Tue.Jan 11, 2022

How the “Sponsor Update” Can Open Doors for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Consulting firms often become disconnected from the sponsor as their work revolves around lower-level personnel. A simple check-in format will keep you connected at the highest levels and position your consulting firm for follow-on projects.

Author Talks: How to conquer fear, prepare for death, and embrace your power

McKinsey & Company

Personal-development coach Tareq Azim discusses how his life experiences shaped his training philosophy to help NFL greats overcome fears, achieve emotional and mental resilience, and gain physical strength. McKinsey on Books

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Please Stop Using These Phrases in Meetings

Harvard Business

“I’m going to give you 10 minutes of your life back,” and other unbearable meeting jargon. Meeting management Interpersonal communication Management communication Digital Article

Tulsa’s innovative program supports remote workers and economic development through COVID-19 and beyond

McKinsey & Company

Tulsa Remote’s program to attract and support remote workers has become even more relevant during the pandemic and has big ambitions for the future of work. Future of Work Sector development United States Productivity Innovation

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.

Finding the Right Balance — and Flexibility — in Your Leadership Style

Harvard Business

Today’s leaders need to cultivate a range of approaches, rather than a fixed style. Leadership styles Leading teams Leadership and managing people Leadership vision Leadership development Management styles Personal growth and transformation Personal strategy and style Digital Article

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5 Questions to Help Leaders Achieve Growth Amid Uncertainty

Harvard Business

Traditional management frameworks aren’t always suited for a world of unexpected twists and turns. Corporate strategy Change management Crisis management Digital Article

Flow (and progress)

Seth Godin Blog

A flow state is priceless. It happens when we lose ourselves in the work, simply connecting with the task, without commentary or doubt. When we’re in flow, time slows down, satisfaction rises and we feel fully engaged. An easy way to end a flow state is to see how well you’re doing.

Finding Success Starts with Finding Your Purpose

Harvard Business

It’s never too early — or too late — to ask the big questions. Personal purpose and values Careers Career planning Managing yourself Work-life balance Digital Article

2021 hindsight: What the market got wrong about CX this year

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It’s that time of year—to take stock and reflect on the last 12 months and look ahead trying to predict what 2022 will bring. But if the past couple of years have taught anything, it’s that predictions can be tricky.

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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.

Can Entrepreneurs and Governments Team Up to Solve Big Problems?

Harvard Business

How startup Shield AI works with the US government to develop autonomous combat robots to protect civilians and service members. Entrepreneurship AI and machine learning Government Technology and analytics Audio

To Get Ahead, You Need Both Ambition and Humility

Harvard Business

A conversation with professor Amer Kaissi about when to charge ahead and when to take a backseat. Leadership Leadership qualities Emotional intelligence Audio