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The Consulting Firm Danger Zone (and How to Avoid It)

David A Fields

I’m going to walk way out on a limb and assume you want to grow your consulting firm or your bank account and/or your personal capabilities. Okay, it wasn’t much of a limb. More like lounging in a lawn chair while looking at the tree.

Berlin Blockchain Week 2019

Tom Spencer

In my last blog post I interviewed a fellow CEMSie, who heads partnership advisory at ScanTrust by day and co-runs BerChain by night, about the potential focus areas for blockchain in supply chain and one of the world’s most impressive blockchain ecosystems: Berlin.

How to Have Effective Consulting Meetings with Elise Keith: Podcast #102

Consulting Success

Meetings are key towards every company’s success, which is why it is critical for leaders to facilitate it properly according to the company’s purpose and goal.

Start small. Move fast.

Markovitz Consulting

An improvement team at my client was struggling to get started on their experiment. They spent nearly a month interviewing people in multiple functions, trying to understand all the possible permutations of the current condition. They discovered that it’s really, really complicated.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

How I Ditched the Fear of Being Seen and Launched my REAL Business

Consulting Matters

I’ll never forget the moment the Disney team turned around the performance of the Animal Kingdom theme park. This beautiful park opened in 1999, full of compelling backstories and adventure. However, it wasn’t resonating with the Disney guests as expected.

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Getting personal about change

McKinsey

The need to shift mind-sets is the biggest block to successful transformations. The key lies in making the shift both individual and institutional—at the same time. Insights on Organization

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Are You an Amateur Or A Professional?

Alan Weiss

If you want to make waves and not just stick your toe in the water, you need to be bold about what you believe. I could say, “Billing by the hour or day will not generate as much revenue as using value based fees.”

20 Ways to Make Your Marketing More Likable

The More Clients Blog

Quick, what do people respond favorably to? Simple, everyone responds favorably to stuff they like. And conversely, people respond unfavorably to stuff they don’t like. And that, dear reader, is the complete story of human psychology in a nutshell!

How I Unexpectedly Ended Up in Management Consulting

Tom Spencer

When I started graduate school three years ago, I had only a marginal interests in pursuing a management consulting career. Low and behold, I’ll be starting my first day in management consulting in New York City a month from now. I sometimes chuckle in reflecting on my unlikely path into this field.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Confidence vs. Ignorance

CaseInterview.com

Many of my students have been told that they need to have “confidence” and “fake it until you make it.”. I only half agree with this sentiment. I think it is important to be confident. This is especially the case when you don’t know what you’re talking about. Instead of faking competence, I encourage you to confidently own your ignorance in a particular area and to ask questions. You’ll see high-level CEOs do this all.

Decoding digital transformation in construction

McKinsey

Few engineering and construction companies have captured the full benefit of digital. Five practices can help E&C companies move beyond isolated pilots and unlock digital’s value across their enterprises. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

Change, Damn It!

Alan Weiss

If someone does not want to be helped, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to help them. If you haven’t made progress in 60 days and continue to coach them, you’re simply accepting money for showing up.

What can be done to keep more people from dropping their ABV?

Rod Burkert

Greetings from Colorado. The RV is parked just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. We are at 8,500 feet of elevation and have incredible views, cool temps, and low humidity. All for $11/night with my Lifetime Senior National Parks Pass. Last week I announced that I dropped my ABV credential.

PM Career Paths

Tom Spencer

Being a product manager requires taking responsibility. You are the ambassador of the product. You’re responsible for it from its first fuzzy idea, to concrete concept, through production, launch, and all the way to maturity stage.

Managing Career Risk

CaseInterview.com

Ever since working at McKinsey, I’ve been fascinated by the financial services industry. In every other industry, you know what your costs and revenues were this year and at the end of the year you can calculate your profit. However, in a sense this is not the case with many financial institutions. When your homeowner's insurance company collects their annual fee from you, they know their revenues for the year.

The diversity opportunity for new CEOs

McKinsey

New McKinsey research has uncovered a fascinating correlation between gender diversity and corporate performance. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Going to the Source

Alan Weiss

Always go to the source, not an intermediary. If you want a business decision, go to the buyer, not a subordinate or an assistant. If you want to learn something, find the original source, not secondary ones which quote others.

How to Manage Your Reputation Online

Henry DeVries

Have you Googled what people are saying about you lately? Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly about your reputation online

It’s good to talk…

The Source

Back in the ’90s, One2One—a now defunct British mobile phone company—ran a successful advertising campaign about who celebrities would most like a phone call with. Unsurprisingly, nobody suggested their auditor. However, our research suggests that if the same question was put today to senior finance executives, some people might actually really want a one-to-one with their external auditor. Honest!

It’s Refreshing – The Enthusiasm New Buyers & Sellers Have

Martinka Consulting

One of the most gratifying feelings we get from our clients is seeing and hearing their excitement and enthusiasm after a buy-sell deal closes. It’s truly their next great adventure in life – and they’re lovin’ it. The post It’s Refreshing – The Enthusiasm New Buyers & Sellers Have appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Audio Podcasts Business Buying Exit Strategies

The human side of digital supply chains

McKinsey

On its own, technology won’t be enough to fix your supply chain. Insights on Operations

Win the Right Business for Your Consulting Firm

Management and IT Consulting

While the importance of visibility into resource, engagement and financial management as they relate to competing in today's services level economy are all key, some would argue the most important aspect in staying ahead of the competition is the ability to choose the right business for their consulting firm

Tips for Preparing for a AT Kearney Case Interview

CaseInterview.com

Below is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who received an offer from AT Kearney in Europe coming from a non-MBA background. In his story he shares his tips for the tools he found most useful to prepare for the AT Kearney case interview. Success Story: I just wanted to write you a brief note to thank you for all the useful tools you've provided me with in my search for a consulting career. Thanks to you, I've recently accepted an offer at A.T.

When it comes to thought leadership, there is nothing new under the sun…

The Source

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9. Looking back across our last eight thought leadership quality ratings reports, which takes us back to the first half of 2015, something stands out: In that time the average score we’ve awarded to a piece of thought leadership under our “Prompting Action” criterion has risen by 7%. Meanwhile, for “Appeal” it’s risen by 9%, and for “Resilience” it’s risen by an impressive 20%.

When the Fever Hits

Martinka Consulting

The fever can hit anybody over just about anything. It’s called “Buyer Fever” when we want something so much we throw logic out the window. It could be a car, a house, a job, an employee to hire, a spouse, and in my day-to-day world, a business (or to get out of a business). Recently we were referred to a business owner who had the fever and desperately wanted out. Because a couple years prior he got buyer fever and desperately wanted in.

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Innovating business models to boost India’s economy

McKinsey

Many Indian companies need to transition from being founder-led to more effectively implementing professional processes, improving corporate-governance standards, and devising new business models. Asia-Pacific

Engage Employees in Change

Gina Abudi

It matters to ensure support and adoption. When change is launched in an organization, there is an expectation among senior leadership that it will be successful. Sometimes this assumption is made because the change appears to be minor and “not a big deal.”

LEK Offer After Rejection

CaseInterview.com

What follows is a success story from a CaseInterview.com student who recently received and offer from LEK. In her story she shares tips on how to persevere after rejection, I skill I find to be one of the most important in the case interview process. I want to say thank you for all the materials you provide ( LOMS , eNewsletter, etc.). I received the offer from LEK yesterday and accepted it. I'm excited to be a F1Y soon. Actually, this is not the first time I applied for consulting jobs.

Building World Class Resource Management Capabilities: A 6-Part Process Improvement Plan

Management and IT Consulting

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, Randy Mysliviec, Managing Director of The Resource Management Institute (RMI) uncovers the first half of a 6-part plan to pave the way for optimized resource management