Tue.Apr 16, 2019

How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

Before Goldilocks was eaten by the three bears (or was it the three pigs?), she fussily spotted the ideal porridge, chair and bed for herself. What’s the ideal consulting opportunity for your consulting firm? There are myriad guidelines you could apply to pinpoint your ideal consulting opportunity.

Nudging Democratized: A Guide to Applying Behavioral Science

Steve Shu Consulting

In 2019, Inside Nudging will be re-released within a special edition book published by The Decision Lab, entitled Nudging Democratized: A Guide to Applying Behavioral Science. Many thanks to my brilliant co-author, Andrew Lewis, for collaborating with me on this release.

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Better Managers Isn't Enough for Higher Engagement

Markovitz Consulting

(Note: this article first appeared in Industry Week.) A recent article by Sam Walker in the Wall Street Journal argues that better managers are the key to delivering better results. Walker cites research by Gallup showing that the quality of middle managers determines 70% of the variance between high-performing and low-performing companies.

How Branding Provides A Competitive Advantage

Henry DeVries

“A brand is a promise of an experience and is directly connected to trust. It’s what your customers say when you’re not around,” says Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes

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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.

Inspired by popcorn

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This is something to brighten your day. Popcorn (the soundtrack) was one of the first songs I learnt to play on my Hammond organ when I was 12, so this is especially important to me! I am really quite bemused by the semi-subliminal cuts to boobs and bums, though!

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What’s Up with My Employees?? Part 1

Gina Abudi

A Client Short Story. One of Abudi Consulting Group’s clients, a SVP of Human Resources (HR) in a retail organization of approximately 800 employees, has noticed that employees seem increasingly disinterested in the organization and the work. The SVP of HR, who we’ll call Sarah, shared this story with me during one of our quarterly [.]. The post What’s Up with My Employees?? Part 1 appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership employee engagement organizational culture

Impermanence

Seth Godin Blog

Beloved 1,000-year-old buildings disappear in the blink of an eye. Celebrities we’ve never met die young. Babies are born. Music goes from cutting edge to current to oldies. Technology that was prized becomes obsolete. A medical breakthrough averts certain doom… Our experience with time keeps changing.

To Change the Way You Think, Change the Way You See

Harvard Business

What Sherlock Holmes has in common with the creator of Softsoap. Creativity Managing yourself Strategy Innovation Digital Article

Don’t Acquire a Company Until You Evaluate Its Data Security

Harvard Business

Beware the “data lemon.” ” Mergers & acquisitions Regulation Security & privacy Digital Article

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The Mistake Companies Make When They Use Data to Plan Diversity Efforts

Harvard Business

Lack of data is no excuse for ignoring intersectionality. Diversity Human resource management Organizational culture Demographics Digital Article

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Research Confirms: When Receiving Bad News, We Shoot the Messenger

Harvard Business

Advice for those who have to deliver it. Communication Giving feedback Digital Article

How Younger Salespeople Can Win Over Older Customers

Harvard Business

Prepare, cite experts, and express your conviction. Sales Digital Article

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Avoiding the Expertise Trap

Harvard Business

Sydney Finkelstein, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, says that being the most knowledgeable and experienced person on your team isn’t always a good thing. Expertise can steer you wrong in two important ways. It can stop you from being curious about new developments in your field. And it can make you overconfident about your ability to solve problems in different areas.

Would You Live in a Smart City Where Government Controls Privacy?

Harvard Business

Toronto is experimenting with smart city concepts envisioned by Google spin-off Sidewalk Labs. Harvard Business School professors Leslie John and Mitch Weiss discuss the tradeoffs of using technology to improve modern city life at potential costs to digital privacy from their case, “Sidewalk Labs: Privacy in a City Built from the Internet Up.” ” Is it worth it?

What Should Transportation Systems Look Like in Tomorrow’s Cities ? - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Harvard Business

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