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How Coaches & Mentors Fast-Track Your Consulting Business Growth with MaryBeth Maskovas: Podcast #242

Consulting Success

Building and growing a business is not easy. It requires a lot of work, time, and money. So how can you fast-track your consulting business’ growth?

Why You Need An Ideal Client Archetype

Consulting Matters

Seth Godin says, "When you speak to everyone, you speak to no one.". This quote was a catalyst that completely transformed my approach to growing my own business and helping others do the same.


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Dubious Ideas, Foolish Clients and Your Consulting Firm. 5 Rules to Act Wisely

David A Fields

The spectacular failure of CNN+ is hardly the largest debacle abetted by a consulting firm. If your consulting firm had been in McKinsey’s shoes, would you have taken the CNN+ project and built a plan that, in retrospect, appears absurdly unrealistic?

Help Your Customers React the Way You Want with These Roadmap Options, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I said that customers need a different kind of roadmap than teams do. Teams need the focusing details now and a way to look forward. But, depending on where your product is in the market, your customers might want or need different information. Let's start there.

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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.

Product Portfolio Management: What It Is and Why It Matters for Business Leaders

Epicflow Blog

For the growing companies, it’s crucially important to keep track of all their products and make sure they are in demand and meet customers’ needs.

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Tap Into These 2022 Instructional Design Trends

Clarity Consultants

As 2022 continues forward, new instructional design trends keep emerging. Some are in response to changes created by the pandemic. Others are related to emerging technologies and evolving understandings of what optimal learning experiences involve.

What Senior Managers Want & Need from Roadmaps: Predictability and Options, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

In Part 1 , I said that product roadmaps are not like car roadmaps. But even car roadmaps showed places of interest—options—for the driver and passengers.

How To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times: The Five Things You Need To Know

Simon Associates

I love being interviewed by Authority M agazine , mainly because I am always asked thought-provoking questions which lead to really insightful discussions about women in business, leadership, culture change, workplace transformation and what's coming next.

CEOs, Here’s How to Lead in an Era of Constant Change

Harvard Business Review

Prioritize, build trust, simplify, and prepare. Change management Organizational change Organizational transformation Leadership Leadership vision Digital Article

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Is It True? Is It Useful?

A lot of very smart people find themselves preoccupied with debates on whether certain negative self-beliefs are true. Maybe I will never amount to anything in my career. Maybe I will never have the romantic relationship I desire. Maybe I’m not smart enough to succeed.

7 Reasons Why Professional Services Brands Underperform

Prudent Pedal

I have yet to meet a managing partner, practice leader, CMO, or sales guy in a professional services firm that has been satisfied with their firm’s brand performance. When I ask “Why do you think your brand is underperforming?” I’m frequently told that the firm is “the best-kept secret that nobody knows”. In other words, leaders […]. Brand Strategy

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Businesses Must Sustain Diversity And Inclusion For Women

Simon Associates

As I waited to present to a group of male CEOs at a conference, I listened to several men complaining about how hard it was for them to attract a diverse workforce and integrate them into their current culture. One man said: "It took me three months to finally find a capable woman of color.

How Companies Should Invest in a Downturn

Harvard Business Review

Three ways to plan for growth, even in a volatile environment. Economics Recessions Economic cycles and trends Strategic planning Financial markets Digital 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.

Planning and Running a Strategy Offsite

Tom Spencer

As part of a consulting engagement or broader enterprise strategy alignment, you can expect to plan and run an offsite at one point of your career.

Protecting Your Reputation From Cyberattack

Forbes Leadership

Retired special agent with the FBI and cybersecurity consultant John Iannarelli advises us on how to prepare for two of the biggest threats to small and medium-sized businesses. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

Project Management: Tips to Avoid Approval Apathy

PM Alliance

Project teams need to secure numerous approvals over the lifecycle of an initiative. Funding authorizations often have the highest visibility but getting the go-ahead for other key elements is equally important.

How to Write Concisely

Harvard Business Review

Three tips. Business writing Business communication Managing yourself Interpersonal communication Digital Article

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.

Making Your Digital Transformation Journey Successful: An Overview of Its Essential Components

Epicflow Blog

Most people think of digital transformation in relation to the application of latest technologies. And they’re right, but only to some extent.

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How to Know if Your Pricing Structure Captures Your True Value


Here at Actionable, we see a wide range of pricing models employed by consultancies. It’s worth contemplating – what pricing structure are you using for your services, and are you capturing the true value of your services through that structure?

Is Networking a Distraction or Important Leadership Skill?

Organizational Talent Consulting

Results-driven leaders have a bad habit of working harder and longer hours. Hard work isn't bad, but isolation is hazardous. If achievement-oriented leaders are not careful, their drive can limit career opportunities, professional success, and the joy of living.

Using Fiction to Find Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Immersing yourself in possible futures allows you to be creative and open to unexpected possibilities. Strategy Design thinking Digital Article

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.

Books to read

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This is a lovely who’s who of business books from McKinsey. I’m surprised that some. The post Books to read appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Get what you want Inspiration learning Training programs

Remember Everest When Planning Your Programs


Here’s a fascinating—if somewhat macabre—statistic about Mount Everest: of all the people who have died while summiting Everest, 82 percent have died on the way back down the mountain, not on the way up. Consider this in the greater context of goal setting, orientation, and accomplishment.


317: Steve Markman—Speaking Engagements Are Back. Build Your Business With Great Ones

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to transform your company by telling your story. Suppose you have a great company with fantastic talent. Could speaking become a critical part of your marketing and business development strategy ?

Digital Ecosystems: A Data-Driven Approach To Decarbonizing Supply Chains - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SIEMENS

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from Siemens. Digital transformation Sponsor Content

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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.

No, of course

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: A few more resources on saying no nicely, or making no sound like yes. The post No, of course appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Get what you want leadership Make no sound like yes Manage yourself

The Top Eleven Things Employees Want From Their Leader

Rick Conlow

What do employees want from their boss or in a job? Obviously, they are not receiving it with the elevated levels of employee discontent, disengagement, and distrust. Consequently, the current Great Resignation and Quit manifested into a nightmare for leaders and organizations.

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Starting New Business? Get Help Through Consulting Services

Business Consulting Agency

There is no shortage of business startups. Especially these days, many seek to gain control of their financial future. This is often done through starting your own business. Regardless of what you want to do. Owning your own business is a goal for many.