Working Across Cultural Boundaries – A Case Study – Part II

Gina Abudi

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. The First Team Meeting Read Part I for background information.

Case Study: Should You Rehire Someone Who Left for a Competitor?

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 abandoned you for more money and travel, without thinking twice about Green Horizon’s mission or your friendship. It was amazing how quickly gossip traveled in their business. He admitted they gave him a significant raise and promised the opportunity to travel.”


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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. Showing up in person afforded you better chances, and it was what enthusiasts typically opted for—even registering in events they probably wouldn’t compete in, just in case they couldn’t get a bib for the race they wanted—claiming the online madness was for mere amateurs.

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

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 and her team projected $200 million in annual cost savings; greater negotiating power with online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline; and the ability to boost both revenue, by cross-selling brands, and occupancy rates, by leveraging a larger reservations system. Tooga/Getty Images.

Analyzing the CDC’s Crisis Communication In U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Melissa Agnes

Yesterday evening it was announced that an American who had recently travelled to Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola and is under intensive care in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. CDC & @TexasDSHS confirm 1st #Ebola case diagnosed in US. US has a strong health care system & dedicated public health professionals to ensure TX #Ebola case can be limited. Case Studies Leadership in a Crisis

Launch of The Consulting Bible – your secret weapon in today’s economy

Management Consulted

From salaries to travel, from boutiques to MBB, I’ve helped people understand the job, write the perfect resumes , and ace the toughest interviews. Through hours on the phone, I share every secret that I know – telling them exactly what fit questions to expect, the difference between good and great case study responses, and the interview answer techniques that separate offerees from the rejects. Example questions that you can ask to sound smart for each case.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

I studied everything from the structure of their speeches, to their delivery, straight through to their choice of outfit. Combined with all the TED talks I studied, I felt I was ready to create my speech. From there, I took a look at some of the interesting case studies that inspire me and have proven to relate to past audiences. Melissa's Speaking and Travel FunEvery speaker dreams of taking the TED stage – or at least this speaker did!

5 Smart Strategies to De-Stress & Accelerate Any Career or Business Transition

Consulting Matters

Travel. Collect testimonials and case studies. "If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all." Anna Quindlen. Have you fallen out of love with your career (or has it fallen out of love with you?) There is nothing scarier for a high-achiever than to hit the top of their profession and wonder what it's all for.

New Technologies in the Insurance Landscape (Part 1 – Artificial Intelligence)

Tom Spencer

Industries such as travel, automotive, health and financial services, all of which are deeply tied to the insurance industry, have undergone significant disruptions of their own. Case Studies. Case Study 1: New market entrant Lemonade is already making waves in the home insurance sector with its Chatbot AI called Jim. Case Study 2: Another great example of the use of AI is Generali , one of the largest auto insurance companies in Italy.

From Internship To Full-Time Job: The Best Way Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

Working 80+ hours during stressful weeks, not being home (or having any notable social life) between Monday and Thursday, frequent travel, and a high-pressure work environment can really take a toll on some people. Once you have already started a full-time job though, it may be much more difficult to quit in case you realise that you do not enjoy the job or the lifestyle that comes with it.

Short blogging break plus thanks to readers

Management Consulted

Wanted to let people know that I’ll be taking a (very) short blogging break from today through Monday, as I am traveling and making it way home for the holidays. I offer a personalized consultation service – from re-writing your resume to simulated interviews/case studies to thorough Q&A. Thanks to all my readers. Your comments are very appreciated and I personally will respond to each one.

“Let me think about it” OR Why prospects don’t buy

Rod Burkert

In case you missed my last post: If you don’t have an assistant, guess what – YOU are the assistant! When I studied it, it really – and I mean REALLY – put me in my prospect’s shoes. Does our website provide case studies or testimonials? Maybe they don’t like that I live/work/travel in an RV.

London School of Economics Postgrad Talks About Life At Deloitte

Management Consulted

In undergrad I went to Warwick University to study economics, and I went to the London School of Economics for my postgrad. From conversations with him and hearing about life there in terms of what he was able to do, the travel and the work that he was doing with several different clients, I slowly became interested in consulting. At MBB, they were very, very case driven and very professional.

The Right Attitude for Case Interviews

Email: My success is really your success at case preparation. Preparation: - LOMS and McKinsey's Problem Solving Test for the case studies (four weeks). Personally, I found the best case interviews [ in LOMS ] to be the most helpful. Your case prep is clearly a winning formula. My first case interview was the weakest of the three cases. I am glad my case interview practice materials such as Look Over My Shoulder ® were useful to you.

Conversation with A.T. Kearney

Tom Spencer

Kearney’s travel model? Kearney: Consultants generally travel to their clients from Monday to Thursday, returning to their home office on Fridays. Kearney Consulting use the case interview in its recruitment process? Kearney: We are currently recruiting for candidates for our Case Challenge and Summer Internship. The case challenge day will be held on the 21st of August with the internship due to kick off in December and run through to February.

The Six-Minute Hypothesis Rule

Thanks a ton for all the help in case interview preparation through LOMS and the regular posts sharing others' interview experiences with all the leading firms. Kearney and BCG, all of which were primarily case interviews with some of them exploring a bit on the personals side. Also, it ensures that the subsequent questions I asked would hold a lot more meaning to the case in question. Understanding what you're supposed to do in a case interview is relatively easy.

7 secrets for presenting to prospects you want to turn into clients

Rod Burkert

My story is how I started traveling in the RV. 6 – Offer one or two case studies. Greetings from the City of Brotherly Love. The RV is parked just outside of Philadelphia where we will be visiting friends, family (my mom turns 94 this month), and neighborhoods we ran in. And eating soft pretzels. Our last conversation about working for a retiring BVFLS icon got some traction from quite a few of you. One reader wrote back, “We should always be planning for our next position.”

A.T. Kearney Interview & Culture

Management Consulted

1997 – First Global Prize, an annual business school case study competition for potential recruits, awarded. Transportation & Travel. Summer Associates are given the opportunity to travel as they will be stationed both at client sites and in the office. You have to be prepared for Sunday – Friday travel, which is the flip-side of client exposure – you get to meet and collaborate with the client, but you are NEVER at home.

64 Proven Ways Consultants Can Generate Leads Online (Consulting Lead Generation)

Tsavo Neal

According to Hinge Research’s High Growth Study, the most effective marketing methods for consulting firms are… (Click on the links to be taken to the section of the article with the specific lead-generating tactics for each). Case studies. What’s great about speaking at a web conference is that you don’t have to travel — and neither does your audience. Case Studies. Further Reading: Consultant Case Study Template.

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Making Kindness a Core Tenet of Your Company

Harvard Business

Consider one instructive case study. As Hynekamp and his team traveled across the country, they discovered that “pride in the brand was not quite as strong as we thought, the level of engagement with the work not as deep as we thought.” The participants took photos, made videos, and in one case, even wrote a rap song, to chronicle their 48 hours. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images.

From Actress to BCG Consultant – Tips on How to Successfully Prepare for a BCG Case Interview

I recently received this success story from an actress (now a BCG consultant), and thought you would find her suggestions and tips on case interview prep useful. Your optimism and honesty made for a brilliant way to start the day and - whether or not the day heralded case-practice, rehearsal, or teaching - it kept me focused on my end goal. I'll be traveling, learning, and most importantly I've finally found a way to work towards running a company that employs artists.

McKinsey International Offers

Out of the two case interviews , I aced one and failed the other, so I did not get an offer. For the McKinsey interview I had plenty of time to prepare, so I ended up listening to the LOMS twice, and practiced about 30 different cases with some friends. I was told I did pretty good in all three case interviews but they did not like my "leadership stories" so they would not be extending me an offer. They sent me a written case first.

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

I was studying billiards. People are willing to travel for expertise, but they’re not willing to travel to hire a consultant from the other side of the world or the other part of the continent if they can get the same thing down the street. I probably could have doubled that number and reduce the amount of work if travel were easier for me.

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IBM Consulting Interviews: Navigating the IBM GBS Maze

Management Consulted

Travel and Transportation. Travel to client locations are required. 1-2 rounds of 3 1:1 interviews, with at least 2 key fit/experience questions and 1 shorter case question by each interviewer. The cases are generally simple, open-ended “The client does X. Example IBM Case Study question: Company X sells hardware, software and services. IBM GBS Case Interview Questions and Answers. IBM Global Business Services (GBS).

Student consulting – it does more than deliver

Tom Spencer

This was definitely the case for me. Some of the more competitive student consultancies have formal application processes, including a cover letter and case study interview, which mimics the application process of professional consulting firms. This includes working over an extended period of time on larger projects, travelling to and from sites and working more closely with clients to solve the problem.

Conversation with 2020 Delivery

Tom Spencer

Tom: What is 2020 Delivery’s travel model? When we work with clients further afield we do travel to them, but most consultants are not away for multiple nights each week. The format is likely to vary but would typically involve: Two case study interviews in each round: the first round interviews are typically conducted by consultants and the second round interviews by members of the executive team; A presentation; and.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: is it just me.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Maybe you hope to find cheap airfare in the local newspaper's travel section. Finding the cheapest plane tickets is difficult because travel agents and Internet websites use the central reservation systems that are updated periodically throughout the day. Since the drug was approved in 1959 there have been almost no clinical studies performed. The most recent study was in 1990 which combined phentermine with fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine and became known as Fen-Phen.[citation

Inside the Minds of Your Prospects: 37 Critical Digital Marketing Statistics for Consultants

Tsavo Neal

Source: Hinge Research 2017 High Growth Study. They come for the content or the service, like booking air travel. A professional design makes reading all of your content — publications, posts, case studies, etc — easier to read and more enjoyable. Source: Small Business B2B Call to Action Study. Source: Small Business B2B Call to Action Study. Source: Small Business B2B Call to Action Study.

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From STEM PhD to Federal Consulting: An Interview with Josh

Management Consulted

This provided me with a steady income, a flexible schedule to travel and train and also helped me tap into my “inner entrepreneur” (I have started three businesses since this experience). It was one of the first studies conducted on the newer, lightweight snowshoes and was cited in over 100 lay journals. Once I received my MS, I was offered a similar teaching fellowship to study for my PhD and I figured, why not?

OC&C Strategy Consultants Interview and Culture

Management Consulted

Expect to travel to the client location on an as-needed basis; regardless, Fridays are usually spent in your home office. OC&C Strategy usually screen their applicants with either standard verbal reasoning and math skills SHL online tests (if your application is online) or two basic cases, fit questions and a 45 minute quant test to ascertain your math and critical thinking skills (campus recruitment). You will encounter both fit and case questions during this round.

UK 2014 Consulting Bootcamp Tour Recap

Management Consulted

It’s good to travel with an ex-consultant! The team draw on their vast experience to deliver a unique take on how to excel at the interviews, with an emphasis on tackling a variety of case study scenarios. The case cracking session was most insightful. I have read a number of cases before but never actually practiced out loud. “I was very pleased to welcome Jenny Rae to Manchester Business School to conduct a full day Bootcamp on case cracking.

Experienced Hire from Harvard breaks in to Healthcare Consulting (Part 1)

Management Consulted

I’ve been organizing my resume, and I’ve been doing a lot of practice cases. Even though I’ve been studying since November, even though I’ve been to a BCG final-round interview, I still could get some constructive feedback. There’s always areas to tweak and to improve, whether they want me to hash out my story more in the behavioral portion, which is some feedback that I got from Putnam, or whether the improvement be more on the case end.

Why Public Health Organizations Should Partner with Academic Institutes - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM QATAR FOUNDATION

Harvard Business

research study , which observed that 30–40 percent of patients in the United States “do not receive care complying with current research evidence.” A case study for what such collaboration can look like is the healthcare sector in Qatar. In October, Sidra performed the country’s first separation surgery of conjoined twins, paving the way for complex pediatric surgeries and eliminating the local need to travel abroad for rare and complex conditions.

Too Much Team Harmony Can Kill Creativity

Harvard Business

Consistent with these famous case studies, scientific research shows that creativity and innovation can be enhanced by reducing team harmony. For instance, a recent study of 100 product development teams found that two common disruptors of team harmony, namely diversity and task uncertainty, were positively associated with creative performance. For example, a NASA study found that teams with a shared working history made half as many errors as newly formed teams.

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What to Say and Do When Your Employee Has Another Job Offer

Harvard Business

Although you might be tempted to counter-offer, Fernández-Aráoz advises against it because in most cases it can “backfire.” Case study #1: Find out exactly why. ” Case study #2: Address concerns if you can. The only issue for him was the frequency and distance of travel,” Ronald explains. Case study #3: Resist the counteroffer.

The Goldilocks Theory of Product Success

Harvard Business

Consider the following examples: In the late 1800s, gasoline-powered vehicles promised to revolutionize transportation, allowing people to travel further, faster and more safely. There are case studies in other sectors too: Just look at Chobani. While the success of companies such as Apple is often attributed to them “thinking differently,” different ideas just as often fail. Remember the Segway, the Newton, or Google Glass?

What to Do When a Personal Crisis Is Hurting Your Professional Life

Harvard Business

Dutton agrees, noting that, in some cases, “it can be dangerous to disclose your situation.” “If the situation is interfering with your ability to complete your job, it’s likely that your coworkers may already realize something is amiss, and in that case you are better off letting them in on what is going on,” Hardin explains. Case Study #1: Reassure coworkers and maintain boundaries. ” Case Study #2: Ask for what you need.

How to Apply for a Job You’re Overqualified For

Harvard Business

But don’t assume your impressive résumé will guarantee you an offer, says Berrin Erdogan, a professor of management at Portland State University and the lead author of a recent study on the subject. Erdogan suggests saying something along the lines of, “I’d like to be in a job with more predictability and reduced travel.” ” In this instance, it’s helpful to ask a reference to state your case. ia_64/iStock.

How to Evaluate, Accept, Reject, or Negotiate a Job Offer

Harvard Business

” That may indeed be the case, but it’s not the message you want to send to your would-be manager. Do I want lots of international travel — or no travel at all? Case Study #1: Do due diligence on salary considerations and be open to making trade-offs. Case Study # 2: Prioritize what’s important to you and formulate an approach. Congratulations! You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not.

How to Make a Great First Impression

Harvard Business

” It could be a new assignment at work, upcoming travel, or a new product lineup. Case Study #1: Do your homework on who you’re meeting and engage the person as a human. Case Study #2: Know what you’re good at and prepare a list of talking points. The saying “You only have one chance to make a first impression” holds true in many situations, from job interviews to sales calls.