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The True Meaning of Consulting Work/Life Balance

Management Consulted

I’ve been reflecting recently on my life and my work. It started 1 month ago at my Columbia Business School reunion. Reunions do that – make you evaluate if you are where you thought you would be – and where … Continue Reading.

Looking for answers? Keep sight of the questions

Jacq Hackett Consulting

As consultants, we are brought into organisations to solve problems or assist with a particular challenge. Exactly what the client needs will vary of course. It might be a review of a program or service; diagnosis of glitches in the system to identify solutions; an organisational restructure; a strategic plan; development of a new policy.

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Conquering Fear: Defeat the #1 Enemy of Growth

Joellyn Sargent

Fear is the enemy of growth. It breeds hesitation and self-doubt, holding you back when you should be charging ahead. I’m on my third business so I know first-hand how fear-inducing the journey of entrepreneurship can be.

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5 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing

David A Fields

Sit back and imagine your consulting firm as pure, rich, creamy scoops of ice cream. Prospects and consulting opportunities are the hot fudge that pours onto your icy practice in a steady, glossy stream of chocolatey richness. When you put it that way, it’s hard not to like consulting, right?

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Innovating Your Consulting Business For Growth with Jeff Gothelf: Podcast #88

Consulting Success

These days, consultants take their profession too seriously and customarily that they tend to forget to make room for innovation. To innovate is to add value with an incredible hint of creativity to whatever you produce.

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Looking for answers? Keep sight of the questions

Jacq Hackett Consulting

As consultants, we are brought into organisations to solve problems or assist with a particular challenge. Exactly what the client needs will vary of course. It might be a review of a program or service; diagnosis of glitches in the system to identify solutions; an organisational restructure; a strategic plan; development of a new policy.

Conquering Fear: Defeat the #1 Enemy of Growth

Joellyn Sargent

Fear is the enemy of growth. It breeds hesitation and self-doubt, holding you back when you should be charging ahead. I’m on my third business so I know first-hand how fear-inducing the journey of entrepreneurship can be.

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How artificial intelligence will transform Nordic businesses

McKinsey

AI is driving a substantial part of the automation potential in the Nordics, and it could unlock $80 billion of value for businesses. Artificial Intelligence

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The 3 Best Dining Rewards Credit Cards

Management Consulted

Whether you’re a takeout or dine-in kind of person, restaurant purchases probably make up a large portion of your monthly spend. In fact, the average U.S. family spends $250/month on dining out. If you don’t have a credit card that … Continue Reading.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Brand Architecture – Overview (Part 1 or 2)

Tom Spencer

Having a great mentor is critical for personal skill development, especially early in your career, and so I wanted to share the guidelines that my mentor provided me to follow in 2019 to become a better consultant / strategist. As a brief introduction, my mentor spent two summers at Bain & Co.

Marvel’s Endgame or How to Be a Superhero

The More Clients Blog

I don’t know about you, but I happen to be a Marvel movie superhero fanatic. I’m one of those weird people who has watched all 22 of the Marvel movies over the past 11 years, several of them more than once, including the latest, Endgame.

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The journey to an agile organization

McKinsey

You know what an agile organization is, and why it’s important. But figuring out how to pull off an agile transformation is another question. Insights on Organization

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Ten Ways to Measure Your Customer Relationships

Henry DeVries

Here is an adage to grow your business by: The most profitable customers tend to be those you have long-term relationships with

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Brand Architecture – Selecting the Right Brand Architecture post M&A (Part 2 of 2)

Tom Spencer

When two companies are going through a merger or an acquisition (M&A), the branding strategy is often the last thing that senior management thinks about, wrongly assuming that it’s more a creative decision than a business call. This is a huge mistake.

Diversified Self-Identity

CaseInterview.com

When you take a finance class, you learn the principle of asset diversification. Diversification means you’re able to maximize your overall financial return across a wide variety of market conditions while reducing your losses. By diversifying correctly, you achieve the same level of return as a less diversified set of assets BUT have a lower risk of loss. Same upside. Less downside. That’s the underlying principle behind diversification.

Shifting the dial in procurement

McKinsey

Procurement has an opportunity, indeed an imperative, to transform from an enabler of cost reduction to a creator of sustainable competitive advantage. Insights on Operations

Consulting service design: To bundle, or not to bundle

The Source

To bundle, or not to bundle, that’s the question: Whether it’s better for a firm to offer.

The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

What you need to know about the latest LI profile changes

Rod Burkert

Just because we’ve always done it this way doesn’t mean there isn’t a better way. I hope our last conversation about having all of your eggs in one valuation basket inspires you to strategize how you can augment your 1:1 BVFLS clients with a 1:many BVFLS product.

8. What Is My Attitude Toward My Life in My Firm? 10 Questions Prudent Firms Ask Themselves

Prudent Pedal

If your career with your firm ended today, would you be satisfied with the life you have led and your work’s contribution to it? That’s a big question. AND, perhaps one you might answer differently on a given day. Take a minute, look back at your time with your current firm.

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Expanding the economic pie in the Peach State

McKinsey

Georgia faces challenges to its growth from its uneven distribution of prosperity. More of the state’s workforce, regions, and firms need to be brought into the fold to extend the state’s success. Public Sector Insights

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Describe a Person or place that has Shaped you. (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the Leadership Vision Podcast, we're asking you to wrestle with this Strengths question: Describe a Person or place that has Shaped you. How does this influence your Strengths today? Listen now and join the conversation! The post Describe a Person or place that has Shaped you.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

See, Think, Do

CaseInterview.com

Several years ago, one of my clients taught me a great framework to describe how to be influential with others in the workplace. It’s a communication approach you can use to manage direct reports, manage colleagues, and even to manage your boss. The framework involves three steps: See. Think. If you can alter how somebody “sees" a particular situation, they automatically “think" about the situation differently.

Podcast with Kison Patel of M&A Science

Ben de Haldevang

Have a listen…it’s a reasonably coherent description of who we are at Agile Gorilla and what we’re trying to do…would welcome your comments as always. link]. Transformation

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The pros and cons of activist investors

McKinsey

Management teams that engage positively with attackers may find activist campaigns bring ideas that create value and improve shareholder performance. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Are You a Doer or a Manager? One is Much Better

Martinka Consulting

I was at an educational event and ended up talking to someone in a completely different industry than mine. When he heard what I do his comment was how one of the toughest things about small to lower middle market businesses is they have owners who won’t let go, i.e. the owner is a dependency. So true, and we all know many owners like this. It reminded me of a recent meeting with an owner who said, “I manage the managers. I get called when there’s a problem.”

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!