Thu.Nov 07, 2019

Why Organizations Should Encourage Employees to Recognize Mistakes and Learn From Them

Simon Associates

Every last one of us makes mistakes — that's a given. If you aren't making any mistakes, chances are you're not trying anything new, which is a mistake in itself.

Better meetings: solve the problem

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: On a quest to better meetings? Here’s something from Harvard Business Review: Make sure. The post Better meetings: solve the problem appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Presentations and meetings

BCG Interview

I received an email the other day from an F1Y (future first year) who recently got an offer following his BCG interview. I asked him to describe the interview format he experienced and make some suggestions for others who will soon be going through the BCG interview process. While that interview process within a firm will sometimes vary from country to country, I think 85%+ of what this F1Y shares is applicable to others applying to BCG, and 70%+ is applicable to other firms.

The Grass is Always Greener (When You Only Care About Headlines)

Martinka Consulting

One thing President Trump and other politicians have in common is the bashing of large tech companies. It used to be bashing Walmart. Yes, Walmart took over a lot of small to mid-sized towns. Yes, some small businesses (perhaps many) didn’t survive. But the politicians made it seem like these small retailers were thriving businesses with very high paid employees.

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!

BCG Offer vs. AT Kearney Offer

Question: Thank you very much for your daily emails and for the website. It helped me a lot in getting ready for case interviews , and now I have an offer from BCG [ Eastern Europe ] and A.T. Kearney [ Western Europe ]. And that is exactly the question I would like to ask you. Even though I appreciate you are American, I have this big concern which you may have a very valuable perspective on.

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BCG Lateral Hire

Question: I recently completed six interviews with BCG and am about to receive my offer to join them as a Project Lead. I found your case study videos very useful, as is the one-page framework handout, to prepare me for the interviews. I was quite nervous at first, as this is the first time in 15 years that I've been interviewed so thoroughly!

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments


When making important business decisions, it’s critical to put first impressions aside and explore the facts. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Why Is Victor Cheng So Damn Picky?

Question: I would like to do three things: a) Express my appreciation and gratitude for your resources and help, b) Describe the interview format I encountered at McKinsey to help prepare other applicants, c) Ask you about your professional opinion on two competing offers (McKinsey vs. Google). --. a) Thanking you.

Rethinking public-sector contract negotiations to secure value for taxpayers


Key negotiation practices can result in significant cost savings in public-sector procurement. Public Sector Insights


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.

The Big Brand Name Employer

Question: I am a loyal subscriber of your emails and a big fan who also benefited a lot from your case interview materials. I have aimed to enter the consulting industry as my career goal, and I have tried it once with a emerging consultancy, I got the chance to do my second case, but due to my lack of practice and the time limit of my preparation (I am now in my military service), I didn't get to the next round.

How Chinese airlines can brace for impending turbulence


The coming years could prove challenging for Chinese airlines, which are already battling economic losses. They should focus on five opportunities. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

741741 — To be seen

Seth Godin Blog

A few years ago, Nancy Lublin discovered something obvious. Nancy was the founder of , the largest teenage charity in the world. In order to keep up with its members, Dosomething shifted their communications from email to texting (yes, that’s obvious, but that’s not what she discovered). Monitoring the effectiveness of the texts, she realized that even though the millions of texts they were sending were clearly announcements, not personal notes, kids were texting back.

What do we do about the biases in AI?


AI can help humans with bias, but only if humans are working together to tackle bias in AI, write James Manyika, Jake Silberg, and Brittany Presten in Harvard Business Review. MGI in the News


When Medical Institutions Hire Leaders, External Female Candidates Have an Extra Disadvantage

Harvard Business

Yet another reason women are underrepresented in academic medicine. Gender Leadership Hiring Leadership development Organizational culture Healthcare Digital Article

Insights into better integrated eligibility systems


Implementing integrated eligibility systems can be fraught with challenges, making it difficult for states to claim success. However, there are five observations they can use to ensure triumphant future execution. Public Sector Insights

Returns on Investment: Andy Kuper and the Value of Moral Capitalism

Harvard Business

Think capitalism has to be about the profit motive above all else? Think again. Andy Kuper, founder and CEO of LeapFrog Investments, explains how his company is leading a growing movement of corporations that are evolving their missions to include doing good. Social responsibility Economic development Social enterprise Audio

Why Groups Struggle to Solve Problems Together

Harvard Business

If your meetings are unproductive, this might be the reason. Meetings Communication Productivity Digital Article

Does Your AI Have Users’ Best Interests at Heart?

Harvard Business

The law doesn’t always provide clear ethical boundaries. Regulation Social responsibility Ethics Technology Digital Article

May We Recommend…The Anxious Achiever

Harvard Business

Anxiety comes up in our conversations on the show from time to time, and we think it’s important to think about and talk about mental health. That’s why we’re recommending you listen to The Anxious Achiever, a new podcast by HBR Presents that’s all about dealing with anxiety at work. Health Managing yourself Communication Audio

When Companies Support Pumping Breastmilk at Work, Everyone Benefits

Harvard Business

A study found it increases the employee’s well-being and productivity. Personnel policies Work-life balance Stress Workspaces Digital Article

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