Braun Intertec CEO, Jon Carlson, shares his insights on management style, leadership and what makes Braun Intertec successful in April 4 issue of The Zweig Letter (TZL). TZL is a management newsletter for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting (AEC) firm leaders that analyzes important business trends, shares management tips and promotes best practices in the industry. To read the complete story, click here.
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