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McKinsey, Bain, and BCG: 3 Things They Look for in Consultants

Management Consulted

McKinsey, Bain, and BCG look for specific traits in consultants. After years of working with candidates that go to MBB firms and other consulting firms, we’ve noticed something. McKinsey, Bain, and BCG look for something different in consultants than other … Continue Reading.

Using Cartoons to Get Attention in Emails

The More Clients Blog

If you haven’t yet noticed, I’ve been writing a lot about how to use humor in emails to get more attention and response. And a wonderful subset of humor is cartoon humor. Should you use cartoons in your emails? Most certainly. They are great attention-getters. And who doesn’t love a good cartoon?

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Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

“Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve. The logical reasoning you use to work through the case is just as important as the conclusions you reach” ( The University of Sydney, 2019 ).

How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

Before Goldilocks was eaten by the three bears (or was it the three pigs?), she fussily spotted the ideal porridge, chair and bed for herself. What’s the ideal consulting opportunity for your consulting firm? There are myriad guidelines you could apply to pinpoint your ideal consulting opportunity.

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!

How CEOs Buy Consulting Services with Lew Jaffe: Podcast #84

Consulting Success

Having a third-party vision of your business can sometimes be helpful. Having somebody that would take a step back and take a look at your company to see if you have things figured can be a way to know the holes in your business plan. That is the beauty of consulting. Former CEO of Picture Tel, Lew Jaffe, shares how consulting helped his previous company to grow. A philanthropist, professor, and executive coach, Lew reveals.

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Better Managers Isn't Enough for Higher Engagement

Markovitz Consulting

(Note: this article first appeared in Industry Week.) A recent article by Sam Walker in the Wall Street Journal argues that better managers are the key to delivering better results. Walker cites research by Gallup showing that the quality of middle managers determines 70% of the variance between high-performing and low-performing companies.

So You Didn’t Do a Consulting Internship

Tom Spencer

Hypothetically, the fastest way to secure a consulting role after higher education is to do a consulting internship and then get a full time offer, or transition into another consulting offer with the ability to demonstrate you know what consulting is about.

Writing the Perfect Consulting Resume: 4Tips toWriting Your Resume with an Example.

For almost any professional job, applicants are required to provide a resume and cover letter to demonstrate their qualifications. Your resume is one of the most important documents during the application process, as it acts as a summary of your education, experience, and skillset.

Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth


New research by the McKinsey Global Institute shows how good digital ID is a new frontier in value creation for individuals and institutions around the world. Digital Insights

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.

Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG

Management Consulted

Bain & Company careers are different versus competitors BCG and McKinsey. Jenny Rae explains to us, not about Bain Case Interviews like in some of our other videos, but on culture. What it’s like to work for Bain & Company. … Continue Reading. The post Bain & Company Careers vs Working at McKinsey or BCG appeared first on Management Consulted.

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Seven Surefire Ways To Kill Your Chances Of Scoring A TEDx Talk

Henry DeVries

TEDx talk invitations are lost, not won. TEDx speaker and TEDx speaking coach, Frank King, shares some surefire ways to kill your chances of landing an invite to deliver a TEDx talk


Being the Best vs. Your Personal Best

When you’re the best in the world at something, there’s nobody left to beat. If you’re Usain Bolt, you’re (literally) the fastest human being on earth and in all of history (world record holder for 100-meter dash). Who do you compete with? If you’re Michael Phelps and have more Olympic medals than anyone in history (by an enormous margin), who do you compete with?

Start me up: Where mobility investments are going


Our latest mobility start-up and investment tally shows the industry invested $120 billion in the last 24 months as it prepares for the years to come. Automotive & Assembly Insights

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.

Delta Status Match & Status Match Challenge Options

Management Consulted

The Delta status match is a great way to take advantage of airline competition. It allows you to leverage your status on another airline for Delta perks. Established airlines face increasingly fierce competition as new competitors continue to emerge, driving … Continue Reading. The post Delta Status Match & Status Match Challenge Options appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel life as a consultant

How Branding Provides A Competitive Advantage

Henry DeVries

“A brand is a promise of an experience and is directly connected to trust. It’s what your customers say when you’re not around,” says Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Electric Bikes


Profit vs. Positive Cash Flow

In every McKinsey engagement, there’s a moment when the senior client says to us, “Hmm. that’s interesting.”. That is the moment when the client thinks to him or herself, “Okay, maybe the $1 million consulting fee was worth it.”. You might be wondering what the McKinsey team says to the client that prompts that reaction. It was an. Insight. An insight occurs when the client’s perspective and understanding of the business shifts.

Can the gold industry return to the golden age?


It’s time to dig for a solution to the gold mining reserve crisis. Metals & Mining Insights

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 are you willing to do for free to land new work?

Rod Burkert

Greetings from southwestern PA. The RV is parked just outside of Confluence where we will be taking in the sights of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. I hope you found our last conversation about ways to come up with ideas for your content to be useful.

Are Your Customers Outgrowing You?

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

Another customer just selected a competitor for their next project. That’s the third time that’s happened this quarter. Like the others, you thought you’d worked well with the customer. So why didn’t this customer choose you again? It must be the new CFO that joined their company last year.

Creating an “Umbrella” Brand: Brand Mistake No. 10

Prudent Pedal

“Master brand” is a term used frequently in professional services. A master brand allows a firm to present itself under a single moniker, one visual identity, one value proposition, and one tagline. Either no sub-brands exist or those that do are properly subservient to the master brand.

What Chinese consumers want from fresh-food retailers


We surveyed nearly 5,000 consumers in China to discover how they buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Here’s what we learned. Retail Insights

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.

Inspired by popcorn

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This is something to brighten your day. Popcorn (the soundtrack) was one of the first songs I learnt to play on my Hammond organ when I was 12, so this is especially important to me! I am really quite bemused by the semi-subliminal cuts to boobs and bums, though!

The Big Ask

In your career, there will be a few pivotal moments when you “sell” a big idea to someone else whose decision will become an inflection point in your career. You could be “selling” your boss on the idea of promoting you, choosing you to lead a high profile project, or taking on major new responsibilities. Out of a 2,000-hour work year, regardless of your field, you will spend a percentage of that time convincing someone else of something.

An Invitation to Become a More Vulnerable Leader (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the podcast, Sara Schlipp-Riedel and Nathan talk about vulnerability. We barely scratch the surface of this deep and important topic, but we hope it will give you permission to be a little more vulnerable and embody all of who you are meant to be.

Unlocking the economic potential of Central America and the Caribbean


The region has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years, but a number of trends could affect whether the economies continue to grow. Americas

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!