Case Study: An Office Romance Gone Wrong

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. He claimed he was busy with work, but it was the middle of the quarter, and no big management or board meetings were on the docket.

Helping Too Quiet Employees: A Case Study

Gina Abudi

He knew she had much to share and was very knowledgeable; but she was always quiet in team meetings. In fact, during the last team meeting when a problem was being discussed, and Jack knew that Mary had a few great ideas to solve it, she [.]. The post Helping Too Quiet Employees: A Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. Jack was concerned about Mary, one of his employees.

Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part 2

Gina Abudi

Talking with the Marketing Group and Developing the Communication Plan Read Part 1 of the case study. The day of the meeting with the marketing group arrived. The post Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part 2 appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management communication plan engaging stakeholders managing stakeholders project communications project leadership stakeholder meeting

Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part 3

Gina Abudi

Feedback from the Marketing Group Read Part 1 and Part 2 of the case study. The post Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part 3 appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management communication plan engaging stakeholders managing stakeholders project leadership stakeholder feedback stakeholder meeting The project launched and was certainly successful from the perspective of coming in on time and within budget.

Case Study: Is Holacracy for Us?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. But Rogier thought it was the key to boosting engagement and performance, and he had hinted that he might use Contect’s 2017 annual all-employee meeting—his chance to announce new goals and celebrate the previous year’s accomplishments—to roll out the change.

Managing the Complaining Employee: A Case Study

Gina Abudi

Whether it was the time of the weekly team meeting, a customer on the phone, or that someone else in the group wasn’t working as hard as [.]. The post Managing the Complaining Employee: A Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. There is always one in the group – and Sarah had him in hers! Alex was really good at his job, but he was constantly complaining about something.

Case Study: Should a Direct-to-Consumer Company Start Selling on Amazon?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. In the meetings with Gideon it feels like you’ve been holding something back. sudo takeshi/Getty Images.

Case Study: Resolving Serious Conflict between Team Members

Gina Abudi

The last team meeting was a disaster with four members of the team sitting on one side of the table and the other four on the other side. The post Case Study: Resolving Serious Conflict between Team Members appeared first on Gina Abudi. Background: The members of your project team are in serious conflict. They have split into two camps. You could feel the tension in the air. You ended [.].

Case Study: Should an Algorithm Tell You Who to Promote?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. Meeting Ed Yu. Molly’s “Interview” Setting Molly’s interview up for the same day as Ed’s seemed like a great idea when she’d suggested it to Christine and, given the noon time-slot, it had been only natural to meet at their usual lunch spot near the office.

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part I

Gina Abudi

The post Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part I appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management cultural boundaries diversity kick off meeting managing projects project kick off project leadership team meeting virtual team leadership Getting Everyone to Work Together – One Project Manager’s Challenge Michael was managing his first virtual project team. There were 12 people on the core project team.

Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part I

Gina Abudi

During a PMO meeting, one of [.]. The post Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part I appeared first on Gina Abudi. Alex was about to undertake a project in the organization that impacted the marketing department. It was not a large initiative at all and was only expected to last 2 – 3 months in duration. The initiative was to update an internal portal used by marketing for managing campaigns.

Case Study: When Two Leaders on the Senior Team Hate Each Other

Harvard Business

Lance Best, the CEO of Barker Sports Apparel, was meeting with Nina Kelk, the company’s general counsel, who also oversaw human resources. Later that afternoon, at the end of a regular meeting with the finance team, Lance asked Damon to stay behind. kuritafsheen/Getty Images.

Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II

Gina Abudi

The First Team Meeting Read Part I for background information. After the agenda went out for the team meeting, we asked team members to begin to make travel arrangements to ensure arrival prior to the dinner (during the cocktail hour.) The post Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Case Study: Can You Fix a Toxic Culture Without Firing People?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. She recounted her meeting with Marshall. Illustration by James Yang.

Case Study: How Would You Save This Farm?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. Pete’s three sisters and two brothers would arrive in an hour for the regularly scheduled board meeting. The Meeting.

Case Study: Follow Dubious Orders or Speak Up?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. Thank you so much for meeting me on the weekend.” At first, Susan Kim wasn’t sure whether she’d heard her new manager correctly. The phone line was relatively clear for a call between San Francisco and Seoul, but she still asked Sukbin Moon to repeat himself.

Problems on the Team: A Mini Case Study – Part I

Gina Abudi

I need to get control of our virtual team meetings! The members of your team have great ideas and are engaged, but every single one of your virtual teams meetings is out of control. Team Building Leadership leading teams Project Management project teams team leadership team meetings team problems Team members are always interrupting each other’s ideas to shout out their own. No one bothers to build on any one’s [.].

Problems on the Team: A Mini Case Study – Part II

Gina Abudi

I need to get control of our virtual team meetings! Likely, the following are issues for this team: Lack of meeting skills No meeting processes in place No team norms The team leader is not intervening and effectively facilitating meetings to follow agendas (additionally, agendas [.]. Team Building eam leadership Leadership leading teams Project Management project teams team meetings team problems Read Part I for background information. What is going on?

Case Study: Moving Resisters of Change to Change Champions – Part 2

Gina Abudi

Changing the Minds of Employees in Finance Read Part I of the case study. The second meeting with the group was well attended, everyone made time on their calendar and attended the meeting. The post Case Study: Moving Resisters of Change to Change Champions – Part 2 appeared first on Gina Abudi. This was a good sign! We knew we still had a few resisters, but we also knew that they were interested enough [.].

Case Study: Are Our Customer Liaisons Helping or Hurting?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. Dr. Patel explained how the PCE assigned to one of his more complicated cases—a patient who had bypass surgery and needed a pacemaker—had caused the patient’s family to lose trust in him. It took several meetings to convince them that he didn’t know what he was talking about.”

Case Study: When You’re Successful, Stretched Too Thin, and Indispensable

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. But she wanted to leave right then and there, write the pilot, schedule the meeting, make the pitch. Marion Barraud for HBR. Carla was killing off her leading man. And it felt good—but not perfect.

Case Study: Should You Adjust Your Business Model for a Major Customer?

Harvard Business

Editor’s Note: This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. And he’d seen and heard about similar cases of misuse elsewhere. “There’s another one!”

Case Study: A Luxury Brand Competes Against a Flashy New Rival

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study, based on the HKUST Thompson Center for Business Cases case study “Baume et Mercier: Battling Giants for China’s Luxury Consumer,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of HBR, along with commentary from experts and readers. The following afternoon, Song was back at the Shanguang store, meeting with the retailer’s CEO, Li Gui Ying. And then I’m meeting with Rolf.”

Case Study: Can This Japanese Snack Food Company Break into the U.S. Market?

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. Now he wasn’t so sure that would be the case. Riku and Rebecca had secured a coveted face-to-face meeting with him at the grocery chain’s headquarters. Then I could make a case to my boss.” HBR Staff/Arata Photography/Getty Images. “Cheetos! Please Cheetos!”

Problems with the Team Leader: A Mini Case Study – Part II

Gina Abudi

First, prior to a meeting, he may want to review the background of the team leader. Read Part I for background information. What should the project sponsor do to fix the issues the team is having with the team leader? The project sponsor needs to intervene quickly to change this situation. How much experience does [.]. Team Building effective leadership leading teams problem leaders project sponsor team leadership

Case Study: Should a Hotel Giant Eliminate Some Brands and Refocus?

Harvard Business

His flight was leaving first thing in the morning for Carmel, where he would meet his newly expanded executive team for an offsite to discuss the company’s portfolio strategy. Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. He needed to streamline his wardrobe to attend a meeting where he would work out how to do the same with Otto’s brands.

Case Study: When You Have to Choose Between Core and New Customers

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. During her first weeks on the job, Danny had encouraged her to go on a “listening tour,” meeting with MMC staff and athletes, and she quickly learned that the race registration process was a huge pain point, frustrating both diehards and people keen to try a Mendoza Marathon for the first time.

5 Steps To Securing a Consulting Internship

Tom Spencer

Nothing tells you more about a firm than meeting the people who work there – the notion of a ‘company culture’ may sound like a cliché at first, but it genuinely provides insight. Get comfortable with case studies and develop your own style.

Using The “Seeding” And “Facilitating” Approach In Management Meetings And Consulting Engagements

Steve Shu Consulting

One technique that I tend to use a lot in management meetings and consulting engagements involves the use of two slide types. Research can take the form of best practices, case studies, academic solutions, etc.

Consultant Ninja: I just get so scared, scared of being a nobody.

Consultant Ninja

His case study example is flat out wrong, but I dont need to pick on him about it. I am suffering a bitter week, since I have an all-day meeting on Friday at the client site, which, due to the location, requires me to take a Friday night red-eye flight home. Oh, and guess who gets to fly out on Sunday night to the client for a Monday morning meeting? Perhaps he lacked the proper case-study? skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja.

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

Management Consulted

It showed me the “benchmark” that I need to meet in order to be successful in business. Given that experience (and the experience inside McKinsey helping recruit new employees and seeing how the hiring process worked), I decided to start this blog to share the knowledge accumulated – and am looking forward to meeting others on a similar journey. In future weeks, I plan to release case studies, interview guides, and the like.

The Top 7 Pre-Call Sales Planning Meeting Questions

LSA Global

Pre-Call Sales Planning Meeting Questions Matter. Because sales reps who prepare by knowing the answers to critical pre-call sales planning meeting questions are more likely to add value, handle objections and secure the next steps required to move the sale forward. According to Forester Research , executive buyers report that less than 25% of salespeople meet their expectations, create value or get agreement for a next step during their sales meetings.

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Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

Harvard Business

Upon entering a meeting, she recommends, do “a quick scan of the individuals,” noting “who’s next to whom, who’s smiling, who’s not, who’s standing, who’s sitting, and how much space is between people.” When you’re in one-on-one conversations, you might say something like, “In the meeting I saw you furrow your brow when discussion turned to the xyz project — how do you feel about it?”

One of the Best Ways to Market Yourself as a New Consultant

Steve Shu Consulting

This type of marketing can be viewed through the lens of “networking by helping someone” (in contrast to networking and just meeting lots of people). Once you have successful clients, you can then refer to the general experiences as case studies (often anonymized, but not always).

Eight tips on preparing for a big presentation

Consultants' Consultant

Get yourself a few good stories or case studies from clients, suppliers or from your own life. Consulting Well Articles by Cindy Tonkin Manage yourself Presentations and meetingsConsultants Consultant: So if you’re preparing for a big presentation here are 8 things that will help you be better. Let me know if they help you! Make sure your powerpoint deck is prepared well in advance.

Common Challenges in Virtual Team Leadership

Gina Abudi

Three Mini Case Studies Read the mini case studies and learn some ways to best handle the situation. Mini Case Study 1: You are leading a team meeting. You and several other members are in one main location and two other people are calling in from separate remote locations. The current topic of discussion is [.]. The post Common Challenges in Virtual Team Leadership appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Getting Input From Others – Part II

Gina Abudi

A Mini Case Study Read Part I of this mini case study for the first part of the story. As you’ll recall, Jane received 2 out of 12 responses to her request to meet to discuss the processes around engaging clients. She has scheduled time with the 2 respondents. The other 10 individuals have not [.]. The post Getting Input From Others – Part II appeared first on Gina Abudi.