July, 2021

10 Stages of Consulting Firm Growth (Where Are You Stuck?)

David A Fields

To achieve the next level of success with your consulting firm, you have to know what inflection point is next on your route (or, where you want to stop and optimize). Let’s briefly walk through the common stages on your consulting firm’s growth journey. Transitions are hard.

How to Become the Trusted Advisor to Consulting Clients with Charles Green: Podcast #196

Consulting Success

Strategic consultants help the company thrive and achieve marketing goals through identifying and analyzing business processes. That’s why this expertise is in demand in every business.

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Nice Article and Study on the “Additive Bias”

Steve Shu Consulting

The additive bias seems like a key reason that websites and apps in the digital world get overly complicated over time with features and elements. See more here: [link

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Piloting Change Communication

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

As you well know, the most brilliant change initiative will fail if it’s not implemented well. A brilliant change initiative will also fail - or at least not go as seamlessly as it could - if there is no intentional communication strategy - before, during, and after the change.

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.

Simone Biles Analysis

CaseInterview.com

One of the biggest stories coming out of the Olympics has been American gymnast Simone Biles withdrawing from multiple events in Tokyo. She withdrew due to mental health concerns and not being able to identify where the ground was located during her complex aerial maneuvers.

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One Tiny, Good Deed…and Your Consulting Firm Grows Like Wildfire!

David A Fields

There’s a behavior which, if you perform it daily, will transform your consulting firm, grow your business and improve your life. And it’s very, very simple: One extra act of kindness. (Or, Or, one act of extra kindness). That’s it. You’re going to enjoy a more successful consulting business.

Business Storytelling: How to Tell Your Consulting Story with Janine Kurnoff: Podcast #195

Consulting Success

People in business are turned off by storytelling because they think it takes too much work. But storytelling is a very important tool to have so that you can build your audience. You don’t have to be super personal in your story; you just need to humanize it.

A Call for the Heterogeneity Revolution in Behavioral Science

Steve Shu Consulting

This article should be on every modern behavioral science researcher’s reading list for a cohesive view of the future. It will take awhile for the community (both research and applied) to wrap our heads around elevating heterogeneity and context relative to main effects. Bryan, C.J., Tipton, E.

Is It Time To Rethink Where You Are And Where You Are Going?

On the Brink

Now that we're hesitantly coming out of the pandemic, or even before that, have you found yourself asking those big questions like, Why am I here? Do I really want to be doing what I'm doing for the rest of my life? Is this all there is? Good news: Yes, there is more.

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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.

Simone Biles, Human Being

CaseInterview.com

The other day, Simone Biles, largely considered the greatest gymnast of all time, withdrew from the team all-around competition in the Tokyo Olympics. A day later, she withdrew from the individual all-around competition as well.

How To Find The Capital That Will Fuel Your Big Idea

Simon Associates

The partners of Simon Associates Management Consultants are committed to helping young entrepreneurs, and particularly women entrepreneurs, take their ideas and turn them into successful business ventures.

The Handful of Choices that Determine Your Consulting Firm’s Success

David A Fields

How cool would it be if you could choose greater success for your consulting firm from a drop-down list? Well, crown yourself the new monarch of freezerland, because that’s exactly what you can do.

Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal

Consulting Success

years"> Consulting Workshop: Master The Consulting Proposal Learn how to win high-value consulting business with easy-to-write proposals you can create in 1 hour or less. Register Now Starts August 31, 2021 at 11am Pacific Only 20 spots available.

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.

Optional Reading for AEM 6150 at Cornell University

Steve Shu Consulting

This is an optional reading for AEM 6150 at Cornell University taught by Stephen Shu. The reading is from Chapter 12 (pages 41-44) of The Consulting Apprenticeship and covers the “key takeaway” titling, a method which is used heavily in consulting

How SMEs Can Improve the Productivity of Their Virtual Teams

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Remote working offers a lot of benefits, especially for SMEs that can reduce the costs of office space and hire staff with the right skills from further away. However, it can be more difficult to keep a virtual team engaged and motivated, and this often results in a drop in productivity.

Why Wait To Create Equal Position, Pay And Power For All Business Women

On the Brink

Are you ready to play a role in the future of women? Now you can. A great opportunity is before you.

Prioritize & Focus

CaseInterview.com

I’m a firm believer that you can have anything you want in life. What’s more difficult, if not impossible, is to have everything you want in life simultaneously. The reasons are prioritization and focus. Prioritization is about deciding what’s important.

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 Easily Improve the Effectiveness of Your Consulting Firm’s Marketing

David A Fields

You are probably falling prey to a couple of biases when determining which relationships your consulting firm should nurture, and that’s costing you business. Fortunately, as you’ll see below, you can correct the biases easily.

Consulting Invoice Template (& 10 Invoicing Best Practices)

Consulting Success

Do you have a consulting invoice template that enables you to create and send professional invoices quickly? We see many consultants who are successful and generating good levels of revenue. But on the financial side, they are slow to invoice. They aren’t on top of their finances.

I Am a Cat That Knows Behavioral Economics

Steve Shu Consulting

Information Reframing: Which is more appealing? A black cat with a white belly or… …a white belly with a black cat? Active Choice: Would you rather prepare for your PhD viva or pet me? Choice Overload: Do you find it difficult to choose given all of these books?

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Three keys to building a more skilled postpandemic workforce

McKinsey & Company

Many companies face large, and growing, skills deficits. A few companies approach skill building in a more integrated way—and are quietly gaining an edge on rivals. Insights on Organization Organization Strategy

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.

I'm Honored To Be Awarded The First Vistage Top Performer Award

On the Brink

For many years I've been affiliated with Vistage International , the world's largest executive coaching organization, giving talks and leading workshops on topics ranging from culture change to Blue Ocean Strategy.

20 Servant Leadership Quotes the Elevate our Thinking

Rick Conlow

Servant leadership reflects an approach that challenges traditional leadership practices today. Because it focuses first on people and then the rest of the activities of leaders. The goal is to serve. Now, it is not a milk toast approach to leadership as some think.

275: Carol Poore—Impactful Strategies Come In Three Parts. Ready To Try Yours?

On the Brink Podcast

Learn how to craft a strategy that delivers the results you want. Remember, my job is to help you get off the brink. How do I do that? By helping you see, feel and think in new ways.

Update Billing

Consulting Success

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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!

Pwc Partner Shares the Firm’s Strategy for the Future of the Workforce, DEI, and Work-Life Balance

Management Consulted

Bhushan Sethi is a PwC Partner and global thought leader on the future of work. As the Joint Global Leader of People and Organization at PwC, Bhushan brings decades of experience to this conversation around work-life balance, diversity & inclusion,… Read Article. The post Pwc Partner Shares the Firm’s Strategy for the Future of the Workforce, DEI, and Work-Life Balance appeared first on Management Consulted.

COVID-19 and education: The lingering effects of unfinished learning

McKinsey & Company

US states and districts have the opportunity to not only help students catch up on unfinished learning from the pandemic but also tackle long-standing historical inequities in education. Public & Social Sector Insights Education

How Do You Smash The Myths Of Women In Business? Change Workplace Culture.

On the Brink

I was recently a guest speaker on the Entrepreneur MBA podcast with Stephen Halasnik, and what we talked about was really significant.