For Independent Consultants, Business Development = Relationship Development

Successful Independent Consulting

The biggest stressor for self-employed management consultants is business development: how to cultivate meaningful regular work. Instead of thinking of how companies or consulting firms typically handle business development, use an approach more like how we work as individuals and soloprenuers. Whenever you think about business development, change the words to “relationship development.” Money and Taxes Business Development

Developing next-generation leaders

Brimstone Consulting

How a health services organization developed next-generation leaders, increased employee engagement scores, and increased employee enablement. A leading health services organization identified leadership development as one of its biggest challenges. CASE STUDY.

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Business Development and Networking During a Pandemic Lockdown

Successful Independent Consulting

The #1 FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) among independent consultants involves business development. How can I develop a steady pipeline of leads? For self-employed professionals, business development equals relationship development.

Client Development for Consultants: How to Grow & Keep Clients

Consulting Success

Client development is what you do to develop clients — one of the most important practices of any consulting business. Right now, in the middle of a pandemic, client development can be tough.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Mastering The Fundamentals Of Consulting Business Development With Jim Barnish Jr.: Podcast #143

Consulting Success

Mastering The Fundamentals Of Consulting Business Development With Jim Barnish Jr.: Consulting Success Podcast Business Development Fundamentals Consulting Business Development Growth Stage Businesses Hiring Your Team Mitigating Risks Structuring Deals

3 Steps to Develop Big, New Ideas for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

The post 3 Steps to Develop Big, New Ideas for Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A. How do you consistently create powerful ideas that stimulate every aspect of your consulting firm? Below, we’ll explore one, straightforward, reliable approach.

Step-By-Step Business Development For Consultants With Tom McMakin: Podcast #179

Consulting Success

If you’re a consulting firm and you want to know the hows of business development and expansion, then this episode is for you. Step-By-Step Business Development For Consultants With Tom McMakin: Podcast #179 is a post from: Consulting Success.

Developing Yourself As A Leader

Brimstone Consulting

Leadership Development Lessons from Great Leaders. The post Developing Yourself As A Leader appeared first on Brimstone Consulting LLC. Leadership Change Strategy executive coaching Organizational Alignment leadership development Core 4 leadership team alignment

Shift Your Perspective to Make Business Development Easier

Successful Independent Consulting

Most consultants I know struggle with business development, and it’s a top concern among those thinking about going independent. “ Most of us never had sales training so this concern is understandable, but reframing how we think about business development can turn concern into action. Read any definition of business development and you won’t find the word sales. If you shift your perspective about finding more work, business development will be a lot easier.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Develop the Stars

Alan Weiss

The mistake most organizations make with their investments is in desperately trying to develop all performers to perform at the top levels.

Customer development

Seth Godin Blog

Organizations grow when they develop a base of customers. Companies find profits, non-profits serve their cause, political ideas become movements for just one reason: they develop a group of people who are changed by what they do. ’ is the actual hard work of developing customers.

How to Align Executive Development with Organizational Values

Consulting Matters

Coaches Don Knagge and Rachelle Stone get to dive into the actual frameworks I used to lead organizations and executives through the executive development process. Don Knagge is currently in the executive development process with a client. Be clear about who you are trying to develop.

Reviving the art of apprenticeship to unlock continuous skill development

McKinsey & Company

Postpandemic skill gaps need filling, and formal learning alone won’t do the trick. Scaling the lost art of one-on-one learning can make the difference. Insights on People and Organizational Performance Talent

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

The Connection – Development Process

The Fearless Marketer

Next, you need to DEVELOP those ideas, insights, resources, and connections into something useful. Connect – Develop – Re-Connect – Re-Develop. And nothing new gets developed. But we can also fall into the “development trap.” Developing a new service.

How to Develop a Flourishing Network as a Consultant with Aga Bajer #184

Consulting Success

How to Develop a Flourishing Network as a Consultant with Aga Bajer #184 is a post from: Consulting Success. Starting your own consulting business can be challenging, but the decision to leave your job and try to make it on your own is always a process.

Five top tips for planning your team’s development

The Management Centre

Development enables your team members to grow in their role, to feel stretched and supported, and to stay motivated and engaged. Indeed, one of the main reasons people cite when leaving an organisation is the need for more development [1]. Identify development areas.

Developing a picture

Seth Godin Blog

Developing today has a totally different meaning. Software, careers, our culture–we develop them daily, adding a little bit at a time, toward the future we seek to create That used to involve putting film or paper into a chemical bath.

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3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

How To Develop Your Business Communication Skills & Become A Better Leader With Deborah Riegel: Podcast #166

Consulting Success

How To Develop Your Business Communication Skills & Become A Better Leader With Deborah Riegel: Podcast #166 is a post from: Consulting Success. Good business communication skills are essential for any leader in any organization.

Business Development Lessons From The Big Consulting Firms with Chris Spurvey: Podcast #87

Consulting Success

Typically, the amount of experience is not enough if you don’t get the value of business development. Business Development Lessons From The Big Consulting Firms with Chris Spurvey: Podcast #87 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast business development consistency consulting firms growth mindset revenue growth sales growth consultingOne of the most prominent struggles consultants and independent entrepreneurs face is to sell themselves.

How to Better Develop Managers

LSA Global

Better Develop Managers Because managers are the hub of most organizations, you’d think that building management capabilities would be an essential pillar of an executive’s plan for business success. Better develop your managers now if you want your company to fire on all cylinders.

How to Better Develop Senior Leaders

LSA Global

Extraordinary Times Require Extraordinary Leaders Too many organizations leave their leadership development programs up to luck and chance. If you want your senior leaders to perform at their peak, you need to be intentional and purposeful in the way you invest in their development.

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

Stages of Team Development During Times of Change

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

While Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development apply to newly formed teams, they also apply to teams that encounter new situations or experience abrupt change and disruption.

The Hidden Costs of Under-Investing in your Business Development

Consulting Matters

So here's the real hidden cost of under-investing in your business development. As a mentor who helps people turn their life work into their own businesses, I meet a lot of highly trained and experienced professionals with both vision.and fear.

Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development

McKinsey & Company

While the benefits of psychological safety are well established, a new survey suggests how leaders, by developing specific skills, can create a safer and higher-performance work environment.

Developer Velocity at work: Key lessons from industry digital leaders

McKinsey & Company

The experiences of several high-performing software development organizations in banking and retail offer a road map to excellence. Our Insights Telecommunications

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

Five Emotions that Stall Your Consulting Firm’s Business Development Efforts

David A Fields

If you don’t understand your consulting prospects’ desires and fears, their sources of happiness and anxiety, your business development efforts will hit hard ceilings. Consulting is an emotion-driven purchase. But what about your emotions? Could they be undermining your success? Dolls. Miniature people that kids play with. You may know a lot about dolls, or [ ] Consultants Consulting

Recalculating the future of drug development with quantum computing

McKinsey

Two experts discuss how quantum computing can help solve intractable problems in drug discovery and development. Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products

The Key to Developing Clarity On Your Ideal Clients

Consulting Success

Then develop your messaging around them. I know that this can be a real challenge but it’s well worth it to focus in, get real clarity on your ideal client, and then develop your messaging and your marketing for a very specific type of client. The Key to Developing Clarity On Your Ideal Clients is a post from: Consulting Success. Transcript. Let’s talk about ideal clients for a moment and the importance of honing in and being clear as to who your ideal client is.

Developing Culture in Your Organization

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

In different organizations around the world, you may have heard about the importance of developing one. Culture is the thing that drives performance. It provides a lot of benefits, such as open communication, good teamwork, and dedicated employees, which affect nearly every aspect of a company. Here are three steps you can take to start fostering culture within your organization

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Fostering sustainable development through open data for finance

McKinsey & Company

Digital finance has many aspects that can improve the workings of emerging economies and further the cause of sustainable development.