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Narrow Your Niche to Win More Work as a Solopreneur

Successful Independent Consulting

Many solopreneurs make the mistake of marketing themselves as a jack-of-all-trades. They think that putting themselves out there with a variety of services and expertise means they’ll be hired for more work. The exact opposite is true. I’ve mentored and represented hundreds of independent consultants and repeatedly I see those with a well-defined niche win more work.

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The Strategic Advantage Of Solo Consultants & Small Firms With Cathy Gillespie: Podcast #324

Consulting Success

[podcast_headshot url=”/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/cathy-gillespie.jpg”] In this episode with Cathy, you’ll learn how to: – Grow your firm while maintaining your small, agile, and resourceful essence. – Utilize mentors to elevate and expand your consulting empire. – Cultivate a thriving referral system from your existing customer base. – Utilize an independent accreditation as your secret weapon for securing.

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Leading a Company That Can Thrive in a Chaotic World

Harvard Business

Worldwide, the past few years have been marked by multiple, intersecting crises — and things aren’t likely to get less complicated anytime soon. The authors met with a group of CEOs to discuss how they lead amid this ongoing chaos. To thrive in this chaotic new world, organizations need leaders with inner strength, character, and a moral compass. By continually adapting and learning, they’ll enable their organizations to navigate these ever-turbulent waters.

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Fun Discussion with Luke Pivac About Agility and Employment

Johanna Rothman

Luke Pivac, a colleague from New Zealand, interviewed me last week. Here's the video: We discussed several topics: My recent Unemployed Agilists posts. (That link just goes to the first post) My most recent book: Project Lifecycles: How to Reduce Risks, Release Successful Products, and Increase Agility. Luke very kindly included (automatically generated) subtitles, which make the video very useful at any speed.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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A Growth Strategy that Creates and Protects Value

Harvard Business

For organizations to truly innovate and grow, leaders in every role and at every organizational level must be attuned to how they are creating new value while simultaneously protecting existing value. Just as a soccer coach must simultaneously pursue both scoring and defending, leaders must constantly focus their attention on opportunities to create value — through innovation, risk-taking, and experimentation — and to protect value — by preserving and defending key aspects of their responsibilit

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How AI Features Can Change Team Dynamics

Harvard Business

AI-powered feedback is popping up in Zoom, Teams, and other common tools. Relying on it can be convenient — but there are some serious drawbacks.

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Foreign Companies Thrive in the US Market

Business Consulting Agency

For foreign companies venturing into the vibrant and competitive landscape of the United States market, navigating regulatory complexities, cultural differences, and market nuances can be daunting. However, partnering with consulting services specializing in international business can pave the way for success and growth in the US market. Let’s explore how foreign companies can benefit from consulting services and receive valuable assistance to establish and expand their presence in the US.

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Do You Love to Give Back?

Action Plan

Yesterday evening, my wife and I had dinner with our friends Ann and Peter Young at their home in Ben Lomond. They are both wonderful people who I initially met while walking my dogs in a nearby park during the pandemic. Peter is a contractor, musician, and jazz lover. We connected immediately because of our mutual interest in music, and one of the few people I’ve ever met who knew anything about jazz.

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Crafting a Strong Strategic Direction: A Blueprint for Success

LSA Global

A Blueprint for Strategic Success We know from organizational alignment research that a strong strategic direction matters – to your people AND your business. In fact, strategic clarity accounts for 31% of the difference between high and low levels of revenue growth, profitability, customer loyalty, leadership effectiveness , and employee engagement.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Kinds of courage

Seth Godin Blog

Courage is a generous act that involves risk. It’s not courageous to hang out with friends and make a crank phone call. The risk involved might be actual risk (it took courage to go to the moon) or it might feel risky (raising your hand at a meeting to ask a useful question probably has no real downside but it feels that way). Too often, we get hung up on how risky it feels, and fail to focus enough on how generous the work is.

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Tales of a ham-fisted service-to-sales debacle

1 to 1

Frantic. There’s no better word to describe the moment you realize you’ve lost your phone. Especially if you’re among the 70% of us who have experienced nomophobia , the anxiety triggered by separation from your phone. Being without a phone is so stress-inducing, that 23% of us would rather hold a tarantula and 14% prefer swimming with sharks over being phone-free, according to a survey by Sky Mobile, a U.K. mobile network provider.

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