Tue.Oct 15, 2019

5 Success-Stealing Distractions at Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Clutter is the enemy, and not just in your clothes closet. Throughout your consulting practice, clutter and distractions are dampening your consulting firm’s success.

Measuring Professional Services Marketing Effectiveness

Prudent Pedal

If I were to ask chief marketing officers (CMO) at professional services firms around the world to measure their teams’ current marketing effectiveness on a scale of 1-5, I suspect that I might get a lot of 4s.

Freelancing is a brave act

Seth Godin Blog

When I quit my job in 1986 and went out on my own, it was shortly after my picture had appeared in a small feature in a national magazine. My grandmother proudly kept a copy of the magazine (not the article, the entire magazine) on her coffee table, proudly telling anyone who stopped by that her grandson was now a “FREE lancer.” ” Not sure what that meant, she had a hunch that it wasn’t nearly as stable, easy or prestigious as having an actual job.

How to Have a Relationship and a Career

Harvard Business

Jennifer Petriglieri, associate professor at INSEAD, studied more than 100 couples where both partners have big professional goals. She finds that being successful in your careers and your relationship involves planning, mapping, and ongoing communication. She also identifies different models for managing dual-career relationships and explains the traps that couples typically encounter.

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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!

Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Harvard Business

To solve the problem, we need government action. Sustainability Policy Social responsibility Digital Article

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3 Reasons It’s So Hard to “Follow Your Passion”

Harvard Business

For most of us, passion wanes over time. Career planning Decision making Digital Article

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How Mayo Clinic Got Buy-In for a Plan to Reduce Hospital Stays

Harvard Business

You can’t approach internal and external stakeholders the same way. Change management Operations Healthcare Digital Article

Goldman Sachs’ $500 Million Bet on Small Businesses

Harvard Business

Launched in the midst of the financial crisis, Goldman Sachs’ “10,000 Small Businesses” program provided business education and access to capital for small businesses across the United States. The company committed $500 million to fund the program and nine years later had graduated 7,300 participants, just shy of its goal. Harvard Business School professor Len Schlesinger discusses the success, impact, and future of the program.