Tue.Mar 12, 2019

Your Consulting Firm’s Worst Enemy

David A Fields

It’s easy to imagine your consulting firm’s worst nemesis is a competitive consulting firm, a procurement department, your prospects’ internal staff, or gingivitis. However, the biggest threat to your consulting firm’s growth is much closer to home and much more personal.

Lean is *Not* a Training and Development Activity

Markovitz Consulting

A prospect told me recently that he wanted to work with me to bring lean/continuous improvement to his company, but first he needed to “integrate it into his Training and Development” plans. I told him that he was making a mistake, and that he was likely to fail. If you frame lean/CI as a training and development activity, you won’t get the of buy-in and commitment from staff that you need.

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

McKinsey

A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility ecosystem is headed for major change. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Monetarysearch

Kai Davis

Monetarysearch. A Marketing Professor told my class in college about how when he was starting up his marketing agency he had to pick between two cities: He could set up shop in his hometown in Illinois where there would be no competition.

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.

Carol Wingard, Global Co-Head of the Industrials Practice and Managing Director at L.E.K. Consulting

The Source

Stepping into L.E.K.’s s offices, situated in the heart of Victoria, London, there’s a palpable warmth to all the people we meet on our journey to the client suite. Carol Wingard— a woman who wears many hats in her roles as Managing Director of L.E.K.,

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3 Smart Ways for New Managers to Climb the Corporate Ladder

LSA Global

How to Climb the Corporate Ladder as a New Manager. If you are like most new managers, you welcome your management position as the first of many rungs on the corporate ladder.

The surprising secret of web headlines

Seth Godin Blog

It’s not that difficult to write a headline that people click on. But a headline that people click on is rarely one that earns trust, sustained attention or action. Which means that if you’re looking for more than a click, you’ll need to walk away from the bait and switch that’s now so common. Just because you can trick people and swindle a click doesn’t mean you should. Because, as we know, measuring the wrong thing is worse than measuring nothing at all

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The Financial Upside of Being an Optimist

Harvard Business

A survey found they save more and stress about money less than pessimists. Stress Decision making Psychology Digital Article

Why Are We Still Promoting Incompetent Men?

Harvard Business

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a psychologist and chief talent scientist at ManpowerGroup, says we’re not picking leaders in the right way. While we should be promoting people based on their competence and potential, it’s often the incompetent, overconfident candidates — most of them men — who get ahead. Studies show that, by many measures, women are actually better equipped to become strong, successful managers.

Why AI Underperforms and What Companies Can Do About It

Harvard Business

Executives need to communicate more effectively with technical experts. Technology Communication Digital Article

Is Your Organization Ready to Implement Computer Vision Solutions ? - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GUMGUM

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from GumGum. Innovation Product development Sponsor Content

How to Get People to Pay Attention During Corporate Trainings

Harvard Business

Bring mindfulness into the classroom experience. Developing employees Time management Digital Article