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The Smart Intern – Networking for a full-time job offer

Tom Spencer

In the previous article on ‘The Smart Intern’, we explored the reasons for networking during the internship including to pursue the goals of understanding the full-time hiring process, achieving visibility, and creating advocacy within the organisation for your full-time hire.

What Do Consultant’s Actually Do?

Management Consulted

What do consultant’s actually do? It might seem odd, but that’s actually a common question. Listen to Jenny Rae as she shed’s light on what you could expect to do as a management consultant. Youtube Audio Transcription: I am Jenny … Continue Reading. The post What Do Consultant’s Actually Do? appeared first on Management Consulted. business consulting consulting news consulting questions consulting recruiting consulting resources life as a consultant

An Easy, 7-Step Relationship Plan for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

Relationships. The lifeblood of your consulting firm, and the foundation on which 95% of advisory engagements are won. Plus, the more, strong, healthy, vibrant relationships you have, the wealthier you are.

Selling Consulting Services Using High-End Value with Mark Pierce: Podcast #69

Consulting Success

Mark Pierce, owner, operator and founder of E5 Leadership Academy, has been teaching people how to fish rather than giving them a fish.

The Perils of Internal Disruption (Part 2)

Markovitz Consulting

“Disruption” has become another business buzzword that obviates the need for prudent, careful thought and consideration. If something is “disruptive,” then it must by definition be good. But when it comes to internal operations at least, disruption is often both bad for business and for employees, because it causes unevenness in work.

Five hidden ways that globalization is changing

McKinsey

Infographic: An analysis of industry value chains finds fundamental shifts in the nature of world trade. Innovation & Growth

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Why is my talent leaving?

Tom Spencer

Following up on the last instalment, let’s imagine that time and resources have now been given to grow your people into politically influential knowledge experts within your company. You have seen them bring in some great results and you are excited about their potential.

Working for a Narcissist (or What Have I Done?)

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Not all bosses are great. Not all are good. Some are downright bad. This is a hard lesson I've been learning recently, having taken a job under an egomaniac narcissist that makes the guy in the White House look sane. A few months ago, I accepted a new position with a smaller firm in my industry.

Are we Sisyphus? Let’s break out of the rut.

Rod Burkert

We’ve moved on from Lajitas, TX … greetings from Palm Springs, CA where we will be waiting out the second half of winter. Last week’s conversation was about getting our message out using multiple mediums. Our message is simple: how we deliver value to the people we serve.

How e-commerce supports African business growth

McKinsey

Africa’s booming e-commerce sector can not only jump-start small businesses but also help large companies enter a market full of energized consumers. Middle East and Africa

Buying a business that is performing exceptionally well

Ben de Haldevang

Latest blog from The Agile Gorilla. link]. I’d love to hear from you with any thoughts, comments, ideas. All the best. Transformation

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PM vs PMM: Where do you fit?

Tom Spencer

In technology and software companies, there are product management (PM) and product marketing management (PMM) roles. People often ask, what is the difference between the two roles? They both focus on a product, so how do they divide the tasks that need to be done? Responsibilities of PM and PMM.

Time To Look At Gamification Like Minecraft and Angry Birds To Increase Sales

Henry DeVries

Today more businesses are turning to gamification, the use of game-like elements in a non-game setting, to drive engagement. In a business gamification makes use of point scales for sales and activities, badges for accomplishments, competitions, leaderboards and teams to influence behavior

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Better Relationships in 10 Seconds

CaseInterview.com

To have better relationships at work and at home, stop criticizing, complaining about, or blaming the people in your life. I know. it’s hard. I’m working on this myself, and let's say I’m falling short quite often (as my kids will tell me!). So what could you do instead? Make a. REQUEST. So instead of saying, “You have the music turned up too loud” (a complaint), you could say, “Would you be willing to turn the volume lower? I’m trying to read and am finding it difficult to concentrate.”.

Defense of the cyberrealm: How organizations can thwart cyberattacks

McKinsey

Governments and companies have much work to do to protect people, institutions, and even entire cities and countries from potentially devastating large-scale cyberattacks. Risk Insights

How to Refocus the role of the Chief Strategy Officer into a Competitive Advantage

Strategy+Business

Five ways to help your CSO drive value creation. For more insight, read "Memo to the CEO: Is Your Chief Strategy Officer Set Up for Success

Dead or Playing Possum?

Martinka Consulting

In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and other big shopping days, here’s an opinion on the retail industry, trends, and sticking with it. What goes around comes around” is an old saying meaning things eventually return to their original value after some sort of cycle (and it’s a hit song by Justin Timberlake). How long ago was it when every pundit and everybody you spoke with was saying “retail is dead?”

Storytelling To Attract Clients

Henry DeVries

“Trying to influence people by using words to appeal to their intellect isn’t enough,” says author Dr. Paul Homoly. “We We need stories.” To attract-high paying clients, don’t just use facts to tell when you can use stories to sell. Experts and thought leaders are typically great storytellers

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Are Your High Expectations Hurting Your Team?

Harvard Business

It’s hard for people to stay motivated when nothing is ever good enough. Leading teams Assessing performance Leadership Digital Article

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

McKinsey

Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave of new technologies. Innovation & Growth

Financial Services and Social Value Can Mix

Strategy+Business

In times of uncertainty, insurance companies often lead the conversation about the future. In this candid interview, Antonio Huertas Mejías, CEO and chairman of the global insurance company MAPFRE, headquartered in Madrid, makes it clear why this is so.

The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do about it)

Seth Godin Blog

The first cycle of computers was good at: arithmetic. and storing data. This meant that if you wanted to know how strong a bridge was going to be, or how to schedule a complicated series of truck deliveries, a computer was the very best way to do it. The 1960s and 70s were transformed by these two simple tasks. We were able to send a rocket to the moon, design more efficient engines and compute weighted class rank using centralized, expensive computers.

Building Strong Relationships

Peter Stark

When you open your mouth, do you move one step closer to your goal? Recently, I was standing in line at the security checkpoint at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport when this woman in front of me refused to take off her shoes and go through the x-ray machine. I’m a consultant. I’m a coach. I can help.

Herb Kelleher Is My Generosity Marketing Co-Pilot

Henry DeVries

Generosity is the killer app of marketing. And no one personified generosity marketing better than the late Herb Kelleher, the man who used the strategy to build Southwest Airlines into one of the most profitable and admired airlines

The building blocks telcos need to create their digital-and-analytics DNA

McKinsey

Telcos need to rewire themselves to work in agile ways and make data-driven decisions to keep up with customers’ increasing demands for simple digital experiences, among other challenges. Telecommunications Insights

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Muddling Through

Strategy+Business

In his new book, The Messy Middle, tech entrepreneur and investor Scott Belsky offers guidance to leaders on how they can survive the long slog between a startup and an exit

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Lessons From Events

Martinka Consulting

On November 6 we* hosted our 10 th anniversary “Getting the Deal Done Breakfast Conference” at the Bellevue Club. About 150 people heard about our featured topic of management buyouts & buy-ins from our panel and our presenters, Tom Varga, founder of CFO Selections, and Kevin Briscoe, CEO. Tom and Kevin shared their experiences and feelings as part of Tom selling off ownership and giving up control and Kevin investing in the company and taking over its leadership. They were incredibly open.

Problems and boundaries

Seth Godin Blog

All problems have solutions. That’s what makes them problems. The solution might involve trade-offs or expenses that you don’t want to incur. You might choose not to solve the problem. But there is a solution. Perhaps you haven’t found it yet. Perhaps you need to do more research or make some tradeoffs in what you’re hoping for. If there is no solution, then it’s not a problem. It’s a regrettable situation. It’s a boundary condition.

Thirteen Ways to Have a Better 2019

Henman Performance Executive Blog

We remember Ben Franklin as a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, and founding father of our country. Too often we forget, however, that he was also an executive coach–especially for himself. And we probably wouldn’t automatically consider him a source of advice for setting New […].

The road to seamless urban mobility

McKinsey

Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse? Insights on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

Why millennials and Gen Z would rather work for themselves than you

Cheryl Cran

Want to know why millennials and Gen Z would rather work for themselves than you? If you have been challenged by millennial employees, then get ready for them plus Gen Z ! Gen Zs are those born between 1995 and 2010 and they will represent 25pc of the US population by the year 2020. With […].

Being Thankful

Martinka Consulting

The week of Thanksgiving, I was working on our Rotary project in Antigua, which will be in February 2019. It’s the time of year for reflection, as in, what are we thankful for and I got to thinking about the difference between Antigua, a small, developing country and here (and even less developed, third world countries). I immediately came up with four items to compare. Family – this is an interesting topic for comparing.

How to be honorable

Seth Godin Blog

Honorable men (at least that’s what they called themselves) used to settle their disputes with dueling pistols. Honorable women used to bind their feet and shame others that didn’t. Honorable humans used to own slaves. “Honorable” has always been measured against the current culture, not an absolute of what we’re capable of. Over time, then, as the culture changes, what used to be honorable becomes dishonorable.

Becoming Leadership Lean with Brian Schubring (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the podcast, Brian Schubring and I talk about what it takes to reach that next level of leadership fitness. We call it becoming Leadership Lean.