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Could a Diverse Team Slow Down Your Consulting Firm?

David A Fields

Many of your consulting firm’s clients are prioritizing diversity in terms of thinking style, work style, age, cultural background and, of course, race and gender. What about you and your consulting firm—should you increase your diversity too? The question is more nuanced than you’d think.

Building Powerful Consulting Peer Groups with Leo Bottary: Podcast #222

Consulting Success

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people. To shed light on the premise of strength in numbers in forming powerful consulting peer groups, Michael Zipursky welcomes founder and managing partner at Peernovation, Leo Bottary.

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5 Consulting Recruiting Trends to Know for 2022

Management Consulted

Consulting recruiting trends are constantly changing, and 2022 is no different. If you’re getting your information from 10-year-old YouTube videos or amateur blogs, you’ll be caught off guard by the changes that are taking place in the consulting recruiting process.…

30 Best Consultant Websites & Why They Have Them (2022)

Tsavo Neal

“What are examples of some of the best consultant websites?” ” “Why does an independent consultant need a website?” ” As a specialist in design, copywriting, and marketing for consultants, I’m biased. I believe every consultant should have a website.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Best Practices for Strategy Implementation in 2022

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Anthony Taylor here, I'm the Managing Partner at SME Strategy. We facilitate strategic planning sessions and help teams implement their strategic plans. And today, I wanted to make a short video about best practices for implementing your strategy in 2022.

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299: Linda Coughlin—Want to Change Your Organization? Focus on Building Trust

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to overcome the difficulties that block change. In our podcast today, Linda Coughlin and I get deep into a conversation about the challenges of working with organizations that need to change. You are going to love this interview.

Drink a Cup of Coffee or Develop a Team Member?

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

I recently came across a 2018 report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that noted companies with fewer than 100 employees, on average, spent only 12 minutes of dedicated training time per employee – during the employee’s entire tenure with them!

Networking: If You Wait, You Are Late!

Tom Spencer

Whether you are an undergraduate social sciences major, an MBA candidate, or a doctorate engineer, it is never too early to start networking. Many students spend too much time focused on the present: whether it’s homework assignments, working a part time job, or looking forward to the weekend.

Toxic People

There are some people in this world who are toxic. If you know someone like this and they are a peer or a superior, the only consistently reliable solution for dealing with a toxic person is avoidance. It is the only solution that is within your control and works.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

From speech to insights: The value of the human voice

McKinsey & Company

In a digital age, live voice contacts matter even more in providing a high-quality customer experience. New technologies make voice-data analysis easier to achieve, for lasting results. Insights on Operations Call centers Service operations

How to Re-think Your Virtual Meetings & Communication w/Darin Dawson, BombBomb Ep#145

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

SME Strategy is a strategy consulting company that specializes in aligning teams around their vision, mission, values, goals and action plans. Learn more about how we can help align your team with our strategic planning and implementation services. Leadership podcast communication remote work

Research: Why Employees Violate Cybersecurity Policies

Harvard Business

Stress can reduce people’s tolerance for rules that seem to get in the way of doing their jobs. Cybersecurity and digital privacy Psychology Digital Article

Crypto Regulation: A Case Study on Crypto Mixers

Tom Spencer

Cryptocurrencies are some of the hottest commodities among investors, and also the subject of heated debate. While some of the most respected investment banks, such as JP Morgan , are investing heavily into blockchain technology, Chairman of the U.S.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

You’re Betting on Yourself

Martinka Consulting

While having lunch with a client he said being a business owner means you’re “betting on yourself,” which is so true. It’s the same thing a salesperson will tell you, especially if they’re on pure commission or have a base salary so low it doesn’t mean much. The above gives the impression it’s all about money. Money is important but it’s not the only thing. Here are five areas I’ve noticed are important to our clients and other owners.

CIO perspectives on leading agile change

McKinsey & Company

As agility gains ground, CIOs from the banking and telecom industries came together to discuss challenges and lessons learned from leading agile transformations. Our Insights Telecommunications Digital

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How to Better Manage Up

LSA Global

Managing Up As appropriate, most management training programs are focused on preparing new managers to manage their team. But, at the same time, it’s important to understand that interactions with your boss matter too. You need to learn how to better manage up.

Where Do Salespeople Fit in the Digital World?

Harvard Business

When you need a human to close the deal — and when you don’t. Sales Sales team management Customer service Digital Article

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Whom Are We Concerned About?

Alan Weiss

Most airports are made for planes, not customers. Most ordering sites are made for the company, not the consumer. Most instruction books are written for the technical people preparing them, not the end user. Most politicians are eager to gain office and power, not serve their constituents.

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How to Keep and Attract GREAT Employees

Rick Conlow

Organizations are in desperate need to keep employees. This problem has been growing for the last decade. The pandemic exploded the issue. This leadership training video with give you keys to keeping employees. Furthermore, it will describe the absolute necessity to attracting the best employees.

Want to drive inclusive economic growth? Start with manufacturing

McKinsey & Company

The decline of the US manufacturing industry has contributed to rising inequality and hurt the country’s global competitiveness—a revitalization could contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. Insights on Operations Manufacturing United States Growth Operations

Personal velocity

Seth Godin Blog

Why do bikes stay stable when you ride them (and fall down when you stop)? A tiny reason is the gyroscopic stability of the wheels, but the real reason is the forward momentum of the rider. And we learn the first day we’re on the bike that forward motion is essential or we’re in trouble.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

How Leaders Can Build Connection in a Disconnected Workplace

Harvard Business

Four strategies to help your employees develop stronger relationships. Collaboration and teams Inclusion and belonging Leading teams Virtual teams Leadership and managing people Digital Article


Alan Weiss

Establish a minimum and maximum objective for your meetings—I call it “min/max.” ” What’s the minimum achievement you would consider successful, and what’s the maximum?

LSA Global Announces Corporate Culture Toolkit for Culture Champions

LSA Global

How to prepare for a sustainable future along the value chain

McKinsey & Company

Consumer-goods companies are setting ambitious sustainability targets for themselves. To reach those targets, however, changes are required along the entire value chain—with a concrete road map. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods Consumer packaged goods Supply chain management

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The control/responsibility matrix

Seth Godin Blog

Alert readers of my last two posts have probably guessed what this one is about. The control/responsibility matrix (click to enlarge). People make choices about their preferences for control and for taking responsibility. When we combine those choices, we end up with a simple matrix.

To Build New Habits, Get Comfortable Failing

Harvard Business

You can only get good at something if you’re willing to be bad at it first. Personal growth and transformation Personal resilience Managing yourself Continuous learning Wellness Digital Article

Tips to De-Stress your life in 2022

Peter Stark

The start of a new year is always an exciting time for a leader to reflect on the past year’s successes, review your leadership vision or strategic plan, do some goal setting, and generally get in shape for the upcoming year.