April, 2021

How to Set Organizational Change Up for Success

LSA Global

Can Bananas Set Organizational Change Up for Success? You might well wonder what a bowl of bananas and oranges has to do with change in the workplace. It turns out that a comparison between the two fruits can teach us quite a lot about how to set organizational change up for success.

The case for inclusive growth

McKinsey & Company

US leaders across sectors have an opportunity to improve economic performance—and bolster individual and community well-being—through investments that embed equity into the development process. Public & Social Sector Insights Social Sector Financial inclusion Public Sector Economic Studies

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The CV That Gets You to the Interview Phase

Tom Spencer

When you apply for consulting roles, your CV will be the first thing that the recruiters see. According to a 2018 study conducted by Ladders, recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds looking at the CV that might have taken you weeks to perfect.

“Return to work” makes no sense. Here’s why.

Brimstone Consulting

“Return to work” implies people have not been working. They have. A lot. Recent research conducted by Jennifer Moss, Michael Leiter, Christina Maslach, and David Whiteside, in association with Harvard Business Review , found that global burnout is a problem.

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.

The Ladder You Must Climb to Grow Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Clients hire your consulting firm in part because you know more than they do. You’re an expert. Wise in the ways of management, marketing or the musk beetle (or whatever your area of expertise happens to be). How expert are you, though, and what are you doing to continuously upgrade your knowledge?

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Why Work-From-Home Burnout & Zoom Fatigue is More Complex Than You Think

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Have you or your employees been feeling work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue these past months despite the supposed convenience of working from home and using videoconferences to meet? Unfortunately, the vast majority of efforts to address WFH burnout try to treat the symptoms without addressing the root causes. The fundamental root cause of WFH burnout stems from organizations adapting their existing ways of interacting in “office culture” to remote work.

The 6 Essential Consulting Skills (Clients Want These)

Consulting Success

Do you possess the consulting skills that make clients want to hire you? Your core expertise — like environmental or sales consulting — form the basis of your consulting business However, you’ll also need to cultivate a broad range of consulting skills.

How to Align Executive Development with Organizational Values

Consulting Matters

We have all seen aspirational signs in the breakroom, "Honesty, Kindness, Integrity." While these are excellent personal values, they don't translate into measurable behaviors or tools used at the executive level in daily decision-making.

When it’s Time to Focus on Your Consulting Career

Tom Spencer

The greatest accomplishments will follow a focused person. Our society rewards specialists more than generalists, and the way to become a specialist is to remain focused on one area for a prolonged period. At all stages of our life there are times to explore and times to focus.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, 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!

Too Big? The Correct Way to Tell if a Project is Right for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Wouldn’t it be great to land a massive, game-changing new project for your consulting firm? Maybe. However, huge assignments have equally huge downsides, and there’s a better way to grow your consulting firm.

Know Your Limits

CaseInterview.com

I was having a conversation with one of the people I mentor. This person was in a new job, working incredibly long hours, and was exhausted. I shared the following idea: Know Your Own Limits. Every living being in the universe has limits.

Lead with Courage

Brimstone Consulting

This is an excerpt from The Core 4 , by Brimstone’s Managing Founder, Bob Weiler. The book explores the foundational capabilities of any organization, from a small group to a global enterprise—leadership, change, alignment, and energy.

Proven Consulting Process: 4 Steps To Successful Projects

Consulting Success

Do you have a reliable consulting process? In this post, you’ll learn how to develop a consulting process that makes your projects smooth, successful, stress-free — and create greater results for your clients.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The strategy-analytics revolution

McKinsey & Company

It’s time to bring advanced analytics into the strategy room—here’s why. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Analytics Strategic planning

Considerations for Targeting Your Consulting Specialty

Tom Spencer

In nearly every consulting firm, sooner or later you’ll have to prioritize a specialty to formally begin establishing a focus area for your consulting career. Just to be clear, by specialty, I mean a specifically defined industry (e.g. industrials, pharma, etc.) or functional area (e.g.

Alternative Revenue Sources for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

If you’re having trouble accelerating your consulting firm’s revenue growth, it could be because you’ve forgotten to create a stable revenue base.

264: Mia Hewett—Isn't it Time to Ditch Your Negative Thoughts and "Soar?"

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to cast off your baggage and live your dreams! This was an interesting interview with Mia Hewett. Every interview is interesting. But some of them take us in places that are unexpected. Mia’s was particularly unexpected.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Why Consulting Businesses Don’t Scale Easily (& How To Scale Yours)

Tsavo Neal

“Why don’t consulting businesses scale easily?”. Do you see this guy here? The man with the brilliant mustache? His name is Dr. Stuart McGill. He’s one of the world’s leading experts on spine biomechanics. Dr. McGill’s goal is to help everyone suffering from back pain get back to pain-free living.

What Music Can Teach You About Consulting with Gerald J. Leonard: Podcast #183

Consulting Success

Sometimes, one’s love for music will give you more than entertainment. For Gerald J. Leonard of Principles of Execution, this put him on a path toward success in the realm of consulting.

Disrupting the disruptors: Business building for banks

McKinsey & Company

Although banks face intense pressure from new entrants in financial services, they have an edge in resources they can use to rapidly launch their own digital businesses. Insights on Financial Services Banking

When to Seek Help from a Coach for Case Interviews

Tom Spencer

Case coaching is an industry of its own. It seems like coaching is a necessary part of the consulting interview prep process and without it you don’t have a chance of getting an offer.

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

External Champions: the Best Supporters of Your Consulting Firm (How to Find/Build Them)

David A Fields

All your consulting firm’s visibility-building and marketing efforts pale next to the power of a champion—an outsider who promotes your firm to others. Your consulting firm can actively create champions and super-champions who will rapidly build your business.

Are Outdated Myths Holding You Back? Smash Through Them!

On the Brink

In 2020, there were over 400,000 women lawyers, making up almost 36% of all practicing attorneys in the US.

The Consulting Website As A Sales Tool

Tsavo Neal

2Bobs, a podcast hosted by David C. Baker and Blair Enns, is a must-listen for consultants. In a recent episode titled “ Communication Components in Your Sales Toolbox ,” they discussed the role your website plays in the sales process.

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Profitable Growth Strategies for Consultants with Thomas Michael Hogg: Podcast #182

Consulting Success

The greatest challenge of all companies is to figure out and properly implement profitable growth strategies to boost sales and enter the profit zone. Today’s guest is Thomas Michael Hogg, the author of Profitable Growth Strategy: 7 proven best practices from German companies.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.