December, 2017

Three Things District Leaders Should Think About Now that Net Neutrality Rules Are Reversed

Consultants Mind

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted December 14, on a 3-2 party line vote, to reverse the 2015 net neutrality rules. Take a look here if you want to know more about the rules themselves.

Why is “Diabetic” Still a Dirty Word?

Consulting Success

We recently published our annual Naughty or Nice list , in which we identified some of the top T1D newsmakers in 2017.

Why Your Consulting Client’s #1 Priority Shouldn’t Be Yours

David A Fields

Let’s say your consulting firm wants to lasso a few new clients. Sounds far-fetched, but go with me.) You should search for companies whose number one, burning priority is addressing the problem your consulting firm solves, right? Wrong.

On Digital Tools, Behavioral Economics, and Retirement

Steve Shu Consulting

Just wanted to share a Harvard Business Review post by my colleague, Shlomo Benartzi. In a nutshell, the digital world opens up many possibilities to apply behavioral economics to help people. Shlomo mentions some research that he, Hal Hershfield, and I recently did with Acorns, a robo-saving app.

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Will Tech Consulting experience help me in recruiting for Strategy Consulting?

Management Consulted

It’s a question we get asked all the time: How do strategy firms (or practices) see tech consulting experience? If your main goal is strategy consulting, will this experience help or hurt come recruiting season? The short answer? Yes, tech … Continued.

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7 Essential Rules for Consultants’ Emails

David A Fields

Quick quiz! Which of the following is more useful: reading about how consultants should write emails, or listening to a flight attendant instruct you in buckling a seat belt. You’ve practiced both activities roughly a jillion times.

What You Need to Know About the Four Domains of Strength (Podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

Today on the Leadership Vision Podcast, Brian Schubring and Nathan Freeburg talk about how, why, and when we use the four domains of Strength in our work with clients. Domains organize the 34 Themes of Strengths into four major categories, which are Thinking, Relating, Influencing, and Executing.

5 Ways Tech Consulting differs from Strategy Consulting

Management Consulted

Last week, we explored how Tech consulting experience can hurt you when it comes to applying for more strategy-focused roles, and how to mitigate this during the recruiting process. While tech consulting is incredibly meaningful work (not to mention the … Continued. The post 5 Ways Tech Consulting differs from Strategy Consulting appeared first on Management Consulted. management consulting

Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders


Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics of technology leadership. Our Insights

Kevin Kelly: Inevitable Technology Trends #1 and #2

Consultants Mind

Started reading The Inevitable: 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future (affiliate link). I am only on page 83, and I have already bought 9 copies for friends. It’s written by Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine, and does an amazing job of explaining what artificial intelligence (AI) is, what it is becoming, and… Read More » The post Kevin Kelly: Inevitable Technology Trends #1 and #2 appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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Consulting Sales Systems That Work for Introverts with Bob Burg: Podcast #16

Consulting Success

Transform your failures into success in no time by implementing sales systems that will work for you. Description: Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences around the world.

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How to Make Next Year Absolutely Stellar for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

We’re headed into a new year. Other than signing up for Gobs o’’s weekly delivery service, is there anything you can do to make the coming year far more successful than the one you’re wrapping up? Yes, my friend, there is.

What helps kids really learn

LSA Global

Andrew Stadel on episode 220 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How do kids learn and remember?

Bouquets and Strengths: How Differences Can Benefit Each Other

Leadership Vision Consulting

Have you ever felt frustrated with a friend or colleague because their Strengths were different than yours? Maybe you didn’t have the language of Strengths, but there was something fundamentally different in how they communicated, organized, or related to the world from you.

More than a feeling: Ten design practices to deliver business value


As design thinking nears its 50th birthday, many companies still struggle to realize value from design. Those that succeed often follow ten best practices. Our Insights

Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers

Consultants Mind

This is shocking because it shows the extent to which outsourcing is no longer a trend, but just a simple, fat reality. The days of Hershey, PA life-time employment are long-dead. Labor has become so specialized (read: Adam Smith talk) that there is a company willing to take that repetitive process off of your… Read More » The post Outsourcing is reality: Of top 20 global companies, 5 are outsourcers appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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Personal Holiday Season Message For You

Consulting Success

Can you believe another year has almost come to an end?! I’ve had a lot to reflect on this year… My step-father Barry passed away from Alzheimer’s. Two young kids in our extended family have been dealing with illness, including one suddenly diagnosed with Cancer.

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How to Crank Up Your Consulting Firm’s Results by 189%

David A Fields

Consulting clients love to see evidence of progress. It’s a business-building, psychic reward that you can provide.

5 Website Must-Haves for Consultants and Coaches (With Amber Vilhauer)

Tsavo Neal

Amber Vilhauer is the founder of No Guts No Glory Enterprises , a digital marketing firm that helps consultants, authors, speakers, and coaches establish their presence online.

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Convergence Is Key to Innovation For Future of Work

Cheryl Cran

I attended the Singularity University three day certification program on Exponential Innovation in Silicon Valley this past week and today I presented on Future of Work to the meetings and hospitality industry in Miami.

5 Ways You Can Help Improve Candidate Loyalty


If you are getting thousands of candidates applying for your jobs, you’re probably not concerned about candidate loyalty, so you can focus on other things. But, the impact of candidate loyalty on the recruitment industry has taken center stage recently.

Benefits 101: Health Insurance Definitions Every Employee Needs to Know

Consultants Mind

Providing a great benefits package is critical to being a competitive employer. But if employees are confused by the terminology, they may not recognize just how great their benefits package is. Here’s a breakdown of the most common terms found on a health insurance policy. Premium. Premium is the amount you and/or your employer pay each month towards an insurance policy.

Proven 4 Stage Consulting Project Process: Video

Consulting Success

Transcript: We’re going to talk about how to develop a consulting engagement process. There’s many different ways to go about this, but I want to introduce you to one that is very straightforward yet very powerful.

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Gotta Have More Cowbell and the Power of Commitment

Consulting Matters

One of the most hilarious Saturday Night Live skits is the one where Christopher Walken demands from the “Don’t Fear the Reaper” band (Blue Oyster Cult) that he needed more cowbell from Will Ferrell. I was watching this skit the other day with a good friend of mine who is an actor. When we finally got a hold of ourselves and wiped the tears from our eyes after laughing so hard, he explained that this was so funny because Christopher Walken was just so committed to his role.

First Year Members Speak Up

Women in Consulting

:: I’m coming up on one year as a WIC member and as a marketing consultant. So I thought the “newbie” perspective might be worth sharing to others looking to WIC as a support for a new venture.

What Leadership Vision is Looking Forward to in 2018 (Podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

Happy Holidays! We're talking a break from our regularly scheduled podcast to bring you something different. At our company holiday gathering this year, Nathan took out the recorder and asked the entire Leadership Vision team to share one thing they were looking forward to in 2018.

The four questions to ask when serving on a nonprofit board


Directors need to probe, nudge, and prod to make sure the organization achieves its full potential. Leadership

Leadership quotations: Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Lincoln

Consultants Mind

This week I thought a lot about leadership and ran across these leadership quotations. What is leadership? “Leadership is influence” – John Maxwell “Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” ” – Dwight D. Eisenhower Is leadership inherited or learned?… Read More » The post Leadership quotations: Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Lincoln appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Interview with a Deloitte S&O consultant

Management Consulted

Welcome to our interview with Sean, a Deloitte S&O consultant in the Chicago office. Read on as Sean shares his experiences at Deloitte S&O, his most embarrassing client moment, why he’s choosing to leave for B-School, the firm’s new 2018 … Continued. The post Interview with a Deloitte S&O consultant appeared first on Management Consulted. deloitte consulting

What is Authentic Leadership?

Consulting Matters

Today’s model introduces how I am starting to think about what is authentic leadership. I think authentic leadership is where power and love intersect. Power and use of power are familiar concepts in business and the definining power as control, authority, capacity and influence is more than likely readily understandable and accessible. Love is a different story. When I talk about love, I am not talking about the feelings shared between parents and children, friends or even lovers.

Ensure Your People Strategy Supports High Growth

LSA Global

Does Your People Strategy Support High Growth? If you are one of the lucky businesses set up for high growth in the coming months or a business that aspires to grow rapidly, be sure your people strategy will support your high growth plans.

Our Most Popular Content from 2017

Leadership Vision Consulting

Happy New Year!!! Nathan spent time digging through our Google Analytics, social media stats, and podcast metrics, to see which articles of content were the most popular in 2017. There were a few surprises and a few things we expected.

Hollywood Docket: Fox News Defamation Lawsuit; Univision-Charter Settlement; Gawker Bankruptcy Decision


A roundup of entertainment law news. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online


What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

Management Consulting. It’s a lot of things. It is an industry; we all know McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, PWC, and others. It is a profession built on asking good questions. It is a team sport. It is a bit of an attitude. It is a tribe that is difficult to get into. It is a set… Read More » The post What is management consulting? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Consulting Management consulting