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A Common Problem for Consulting Firm Rainmakers is Easy to Fix

David A Fields

Mentally transport yourself back in time 50 years to Princeton, New Jersey; a sleepy, college town that’s fertile ground for consulting firms. It’s easy to imagine yourself and a few colleagues walking off a satisfying, business lunch along the town’s shopping district.

Leadership Consulting Interview with Nick Craig: Podcast #76

Consulting Success

When you get a good client and it’s a big engagement which is going to go on for a while, what happens is that your ability to deliver as well as run the business starts to eat away at you. At some point, you realize that you’re going to have to include other people in the game.

Bridge to BCG, McKinsey Insight, Bain AIC 2019 application deadlines

Management Consulted

Bridge to BCG, McKinsey Insight, Bain AIC Overview Attention Advanced Degree Candidates! Yes, that means you PhDs, JDs, and MDs – Bridge to BCG, McKinsey Insight, and Bain AIC application 2019 deadlines are now published! What are Bridge to BCG, … Continue Reading. The post Bridge to BCG, McKinsey Insight, Bain AIC 2019 application deadlines appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting news

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Who wins in a 5G world?

McKinsey

In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey senior partners Ferry Grijpink and Philipp Nattermann—ahead of the headline telecommunications conference Mobile World Congress (MWC)—about how telcos can prepare to be winners in the fifth-generation (5G) race.

Delusions vs. Goals

CaseInterview.com

One of my former bosses had a great quote that I really like. The difference between a goal and a delusion is the deadline.”. That resonated with me. I’ve since modified it slightly to read as follows: “The difference between a goal and a delusion is the existence of a plan.”.

Globalisation + China = Good news for the consulting industry

The Source

I recently attended a lecture at the London School of Economics on the subject of globalisation: “The crisis of the liberal order”, to be precise. The main gist of the talk was to put the uncertainty and worrying trends of the current political climate into perspective.

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Work-Life Balance: Does it exist in consulting?

Management Consulted

Work-Life balance can be a determining factor in what job or role one chooses to do. Do you wonder about work-life balance in consulting? One person says it’s amazing, frequently eating at fine restaurants and jet-setting every other weekend. Another … Continue Reading. The post Work-Life Balance: Does it exist in consulting? appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting jobs life as a consultant management consulting new consultant

Rewriting the rules in retail banking

McKinsey

Four important trends are changing the terms of success in retail banking. Banks need to act now to develop new skills. Insights on Financial Services

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Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: 70:20:10 Experience: Exposure: Education explained. The post 70:20:10 appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well training

The Roadmapping Horror Story

Kai Davis

They were a dream lead for my business. We met and I told them the first steps of working together: a paid Roadmapping Session. We’d talk about their goals for their website, how they were dissatisfied with their current site, and what new features they wanted. Payment awaited me at their office.

Will long-term transformations threaten the consulting industry’s ability to hire top graduates?

Tom Spencer

Graduates flock to the consulting industry for the opportunity to work on interesting cases, get experience across a variety of industries, and build a valuable professional skill-set. But there’s an emerging threat to this value proposition, and it’s coming from within.

Disruption in consulting—still on the cards?

The Source

In the five years since the Harvard Business Review published its article, Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption, the term “disruption” has continually been on consultants’ lips.

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Private markets come of age

McKinsey

McKinsey’s annual review reveals an expanding and developing industry. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Good Work

Strategy+Business

People today want to do "good work." They want to have intrinsically rewarding experiences and make a contribution that fits with their values.

Social media is good … newsletters are better … here are 8 reasons why

Rod Burkert

So, does your website speak the right lingo ? You know how you want to feel when you land on someone’s website. Do you think your audience feels that way when they land on yours? I hope our last conversation spurred you to take another look. On to this week.

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Picking Among Consulting Offers

Tom Spencer

When fortunate enough to have more than one consulting offer, a common sentiment is to go for the firm that is more prestigious or pays the most (oftentimes those go hand and hand). However, I always recommend that anyone who gets more than one consulting offer should think beyond prestige and pay.

About Your Homepage…

Kai Davis

Here’s a quick exercise for you, my friend: Open up a new browser window. In one tab, open your own website’s homepage. In the other tab, open your own website’s about page. Now, read each page in turn. (If If you don’t have a website for your business, may I suggest [[link].

Planning in an agile organization

McKinsey

Agile organizations rely on an innovative mix of stable and dynamic elements to bring planning up to speed with their fast-paced needs. Digital Insights

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Nicola Linkleter, Previously President of Professional Staffing at Adecco UK

The Source

Most of the women we’ve interviewed as part of our Women in Professional Services programme have faced a career-defining moment at some point in their lives.

How Can You Be More Creative?

The More Clients Blog

Is it true that some people are more creative than others? And even if that’s true, can less creative people be more creative? More importantly, can YOU be more creative? These are important questions that smart people have been asking for millennia. So, of course, I’m going to answer them! But first we need to define creativity: It’s simple: “The use of imagination or original ideas; the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like.”.

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Use Influencer Marketing Like The PGA Tour And Darius Rucker

Henry DeVries

What makes a good choice for a brand ambassador? The PGA TOUR has stepped up its influencer marketing game with the announcement that three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker is now the official brand ambassador for the organization

Five Ways Companies Can Give People a Good Work Experience

Strategy+Business

Workers today want careers that fit their values, are enjoyable, and contribute to society. Here's what business leaders can do to deliver on this idea of "good work." For further insights, read "Good Work

Derisking machine learning and artificial intelligence

McKinsey

The added risk brought on by the complexity of machine-learning models can be mitigated by making well-targeted modifications to existing validation frameworks. Risk Insights

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One Word Can Make the Difference

Peter Stark

In the business of leadership, one word can make the difference. As a leader, you have one goal. And that goal is to build relationships with people who are highly motivated to move in the direction that you and the organization are going. So, how can just one word make a big difference?

The Need to Prep for Change Due to an M&A

Gina Abudi

When organizations are involved in a M&A (merger and acquisition), preparation to enable employees to adopt the upcoming change is essential. Now, we know that much remains confidential when there are M&A discussions or even in the early stages of a M&A. Other than a handful of leaders, most of the employees in the organizations [.]. The post The Need to Prep for Change Due to an M&A appeared first on Gina Abudi. Change Management

How To Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

Henry DeVries

To attract high-paying clients, the number one strategy is public speaking. Therefore, it pays to find ways to overcome the natural fear of public speaking

How to Make Sure a New Hire Feels Included from Day One

Harvard Business

Even walking to and from meetings together can build rapport. Employee retention Leading teams Managing people Digital Article

Seven essential elements of a lifelong-learning mind-set

McKinsey

In a rapidly changing workplace, employees need to keep learning to remain relevant and in demand. Seven practices can help them be mindful in their career path and achieve success. Insights on Organization

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The Importance of Creating Space in our Lives

Leadership Vision Consulting

Today on the Leadership Vision Podcast, Carrie Jones and Nathan Freeburg will be talking about intentionally creative small moments in our lives to reflect and fill with what we need most. It's timely and we encourage everyone to figure out what they need most to feel less frantic in life.

Work before passion

Seth Godin Blog

“Offer me something I’m passionate about and I’ll show up with all of my energy, effort and care.” ” That’s a great way to hide. Because nothing is good enough to earn your passion before you do it. Perhaps, in concept, it’s worthy, but as soon as you closely examine the details and the pitfalls, it’s easy to decide it’s better to wait for a better offer. What about considering the opposite?

Building Business Credit for a Small Business: 3 Steps to Take

MBO Partners

Build business credit for your small business by following these three essential steps

The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate

Harvard Business

Leadership requires genuine concern for others. Leadership & Managing people Digital Article

3 Digital strategies for companies that have fallen behind

McKinsey

We estimate that companies which follow this strategy of digital reinvention increase revenue growth by 0.9% and add 1.8% to their EBITDA growth annually on average compared with peers, write Jacques Bughin and Tanguy Catlin in Harvard Business Review. MGI in the News

Customers Are the Ultimate Disruptors

1 to 1

For all the talk about Moore’s Law, cascading technological change, and the network effects generated by 24/7 connectivity, there is a gigantic elephant in the room that no business can afford to ignore: the customer.

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