Fri.Jan 14, 2022

Consulting Certifications: The Uncomfortable Truth (& What To Focus On Instead)

Consulting Success

Do consulting certifications really matter? The other day, a consultant sent me an email. They asked… “What type of consulting certification should I get to become a more successful consultant?”

Addressing the unprecedented behavioral-health challenges facing Generation Z

McKinsey & Company

A series of consumer surveys and interviews conducted by McKinsey finds Gen Zers reporting the least positive life outlook, including lower levels of emotional and social well-being than older generations.


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Clean Energy Transition: Business Risks and Opportunities

Tom Spencer

Energy transitions occur from time to time, due to the discovery of new energy sources such as coal or due to policy changes, such as France’s embrace of nuclear energy.

Digital disruption: The rise of eB2B in fragmented retail

McKinsey & Company

Fragmented routes to market are being digitalized around the world. Profitability has been elusive for the disruptors, but a thorough blueprint, the right value proposition, and an ecosystem model can help. Retail Insights Retail & Consumer Goods Retail environments

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Energy Prices: Is Volatility Here to Stay?

Tom Spencer

Skyrocketing energy prices in the wake of the post-pandemic economic recovery has been all over the news, and for good reason. The rising cost of energy feeds into the pricing of all goods, causing inflation globally.

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CEO Case Study: Creating Your 'Why' & Improving Engagement

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Anthony Taylor here from SME Strategy. We help teams create and implement their strategic plans successfully and help them get to their One Destination. And today, I want to talk to you about creating your 'why' with the help of your people.

We Need to Let Go of the Bell Curve

Harvard Business

We often assume things are more evenly distributed than they actually are — and this influences how we make decisions and manage risk. Leadership and managing people Risk management Strategy formulation Digital Article

Designing a hybrid workplace? Avoid this mistake.

Brimstone Consulting

When designing a hybrid workplace, communication guidelines are critical to creating an effective and thriving workplace. While more than 90% of organizations say they are moving to a hybrid workforce , there are few organizations that have a detailed vision in place.

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Designing Your Company’s Sustainability Report

Harvard Business

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach. This matrix can help you determine the best option for your organization. Business and society Strategy execution Digital Article

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

How to Set Up Organizational Change for Success

LSA Global

Organizational Change Is Inherently Messy Since change is so constant, isn’t it surprising that we are not better at it? In fact, the record of successful corporate transformations is very poor—less than 33% make it successfully across the finish line.

Tsedal Neeley on Why We Need to Think of the Office as a Tool, with Very Specific Uses

Harvard Business

The future isn’t in-person or remote or hybrid: it’s all of them.

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Portfolio thinking

Seth Godin Blog

When we’re not certain of the right answer, the best approach is to have a portfolio, a range of bets that reward us with resilience and significant upside.

Negotiating as a Woman of Color

Harvard Business

Takeaways from more than 1,000 interviews with professional and executive women of color. Negotiating skills Marginalized groups Diversity and inclusion Digital Article

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

You Can’t Improve Unless You Know How To

Alan Weiss

When I complain about service, I level the playing field by also making sure I compliment good service when I encounter it. I also have the belief that management wants to improve the operation and that they need to hear about poor service so that they can fix it. Basically, I don’t have a default position that people are somehow “damaged” and unwilling to improve unless they demonstrate that flaw.

To Make a Profit, Dating Apps Must Leverage Data Differently

Harvard Business

How to design referral programs that encourage growth without sacrificing profitability. Pricing strategy Growth strategy Analytics and data science Technology and analytics Marketing Digital Article

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