Tue.Jan 14, 2020

The Perfect Consulting Firm Introduction Email Template

David A Fields

Bernie’s Bagel Empire (BBE) is the perfect client for your consulting firm. They’re in an industry your consulting firm targets, and Bernie himself revealed in a recent trade magazine article that his company is struggling with the wheaty weighty challenges your consulting firm solves.

How to Uncover Your Big, Sexy Breakthrough Idea

Consulting Matters

All thought leaders have a big breakthrough idea that they contribute to global conversation. Brené Brown is known for her contributions of our understanding of "shame and vulnerability." Marcus Buckingham brought "strengths" to our awareness.

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The physics (and economics) of value

The Source

We’ve talked before about how challenging it is for consultants to convince their clients that they really deliver value.

A case study in social change through education: Fogarty EDvance

McKinsey

One nonprofit is improving education in socially disadvantaged communities in Western Australia. The lessons it has learned may help other schools succeed on the path to educational equality. Social Sector Insights

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Business Ethics In Light Of The Houston Astros Scandal

Henry DeVries

Being in business can be messy business. There are three ethical choices you can make as a business owner. Which choice will you make as you seek to attract high-paying clients

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How to Make Employee Opinions Count at Work

LSA Global

Why Employee Opinions Count. Finding top talent, even when the job market is not tight, is not easy. Even though companies count on new hires to make their growth plans happen, there never seems to be a deep enough or wide enough talent pipeline.

The perfect argument

Seth Godin Blog

Every political structure, every organization, every relationship has at least one. The topic, that once you bring it up, must be addressed. An argument so existential that it cannot be left alone. An argument that gets to the crux of the matter, one that’s so fraught everything else pales in comparison. I can’t even type an example from today’s world here, because if I do, the entire point of the post will be taken over by waves of urgent outrage. Which is my point.

A New Way to Combat Bias at Work

Harvard Business

Joan Williams, professor and the founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, says that it’s extremely difficult for organizations to rid their workforces of the unconscious biases that can prevent women and minorities from advancing. But it’s not so hard for individual managers to interrupt bias within their own teams.

Fixing your email promo folder

Seth Godin Blog

Your promo folder is broken, and our fix for it is a bit stuck. If you use Gmail, you probably have thousands of emails in your promo folder. A quick look will show you that there are dozens of emails moved there by Google that you probably wish you had seen. In the last week, I found several personal notes, several calendar invites (including ones for Google’s own calendar), and newsletters from Tim Ferriss and others.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

The Upside of Being an Underdog

Harvard Business

Research shows how to use low expectations to your advantage. Motivating people Leading teams Digital Article

A New Way to Combat Bias at Work

Harvard Business

Joan Williams, professor and the founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, says that it’s extremely difficult for organizations to rid their workforces of the unconscious biases that can prevent women and minorities from advancing. But it’s not so hard for individual managers to interrupt bias within their own teams.

What Top Consulting Firms Get Wrong About Hiring

Harvard Business

Case interviews are a waste of time. Firms need a better approach. Hiring Digital Article

Throw Out Your Assumptions About Whistleblowing

Harvard Business

Accountability is good for business. Managing people Organizational culture Digital Article

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.