Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Two Secrets to Delighting Your Consulting Clients

David A Fields

Your consulting firm’s clients are wired to notice certain things. That’s because they’re human. Let’s take advantage of that wiring to help your consulting firm win more projects and create happier clients. Consulting clients want results. That’s pretty obvious, right?

Digital ecosystems for insurers: Opportunities through the Internet of Things

McKinsey

The Internet of Things has entered customers’ everyday lives around the globe and transformed business models across industries. This environment brings opportunities for insurers: to develop new products, open new distribution channels, and extend their role to include prediction, prevention, and assistance. Insights on Financial Services

My 4 best newsletter tips for landing readers and clients

Rod Burkert

Continued greetings from Palm Springs … 4 weeks of hibernation down, 5 weeks to go before we start traveling again. Based on the emails I got about last week’s conversation, several readers changed their smartphone’s hotspot name to something that relates back to them.

A conversation with Jay Ireland, former president and CEO, GE Africa

McKinsey

In this video, the seasoned executive speaks to what he learned about doing business in Africa and how to unleash the talent there. Middle East and Africa

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Strategy Talk: How to Help Your Team Get More Creative

Strategy+Business

Anyone can get better at generating novel, useful business ideas.

Performance transformation: Opportunities for healthcare payers

McKinsey

With increasing affordability pressure, finding opportunities to continuously improve performance is critical for healthcare payers. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

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Achieve Workforce Agility by Engaging Independent Contractors

MBO Partners

An increasing number of businesses are relying on independent professional talent to become more agile, increase supply chain control, and boost overall efficiency—here’s why

Survey: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?

Harvard Business

If organizations want to make progress, they need to invest in the right areas. Diversity Human resource management Managing people Digital Article

The business of food

Seth Godin Blog

Everybody eats. Every day. I’m thrilled to announce a new workshop, one that could change the way you work (and have an impact on the rest of us). There are few products or services with as universal a demand, or where the side effects are so profound. Too often, there’s insufficient access to food, harmful health impacts, inefficient supply chains, and a reliance on petrochemicals–these are problems and these are opportunities as well.

How to Ask Your Boss for an Unpaid Leave to Travel, Study, or Spend Time with Family

Harvard Business

Explain how you’ll minimize the impact on coworkers and clients. Difficult conversations Work-life balance Negotiations Digital Article

NextMapping Book – Amazon Releases on Feb 12 2019

Cheryl Cran

NextMapping Book – Amazon Releases on Feb 12 2019 Announcing new book “NextMapping – Anticipate, Navigate and Create The Future of Work” Cheryl Cran’s new book on the future of work is getting wonderful media attention from ReWork, CKNW 1130 Radio, Businsess.com, CEO World, and more. The future of work is either a scary reality […]. The post NextMapping Book – Amazon Releases on Feb 12 2019 appeared first on NextMapping.

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Companies Are Failing in Their Efforts to Become Data-Driven

Harvard Business

According to a recent survey. Data Digital Article

ThirdLove’s Secret to Getting Intimate With Customers

1 to 1

For decades, most women have had the same experience when it comes to bra shopping: They enter a dressing room and try on a variety of bras until they find one that fits (or is the least uncomfortable).

Why Business Jargon Isn’t All Bad

Harvard Business

Anne Curzan, English professor at the University of Michigan, studies the evolution of language. While many of us roll our eyes at bizspeak — from synergy to value-add to operationalize — Curzan defends business jargon. She says the words we say around the office speak volumes about our organizations and our working relationships.

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