Benefits 101: Health Insurance Definitions Every Employee Needs to Know

Consultants Mind

If your employees are confused by health insurance terminology, here are some common terms and definitions to help them better understand their health insurance policy. The post Benefits 101: Health Insurance Definitions Every Employee Needs to Know appeared first on Stratus.hr®. Providing a great benefits package is critical to being a competitive employer. But if employees are confused by the terminology, they may not recognize just how great their benefits package is.

A practical definition of reputation

Seth Godin Blog

Reputation is what people expect us to do next. It''s their expectation of the quality and character of the next thing we produce or say or do. We control our actions (even when it feels like we don''t) and our actions over time (especially when we think no one is looking) earn our reputation

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A Definitive Guide to the Brexit Negotiations

Harvard Business

This is in part because there are limitations to doing a truly comprehensive or definitive analysis in a situation where all of the facts are not in the public domain.

Research: When Boards Broaden Their Definition of Diversity, Women and People of Color Lose Out

Harvard Business

In many corners, the traditional definition, focused on demographic diversity, has been eclipsed by a new concept centered on experiential or cognitive differences. FotografiaBasica/Getty Images. Over the last several years, competing notions of “diversity” have emerged.

New GDP Definitions: Solid, Liquid, Gas

MishTalk

The Advance GDP reading (first estimate) of third quarter GDP comes out tomorrow. Here’s a recap of six GDP estimates plus a bonus opinion as to what constitutes “solid” GDP growth. more…). Economics

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Trump’s Useless Proclamation Plus a New Definition of “Always”

MishTalk

Today I award President Trump the blue ribbon for useless proclamations. The award is for his statement “ My Plan now is to let Obamacare Fail. ” (more…). Economics

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Another Definition of Deflation: Antal Fekete Defines Deflation as a "Pathological Slowing in the Velocity of Money"

MishTalk

The simple definition V = GDP/M where V is velocity, M is money supply, and GDP is Gross Domestic Product. I prefer the definition of deflation as a pathological slowing in the velocity of money. However, I disagree with his definition of deflation based on velocity.

Kurdistan Leader Calls for "Self-Determination"; Kurds Sell Oil to Israel; Kerry's New Definition of "Intervention"

MishTalk

Something Short of Intervention Please note the new definition of intervention requires sending combat troops. Iraqi Kurdistan leader Massoud Barzani says '' the time is here '' for self-determination. Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani gave his strongest-ever indication on Monday that his region would seek formal independence from the rest of Iraq. Iraq is obviously falling apart,” he told CNN''s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview.

GM Says “Market is Definitely Slowing” Lowers Outlook for Vehicle Sales

MishTalk

Reuters reports GM Lowers Outlook for U.S. 2017 New Vehicle Sales , but not by enough in my estimation. more…). Economics

“Idiosyncratic and Transitory Factors” Holding Down Inflation: New Definition of Transitory

MishTalk

The latest Personal Incomes and Outlays report showed that the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index was only up 1.4% from the same quarter a year ago. Excluding food and energy, the PCE was up 1.5%. Yesterday, I made this sure-fire prediction: “Consumers like falling prices but the Fed sure doesn’t. Expect to hear more ‘ transitory ‘ comments from Janet Yellen.”

A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change - Free.

Consulting and Organizational Management

A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change By Jim Smith on May 27, 2010. See the model, “Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change.” One response to “A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change” Tweets that mention A Definition and Implementation of Organizational Change | Consulting and Organizational Development -- Topsy.com May 27, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink. [.] Library. Translate This. Home.

Companies That Do Right by Their Workers Start by Elevating Their Definition of Success

Harvard Business

With unemployment at record lows, yet inequality at record highs, this feels like a time for CEOs to think bigger—not just to raise wages, but to elevate their definition of success about how their companies can win big in the marketplace and afford employees a greater sense of security and participation in the workplace, how they can generate wealth and share that wealth with everyone who has a hand in its creation. Evening Standard/Stringer/Hayon Thapaliya/Getty Images.

Do you have assets?

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy Economics assets consulting definitions finance Management Consulting perspective strategy(Source: Flickr ). When can you consider something that you have to be an asset?

Do you have assets?

Tom Spencer

Business Strategy Economics assets consulting definitions finance Management Consulting perspective strategy(Source: Flickr ). When can you consider something that you have to be an asset?

What Different Strengths Pairings Sound Like

Leadership Vision Consulting

Strengths Stregths Strengths Pairings Theme Definitions ThemesSometimes at Leadership Vision, we play an informal game of Strengths pairings. Basically, we mash up two of the names of our Themes of Strengths to explain how they work together. We know that Strengths do not work alone. We never go one at a time with our Strengths. Rather, we try to tell a story and challenge people to see how pairs and combinations of Strengths can be discussed.

Tears in the Rain: From Architecture to Marketecture?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

But we're talking business and consulting here, so it's definitely the dumb side all around! I've been a little quiet lately because I've shifted my focus a bit. New firm, new focus. AKA different day, same old s**t.

Grit matters more than talent

Consultants Mind

Clearly, people with grit are going to be more successful – because by definition, they are not giving up. Grit is a casual word which means “resolve” in English. Endurance with a mission. Doing something difficult and not giving up . It is the opposite of complacency or indecision. That said, how important is it? Is it more important that… Read More » The post Grit matters more than talent appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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The Perils of Internal Disruption (Part 2)

Markovitz Consulting

If something is “disruptive,” then it must by definition be good. “Disruption” has become another business buzzword that obviates the need for prudent, careful thought and consideration. 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.

The Perils of Internal Disruption (Part 1)

Markovitz Consulting

If something is “disruptive,” then it must by definition be good. “Disruption” has become another business buzzword that obviates the need for prudent, careful thought and consideration. 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.

60+ Quotations: Aristotle, Thoreau, Nike, Einstein, Ford

Consultants Mind

The bucketing is approximate, and definitely not MECE. Huge fan of quotations. Whatever you are thinking, its probably been said by a famous person – more succinctly, more eloquently. Here are some of my favorites. We are what we repeatedly do All great achievements require time. – Maya Angelou Routine, in an intelligent man, is […]. The post 60+ Quotations: Aristotle, Thoreau, Nike, Einstein, Ford appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Quotes

Economist – November 2018

Consultants Mind

No, it’s British, definitely libertarian, and measured. Read the Economist. Full stop. It’s well-written, free-market, slow-news, and entirely useful. If you pick up a copy from 6 months ago, it’s still relevant because they talk about trends, and key drivers. Not the day-to-day gyrations of public opinion, demagoguery, and lizard-brain stories about violence. Like I […]. The post Economist – November 2018 appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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What is RACI?

Consultants Mind

This is a tool consultants use on any project which requires clear definition of roles and more communication on a new process. When you have more than a handful of people involved, it’s very easy to get confused and make incorrect assumptions … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Consulting Tools Management consulting

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Why a Direct Sourcing Strategy Should be a Part of Your Hiring Process for External Talent

MBO Partners

Direct sourcing definition, benefits, and how to implement an effective solution for your organization

McKinsey Quarterly: The perils of bad strategy

Consultants Mind

Bad strategy definitely exists. Like anything valuable, good strategy is rare. Richard Rumelt, UCLA professor, outlines 4 common ways that companies often fool themselves into a bad strategy in a McKinsey Quarterly article here. Based on his book Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters (2011) (affiliate link).

[QUICK WIN] Power Networking for Consultants

Consulting Matters

My article on "How to Turn Your Strengths into Consulting Success" will definitely get you started. I am confident that you get how important networking is to your marketing system. You know that its an essential way for you to regularly meet and impress your future clients.

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Book Review: Four Types of Problems

Markovitz Consulting

Gap-from-standard problems are rampant in most organizations, and they require the discipline of definition and root-cause analysis to solve and ensure stable operations. The title of Art Smalley’s new book, Four Types of Problems , is misleading. It doesn’t actually address four types of problems. Rather, it covers four types of problem solving. In that regards, it’s an excellent reference book that belongs on every bookshelf.

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The life of a project: Up, up, down, down

Consultants Mind

As someone commented on the last post (hat tip: DS), there are definitely low points on any project. Projects have ups / downs. As Seth Godin is apt to mention (paraphrase), if the work is worth doing, it will be hard and there will be dips. Who likes doing easy work? As I tell my… Read More » The post The life of a project: Up, up, down, down appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Fun life of a project project project lifecycle

Why Distinctive Customer Targeting Is a Smart Strategy

Strategy+Business

Don't underestimate the power of choosing a unique definition of the customers your company will serve

[QUICK WIN] 5 Ways to Make the Most of Networking Events

Consulting Matters

My article on "How to Turn Your Strengths into Consulting Success" will definitely get you started. I am confident that you get how important networking is to your marketing system. You know that its an essential way for you to regularly meet and impress your future clients.

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What To Do If Your Client Doesn't Pay

Successful Independent Consulting

This blog is practical advice, definitely not legal advice. It was bound to happen. After 15 years and hundreds of contracts, I finally had a client that didn’t pay, and didn’t pay, and didn’t pay. For six months there was one lame update after another. “We’re

Thinking about becoming a consultant? You’ll need to get used to being outside your comfort zone

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Definitely. If you’re someone who needs to feel like you are totally on top of absolutely everything before you get started, then you are definitely going to be outside your comfort zone. Now that you’re a consultant, a deadline is most definitely a deadline. We all remember starting a new job.

Selling to Government: Understand the basic rules of engagement

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Public sector consultants are definitely in demand. I’ve been successfully consulting to the government sector for eighteen years now, but there are definitely a few things I wish I’d known at the start that would have helped to kick-start my business. But too often those who’re just starting out as consultants find it difficult to navigate the system and get their foot in the door.

Website or No Website? Answers and Help for Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

As a self-employed consultant do you really need a website? I’m asked this a lot, particularly if a consultant gets most business from referrals or they contract through agencies or boutique firms.

Overcoming the fear of marketing yourself

Jacq Hackett Consulting

When you’ve spent your career primarily within the public sector, moving to the private sector can mean getting outside your comfort zone – and for many of us, selling our services is definitely falls into that category. When you first start out as a consultant the prospect of having to sell your services can be daunting.

Shift Your Perspective to Make Business Development Easier

Successful Independent Consulting

Read any definition of business development and you won’t find the word sales. Most consultants I know struggle with business development, and it’s a top concern among those thinking about going independent. “

Don’t bring your writing style with you

Jacq Hackett Consulting

In case you are in any doubt, here’s Wikipedia’s definition of weasel words. There’s a lot of writing to be done as a consultant – it’s a core consulting skill. There are proposals, issues papers, interview guides, strategies, background briefings, guidelines. And a key deliverable of almost every project is a final report.

Why investors are flooding private markets

McKinsey

As investors and asset managers shift away from weakened public markets, private markets are seeing immense growth, which, in turn, is changing the very definition of “performance.”. Our Insights

Five strategies to hone your project management skills

Jacq Hackett Consulting

If your proposal is vague, or non-specific, what’s in and out can be open to interpretation, and this is something you definitely want to avoid. But this is so important – while you are definitely responsible for overall delivery of the project, you are working in partnership with the client, and in every project, there will be responsibilities and deliverables at the client’s end that the project is reliant on.

Andrew Rose: Consumer conditioning

McKinsey

The president and CEO of US-based auto insurance website Compare.com talks about consumer expectations, the coming of virtual agents, and the changing definition of insurance.

Should You Travel to a Prospect on Your Own Dime?

David A Fields

They’re halfway across the country, so travel expenses would definitely be involved. A consultant called me yesterday with this question: A prospect called me out of the blue (hooray!) and what they need is exactly in my sweet spot and would be a decent size project (mid five-figures).

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