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4 Steps To Qualify Consulting Clients with Michael Norton: Podcast #63

Consulting Success

There are a lot of people who are working on building their consulting businesses. They may already have a process in place for their marketing or for their selling, yet they’re not getting the results that they want.

How to win in Africa

McKinsey

The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution. Middle East and Africa

What if I didn’t get a consulting internship?

Consultants Mind

I work at a business school. That means we teach (yes) and also work to get students great jobs – set them on the way to satisfaction and success. Now that it is November, there are inevitably a cadre of students who did not get consulting internship. Let’s remember, a consulting firm will interview hundreds […]. The post What if I didn’t get a consulting internship? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consulting Career

How Google.org is helping workers prepare for a digital skill shift

McKinsey

Jacquelline Fuller, president of Google.org, shares how her organization is preparing for the future of work through online training that reaches those who need it most. Future of Work

10 Things Effective Leaders Do To Earn Trust Quickly

Tom Spencer

There are some office resources that you can’t just order off Amazon: and trust is perhaps the most precious of these. When you’re assembling a team to achieve great things in a short timeframe, you need to know your crew has got your back.

Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1

Management Consulted

Top Consultant Spotlight: Interview with Joe Timko, Partner at Ernst & Young (Part 1) Joe’s past roles: Partner, Ernst & Young’s (EY) Strategy and Customer Practices Chief Strategy Officer – ADP EVP, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer – Pitney Bowes … Continue Reading. The post Consulting Insights: Interview with Joe Timko from Ernst & Young- Part 1 appeared first on Management Consulted. life as a consultant management consulting mckinsey interview

How to create a HARO-ing experience (and get free PR for your firm or personal brand)

Rod Burkert

You’re reading or watching current business-type news and you see a colleague of yours being quoted or interviewed. How did they do that? To be sure, there are ways to “get in” with a reporter that happen over time … but there is an easy and free way to get started. Hey, what’s up everyone!

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Central and Eastern Europe needs a new engine for growth

McKinsey

Creating a digital, tech-driven economy could be the growth engine that ten economies in the region need. Europe

2008 Financial Crisis – Causes and historical context

Tom Spencer

My friends and I walked out of the Big Short several years ago feeling like a group of global financial crisis experts. We were shocked, how could no one have seen the collapse coming? It all seemed so clear.

The 6 Million Euro Man (or Woman): Sourcing Superior Talent

Confessions of a Consultant

The cost of a ‘wrong hire’ can be enormous. Each time you hire a new employee you potentially spend several million Euro.

Celebrating 50 Years of the White Album

The More Clients Blog

As long as I can remember, music has always been important to me. And at the tender age of 10, I (and several million others), discovered The Beatles. That started my record collection. I especially remember Beatles ’65, Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Peppers. But The Beatles (commonly called The White Album), was something quite special. It was released 50 years ago this week, but I vividly remember listening to it for the very first time – and it blowing my 16-year old mind.

Thanksgiving Day 2018

CaseInterview.com

Today is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving. On this day, I remind myself to give gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things in my life. I have a remarkable life. I am grateful to my parents for the many sacrifices they made to give me certain advantages in life. I am grateful to my friends who support, care, and love me every day. I am grateful to my children who have allowed me the greatest honor in my life. to be their dad.

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Cyber risk measurement and the holistic cybersecurity approach

McKinsey

Comprehensive dashboards can accurately identify, size, and prioritize cyberthreats for treatment. Here is how to build them. Risk Insights

Artificial Intelligence – Utopian Dreams and Existential Risks

Tom Spencer

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Stanford Professor Andrew Ng has stated that “AI is the new electricity”. [1] 1] In other words, it is a technology that has the potential to completely transform every major industry. Similarly, Executive Chairman of Alphabet Eric Schmidt has declared that “we are in the process of inventing the equivalent of oil”. [2]. AI has become a central focus for many leading tech firms.

Get More Warm Leads With A Twist On This ‘Tried And True’ Ecommerce Marketing Strategy

Kai Davis

It’s November 20th. Your inbox is about to be blown up with Black Friday deals, friend! Take a page from the Ecommerce Playbook. Offer your clients a discount on your services as a special for the holidays, Black Friday sale style. Here’s the twist to help you make more money — that’s what you come to Uncle Kai for, isn’t it? Use your ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ sale to promote (and sell) your future services.

A New Way to Become More Open-Minded

Harvard Business

Danae Diaz/Getty Images. Benjamin Franklin knew he was smart — smarter than most of his peers — but he was also intelligent enough to understand that he couldn’t be right about everything.

The Best Social Media For Lead Generation

Henry DeVries

If you want to attract high-paying clients, don’t get distracted with Facebook and Instagram. LinkedIn is the hand you should be watching

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Gratitude’s Role in Leadership

Peter Stark

Would the people you live and work with describe you as a grateful person? George Burns, who lived to be 100 years old, once said, “The first thing I do each morning is check the obituary section of the paper. If my name is not in it, I know it’s going to be a great day.”.

consulting niche celebrity

Kai Davis

Do you want an unstoppable value proposition for your business? A value proposition and a differentiator that none of your competitors (no matter how hard they try, how long they’ve been in the industry, or how much money they spend) can compete with? Something that attracts prospects, warms your prospects, and converts prospects into clients and loyal, raving fans? You want to become a Consulting Niche Celebrity. Why Become A “Consulting Niche Celebrity”?

The Benefits of Laughing in the Office

Harvard Business

Daniel Viñé Garcia/Getty Images. While on an investor tour in Europe, I ended a busy day by joining my boss at a nice restaurant. After he said something funny, I responded in my typical style — throwing back my head and letting out hearty, unabashed laughter. People were taken aback.

How to Grow Existing Accounts Faster

LSA Global

Grow Existing Accounts Faster. If you want to increase revenue, go first to your existing customers. According to research by Bain & Company, retaining current customers is almost 7 times less costly than acquiring new ones and repeat customers spend 67% more on average than new customers.

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Africa’s overlooked business revolution

McKinsey

Global business leaders who misunderstand Africa run the risk of missing out on one of the 21st century’s great growth opportunities. Middle East and Africa

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Leadership Coaching That Inspires Future Ready Teams

Cheryl Cran

Want teams that are innovative and collaborative? The secret is leadership coaching that inspires future ready teams. Great team have leaders with the ability to coach performance that inspires and engages team members to grow. Recently I facilitated a 2.5

Becoming a “Consulting Niche Celebrity”

Kai Davis

Do you want an unstoppable value proposition for your business? A value proposition and a differentiator that none of your competitors (no matter how hard they try, how long they’ve been in the industry, or how much money they spend) can compete with? Something that attracts prospects, warms your prospects, and converts prospects into clients and loyal, raving fans? You want to become a Consulting Niche Celebrity. Why Become A “Consulting Niche Celebrity”?

Why “Many-Model Thinkers” Make Better Decisions

Harvard Business

“To be wise you must arrange your experiences on a lattice of models.” ” — Charlie Munger. Organizations are awash in data — from geocoded transactional data to real-time website traffic to semantic quantifications of corporate annual reports.

How Managers Can Make Better Decisions

LSA Global

Managers Can Make Better Decisions. One of the most important, and yet one of the most challenging skills for new managers , is the ability to make effective decisions.

How bots, algorithms, and artificial intelligence are reshaping the future of corporate support functions

McKinsey

Industrial companies are discovering additional sources of value in applying advanced technology to general and administrative support functions. The results can be impressive for businesses that can adapt to the disruption of legacy systems. Digital Insights

The digital divide is being flipped

Seth Godin Blog

A generation ago, there was a real worry: privileged parents, those with time, education and money, were giving their kids access to the tools of the net while other kids were missing out on the wealth of interactions and information available online. The fear was that this gap would further magnify differences in opportunity.

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Think Like A Prospect

Kai Davis

Stop thinking like an expert. Don’t show off to your prospects. Prospects have their own problems. Focus on those problems. You want to be writing, talking, publishing, sharing, and answering questions about the problems your prospects are facing. Prospects care about solving their problems. If you want to help your prospects solve their problems, then you want to deeply understand two things: The problem they’re facing. Their hopes, fears, and dreams.

What Kind of Happiness Do People Value Most?

Harvard Business

Carol Yepes/Getty Images. Sure, everyone wants to be happy. But what kind of happiness do people want? Is it happiness experienced moment-to-moment? Or is it being able to look back and remember a time as happy?

Five Independent Workforce Trends Impacting the Future of Work

MBO Partners

Learn about the preferences and trends impacting today’s most in-demand independent professionals, and implications for your independent workforce strategy

Automation and the future of the African American workforce

McKinsey

Without concerted effort, automation could heighten disparities that already harm minority workers. Future of Work

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What’s inside THIS IS MARKETING

Seth Godin Blog

Thanks to everyone who already made it a bestseller. So many people went to the site Tuesday, we broke Amazon’s checkout algorithm for several hours–I’m apologizing on their behalf if it’s been a hassle. I appreciate your persistence. You can find all the ways to buy it here.

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“It’s One Of My Favorite Places To Visit During The Work Week…”

Kai Davis

Here’s what Bryan Strawser, Principal & CEO, of Bryghtpath, has to say about Freelance Camp ([link] my community for freelancers and consultants: I was concerned that perhaps I didn’t have the experience or approach as a freelancer to participate and add value in the forum. I’m a little different than many others in Freelance Camp in that I’m running a small-sized “boutique” firm. It turned out that my hesitation was completely unwarranted.

How to Work for a Boss Who Has a New Idea Every 5 Minutes

Harvard Business

IAN HOOTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images. You walk down the hall, head spinning — unsure of how to stabilize yourself. You went into your one-on-one thinking you had clarity on your current priorities.

What We’re Grateful For at Leadership Vision in 2018

Leadership Vision Consulting

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and so we’re taking a little break from talking about the implementation and practice of Strengths. Instead, I’ve asked our team to briefly reflect on their year and share a few things they are grateful for in 2018.

Rebooting analytics leadership: Time to move beyond the math

McKinsey

To help their organizations capitalize on artificial intelligence and analytics, CAOs must do more than demonstrate their technical chops. They need to lead like a Catalyst. Analytics Insights