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The Art of Reconnecting… Or, Is It Time to Walk Away? [Consulting Firm Success Practice]

David A Fields

You can easily master a valuable technique that will improve your consulting firm’s new business pipeline. However, the article also requires your participation. You’re willing to play along? Great, let’s dive in! The 1:1:1 message is incredibly effective for warming up cool connections and fanning life into almost-dead relationships. (If you’re not familiar with the … Continued The post The Art of Reconnecting… Or, Is It Time to Walk Away?

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Why We Continue Our Quest for Silver Bullets

Johanna Rothman

For years, managers have been trying to find ways to make software product development faster and easier. As an industry, we've tried tons of things. Here are just the one I've experienced in the 70s, 80s, 90s: Structured Analysis and Design. (That was the precursor to Big Design Up Front.) The SEI's Capability Maturity Model The waterfall lifecycle (In Project Lifecycles, I said this might have been a pagination error.

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The Lingering Cost of Instant Fashion

Harvard Business

Consumers should understand the side effects of business models — particularly the privatization of profit and the socialization of costs, including human and environmental harm.

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5 Game-changing Behaviors to Make Your Next Meeting a Homerun

Makarios Consulting

When was the last time you considered it a joy to be in a two-day meeting? For me (Rip), it was within the past two weeks. What made my client’s annual leadership team meeting a pleasure was five healthy behaviors that were on full display throughout the two days. And, I assure you, these behaviors made the meeting a homerun for each person around the table. 5 behaviors for a home run meeting Listening to understand The first outstanding behavior every person demonstrated was listening to unders

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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How to Get People to Seize Opportunities at Work

Harvard Business

People don’t always make use of opportunities and programs offered to them. Organizations can find ways to improve the take-up rates of products and programs by utilizing concepts from behavioral economics. These techniques have been used to convince more citizens to apply for tax benefits and more franchised hotels to use a new algorithmic pricing system, among other examples.

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A New Generation of Drug Therapies Requires New Business Strategies

Harvard Business

The shift to advanced therapeutic modalities (ATMs) promises to change the nature of competition in the pharmaceuticals industry. ATMs include engineered cell therapies that reprogram cells to fight disease, gene therapies that involve replacing or editing dysfunctional genes, and nucleic acid therapies that promote or shut down production of a protein.

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Learning From Failure With The CEO Of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo talks about her trailblazing career journey in a male-dominated industry and talks about the power of learning from failure.

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Investing in the Development of Young, Remote Employees

Harvard Business

With the ascent of remote and hybrid teams over the past few years, the landscape of our work has undergone a profound transformation. Many young professionals started their careers during this tumultuous period, interviewing for and starting new jobs in remote environments. Smart companies are taking proactive steps to support this cohort’s professional development.

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Ep062 Gerardo Segat

Girard Training Solutions

Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked features Gerardo Segat. Gerardo spent 20 years as the Chairman and CEO of a family office business before starting a leadership coaching business in 2017. Over the past decade, he has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the world’s largest community of leaders and CEOs. He has served as a serial chapter chair and founder of YPO.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How Could Harvard Decarbonize Its Supply Chain?

Harvard Business

Tracking and measuring carbon emissions play important roles in the university’s efforts to decarbonize its supply chain.

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LSA Global Delivers Unlocking Organizational Excellence for Leaders

LSA Global

Redwood Shores, CA – LSA Global, the leading business consulting, coaching, and training firm that helps fast growth life science, technology, and service companies by powerfully aligning their culture and talent with strategy, today announced results for an Unlocking Organizational Excellence for Leaders program. 98% Job Relevance 98.6% Satisfaction 131% Knowledge Gain 96.0% Net Promoter Score The purpose of this highly customized action learning leadership development program was to enhance th

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Rethinking Growth at All Costs

Harvard Business

A conversation with HBS professor Gary Pisano about setting realistic, strategic goals.

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(Free) subscription drive

Seth Godin Blog

Every four years, give or take, I make a big but cheap ask: Consider subscribing to this blog. If you’re already a subscriber, please ask five colleagues or friends to subscribe. It’s free. You can subscribe by email by putting your email address in the little box. Click below if you’re reading this in an email, then enter your email and then hit the sign up button: Your email is respected, never shared, rented, sold or spammed.

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Savings Consultants Are Needed in Today's Market More Than Ever

Savings Consultants are needed in today’s market more than ever. With an increase in expenses, businesses are looking for opportunities to save. Often unknown to businesses are savings in expense reduction, specialized tax savings, specialized savings including medical underpayments, health benefits cost reduction, zero cost processing, and more. Blue Coast Savings, with over 20 years in business, assists Savings Consultants in helping these companies move toward more profitable businesses.

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What are the stakes?

Seth Godin Blog

How big a swing do we need to make it feel like it matters? At the casino, some folks play with $5 chips, some with $100 chips. Do the high rollers have more fun? Are they more engaged? It’s natural to imagine that bigger swings matter more. That a bigger audience means our standup needs to be better, or a bigger investment is a signal that our business matters more.

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