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Consulting Cover Letter

11 Tipsfor thePerfect ConsultingCover Letter with an Example (2019 Update). Between a resume and cover letter , most job applicants will tell you that the resume is more important.

How AI Is Creating a New Way to Work

Cheryl Cran

Have you wondered if AI is coming for your job? What if I told you that AI is creating a NEW way to work? According to HBR report (August 2018) the truth is that AI is reshaping the future of work and how work will get done. The fusion of human and AI is creating […].

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A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes

David A Fields

Ron “Cherry Top” Ronson, CEO of HunkaChunk Chocolate Company, wants to hire your consulting firm to work your magic, but you’re hesitating. Because you’re already busy. Beyond busy. As a firm you’re running flat out and working overtime. On one hand, you fiercely want the HunkaChunk project.

Negotiation Tips for Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

Negotiating is typically hard for everyone, but it’s especially tough for consultants. It’s our nature to make the client happy, so negotiating for a higher rate feels awkward.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

Interview Transcript: Betsy Jordyn: Well hey there, it's Betsy Jordyn and I am so excited to interview our latest Consultants Institute grad, Dave Saliaris, who has his own consulting group that he is launching officially. So welcome.

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Driverless technology: a soon-to-be reality?

Tom Spencer

Back in 1985 when Back to the Future II was first released, we all thought hoverboards and flying cars would be our future. Flash forward over 30 years, much of the tech that the film predicted has come true.

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Best Airline for Consultants: Delta or United?

Management Consulted

Delta and United are two of the largest airlines in the world. The debate about which of these U.S. legacy carriers is the best airline for consultants continues to rage. To put that discussion to rest (or add some fuel … Continue Reading. The post Best Airline for Consultants: Delta or United?

How to Find the Grit Passion for Winning at Business and Life: Interview with Dave Saliaris

Consulting Matters

Interview Transcript: Betsy Jordyn: Well hey there, it's Betsy Jordyn and I am so excited to interview our latest Consultants Institute grad, Dave Saliaris, who has his own consulting group that he is launching officially. So welcome.

How companies can help midlevel managers navigate agile transformations


Agile organization models have less hierarchy and fewer conventional managers. Here’s how executives making the move to agile can keep their valuable former managers engaged and motivated. Insights on Organization

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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!

Impact of Data Analytics in Consulting

Tom Spencer

“Data scientists, fast computers, and advanced software are replacing traditional decision-making processes and disrupting tried-and trusted traditional consulting methodologies, with Big Data being one of the main forces of disruption” ( Tras, 2015 ).

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Consulting Firms – Top US Locations

Management Consulted

Top US consulting firms have multiple office locations. Which office location is most desirable? Consulting firms have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, New York, and Seattle. Which is best, and for what reason? Which … Continue Reading. The post Consulting Firms – Top US Locations appeared first on Management Consulted. Consulting Firms

All the Serious Objections to Writing Funny Emails

The More Clients Blog

OK, the gloves are off. I’ve been haranguing you for more than a month about writing funny emails. But you’re still skeptical, to say the least. Here are all your serious objections: 1. I can’t write funny. It’s hard. I can’t do it. OK, I quashed that one last week. Get over it, already.

Agile in the consumer-goods industry: The transformation of the brand manager


In the consumer-goods sector, agile ways of working aren’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Success depends on knowing where and how to deploy them. Marketing & Sales Insights

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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.

Cybersecurity 101: How to defend against cyber-attacks

Tom Spencer

Right now, we are surrounded by technology that allows us to access information about anyone and anything with the click of a mouse.

How To Get Consulting Clients Using A Trojan Horse Marketing Strategy

Henry DeVries

The metaphor of a Trojan Horse has come to mean a strategy that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected place

Getting paid in the Middle East: Is it ever going to get any better?

The Source

There are some things in life that are inevitable: a thunderstorm during the summer on the one day you forget to take an umbrella; your child being ill the night before that really important client meeting.

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat


How the energy, mining, and materials industries can meet the unique challenges of protecting themselves in a digital world. Risk Insights

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7 Consulting Proposal Tips to Close That Sale

Tom Spencer

Despite their expertise, many consultants struggle to close deals. Writing a consulting proposal that closes a sale can be challenging, and as a result it may be difficult to figure out why your proposals are getting rejected.

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Mentoring – a gift that keeps on giving

The Management Centre

Over the course of my career I have been very fortunate to have support from some brilliant people. I genuinely would not be where I am today without the input, insight and inspiration from my mentors – and indeed, my mentees. A mentor can be defined as simply as ‘an experienced and trusted advisor’.

Ugh. Corporate Politics

When most people hear the words "corporate politics," it’s usually perceived as a negative. I think this isn’t the right way to think of politics. It doesn’t matter if corporate politics is good or bad. What matters is that no regardless of your view on it, it exists and must be managed in order for you to manage your career effectively. I encourage you to think of corporate politics in a different way.

Winning in a world of ecosystems


For traditional firms seeking to elevate their digital footprint, ecosystems represent an opportunity to boost growth, performance, and outshine competitors. Here's a look at what ecosystems can offer. Insights on Financial Services

Drones Help New Industries Take Flight

Tom Spencer

Even though unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) have been around for a decent amount of time, we don’t see many in the sky or many industries using them yet. This could be because of the perception that drones are expensive and only used for fun and outdoor activities.

6 Traits of Effective Goal Setting

Claris Consulting

6 Traits of Effective Goal Setting from Hugh Blane on Vimeo. The post 6 Traits of Effective Goal Setting appeared first on. blog Videos accountability behavior individual effectiveness leadership performance

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Lessons from a Life in Marketing Leadership

Prudent Pedal

This past week I said, “Happy retirement!” to the best manager and leader with whom I have ever had the pleasure to work, Nancy Pechloff at Andersen. I refer to my time working with her as my “karate kid” days.

Governments can lead construction into the digital era


New technologies can advance project outcomes in the construction industry. Governments are well-poised to cultivate greater adoption. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

How to create newsletter content that your audience wants to read

Rod Burkert

So I am speaking at the NYSSCPA BV Conference in May and the NACVA Annual Conference in June. What is the most annoying thing you feel when watching speakers present their topics? Email me because I would love to know your thoughts before I take those stages.

4 Ways to put a Spring in your Step at work

The Management Centre

Winter is finally over. The days are getting longer. The trees are blossoming and all around us cute, fluffy bunnies are happily hopping about as the birds sing hallelujah and lay chocolate eggs for Easter. Not quite accurate? Are you struggling to find the joys of spring at work?

Humour: higher status and competence

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Humor, used skillfully, greases the management wheels… it reduces hostility, deflects criticism, relieves tension, improves morale and helps communicate difficult messages… A natural facility with humor… is intertwined with, and appears to be a marker for, a much broader managerial trait: high emotional intelligence.” Fabio Sala, “Laughing all the Way to the Bank,” Harvard Business […]. The post Humour: higher status and competence appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Get what you want Improv: creativity listening story Manage yourself Persuade and sell