Stay Independent But Keep Looking Upward

Businesswoman walking up stairs14 questions to ask.

By Domenick J. Esposito
8 Steps to Great

Your firm was knocking the cover off the ball pre-financial crisis (circa 2007 and 2008) with a strategy of getting bigger with quality growth, stronger with quality talent, and more profitable but it is increasingly obvious that it has become difficult competing in today’s mid-market space.

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The business environment is anemic and organic growth is hard to come by. Your challenge is exacerbated when you see an insufficient number of young superstars and rainmakers and your senior partners, mostly baby boomers, don’t have an awful lot of “golf course” left to play.