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80/20 Content Marketing for Consultants

Tsavo Neal

This post is a guest post from Jake Jorgovan, founder of Content Allies and author of The Consultant’s Path to Thought Leadership. What’s the purpose of creating content?”. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a variety of answers.

Singapore: Using Organization Design to Shape a Nation

Kates Kesler

Your customers are pushing you to deliver complex solutions of products and services in innovative ways. Sounds like the challenge … Blog

What Is Best Time Management Skill For Solopreneurs

Henry DeVries

We all get 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week. How do you spend those hours to get the most done

5 Success-Stealing Distractions at Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Clutter is the enemy, and not just in your clothes closet. Throughout your consulting practice, clutter and distractions are dampening your consulting firm’s success.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Women in the Workplace 2019

McKinsey

Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress. Gender Equality

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Mastery of Marketing Campaigns

The More Clients Blog

The majority of clients who have come to me over the years want to know how to get more clients faster. And they’re often looking for a “silver bullet” that will draw new clients to them magically. The closest thing I know to a silver bullet is a marketing campaign.

“McKinsey-on-demand”: Do clients still need gatekeepers?

The Source

The last decade has not been kind to “gatekeeper” organisations. In almost every facet of our lives, we seem to have decided that we simply don’t have the need for them that we once did.

Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition

McKinsey

Renewable-based power generation is rising. As the market evolves, what will it take to succeed, and what kinds of players will win? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

The Future of Management (Part 2/3)

Tom Spencer

In the last installment , we explored how management has gone through big evolutionary changes since its inception.

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!

Blink And The Future Is Here. Are You Ready?

Simon Associates

Our weekly podcast, On The Brink , was recently ranked among the top 10 futurist podcasts by TAFFD , an organization focused on "providing a transdisciplinary awareness about the future." This made us wonder, what is futurism? What are we doing at SAMC to share with others what’s coming next?

How to get on podcasts

Kai Davis

It’s the year of our lady two thousand and nineteen and the most common question that your friend Kai gets asked is a riff on. How do I get on podcasts? I want to do a podcast tour! Which, honestly, is a great question.

Fit for the future: The common challenges facing healthcare systems—and how to meet them

McKinsey

Across the developed world, health systems must adapt to aging populations, changing patient needs, and advances in technology that could both reduce costs and revolutionize clinical care. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

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How To Cascade Your Strategic Plan Throughout Your Organization

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Once a strategic plan is created at the highest level of an organization, there is a great need to cascade the strategic plan throughout all areas of the business.

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.

Diversifying where you get business from will make you less dependent on attorneys

Rod Burkert

In case you missed last week: Finding the time to write a book (or any activity that will build your authority in our BVFLS profession) shows that know matter how busy you think you are, the “time math” reveals we do, in fact, have the time.

Measuring Professional Services Marketing Effectiveness

Prudent Pedal

If I were to ask chief marketing officers (CMO) at professional services firms around the world to measure their teams’ current marketing effectiveness on a scale of 1-5, I suspect that I might get a lot of 4s.

Transform the whole business, not just parts

McKinsey

In a business, the parts link together and compose the whole. And so to improve the whole, you must improve the parts—right? Insights on Operations

156: Sam Radocchia—Your Bitcoin Pizza Is Ready: Hear How Blockchain Is Coming Soon To You

On the Brink Podcast

Learn about the emerging technologies that are coming at us, fast !

Can Grant Thornton challenge the Big Four?

The Source

When we think of Grant Thornton relative to the Big Four, we naturally focus on external audit, where the Big Four have a stranglehold on the market.

Overcoming Caveat Emptor

Alan Weiss

Does any political debate ever change anyone’s mind? If you want your prospects to change their minds and become your clients, explain dramatically to them why it’s in their best interests to do so.

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How private equity can maximize value in US financial services

McKinsey

The industry may be on the cusp of a new and less forgiving era. Private owners can take steps now to get ready. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Maths Art

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Some maths art to inspire you. . The post Maths Art appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well data scientists Inspiration Presentations and meetings

How to Evolve as a Leader and Achieve Success in Your Sphere - Interview with Zvi Band

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

In this episode of our Strategy and Leadership Podcast, we welcomed Zvi Band, the Co-founder and CEO of Contactually and author of Success Is in Your Sphere. Zvi has a diverse background, starting as a software engineer out of college and eventually evolving into the leader he is today. In addition to his career, Zvi is involved in his community and supports building relationships in both his personal and professional life. Leadership culture strategy

The Chain Reaction of Attraction™

Alan Weiss

Bringing people together who otherwise wouldn’t know each other, but who find it valuable to meet, is of huge value with very low labor. I call this The Chain Reaction of Attraction. They will, in turn, attract still others to you. Business of Consulting

Has Southeast Asia taken a firm grip on the nickel value chain?

McKinsey

A closer look at the future of the nickel market considers the role of ore exports from Southeast Asia. Metals & Mining Insights

The Best Lessons are From Dogs

Martinka Consulting

I recently read Dave Barry’s latest book, Lessons From Lucy; The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog. It’s funny, as one would expect from Dave Barry, insightful, poignant, and not exactly what I expected from him. I’m not going to “steal his thunder” and give away all his lessons. Read the book (it’s a fast read and extremely entertaining). I will share one lesson, because it’s one of the few mantras I have in my business. Don’t stop having fun. And if you have stopped, start having fun again.).

How To Land And Keep Long-Term Consulting Clients With Cynthia Barnes: Podcast #110

Consulting Success

Consulting is a significant and growing business in this day and age. Founder and CEO of Barnes Sales Institute, Cynthia Barnes shares her experience in sales and how her consulting firm specializes in the principal issues and enhances the success of women in sales.

How to Encourage Employee Feedback in Your Culture

LSA Global

Do Employees Speak Up in Your Culture? Even though more companies are trying to encourage employee feedback, for many, speaking up at work can be difficult.

Building operational excellence in higher education

McKinsey

The example of one university shows the potential value in transforming administrative operations. Social Sector Insights