Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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[Join In!] 3rd Intergalactic Consulting Haiku Contest

David A Fields

David’s vacation:He’s off in ArgentinaLet’s play with Haiku! (Author’s admission:Most of these haiku are onesI’ve published before.) (For those who don’t know…Haiku: three lines; syllables:five, seven then five.) A new prospect calls.Excited, I ask questionsthen quote a high fee. One more week gone, andthe proposal isn’t signedShould I call again?

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3 Traps to Avoid When Executing Your Strategy

Harvard Business

When executing strategy, companies typically fall into one or more of three traps: 1) They let too many people weigh in; 2)They plan a lot of activity but do not specify concrete actions; and 3) They tend not to build in accountability into execution. The result is that. lot a good strategies never take off. This article offers pointers on how to avoid the three traps.

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Holiday Human-Capital Culling Could Cost

Harmonious Workplaces

Delaying hiring decisions and conducting layoffs could hamper New Year success. Everywhere you look online during the 2023 holiday season, you’ll see three things: A ridiculous amount of ads for products you don’t need or want… but might buy anyway. Compilation videos of holiday decorating fails. News of layoffs or companies reporting the deferment of hiring decisions until mid-January.

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How Leaders Fake Psychological Safety

Harvard Business

When it comes to psychological safety, leaders want the best of both worlds: all voices heard and considered, failure acknowledged and learned from, and feedback offered clearly and received graciously. But they also want harmony, comfort, and a sense of equilibrium. While most leaders want to encourage people to speak their minds, their underlying (often unconscious) ambivalence about actually getting the truth can unwittingly lead them to a performative version of psychological safety.

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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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Navigating Entrepreneurial Success With Expert Assistance

Business Consulting Agency

Starting a new business is an exhilarating yet challenging endeavor that demands a strategic approach and a comprehensive understanding of various facets of entrepreneurship. Business startup consulting services serve as invaluable resources, offering expert guidance and tailored solutions to budding entrepreneurs. This article delves into how business experts easily assist and guide clients in various aspects of business startups, highlighting the wide array of areas where consultants lend thei

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Test Environment

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: The Curse of Knowledge suggests that when we know something we assume everyone knows. The post Test Environment appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

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AI Is Testing the Limits of Corporate Governance

Harvard Business

Can AI safety shed any light on old corporate governance problems? And can the law and economics of corporate governance help us frame the new problems of AI safety? The author identifies five lessons — and one dire warning — on the corporate governance of AI and other socially sensitive technologies that have been made vivid by the corporate turmoil at OpenAI.

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The head of marketing

Seth Godin Blog

It’s easy to be confused about this job, because it’s not one job, it’s at least three. This is why it’s a difficult job to fill, and why turnover is so high–we’re not allocating resources or setting expectations in a way that matches the work to be done. Marketing strategy: This is the work of positioning, story telling, status and affiliation.

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What Founders Get Wrong about Sales and Marketing

Harvard Business

For early-stage startups, sales and marketing are crucial for gathering customer feedback.

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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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Setting AI Projects Up for Success

Harvard Business

A conversation with HBS professor Iavor Bojinov on what leaders need to know.

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