Tue.Oct 08, 2019

A Simpler, Better Approach to Managing People at Your Consulting Firm (Including Yourself)

David A Fields

A small crowd of individuals touches your consulting firm’s work, even if you run a small consulting firm or a solo shop. There’s the experienced and savvy consulting team you assemble to create value on each consulting project, as well as any staff and contractors that provide support.

Scotiabank’s chief risk officer on the state of anti–money laundering

McKinsey

Daniel Moore talks about finding bad guys, creating good money, and everything in between. Risk Insights

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A Professional Services Marketing Self-Assessment

Prudent Pedal

I’m releasing a new Professional Services Marketing Assessment. Here’s what makes it different and why it’s important. Leaders who seek me out are frustrated with their marketing results.

Making the CMO Role Successful: Pay Attention to the Operating Model of the Company

Kates Kesler

Across multiple industries and geographies, the CMO role is the shortest tenured in the c-suite, slipping to an average … Blog

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!

I Don’t Care If You Agree, We’re Going Forward

Alan Weiss

The New York Times is fond of headlines and teasers which say something like this: “Schools continue to engage in X curriculum, but not everyone agrees.” ” Or, “We have a record economy, but not everyone agrees.” ” . The point is NOT that “everyone agrees.”

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Use your best judgment

Seth Godin Blog

I called the front desk early in the morning. “Where’s the gym located?” ” It’s a big hotel. They have a thousand rooms, and they’re part of a chain. Still, I was surprised to hear typing. The person who answered was typing the question into their database and then proceeded to read me the answer. It’s reasonable to assume that the hotel decided to save some money by consolidating all of their front desk work into one central location.

To Prepare for Automation, Stay Curious and Don’t Stop Learning

Harvard Business

Being proactive will keep your skills relevant. Education Technology Educational Institutions Digital Article

Top 50 blogs, magazines and websites for consultants

QEmploy

This is the best ”top 50 list” of blogs, magazines and websites for consultants that you will find on the internet.

Why You Should Write Down Your Company’s Unwritten Rules

Harvard Business

What goes unsaid can have a profound influence on employees’ actions. Organizational culture Managing people 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.

Are You Sugarcoating Your Feedback Without Realizing It?

Harvard Business

Making critical feedback “nice” doesn’t make it more effective. Giving feedback Assessing performance Developing employees Difficult conversations Receiving feedback Digital Article

Advice on Launching a Tech Startup When You’re Not a White Man

Harvard Business

Five things to know. Demographics Entrepreneurship Digital Article

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