A experience to see how the current market values marketing services and agency businesses. …

Why You Need A “Stop Doing” List

They say quitters never win, and winners never quit. But that statement really depends on what you’re quitting and why. Quitting smoking, for example, is a great idea. What about quitting a volunteer position, …

How Jeff Bezos’​ Brilliant Memo System Can Dramatically Improve Your Virtual Meetings

As a leader, I have never been a fan of update meetings and they are even more problematic in a virtual environment where everyone already has Zoom fatigue and not enough hours in the …

5 Things To Stop Doing On LinkedIn Right Now

If you use social media, you’ve probably seen many cases where people misuse it. While it can be surprising to see how people use personal social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to overshare …

Command and Control Leadership Is Dead. Here’s What’s Replacing It.

For decades, many businesses adhered to a rigid leadership style–one that was hierarchical, where managers gave orders, enforced inflexible policies, and didn’t welcome input from employees. This type of command and control leadership took …

CVS Lost $2 Billion With One Choice. Here’s Why They Were Right

As people face significant stress imposed by COVID-19 and an increased amount of isolation due to social distancing measures, everybody has had more opportunity to reflect recently. While some are looking forward at how …

The 3 Most Important Leadership Lessons I Learned in 2019

To be the leader your business, family and community needs, it’s important to understand where you can improve. The end of the year is a great time to do this. Each December, I like …

You May Be Copying a Bad Business Model

About five years ago, I was involved in a new consumer services business that was the talk of the town. Friends and colleagues, seeing the flood of customers and press, often commented that “you …

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