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The business value of design


How do the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts? Design Insights

How Ed Sheeran Will Make You a Wealthier Consultant

David A Fields

Music superstar Ed Sheeran is going to make you money. Well, indirectly. Okay, he’s not actually going to make you money, but there’s a connection between Red Ed and your consulting firm’s fortunes. Channel your inner Ed Sheeran: hum catchy tunes, look soulful, and grow something scruffy.

Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59

Consulting Success

Life presents itself for most of us if we’re open to it. For Michael Brenner, going out on his own and become a consultant literally had people and mentors pushing him in that direction.

If You Can't Save 1/10 of a Second, You Can't Save 1 Second

Markovitz Consulting

I’m back from joining Honsha on their semi-annual Executive Development Mission to Japan. It was a remarkable learning experience — although I’ve been on two other study trips to Japan, there’s always something new to see and understand when you visit a company that has adopted (and adapted) the Toyota Production System. The president of one company we visited said something that really resonated with me: “If you can’t save 1/10 of a second, you won’t be able to save 1 second.”

Best 5 Apps For Consultant Travel

Management Consulted

Is it just us, or does it seem like new travel apps are popping up like weeds these days? We all know those no-brainer apps that are actually useful – but a majority of the time when we experiment with … Continue Reading.

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Artificial Intelligence: It’s Current and Future Role in Healthcare (Part 2 of 2)

Tom Spencer

Last week we introduced how artificial intelligence is defined as well as how it is currently being used in the medical arena. This week, in the second installment of this two-part series, we will consider the potential future role of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Introduction.

Michael Zipursky Featured on Leadership and Loyalty Show

Consulting Success

Michael was recently featured on Leadership and Loyalty Show. You can listen to it here: The Gig Economy For Executives with Michael Zipursky 2020 will be a new age for business. And we’re almost there.

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Consulting exit opportunity: Senior Manager, Strategy & Analytics at Live Nation Entertainment

Management Consulted

Our friends at Live Nation Entertainment (yes, the same Live Nation that merged with Ticketmaster in 2010) just shared a great 6-figure job opportunity with us, and we wanted to pass it along to you! This role lies at the … Continue Reading. The post Consulting exit opportunity: Senior Manager, Strategy & Analytics at Live Nation Entertainment appeared first on Management Consulted. Consulting exit opportunities

Blockchain Startup 101: A blue print for launching a successful blockchain-based startup

Tom Spencer

In the past few years, there has been a lot of hype around blockchain. Investors have been blindly investing exuberant amounts of money without clearly understanding the viability of blockchain based business models.

Change Doesn’t Come Through Anger and Hate

The More Clients Blog

These days, the political landscape is incredibly divisive. I spent some time browsing through Facebook this past weekend and was surprised to see that more than half the posts were political in nature. And many were downright nasty, ridiculing those in the opposing political party. The anger is palpable and the tone is one of righteous indignation: “We are right and they are wrong!”. And, of course, it’s not just on Facebook; it’s everywhere.

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‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy


Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities in the global economy. Innovation & Growth

The Four Building Blocks of Transformation


If you are a business leader, you are probably thinking about radical change. A conventional transformation initiative won't get you close to your goals.


New Technologies in the Insurance Landscape (Part 2 – Blockchain)

Tom Spencer

Blockchain – the underlying technology first used in Bitcoin – is a new type of distributed consensus system that enables transactions to be quickly validated and securely maintained through cryptography, computational power, and network users, removing the need for a trusted centralized authority.

LinkedIn ROI: how much engagement do you need to make it worth your effort?

Rod Burkert

Greetings from Brentwood, TN. I am in the middle of a whirlwind speaking tour … yesterday was North Haven, CT and tomorrow will be Baton Rouge, LA. Meanwhile, Amy is holding down the RV in Albuquerque, NM, our last stop before wrapping up this year’s travel season.

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Five Fifty: Fear/fear not


The robots are coming for our jobs—that’s the widely held view. But the likely outcome is a bit more nuanced. Artificial Intelligence


HR’s Role in Building High Performance Organizations

Confessions of a Consultant

Ensuring HR adds real Value. Back in my GE days, the Finance Director was skeptical about the merits of the HR function which he labeled the ‘Health and Happiness Department.’ He honestly didn’t believe that HR added any value.

How the Right Business Language Can Catalyze Change


Leaders need to use great care when choosing the words that shape companies, industries, and societies

All Strengths Have the Potential for Influence (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the Leadership Vision podcast, we’re confronting the assumption that specific Strengths are good "leadership Strengths." There’s a painful idea out there that leaders should possess particular Strengths, and if a person doesn’t have them, they won’t make for an effective leader.

Women in the Workplace 2018


Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action. Gender Equality

'Honestly, It's Not For Everyone' Nebraska Campaign Is Marketing Genius

Henry DeVries

Honestly, the new Nebraska tourism campaign is genius and a lesson to those who want to attract high-paying clients. Honesty is the best policy

A Guide for Designing a Successful Corporate Transformation


Four building blocks that are essential to every major change effort. For more insights, visit


The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways

Harvard Business

pchyburrs/Getty Images. “First, let’s fire all the managers” said Gary Hamel almost seven years ago in Harvard Business Review. “Think of the countless hours that team leaders, department heads, and vice presidents devote to supervising the work of others.”

Closing the gender gap: A missed opportunity for new CEOs


Many new CEOs reshuffle their top teams, but surprisingly few make them more diverse. Can we do better? Gender Equality


Don’t Forget to Have Fun

Martinka Consulting

By Jessica, with a tad bit of help from John. Page one of “ Buying a Business That Makes You Rich ” lists the top nine reasons audiences have shared on why they want to own a business. The reason we think is the most important is, “to have fun”. But over 98% of the time it’s not mentioned. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal , “An Ignored Skill in Aging: Having Fun,” seniors have experts on almost all age-related issues except on having fun.

4 Tips for Managing and Engaging High Performers

LSA Global

Managing and Engaging High Performers. Motivation comes naturally to most high performers; after all, that’s often part of their natural make-up. High performers consistently exceed expectations not only because they have the capability, but also because they want to.

The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice

Harvard Business

Thomas J Peterson/Getty Images. There’s an old story about a tourist who asks a New Yorker how to get to the storied concert venue Carnegie Hall and is told, “Practice, practice, practice.”

Advanced analytics can drive the next wave of growth for transportation and logistics companies


Even without perfect data, T&L companies can generate sales growth through analytics-based insights. Here’s how it’s done. Marketing & Sales Insights

Aaron Artery on Smarter Data People Podcast

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Values matter: Aaron is a decision scientist, and head of Customer Crunch. He’s always entertaining and endlessly evolving and learning. Click here to listen Elizabeth Moore is a world-class leader of Insights and Analytics teams in large corporations.

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Banish These Words from the Business Lexicon


To be a more agile leader, nurture the habits that accelerate your learning capacity and be aware of the ones that block new experiences. For more insight, see "Leaders: Break Through Your Learning Blockers

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HR Leaders Need Stronger Data Skills

Harvard Business

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images. An old saying sums up the data skills of most HR professionals: “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot.”

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Accidentally agile: An interview with the Rijksmuseum’s Taco Dibbits


The director of the national museum of Dutch art and history describes the central role of agility in the museum’s massive renovation project—and in its drive for perpetual renewal. Insights on Organization

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Promoting yourself

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Promoting yourself is one of the hardest jobs in the planet (almost as hard as re-writing your CV). You want people to know who you are.

3 Proven Steps to Upgrade Core Skills

LSA Global

Why Skills Matter. Particularly for organizations that rely on their people to succeed, business results depend on designing and implementing the right talent management strategies to upgrade core skills to help your people and your business.

How to Gracefully Exclude Coworkers from Meetings, Emails, and Projects

Harvard Business

Here it is/Getty Images. You and about 20 of your coworkers are sitting around a crowded conference room table, discussing the details of some project. Some people are fighting for attention, trying to get a word in. Others won’t stop talking.

Measuring the fashion world


A new survey takes stock of apparel companies’ go-to-market processes. The findings have implications for product design, development, and delivery. Retail Insights

Sidney Minassian on Smarter Data People Podcast

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Sidney Minassian is on my podcast this week.

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Why It Doesn't Always Pay to Be Decisive about Making Decisions


Waiting to make a choice can lead to more effective outcomes