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.

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.

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.

Tips for Effectively Converting Your Live Training to Virtual Training

Clarity Consultants

While vaccine rollouts are continuing and many areas are working through re-opening processes, gathering in large groups is often discouraged. Since live, in-person training typically involved sizable classes, they continue to be less-than-ideal in the current landscape.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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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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Leadership Tip #13: For Innovation, Remove at Least One Policy or Procedure a Week

Johanna Rothman

Some managers wanted to prevent Bad Things from happening in the organization, so they added policies or procedures. Now, these same managers want business agility. However, the policies and procedures increase friction and make it harder to get the Right Things done.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Updated Corporate Training Is Absolutely Essential as Your Employees Return to the Office

Clarity Consultants

As the pandemic wanes, many employees are beginning to return to offices all across the country. This is marking a period of transition. Leaving a remote work arrangement and coming back to the office means dealing with distractions that aren’t present at home.

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.

Leadership Tip 12: Focus on Effectiveness, Not Efficiency

Johanna Rothman

Many of us focus on how efficient we can be. Many of our organizations want to maximize our output for every minute and hour of work. However, if we focus on effectiveness first, we create better outcomes for everyone. We don't waste time working on things that don't matter.

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.

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.

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 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.

Virtual Classes Are Here to Stay – Here’s Why

Clarity Consultants

During the pandemic, higher education institutions had to adapt quickly, transitioning many traditional in-person courses into online classes. Initially, approaches were, admittedly, a bit haphazard, largely because there wasn’t time to truly refine the new digital offering.

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.

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.

Agile Approaches Offer Strategic Advantage; Agile Tools are Tactics, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

A number of my clients confuse their strategic ideas with tactical work. They think that the agile tools they use, such as boards, offer a strategic advantage. So they build or customize their tools. However, they adopt or “install” an agile framework or process without customization.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to become a credible Agile Project Leader

Virtual Project Consulting

With the shift to organisational agility, discover the role of the PMO and how to become a credible Agile Project Leader in an ever changing world. The post How to become a credible Agile Project Leader first appeared on Virtual Project Consulting.

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