June, 2021

Consulting Career Pathways After a Few Years (Edition 1: Undergrad to Consulting)

Tom Spencer

At about the 3-year mark after entering consulting most consultants who matriculated directly from undergrad begin to seriously consider their next steps. For prospective and current consultants alike, I want to highlight the reflections and career pathways taken by such consultants.

What A Candidate Did To Land Offers From Deloitte & KPMG

Management Consulted

Meet Steven, an Air Force Academy Grad who ended up landing offers from both Deloitte and KPMG! How did he do it? Keep reading for lessons you should apply to your own experience to land a consulting offer. Table of… Read Article.

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How to Stop Back-Channeling at Work

LSA Global

What is Back-Channeling at Work? Back-channeling conversations at work are those that happen in secret and conflict with the larger discussion.

3 Ways to Incorporate Wellness into Content Moderation for a Healthy Workforce

1 to 1

Social media enables people of various backgrounds, cultures, and communities to connect and share special life events. It has also become an uncertain ground for malicious content. Misinformation, violent content, and other harmful media are everyday occurrences for users.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

The next crisis in consulting: People

The Source

Skills shortages have long driven growth in consulting and the broader professional services market. The ability to leverage those opportunities post-pandemic will re-shape the industry. “A A lack of goods, services and people means that red-hot demand is increasingly met slowly or not at all.

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From Side Hustle to Consulting Business Owner with Heather Younger: Podcast #191

Consulting Success

When we say side hustle, the word “hustle” in it is real. This is a story of how a side hustle grew into a full-blown, sought-after consulting business. Michael Zipursky’s guest today is Heather Younger, a keynote speaker, two-time author, and the CEO and Founder of Employee Fanatix.

5 Key Tips for a Deloitte Federal Case Interview

Management Consulted

A Deloitte Federal case interview is given to candidates applying to the firm’s public sector-focused practice area, known as Deloitte Federal Government Services.

Supplement Your Consulting Pipeline by Subcontracting

Successful Independent Consulting

Most independent consultants have some FUD (fear, uncertainty, or doubt) when it comes to finding work. Even if you’ve been self-employed for years, dry spells between projects can still happen, and if you’re just starting out it’s especially difficult to find your own work.

Q3 Writing Workshop Open for Registration

Johanna Rothman

My Q3 writing workshop, Free Your Inner Writer, is now open for registration. It starts July 12, 2021, and ends on Aug. 23, 2021. The weekly debriefing calls are optional. I record them and provide transcripts.).

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Strategies for Reopening Safely: Effective Ways the Travel, Leisure and Transportation Industries Are Utilizing eLearning

Clarity Consultants

Both the leisure and transportation industries are fairly unique. Often, companies require a wide range of skillsets, many of which don’t cross over easily within their workforce. Plus, leisure companies are largely public-facing, something that’s been a hurdle during COVID-19.

4 Easy Habits That Support Your Consulting Firm’s Health

David A Fields

You know that adopting a few, personal, morning habits can dramatically improve your life. Gifting your significant other with a hug before you spring out of bed creates a connection that can last throughout the day, even if you’re sequestered in your office for 10+ hours.

Choosing Consulting Projects That Give You Energy with Cy Wakeman: Podcast #190

Consulting Success

Look at your calendar and cross out the things that you don’t enjoy doing. You could do ten other things that you enjoy over one thing that you hate. It’s all about choosing the energy.

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Top Leadership Lessons from Angela Merkel

Virtual Project Consulting

Top leadership lessons from Angela Merkel life; discover more about her leadership qualities, her traits and style of leadership that made some call her the 'Iron Chancellor'. The post Top Leadership Lessons from Angela Merkel first appeared on Virtual Project Management Consulting.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Safe Space #8 – what can a manager do about racism at work?

The Management Centre

Welcome to the Safe Space – where managers can share their issues, and gain advice from top learning & development consultants. Here at =mc we encourage every participant we meet on our programmes to get in touch if they have specific issues they want to follow up on.

Writing Secret 1: Use the Growth Mindset to Write in 15-Minute Chunks

Johanna Rothman

Recently, several people have congratulated me on my “natural” writing. I thank them and try not to giggle. Because I am not a “natural” writer. I have written and published enough that I found my writer's voice. Instead of talent, I have persistence.

As Customers Start to Schedule Their Getaways Again – How Do You Get Your Team Hired, Onboarded, and Trained Effectively?

Clarity Consultants

During the pandemic, the travel, leisure, and hospitality industries ground to a near halt. Many companies were not allowed to operate for several months, and even as reopenings move forward, many had their maximum capacities limited.

Partnering With Another Consulting Firm? Read This First

David A Fields

There you are, polishing the sign in front of your catamaran and trying to attract consulting projects from the throngs of prospects meandering along the oceanfront. A boat-owner on the adjacent pier hails you: “Would you like to join forces? I’m sure we could catch more consulting clients together.”

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Consultant Vs Contractor: What’s the Difference?

Consulting Success

What’s the difference between a consultant vs contractor? A consultant can function as a contractor which means they are brought in to do specific work for that client. But, in most cases, they are only working with one client at a time.

How to Defeat Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

As we transition from the pandemic into post-pandemic life, many companies have adapted hybrid models. That means workers coming in part-time only, while others remain fully remote.

The Right Way vs. Just One Way

CaseInterview.com

One of the reasons I enjoy traveling internationally is to see how other people do things. This was also one of the reasons I wanted to take my kids to travel outside of the United States.

Use “Typical,” Not “Average” Durations to Manage Risk

Johanna Rothman

Many managers and teams talk about “average” durations for work. On average, how long does it take a team to finish a certain kind of work? However, average doesn't quite explain why our work takes different durations. Instead of average, consider the word, “typical.”

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Leadership Dysfunction - Doing What You’ve Always Done

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

“This looks good in general, but there are several items that need to be corrected.”.No No response. “As As I’ve asked before, how do you know everyone wants to continue to stay on the team?”.No No response. “I I recommend we tap the brakes on asking the directors to create their promotional videos.

Consulting Firm Razzle Dazzle: The Art of Handles

David A Fields

In today’s world of smart-phones, texting, and in-car wifi, the 1970’s CB radio craze hovers somewhere between quaint and weird.

The RIGHT Response To Request For Proposals (RFPs)

Consulting Success

What’s your response to request for proposals? More importantly — what should your response be? Before companies hire a consulting firm for a large-scale project, they’ll often put out a request for proposal (RFP) to receive several proposals and pricing options from different firms.

Former McKinsey Associate Partner Shares How She Broke Into “The Firm”

Management Consulted

Stephanie Knight is a former consultant and Associate Partner at McKinsey. Her journey has taken her from Northwestern University to the mountains of northern Afghanistan, to Duke Fuqua Business School, to McKinsey and beyond. You’ll glean so much about life… Read Article. The post Former McKinsey Associate Partner Shares How She Broke Into “The Firm” appeared first on Management Consulted.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

The Right Way vs. Just One Way

CaseInterview.com

One of the reasons I enjoy traveling internationally is to see how other people do things. This was also one of the reasons I wanted to take my kids to travel outside of the United States.

Fun Discussing Management “Mobbing” on the Mob Mentality Show

Johanna Rothman

I had a terrific time with Chris and Austin on the Mob Mentality Show: Modern Management with Johanna Rothman. Is “mobbing” is the right word for management collaboration? Maybe. I'm not sure.

Why Surveys are Damaging Business Improvement

SchellingPoint

The post Why Surveys are Damaging Business Improvement appeared first on SchellingPoint Website. Blog Management Consulting