Yes, Millennials Will Buy Shares, But Only If…

Yes, Millennials Will Buy Shares, But Only If… Written by Matt HenryWe often hear A/E/C firm leaders say something like this: “We’d prefer to transition our ownership internally, but Millennials just aren’t interested or willing to make the commitment to buying...

Reaping the Benefits of Investing in PEOPLE

Reaping the Benefits of Investing in PEOPLE Written by Katie Carr Miller Public agencies operate with and through people with a dedication to the community they serve. One of the most important aspects of leadership is investing in those people by promoting,...

WTS-LA Professional Development Workshop

WTS-LA Professional Development Workshop In July 2016, six WTS-LA members from the University of California (USC) and California State University Long Beach attended a WTS-LA half-day professional workshop led by Katie Carr Miller, Principal with Left Lane Advisors....

The Five “P”s of Successful Internal Ownership Transition

The Five “P”s of Successful Internal Ownership Transition Written by Matt Henry  There are several ways to transition ownership of an A/E business including internal buyers, external buyers, and ESOPs.  Like many founders, ours at Fehr & Peers chose...

Having Trouble Getting Buy-In?

Having Trouble Getting Buy-In? Written by Katie Carr Miller When you think about your role as a leader and manager, do you focus on your responsibility for motivating your employees/team/company? And when you consider that responsibility, do you seek to understand the...

Reviews Do Have Value… When Done Well!

Reviews Do Have Value… When Done Well! Written by Katie Carr Miller Annual performance reviews have long been under fire as to whether they are truly effective. Although I don’t subscribe to the rating scale system (what’s the point in haggling over whether...

What Are Your Goals this Year?

What Are Your Goals This Year? Written by Katie Carr Miller The beginning of a new year is always a great time to reflect on what went well the previous year and what we could have done better as an organization, leader, business partner, individual contributor,...

Listening, Mirroring, and Receiving

Listening, Mirroring, and Receiving Written by Katie Carr Miller Communication is a critical component of effective leadership. How can you communicate better? Learn how to listen, mirror, and receive. Truly listening to someone can be a challenge. We can be...

Left Lane Advisors

Left Lane Advisors No entrepreneur starts a business because they love running businesses.  They do so because they have a great idea and a passion for bringing that idea to market.  But they soon learn that running the business is absolutely vital to their success,...