August, 2021

The Hidden Constraint Capping Your Consulting Firm (and How to Lift the Limit)

David A Fields

The driver and limiter of your consulting firm’s size are the same: a single variable simultaneously fuels your growth and resists expansion.

7 Traits that Unlock the Powerful Presence of Servant Leaders

Rick Conlow

The presence and impact of Servant Leaders depends on their personal power. Most leaders rely on position power that comes with their job title. How do you get someone to follow you? Read on. Leadership through position power involves these strategies: Domination approach.

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8 Powerful Value Proposition Examples (& How To Write Yours)

Consulting Success

Are you looking for value proposition examples to help you create your own compelling message? Your value proposition is what gets your potential customers and clients to take notice. It’s your brand’s first impression.

Why Having More Meetings Is Not The Answer

Markovitz Consulting

One of the participants in my Conclusion Trap class was grappling with a persistent problem at her company: their website regularly crashed after upgrades. She believed that one of the primary drivers of the problem was poor communication between two teams.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

7 Key Decisions for Starting Your Consulting or Coaching Business Right

Consulting Matters

Let's be real - you don't want to grow your OWN consulting or coaching business for the money. If you were in it for the money, you'd stay in corporate.

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The Perfect, Consulting Firm Sales System

David A Fields

What would the perfect, consulting firm sales system include? Systems are the greatest. They help you master vital tasks and perform them more efficiently and effectively.

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Things a Consultant Can Do to Increase the Chances of Their Recommendations Being Implemented Successfully by a Client

Steve Shu Consulting

This post is based on a question that was posed to me on Quora. Here are a few things to consider for this type of situation: See if you can get a resource assigned within the company to take the lead on program managing changes into the organization.

How To Sell Consulting Services (Like Lemonade)

Consulting Success

Wondering how to sell consulting services? Last Friday evening, I got a call from one of our neighbors inviting my daughter to join them to sell lemonade. My daughters are six years old and three years old, and they were thrilled to get this invitation.

Breaking Into ZS Associates from a Non-Target School as an International Student

Management Consulted

Mrinal received offers from ZS Associates and Uber. He ended up accepting ZS Associates’ offer (in the Princeton, NJ office). How did he navigate the consulting recruiting process as an international student and decide which firm to go with? This… Read Article.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

7 Key Decisions for Starting Your Consulting or Coaching Business Right

Consulting Matters

Let's be real - you don't want to grow your OWN consulting or coaching business for the money. If you were in it for the money, you'd stay in corporate.

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Micro-disruption in consulting?

The Source

The disruption promised in consulting has been a long time coming. Perhaps we’re thinking about it in the wrong way. Clayton Christensen et al.’s

The Person Who Can Make Your Consulting Firm Shine

David A Fields

There’s a particular type of individual who can help your consulting firm stand out from the pack and garner the praise you richly deserve. Like Clark Kent or Diana Prince, this superhero for your consulting firm disguises their ability to lift you to new heights beneath their modest appearance.

Is Your Business Ready for an Open House?

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

For most individuals who have shopped for a home, the experience of touring various homes is enlightening. There are invariably homes that we view that are over our home purchase budget. There are homes that are under our budget. And, there are homes that fall within our budgeted range.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

How to Keep Your Consulting Business Safe & Secure with Gary Peace: Podcast #199

Consulting Success

With everything online, it’s easy to be paranoid over privacy. It’s important to secure your business. You’ll never know if someone is watching you online. Maybe you opened a malicious email and you get hacked.

Elevate Partners with SME Strategy, on a Mission to Serve Those Suffering from Addiction & Mental Health Problems

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Elevate is a private, not for profit agency based out of the American state of Wisconsin, working in the areas of substance abuse and mental health.

How to Get a Business that Looks and Feels like You [Behind-the-Scenes Tutorial with Betsy & Jen]

Consulting Matters

Want an online image that reflects the depth and power of what you do and establishes you as a premium brand? I sure do! Last week I relaunched my website, which reflects the biggest changes to my business (even bigger than when I left Disney to start my own consulting business.

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278: Deborah Levine—How To Help Society Truly Become Inclusive?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear what you can do to end hate and foster inclusivity. Deborah Levine is an amazing woman. How excited I was to share her story with our listeners.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

How to Know if Your Consulting Firm is Built Correctly

David A Fields

How do you know if you have the right team doing the right things at your consulting firm? With a single, straightforward metric: Infrastructure Strength Before we define this metric, let’s examine your job.

Safe Space #10 – pre-holiday mountain, post-holiday blues

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.

Consulting for Creatives: How to Build a Creative Consulting Business with Bobby Gillespie: Podcast #198

Consulting Success

What is the first step to building a creative consulting business? Learn how to find motivation within yourself. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Bobby Gillespie, founder and President of The PROPR Design.

The Only Way Forward…

The only way forward is to move forward. It isn’t to dwell on the past (but it is useful to learn from the past). It isn’t to be paralyzed in the present. The only way forward is to make progress toward your goal. It doesn’t matter if you hit an obstacle.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

What the draft European Union AI regulations mean for business

McKinsey & Company

Proposed EU rules are just one more step toward global AI regulation. Here’s how smart organizations are preparing for compliance—and managing AI risk. Analytics Insights Artificial Intelligence Digital strategy and organization Cybersecurity/Risk

277: Johanna Zeilstra—Let's All Build Companies That Make Gender Fair

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how gender equity is really, finally, happening. What an exciting podcast with Johanna Zeilstra. She has had a remarkable career as a business strategist and leader in start-ups and global corporations.

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Step 0: The Prerequisite for Your Consulting Firm to Win More Business

David A Fields

Your hard work on business development and some good luck resulted in big opportunities for your seed optimization consulting firm: potential engagements with Worldwide Walnuts, Paramus Pecan Co, and all at the same time.

8 Step Guide to Prepare for the GMAT

Tom Spencer

If you have decided to pursue an MBA, then taking the GMAT is an unavoidable part of the process. The Graduate Management Admission Test is a very challenging exam divided into 4 sections: Integrated Reasoning, Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How the Founders of Consulting Success Use Values to Supercharge Consulting Businesses: Podcast #200

Consulting Success

Most business owners tend not to see the importance of establishing values. However, business values are the compass that ensures your organization aligns with whatever vision you have for the company.

Public Speaking with Gravitas

One of the five most useful classes I took at Stanford was on public speaking. One of the very first training classes that I had in my first few months at McKinsey was on… you guessed it… public speaking.

Tech-driven insurers: How to thrive in 2030

McKinsey & Company

Insurance operating models are on the verge of a fundamental change. To thrive in 2030, insurers must commit to a specific role and take action now to secure the tech capabilities they need. Insights on Financial Services Insurance