Mon.Apr 15, 2019

How CEOs Buy Consulting Services with Lew Jaffe: Podcast #84

Consulting Success

Having a third-party vision of your business can sometimes be helpful. Having somebody that would take a step back and take a look at your company to see if you have things figured can be a way to know the holes in your business plan. That is the beauty of consulting. Former CEO of Picture Tel, Lew Jaffe, shares how consulting helped his previous company to grow. A philanthropist, professor, and executive coach, Lew reveals.

Using Cartoons to Get Attention in Emails

The More Clients Blog

If you haven’t yet noticed, I’ve been writing a lot about how to use humor in emails to get more attention and response. And a wonderful subset of humor is cartoon humor. Should you use cartoons in your emails? Most certainly. They are great attention-getters. And who doesn’t love a good cartoon?

Profit vs. Positive Cash Flow

In every McKinsey engagement, there’s a moment when the senior client says to us, “Hmm. that’s interesting.”. That is the moment when the client thinks to him or herself, “Okay, maybe the $1 million consulting fee was worth it.”. You might be wondering what the McKinsey team says to the client that prompts that reaction. It was an. Insight. An insight occurs when the client’s perspective and understanding of the business shifts.

The unchallenged Rules of post deal integration…part 3

Ben de Haldevang

All that is written cannot be changed…the tablets of stone of the business case! In what other walk of life can you imagine a situation where the thoughts, analysis and assumptions of one person (or perhaps a small team), drawn up before any access to the subject matter was granted and therefore based entirely on an ‘out to in’ perspective are entirely inviolate? …all because this was the rationale presented to shareholders on the day that the deal was announced?

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

An Invitation to Become a More Vulnerable Leader (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the podcast, Sara Schlipp-Riedel and Nathan talk about vulnerability. We barely scratch the surface of this deep and important topic, but we hope it will give you permission to be a little more vulnerable and embody all of who you are meant to be.

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