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The Health Care Handbook, Elizabeth Askin MD, Nathan Moore MD, 2014

Consultants Mind

Interested in healthcare? Buy this book. Just held a talk for 25+ MBA who are heading into healthcare this summer and told them to buy this book. I even gave them a money-back guarantee, saying that I would buy the book from them, if not satisfied.

Your Goldilocks Consulting Projects [Part 2 – Time Horizon]

David A Fields

Let’s finish up with Goldilocks, that unrepentant trespasser, porridge thief and handy metaphor for everything “just right.” When last we left our fair-haired bear bait, she was pointing to Significance as one of the key indicators of the perfect project for your consulting firm. See this article.)

Adding Technology Isn't Always the Answer

Markovitz Consulting

It’s been a long time since I blogged about the inanity of multitasking in a cognitively demanding environment, but my friend Mark Graban sent me an article that reminded me of how important this topic is. According to a new study by Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins , first year physicians spend 87% of their time on indirect patient care, half of which is consumed by the various electronic medical record systems.

How To Structure Consulting Offers To Win More Business with Jessica Lederer: Podcast #85

Consulting Success

Office relocations can draw issues especially in the productivity and engagement of employees. When Jessica Lederer found the holes in the relocation process, she knew right then she can make a change by starting a workplace strategy firm and structuring consulting offers.

Do I Need Social Media for Business?

Joellyn Sargent

Although social media has been around for a while now, I still find clients wondering, “Do I really need social media for business? I get it. Social media takes time. Busy entrepreneurs don’t have a lot of time.

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5 Travel Hacks as a Deloitte Consultant

Management Consulted

Consulting is known for its business travel – so much, in fact, that it’s hard to describe your work in the industry without mentioning the constant flights and hotel nights. While it’s great to rack up points and enjoy nice … Continue Reading.

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I’m Starting a New Religion – Want to Join?

The More Clients Blog

Disclaimer: This article is my lame attempt at humor. This is something I came up with a couple of weeks ago that I couldn’t let go of. If this offends your religious beliefs, then this is definitely not the religion for you. Please forgive me. Announcing a new religion: Humorology.

Leadership in Consulting: What it is and Why it Matters

Tom Spencer

Leadership. We are all told it is important. There are libraries worth of books written about it. Yet, more often than not, people have a hard time defining it and understanding its relevance because of its all-encompassing nature.

Why You Should Take a Break from Your Business (and How to Get Away)

Joellyn Sargent

A sabbatical can work wonders to restore your mindset and motivation. It doesn’t help you or your customers if you work all the time and never take a break to recharge. Entrepreneur motivation requires time for new ideas, restoring energy, and creative thinking. I decided to take a break from my business in 2018. I took seven months off and hiked 1800 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It was both the most difficult and most amazing thing I’ve ever done.

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Big 4 Accounting Firms

Management Consulted

At some point, you’ve probably heard about the Big 4 accounting firms. Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, and KPMG are titans in the business world and each boast revenues in the billions. Altogether, they generated over $148 billion in revenue … Continue Reading.

Preparing for and managing through a downturn


As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their companies better weather the storm. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

You work for a retiring BVFLS icon. Now what?

Rod Burkert

What is the most favorite thing you do? What is the most profitable thing you do? Are they the same thing? You’ve been working for years alongside a well-known, well-respected BVFLS practitioner. Now they are looking to sell the practice and retire. Where does that leave you? Hey, what’s up!

6 Fit Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Tom Spencer

In my last blog post I wrote about how new grads can navigate interview season when they finally receive a consulting interview they’re excited about. You can find the full article here. After this post was published, students reached out to me asking for examples of ‘fit’ questions.

Being the Best vs. Your Personal Best

When you’re the best in the world at something, there’s nobody left to beat. If you’re Usain Bolt, you’re (literally) the fastest human being on earth and in all of history (world record holder for 100-meter dash). Who do you compete with? If you’re Michael Phelps and have more Olympic medals than anyone in history (by an enormous margin), who do you compete with?

Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG

Management Consulted

Bain & Company careers are different versus competitors BCG and McKinsey. Jenny Rae explains to us, not about Bain Case Interviews like in some of our other videos, but on culture. What it’s like to work for Bain & Company. … Continue Reading. The post Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG appeared first on Management Consulted.

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Start me up: Where mobility investments are going


Our latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares for the years to come. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

Martinka Consulting

“You have to get comfortable with the uncomfortable if you want to grow.” I heard this recently and it hit home. It reminded me of our Partner On-Call member who had a hard time picking up the phone, until he picked it up, and the call went great. Of course, he deliberated again for 15-20 minutes (his estimate of time) by staring at the phone before making another (successful) call.

Seven Surefire Ways To Kill Your Chances Of Scoring A TEDx Talk

Henry DeVries

TEDx talk invitations are lost, not won. TEDx speaker and TEDx speaking coach, Frank King, shares some surefire ways to kill your chances of landing an invite to deliver a TEDx talk


Why Case Interview Preparation is so Important

Consulting is a very competitive field, with most firms receiving tens of thousands of applicants each year. Regardless of one's natural intellect and career qualifications, I continue to be amazed by the number of emails I receive from people who put in only one or two days of preparation, got rejected and are surprised by the outcome.

3 Ways to Improve Your Cultural Fluency

Harvard Business

Be curious and open to learning a new way of managing. Cross-cultural management International business Leadership Digital Article

Short-term pain for long-term gain: The new CEO’s dilemma


CEOs who pivot to a longer view of health and performance make the right moves for their companies, though it’s sometimes their successors who reap the rewards. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

What’s in Your Bird Feeder (Your Marketing Plan)

Martinka Consulting

Birds are attracted to bird feeders. Customers need to be attracted to us by what we do marketing wise. Take a listen. The post What’s in Your Bird Feeder (Your Marketing Plan) appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Audio Podcast Increasing Value

What’s Up with My Employees?? Part 2

Gina Abudi

Read Part 1 of this client short story. When we left off with Sarah, she was going to do some research to understand what was going on. In this posting, we’ll share Sarah’s findings and next steps outlined with the organization. Sarah’s Findings. Sarah met with a number of employees from throughout the organization, [.]. The post What’s Up with My Employees?? Part 2 appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership client case study employee engagement organizational culture

BCG Potential Test

What is the BCG Potential Test and Why is it Used? BCG (Boston Consulting Group) potential test is an online test used in the first round of interviews. This test allows BCG to test candidates using the same test giving them a better comparison tool for evaluating candidate performance. What is the format of this Test? The format may be different in other offices, according to our readers these are some of the formats they have seen. My test had 53 questions in 50 minutes.

Who’s the Most Important Member of an NFL Franchise?

Harvard Business

Quarterback, coach, GM, or owner? Leadership Managing people Assessing performance Hiring Leading teams Talent management Sports Digital Article

Productivity transformation for US regional banks


Scale advantages are emerging for the largest US banks; their regional peers need to build highly efficient delivery models in order to compete. Insights on Financial Services

We Need More Heroes

Henman Performance Executive Blog

On April 9, 2019, America lost another hero, Lt. Richard Cole, the last of the eighty Doolittle Raiders. He was 103. At the age of twenty-six, Richard Cole did not set out to become a hero, but he did. In 1942 the very notion of an attempt by America–which was ill-prepared for any sort […]. The post We Need More Heroes appeared first on Henman Performance Group

On finding something to say

Seth Godin Blog

The throughline of the last twenty years of tech has been new ways to speak up and connect. We’ve built platforms for email, video, writing, short fiction, daily updates, chat, discussion, classes… But what if you don’t have anything to say? It’s difficult to find a tech solution for this problem.

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Understanding Diversity and Inclusion part 1

Leadership Vision Consulting

Today on the podcast, welre talking with Dr. Linda Schubring, about the important topic of Diversity and Inclusion.

The Legal and Ethical Implications of Using AI in Hiring

Harvard Business

What we risk when we ask machines to find the right person for the job. Hiring Technology Ethics Digital Article

The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide


Energy intensity is decreasing, renewables are gaining, and new efficiencies are on the way. Here’s how to build the resilience you need to navigate rapid change. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Preparing Tomorrow’s CX Workforce

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2018 was marked by a historically tight labor market that had employers scrambling to find enough qualified workers to maintain growth. While it’s difficult to predict how much longer this trend will continue, other questions emerge: Which industries are likely to remain understaffed?

The power (and risk) of charismatic ideas

Seth Godin Blog

Charisma is a magical power. It enables humans to hotwire connection and build bridges long before the facts on the ground are clear. Charisma creates rock stars, powerful scientists and con men, too. Misused, charisma is often the road to tragedy, because it causes us to suspend disbelief and follow a leader we should have been wary of.

3 Daily Actions That Set The Tone For Your Team – Video

Cheryl Cran

We at NextMapping get a lot of questions – when I present at conferences I ask the audience to text me questions. Many of the questions are about what to do today to be ready for the fast changing future. I get questions such as: How do we navigate compliance or regulatory issues while working […]. The post 3 Daily Actions That Set The Tone For Your Team – Video appeared first on NextMapping.