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10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

You’re swimming in a vast sea of stressful news and, given today’s reality, you’re well within your rights to feel anxious, nervous and uncertain about how your consulting firm should proceed.

Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

McKinsey

For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help you respond effectively. Insights on Organization

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Applying for consulting opportunities

Tom Spencer

Applications can be a stress inducing process when pursuing a consulting career or opportunities from consulting firms as a student. Especially when you are competing against your peers who offer a diverse pool of skills, experiences, and backgrounds for consulting firms to cherry pick from.

The Mindset to Thrive During Turbulent Times

Consulting Success

I sent this message on March 12th to our private coaching clients.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Coronavirus: Analysis, Conclusions & Takeaways

CaseInterview.com

I started writing this article a few days ago on March 5th, but I didn’t get to finish it until March 16th. It’s still useful to help make sense of the problem. Living in the Seattle metro area in Washington state, much of my attention has been focused on the coronavirus.

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The Importance of a First Impression

Tom Spencer

You might have been given an opportunity to have a coffee chat with a firm representative or with a Partner at your dream consulting firm.

Why Trust-Based Selling Is Completely Different With Consultant, Ari Galper: Podcast #130

Consulting Success

No matter which career, business, or industry we are in, we become a salesperson. Whether we sell products, services, or ourselves, it is imperative to be able to grasp the best approach to selling to your ideal clients.

Coronavirus: Leadership during a Crisis

CaseInterview.com

The need for effective leadership is especially acute during a major crisis. Today, I wanted to share a framework for how you can lead others in any crisis you may face. My experience with crisis management comes from two perspectives.

Responding to coronavirus: The minimum viable nerve center

McKinsey

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, companies need a crisis response coordinated by top management that gives experts and managers the autonomy to implement creative, pragmatic solutions. Risk Insights

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

BCG Resume Automatically Failed – 13 Reasons Why

Management Consulting Prep

Management Consulting Resume BCG Resume Automatically FAILED – 13 Reasons Why You spent to write a BCG resume. But it only takes to get discarded If you have one of the following These samples also apply to 1. No contact information If they can’t call you, you are out … before they even try to … BCG Resume Automatically Failed – 13 Reasons Why Read More » The post BCG Resume Automatically Failed – 13 Reasons Why appeared first on Management Consulting Prep.

Going Radically Virtual

The More Clients Blog

Wondering how your business can survive and thrive during the Coronavirus pandemic? The solution: Take your business Radically Virtual. Live session this topic tomorrow.

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Honest, Smart, Hardworking

CaseInterview.com

I first heard Warren Buffet speak in person 20 years ago. He had a standard speech he would give on how to be successful in business. I’ll never forget what he said he looked for when hiring an executive to run one of his many businesses.

Remote Working, Crisis Management & Business Continuity During COVID-19

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Although some professionals, like Bill Gates, have stated that we need to be prepared for the next global pandemic , the swift spread of COVID-19 and cascading global impacts were unexpected.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Completing a transformation in the consumer-goods industry

McKinsey

In a dynamic environment, every organization must realign its operating model. Consumer-packaged-goods players are no exception. But what’s the secret to a successful transformation? Here are six ideas. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

Now That You Have Your Crisis, What Do You Change?

Simon Associates

We often tell our clients that if they need to reignite their business or change their market strategy or create a new business model, they should have a crisis or create one. Well, with the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, the crisis is here, and change is all around us.

185: Mitch Levy—Ready To Discover And Share Your Genius?

On the Brink Podcast

Learn how to become a sought-after thought leader! My guest today, Mitchell Levy, has a particular approach to capture those “aha” moments in life that at one time or another we all have. If you'd like to write a book but don't want to spend years doing it, call Mitch!

How Do You Interact with Your Customers and Prospects in Times of Crisis and Uncertainty?

Alan Weiss

How Do You Interact with Your Customers and Prospects in Time of Crisis and Uncertainty? . I’ve long preached that not all customers are alike, and the customers themselves most certainly are not always right. They often know what they want but not what they need.)

Leadership in the time of coronavirus: COVID-19 response and implications for banks

McKinsey

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reverberate, banks have a role to play as systemic stabilizers. Insights on Financial Services

Micro-influence: This 1 strategy can grow your practice locally, regionally, or nationally

Rod Burkert

Welcome to my newsletter, where I focus solely on BVFLS practice development, practice management, and related tools and technology to grow/build/scale your firm. Thanks to each of you for being here. A high-five to new subscribers: this is what we do! And was this email forwarded to you?

Webinar: Executing Strategy in a Time of Uncertainty March 18th 2020

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

On March 18th at 9:00 AM PST/ 12 PM EST, we'll be hosting a live webinar along with 40 Strategy CEO, Carl Cox. Because the affects of the virus are being felt around the world, the theme of this webinar will be Executing Strategy in a Time of Uncertainty.

To My Friends: What You Can Do (#staythefuckhome)

Kai Davis

(The following was written by Steve Pavlina, published here with his encouragement). To my influencer and marketer friends: This is not remotely a “business as usual” situation. Please open your eyes to what’s happening. But more importantly, please open your heart to what’s about to happen.

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Adapting workplace learning in the time of coronavirus

McKinsey

Managers can’t push the pause button on capability building, so the moment belongs to virtual learning. Some tactics and strategies can help. Insights from McKinsey Accelerate

Future Marketing Suggestions

Alan Weiss

What have we learned from the health crisis? Here are some ideas for your consideration: Marketing for the Future. Get into the “public square” with your analysis based upon your expertise (supply chain, talent retention, IT, change management, etc.). Err on the side of informing too many people.

Calm also has a coefficient

Seth Godin Blog

Panic loves company. And yet calm is our practical, efficient, rational alternative. If you’re on a crowded plane and one person is freaking out about turbulence, the panic will eventually peter out.

Making Mentorship a Team Effort

Harvard Business

Build a network of support that adapts to your changing needs. Career planning Coaching Professional transitions Digital Article

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The CIO’s moment: Leadership through the first wave of the coronavirus crisis

McKinsey

It’s already clear that CIOs during the coronavirus outbreak are playing a central role in navigating the crisis, even as companies grapple with the implications. Digital Insights

Creativity in a Crisis

Martinka Consulting

Once again, the phrase, “We live in interesting times” is being used. There’s nothing but news about the coronavirus and at the same time marketing creativity is starting to flow. The Catering Company in Kirkland is offering ready-to-heat meal packages with reduced rates, no delivery charges, and emphasizing their food safety protocols. Precor is running ads promoting the benefits of working out at home in the “clean, fresh air.”

Today

Seth Godin Blog

We only get it once. Why waste it? We can spend it in fear, or we can create possibility for the next person. We can spend it alone, or we can create digital but real connection with someone else. It only takes a day to make change happen. The ocean is made of drops

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