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7 Consulting Pricing Models (What to Use & Why)

Consulting Success

Consulting pricing models: which one should you choose, and why? Choosing the right pricing model for your consulting business is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a consultant. Your pricing model determines how you charge clients for your services. The right model will maximize your earnings and enable you to more easily.

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Want to Start Your Own Consulting or Coaching Business? How to Finally Make It Happen

Consulting Matters

If you have been wanting to start your own consulting business or coaching practice, but haven’t done it yet – what’s stopping you? Is it a lack of clarity and confidence on how to make it happen? Turning the best of your career into your very own consulting or coaching business can be one of the most rewarding journeys you’ll ever embark on…and it can quite overwhelming.

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The Secret Sauce: What Makes Some Consulting Firms Flourish While Others Flounder?

David A Fields

Two consulting firm owners reached out to my firm. You’ll find the difference between them enlightening. Clarissa has a clipped, lilting voice that quickly reveals a sharp mind and passion for consulting. Over five years, Clarissa’s firm grew from a handful of people to a bustling beehive of projects that boasts 70 employees We discussed … Continued The post The Secret Sauce: What Makes Some Consulting Firms Flourish While Others Flounder?

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AI Transformation: Elevating Consulting to New Heights

Tom Spencer

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming industries worldwide, and consulting is no exception. The integration of AI into consulting practices offers significant potential benefits, enabling firms to provide deeper insights, improve efficiency, and deliver more value to clients. As AI continues to evolve, its potential in consulting becomes increasingly apparent.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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Learning to Delegate as a First-Time Manager

Harvard Business

Learning how to delegate well is a skill every first-time manager needs to learn from the very start. Many people are promoted into management for doing their previous job well. But once you’re promoted into a leadership role, you must accept that you can’t do everything on your own — nor should you. Though it may seem counterintuitive, the more senior you become in an organization, the less you’ll be involved in doing the day-to-day work.

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The Evolution of Management Consulting in the Digital Age

Effective Managers

The Evolution of Management Consulting in the Digital Age Exploring How Digital Transformation Is Reshaping Management Consulting Practices Management consulting has always been a dynamic field, adapting to changes in business practices, economic conditions, and technological advancements. The digital age, marked by rapid technological innovation, has brought about significant transformations in this sector.

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Podcast Ep 14: Leadership Buy-In for Successful Change

Harmonious Workplaces

Video Transcript Today, we’ll be talking about leadership buy in for successful change. What’s the one thing you can do to ensure your leaders are fully bought into any change before it’s too late. Keep listening to find out. Welcome to harmonious workplaces, a podcast about corporate culture, organizational change management and workplace behavior.

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Clarity Consultants Recognized as Top 20 Learning Services Companies

Clarity Consultants

CAMPBELL, CA – JUNE 13, 2024 Training Industry today announced that Clarity Consultants was named to the 2024 Training Industry Top 20 list for the Learning Services sector of the corporate learning and development (L&D) market. This award was presented to Clarity in recognition of our status as one of the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

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Making the Time to Build Your Side Hustle

Harvard Business

Fifty percent of Gen Zs want to ditch the corporate world to become their own boss. However, this can be challenging when you lack the funds and flexibility to leave your day job. As a result, many ambitious young people begin by balancing full-time work with a side hustle — but managing both commitments can be challenging. You might feel drained after work or find it difficult to be consistent.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Ep078 Will Goldstein-Mahon

Girard Training Solutions

Knowing what motivates you and your team members can be a huge advantage as a manager. On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Will Goldstein-Mahon to discuss the differences between engagement and motivation and why leaders have to know what motivates and demotivates their teams. Will is the Director of Learning and Organization Development at Jordan’s Furniture.

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Unlocking Leadership Potential with TEC Canada: A TEC Chair’s Perspective

Effective Managers

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of a leader has never been more challenging or more critical. As a TEC Chair, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that TEC Canada has on business leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs. TEC Canada is not just an organization; it is a dynamic community dedicated to fostering leadership excellence, driving innovation, and achieving remarkable results.

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Learn to Love Lists

Harmonious Workplaces

Leverage task to-do lists for motivation and momentum for performance Anyone who knows me knows I travel everywhere with a yellow legal pad. As much as my life has become increasingly connected to the digital space, I simply cannot find a substitute for writing with pen and paper. More specifically, I create a daily to-do […] The post Learn to Love Lists appeared first on Harmonious Workplaces.

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LSA GLOBAL Delivers Supervisory Skills Training for Biotech

LSA Global

Redwood Shores, CA – LSA Global, the leading business consulting, coaching, and training firm that helps fast growth life science, technology, and service companies by powerfully aligning their culture and talent with strategy, today announced results for a customized action learning leadership development program focused on supervisory skills training for Biotech supervisors and people managers.

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Savings Consultants Are Needed in Today's Market More Than Ever

Savings Consultants are needed in today’s market more than ever. With an increase in expenses, businesses are looking for opportunities to save. Often unknown to businesses are savings in expense reduction, specialized tax savings, specialized savings including medical underpayments, health benefits cost reduction, zero cost processing, and more. Blue Coast Savings, with over 20 years in business, assists Savings Consultants in helping these companies move toward more profitable businesses.

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3 Ways to Compassionately Hold Your Team Accountable

Harvard Business

Why are some teams more successful than others when it comes to meeting deadlines, hitting targets, and growing revenues? Researchers at the NeuroLeadership Institute looked at the cognitive processes associated with leaders who cultivate accountability on their teams. They identified three distinct habits practiced by these leaders: They think ahead, obsess about commitments, and anchor on solutions.

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Ep077 Tammy Alvarez

Girard Training Solutions

On today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric welcomes guest Tammy Alvarez to the show to talk about her new book, Escaping the Career Trap. Tammy is the founder and CEO of Career Winners Circle, where they empower business leaders to make a big impact and love every Monday again. They focus on helping people navigate a career step into leadership roles, run businesses in a way that energizes them, and get back to loving getting started on Monday.

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Spam 3.0

Seth Godin Blog

Any fully open system of digital communication will corrode over time. Bad messages will crowd out the good ones. The new normal: Someone finds a database of every residential property, then another of cell phones. An AI is trained to call every homeowner, every day, asking if they’re thinking of selling their home. Millions of calls an hour. The leads (one out of 40,000 calls, perhaps) are sold to real estate brokers.

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Mastering Workplace Conflict: Insights from Carol Bowser

Leadership Vision Consulting

Have you ever wondered how childhood experiences shape our conflict stories in the workplace? In this episode, we share an eye-opening conversation with Carol Bowser, founder of Conflict Management Strategies. Carol shares her unique journey from employment law to conflict mediation, offering profound insights on how leaders can effectively navigate conflict and foster a healthy work environment.

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TOOLS and METHODOLOGIES for developing DECISION SUPPORT PACKAGES

This White Paper targets opportunities for Management to develop proficiency in the Decision Framing and Analyses element of input to Decision, & Risk Analyses for Major Project Funding Decisions.

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4 golden tickets to capture CX ROI

1 to 1

This article was written as part of a partnership between 1to1 Media and the European Customer Experience Organization. Talk to someone like Lynn Hunsaker and she’ll tell you there’s some 24 metrics to convey the value of the customer experience. She’s dissected and painstakingly diagrammed each one. When all the Venns, funnels, PowerPoints, histograms, flowcharts, and scatter plots are set aside, however, something remarkable becomes evident: While there are two dozen CX ROI metrics to track, c

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5 Traps to Avoid as You Gain Power as a Leader

Harvard Business

As you transition to a leadership role, your relationship to power changes: You gain more of it, and people start acting differently around you due to your authority. How can you avoid the hidden traps of gaining power, which shapes you in ways you may not realize? The authors outline five key traps leaders can fall into — the savior trap, the complacency trap, the avoidance trap, the friend trap, and the stress trap — and offer ways to counteract each.

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Celebrating 45 Years: Lessons in Love and Business

Chad Barr

It was June 1977, just a couple of months after completing my mandatory three-year military service with the Israel Defense Forces. With a deep love for Rock and Roll and Jazz, I had always dreamed of visiting the US. Finally, I got the opportunity to travel as a representative of Israel to work at a summer camp in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. It was there that I first met Laurel.

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Better than Google

Seth Godin Blog

I haven’t done a Google search in months. Perplexity is more powerful, more pleasant and more effective. Instead of being corrupted by invasive ads, surveillance and sneaky dark patterns, it presents you with a simple, footnoted explanation of exactly what you’re looking for. Asked and answered. And I like that there’s a pro version that we can pay for.

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Hybrid Work Has Changed Meetings Forever

Harvard Business

More than four years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, what do we know about how meetings have (or haven’t) gotten back to “normal,” particularly amid calls back to the office? An analysis of 40 million virtual meetings from 11 organizations suggests that some habits, like using virtual meeting options even when in the office, are sticking. Further, data shows that meeting participation and camera usage correlates with retention.

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How to Get Your Colleagues On Board with Your Idea

Harvard Business

In the early stages of your career, getting people to not only listen to, but to agree to or to act on your ideas or views can be challenging. It’s often a time when you have the least amount of influence and are still building your reputation. When you want to persuade someone to see (or do) things your way, you may default to skills you’ve been socialized to exhibit: making a rational argument supported by data, persisting in the face of a challenge, and projecting confidence.

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How Retailers Became Ad Platforms

Harvard Business

Major retailers are today, most notably Amazon, are creating and operating their own advertising platforms — and they’re making millions doing it. McKinsey estimates that by 2026, retail media will add $1.3 trillion to enterprise values in the U.S. alone, with profit margins between 50% and 70%. In this article, the authors introduce readers to the main kinds of retail media, discuss three strategic challenges that they present, and provide guidance for effectively managing those challenges.

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Research: The Most Common DEI Practices Actually Undermine Diversity

Harvard Business

While companies say they champion diversity, there are glaring disparities in diverse representation within managerial ranks. The authors examine the impact of various management practices on diverse representation in managerial roles and how often each management practice is utilized in organizations, shedding light on why organizations are not making greater progress toward diverse representation.

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The Art of Remote Collaboration: How to Successfully Whiteboard with Remote Teams

Just because we're working with a distributed team doesn't mean we have to abandon time-tested tools and methods like whiteboarding. Digital look-alikes often cramp creativity and all but eliminate the humanity of shared interactions. Hardware solutions are also limiting and, of course, expensive and immobile. In an increasingly digital and remote-first world, it’s important for us to select tools and processes that allow us to mitigate if not eliminate the above problems.