Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Why It's Difficult to "Find" Your Passion

Last week, I held office hours for members of my Inner Circle mentorship program. One of my members asked me for a process she could use to “find” her passion. She was having difficulty figuring it out and was looking for help. Some people are fortunate to figure out their passions early in life. My oldest daughter, now a teenager, loves animals. She raises 25 fish, six chickens, two guinea pigs, one frog, and one dog. She’s been like this since she was three years old.

Marriott Rewards Levels: Choosing Benefits

Management Consulted

Marriott Platinum Elite: Help Me Choose Marriott Choice Benefits As a Marriott Elite for many years, and a frequent traveler from consulting days until now, I seriously did not think it could get any better. If you’ve been following my … Continue Reading. The post Marriott Rewards Levels: Choosing Benefits appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel life as a consultant

Consulting as a lifestyle business

Consultant Journal

Maybe you’ve heard it, steeped in scorn. “Oh, Oh, you’ve got a lifestyle business”. For whatever reason, some people love to slag entrepreneurs who’ve built out businesses that work with their lifestyle. The first time I heard this, I was about three years into my practice.

Airline Status Stacking: How I’m getting status on American, Delta, and Southwest

Management Consulted

Premier airline status. The consultant’s holy grail. More than Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa combined, airline status brings joy to many consultants each year (usually in December.) But not this year for me. Because, although I achieved my 13th … Continue Reading. The post Airline Status Stacking: How I’m getting status on American, Delta, and Southwest appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel life as a consultant

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!

Lessons from an integration: A conversation with Worldpay’s Mark Heimbouch


The president and COO describes the company’s quest for synergies, scale, and growth in global e-commerce. Insights on Financial Services

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Five Fifty: The industry effect


What’s the single biggest determinant of how your company performs relative to others? The industry you compete in. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Getting Culture Right

Martinka Consulting

In November I had the pleasure of attending the all-staff dinner as part of the Farallon Consulting retreat (Farallon is an environmental consulting firm on whose board I serve). It was an exhibition of culture at its best. While I only heard reports about the day’s activities (and happy hour) I witnessed a group of people on the same page. While there’s an endless supply of “bad” stories about managers, culture, etc.

How India’s ascent could change the fashion industry


There’s great promise in India’s apparel market—but challenges as well. Here’s what brands need to know about the country’s rise. Retail Insights

How to Actively Involve Employees in Corporate Culture Change

LSA Global

The Challenge of How to Actively Involve Employees in Corporate Culture Change. It would be so easy to achieve corporate culture change if all it took was a top-down mandate. Executives could simply dictate the way they want things done.

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.

Four Tips from Top Soccer Clubs on How to Build Cohesive Teams


Cohesion is a prerequisite for any team's success. This is one area in which business can learn from soccer, a results-driven undertaking that requires managers to build united, cohesive teams in order to win. Here are four tips on how to rally your team around a common goal, including the system used by Thomas Tuchel, the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, to ensure star players Neymar, Edinson Cavani, and Kylian Mbappé work together

Are you being manipulated?

Seth Godin Blog

Pundits, politicians, hustlers, unethical marketers, hucksters and grifters seek to manipulate people every day. Manipulation is pushing for a change that benefits the manipulator, not us. It’s often based on misinformation. Mostly, the test for manipulation is: “if you knew what they know, would you be happy to do what they’re asking?” ” It might be something as simple as tricking you into clicking, or as expensive as signing away your house.

How to Choose Your First AI Project

Harvard Business

Pick a quick win to build internal support. Technology Data Digital Article

The State of Globalization in 2019, and What It Means for Strategists

Harvard Business

Executives should consider four key ideas. Globalization Global strategy International business Digital Article

Fears About Huawei, and Facebook Earnings (What We Learned)

Harvard Business

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir debate U.S. fears about Huawei and implications for U.S.-China China relations. They also offer their interpretation of Facebook’s latest earnings results, before sharing their After Hours picks for the week. Economics & Society Technology Audio


To Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times, Tie Them to Payments

Harvard Business

The average wait time in the U.S. is around an hour and a half. Economics Regulation Strategy Healthcare Digital Article

Ideas for Helping Remote Colleagues Bond

Harvard Business

From book clubs to Fortnite. Employee retention Leading teams Digital Article