I'm designing an interface for a financial company and am not crazy about the placement of our buttons in some of our wireframes.
Essentially, the links in the left sidebar are for "smaller" actions: email the company CEO, set my status with the company, view contacts with company...
The dark grey buttons are giving me some heartburn. These are the buttons which should afford a more "ultimate" action on the entirety of the company they are looking at. While the smaller actions are about changing minor settings, the grey buttons determine how the user will ultimately act upon the business. It's as heavy a commitment as clicking "finalize purchase" on an ecommerce site.
Anyway, I'm thinking they need a more strategic location, just like how Google Apps have a brightly saturated button in the upper right corner. However, I can't decide the best place to put this so the user doesn't miss it.