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Agency Annual Plan

5 Growth Reminders as You Start Your Year

As professionals with aggressive growth goals, we always seek new ideas. Yet, most of the time, we haven’t put the most basic ideas into practice. Believe it or not, we’re already a month into the new...

Intelligent Growth

At Q4intelligence, we have had an annual theme going back to our beginnings 14 years ago. We use the themes to keep us focused. They keep us focused on what we work on internally, what we take to our ...

How to Make Feedback a Superpower for Work and Life

As children, we practiced the experience of receiving feedback in school. We wrote an essay, submitted it, received marks from the teacher, and improved our work to get a good grade. We did this over ...

The Impact of Self-Aware Teams

Cultivating a self-aware team is crucial if you want to increase performance. Awareness is more than a personality trait—it’s a competency directly linked to high-performance teams. Teams with high se...

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Offer Your Buyers a “Couch to Lay On”

There are times we could all benefit from lying on a therapist’s couch. Much of the time, we talk through our challenges with good friends. However we get there, we feel and become better simply becau...

Not-to-Miss Q4i Blog Posts of 2022

Ahh, with 4th quarter winding down, hopefully you have a little time to relax and allow yourself to catch up on the things you’ve had to put on the back burner. Professional development is often seen ...

Three+ Reasons Your Agency May Not Survive a Recession

I was recently asked, "What are the top three most dangerous trends that could negatively affect independent agencies in 2023 and beyond?" While there are many, my responses were: Agencies not knowing...

Critical Questions Create Clarity, Connection, and Curiosity

Like most entrepreneurs, Wendy and I geek out a bit on business. We discuss and debate business ideas, read and evaluate business books, and binge business shows. This may not sound very exciting, but...

Business Blog

Four Old Attitudes Employers Need to Leave Behind

Before you were an employer, you were an employee. You may remember your first job as a teenager: a cashier at a fast-food restaurant, a retail worker at a clothing store, or a babysitter for the neig...

Train Your Managers to Coach Like a Pro

Powerful businesses stem from successful teams, and strong teams stem from effective leadership. But all too often, people are placed in managerial roles because of their technical skills, without con...

Are You as Self-Aware as You Think?

Ninety-five percent of people think they are self-aware, but only 10-15 percent actually are. It is a hard truth to swallow, but that only means growth is ahead. When leaders are self-aware, they know...

Declutter Your Business and Find What Sparks Joy

The new year is almost upon us, and with the new year, a fresh start. People often think of the new year as a new chapter—a chance to start over and set resolutions and goals. With this, it’s only nat...

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