Rainmaking in the New Year

We are excited to kick off 2011 with our first program – focused on Rainmaking.

Jump Start Your Practice: Rainmaking in the New Year  

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

8:00 to 9:30 AM

The Peer to Peer Rainmaker’s System is a relationship-centric approach helping attorneys improve business development without becoming sales people.


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Learn how top Rainmakers:

– Build trust & relationships

– Leverage & energize relationships for growth & referrals

– Systematize relationship management

Rainmaker Presenters:

Ken Cook is the founder and managing director of Peer to Peer Advisors.  Ken has 20 years consulting experience with entrepreneurial and high-growth firms focusing on marketing, sales and growth throughout southern New England.  Ken has published two books through The American Marketing Association and McGraw-Hill, and he is completing his third book appropriately titled Rainmakers.

Douglas S. Brown, JD is a business coach for attorneys and entrepreneurs.  His background includes 20 years of designing and implementing growth strategies as an attorney and business executive. Doug is an Academic Program Manager of Post University’s Online MBA Program and Director of the Post University Institute.  He also heads the Business Coaching and the Strategy & Performance practice areas for Pelorus Advisors.

Cost: $40/person – Space is Limited

Where:  TimeExpo Museum

175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT

(Ample free parking)

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Post University Faculty to Present at Connecticut Business Expo

On June 10th Doug Brown will be speaking on a panel at the Connecticut Business Expo about Tapping the Wisdom of Others for Personal & Professional Growth.  

In this session we will explore:

  • Practical techniques and tools associated with peer advisory boards, mentoring programs and coaching resources
  • The pros and cons of each type of resource – what works best and who is most likely to benefit
  • The things you need to find out in order to decide what will best fit and support your specific situation and needs
  • How to get an ROI on your time and investment, should you decide to tap into any of these types of “development” resource

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Post University is also exhibiting at the Expo – so faculty members and administrators ill also be there to meet up with current students and talk with people about our work in the Post University Online MBA Program www.post.edu/mba

The Expo is  free for attendees; and a great opportunity to learn and network.   Learn more about the Expo

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Building Innovation Networks

Don Mroz and Doug Brown recently presented at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (www.ccat.us) about Building Innovation Networks.

In this hour-long talk the group discussed:

  • Different approaches to creativity and innovation
  • Keys to building and developing innovation networks
  • How different types of people create and innovate; and why
  • How to build a healthy entrepreneurial culture in your organization

This presentation is captured on this video if you’d like to watch.  Thoughts and feedback are welcome!

Watch the Video of the Program on Building Innovation Networks at CCAT

About Us:

Don Mroz and Doug Brown are Academic Program Managers of the Post University Online MBA Program (www.post.edu/mba) and are partners in the Waves of Change Partnership, an organizational development consulting firm (www.wavesofchange.com)

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Avoid Work Overload this Year

Consider the following tips to avoid becoming overwhelmed as you hit the ground running in this new year:

1)   Prioritize – and be ruthless about it.

2)  Make a Stop Doing list – and then stop doing those things!

3)  Push Back on the Boss – especially  if it is you!

The new year is filled with possibilities – and it can be very exciting.  But if you try to do too much you won’t accomplish your key goals and will set yourself up for disappointment.

Read more at this link:  Harvard Business Review :: Management Tip of the Day.

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Innovation Workshop on Tap for January 26th

We are excited to gather another group of leaders to share strategies for fighting back in the New Year.

Our first Innovation Workshop was in August.  We received rave reviews so we’re bringing it back by popular demand.  

To make sure it’s productive for everyone we’re limiting attendance to the first 30 people.   


We’ll be adding more events to the calendar soon – so stay tuned!

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A Word of Thanksgiving

We just finished our traditional Thanksgiving  holiday; which for many American’s means food, shopping and football.  Let’s also let’s use this whole holiday season to take a moment and be thankful for those who protect our freedom to be entrepreneurs and Americans.

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Does Technology Reduce Social Isolation?

American’s are more socially isolated than ever.  You’d think part of the issue is people sitting in front of their computers blogging, reading blogs, participating in social networks and the like.   In yesterday’s New York Times Stephanie Olsen provided information from a new Pew study that says that social networks are not at fault.    Instead these tools actually expand social networks – but change the type of interaction.  Interesting reading.  What do you think?


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