The Iceberg Effect of Success

At Agon Management Group in McLean, Virginia, our goal is to equip our people with the habits and skills necessary to be successful in their careers. Most people look at someone who is considered to be successful and they only see where they are now. They forget or fail to realize, everything that it took for the person to reach that point in their career or life. The hard work, determination, and failures along the way that helped them reach their current destination. What we refer to as the iceberg effect correlates with how people view success as they would seeing an iceberg floating in the ocean. When you see an iceberg, you only see the top that is above the surface of the water. What you don’t see is what’s below the surface, typically much bigger and deeper than you initially thought. Icebergeffect

There is no secret recipe to success, any truly successful person will tell you that. It’s the sum of many little things that someone does on a daily basis, over time, which will help them reach their goals. This is one of the reasons that we have our employees begin in an entry-level sales and marketing position at Agon Management Group. It allows them to start from scratch developing habits that will help propel them forward in their career. Some of the habits that someone develops early on at our firm are time management, discipline, self-management, honesty and dealing with rejection. Through their hard work and determination, they will earn every promotion at our company, nothing will ever be “handed” to them. These truly fundamental ideas will translate into anything and everything they do, making them not only a great employee but also a very well-rounded person.

By holding true to our merit-based structure at Agon Management Group we are forcing our employees to step out of their comfort zones and take some risks, to see the rewards. It also brings them to the harsh reality of life that if you want something bad enough, you have to be willing to work for it. These type of mentalities are what will always separate the dreamers and the doers, and our team is filled with doers! We believe that with the right attitude and consistent behaviors there is truly nothing you can’t accomplish. To learn more about our D.C. firm, be sure to connect with us on LinkedIn.

Ringing in the New Year with Another Management Promotion at Agon Management Group

Here at Agon Management Group we could not think of a better way to close out 2016 than yet another promotion to Management! After already opening a new office in Pittsburgh earlier this year, Carl Udeozor is the most recent addition to the Management team. In lieu of his promotion and the overall successful year that the company has had, the entire leadership team rented out a house in Atlantic City for a weekend to celebrate!

agon-management-group-carlpromoted1Throughout Carl’s time at Agon Management Group he has traveled across the country to help develop new sales teams for varying clients in New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. With this promotion, he will be in charge of the Maryland market for a client in the energy industry and they couldn’t be in better hands. President Tarek Beidas describes Carl as someone with a great student mentality, always listening to coaching and feedback, extremely competitive, and an individual who operates with the highest integrity. He went on to say that the challenges that come with the day to day interaction with customers never bothered Carl, he always had a great attitude and never let anything stand in the way of his goals.

“Carl is extremely self-motivated. I never had to worry about motivating him myself, he just understood his opportunity here and did what he knew he had to in order to earn it,” added Tarek.

agon-management-group-carlpromoted2When we asked Tarek what was one thing that he would miss about Carl when he opened his office in Maryland he talked about the memories that he has about Carl carrying an “unnecessarily large bag” around with him wherever he went. You could tell by his friendly, joking tone that these two have developed a great biz-bromance. So what is in this unnecessarily large bag? “I don’t know, 3 different laptops, numerous changes of clothes… it looks like he is always traveling!” explained Tarek.

As a part of the Management Training program that Agon Management Group provides, Carl gained all the necessary skills to leading a marketing and sales team. During his time with the company, he also reminded Tarek a few valuable things as well.

“Carl is always building people up, giving props to those who deserve it and extremely positive all of the time. He also gives people a chance. He takes the time to coach them and won’t give up on anyone too early,” explained Tarek.

Carl will be taking a team with him as a part of the expansion to Maryland and we wanted to know what piece of advice Tarek wanted to send him off with. This is what he had to say. “Continue to lead from the front, setting the example for your team. Spend time with your guys in and out of the office to develop strong relationships and really be involved in their coaching and development.”

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Agon Management Group Trains for Success

It has been a record-breaking year in McLean, Virginia for Agon Management Group! The sales and marketing firm has received numerous awards for their performance as well as promoted a new Manager AND two Assistant Managers. This level of results is attributed to the hard work of the entire team, but especially the Trainers in the company. Why? Because it is through their examples and their ability to effectively transfer knowledge to new employees that keep the firm growing. We caught up with one of the top Trainers, Robbin Carter, to learn more about her and her success with this high-performing team.

Although Robbinagon-management-robbincarter has only been with Agon Management Group for nine months, she has quickly become a pacesetter in the company. She leads from the front when it comes to the results she brings to our clients, as well as her ability to effectively coach and train others.

President Tarek Beidas shared, “Robbin is very competitive. She is extremely goal oriented and she knows what she needs to do to accomplish her goals.”

In a firm that provides merit-based advancement opportunities, all of those qualities are extremely valuable. Robbin believes that because she genuinely cares about others she is able to naturally create a personal relationship with others. Not only does this help her with customer acquisitions, but also when it comes to coaching her team.

So what is it that motivates Robbin to continue to excel at Agon Management Group? She explained that there weren’t many opportunities in her hometown in the South — although she made sure to add that the people there are super nice! Despite having to work hard just to get by, she always maintained a great attitude and a positive mentally.

“Now that I have been given the chance at a life-changing opportunity it gives me all the more reason to work 10 times harder,” said Robbin.

If you haven’t been following Agon Management Group yet, now is the time! With their vast goals, motivated team and proven ability to succeed, they are definitely a company to keep your eye on!

Agon Management Group Expands to Pittsburgh

Agon Management Group (McLean, VA) is thrilled to announce our recent expansion into the Pittsburgh, PA market. The new branch will be managed by former Assistant Manager, Anna Kim, who will be assuming responsibility for all operations in the new location. With strong roots in outsourced marketing services for energy companies, Agon Management Group will be representing a new high-profile new client, the largest energy retailer in North America. This is a big win for our firm and has opened up lots of new opportunities in McLean and Pittsburgh alike.

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Tarek, Anna and Carl

Tarek Beidas, the president of Agon Management Group shared, “I’m really proud of Anna for working her way up and earning this big promotion. She’s got some great experience under her belt and she’s the perfect person to lead our Northeast expansion. Anna’s got a strong crew with her, and I have all the confidence in the world that they’re going to represent our company well.”

Anna Kim started as an entry level account manager with our firm and took part in our company’s renowned management training program. Over the course of several months, through the mastery of direct marketing and leadership skills, she moved into her prior role of assistant manager. Her time in this position thoroughly prepared her for the demands of her new branch management position.

Promotions at Agon Management Group are strictly based upon an individual’s performance, rather than tenure with the company. We keep all benchmarks as black and white as possible, ensuring that there is significant advancement opportunity for any of our account managers who display a strong work ethic, a great attitude, and a willingness to learn. Our management training program is a 12 to 18 month period of hands-on training intended to provide the necessary skills to run a successful business.

As we move into the summer months, we look forward to tremendous growth. We are hiring in both McLean and in Pittsburgh and are ready to train the brightest future leaders on the East Coast. For more information about career opportunities with Agon Management Group, visit our Careerbuilder page or call our office at (703) 821-2842.