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Is technology a differentiator anymore?

The Source

Every year we survey thousands of clients, asking them to tell us about the world’s leading consulting firms. In the last few years, the likes of IBM Services and Accenture have topped the ranking when we ask clients about the quality of work delivered.

How to Make Your Consulting Joyful (Again)

David A Fields

If your consulting firm’s plate is overflowing with client work, you’re probably hustling long hours and stressing over deliverables, capacity and quality.

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Value and Impact: A tale of two practitioners

Rod Burkert

I hope you found our last conversation inspires you to fight industry disruption … to dig in … to strike out on your own if an Accounting/BV firm merger does not suit you … to fight the likes of big data valuation solutions.

Writing For Publications To Get Consulting Clients with Yuri Kruman: Podcast #106

Consulting Success

In the consulting business, nothing gets people to connect with you more than telling your stories. Yuri Kruman of Master The Talk Consulting leveraged his talent for storytelling to do that.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Catch them if you can: How leaders in data and analytics have pulled ahead


As data and analytics transform industries at an ever-quicker pace, the strategies and organizational cultures of leading companies offer others a road map for success. Analytics Insights

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Give Me an Example of That

Alan Weiss

If you’re writing articles without real-world, contemporary examples to which the reader can relate, you’re merely writing conceptual pieces which aren’t going to persuade prospects. Think of all those awful college professors who merely read their notes and pontificated.

Gig economy 2020: The new revolution


Gig economy 2020 The new revolution. Workplaces are evolving and that’s a fact! But they are doing it at a faster and faster pace each year. Not even the C-Suite that lives on the fringe of technology couldn’t anticipate the growth of the Gig Economy in the last 5 years.

The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization


The Asian Century has begun. Asia is the world’s largest regional economy and, as its economies integrate further, it has the potential to fuel and shape the next phase of globalization. Asia-Pacific


3 Things to Remember as You Start Your Consulting Career

Tom Spencer

These are a few tips and tricks that I’ve picked up from my own personal experience as well as anecdotes for consultants a few years out. There are a lot of things to note when first starting your career, but these are the most broadly applicable. Be open-minded.

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!

October 15 in Portland: Strategic Insights Gathering

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Strategic Insights Gathering. On October 15th from 3:00-5:00 pm in Portland, Oregon, SME Strategy Managing Partner Anthony Taylor and Cascade Strategy North America CEO Carl Cox will be hosting a thoroughly interactive and thought provoking strategic planning event. SME Strategy Updates

The Biggest Marketing Mistake Is Forgetting Lifetime Value

Henry DeVries

The biggest mistake in small business marketing is forgetting the phrase “lifetime value of a client.” Understanding this strategy can leave your cheaper competition in the dust

The forgotten step in leading large-scale change


Change programs that explicitly assess the skills and mind-sets required to fulfill their performance and health aspirations are upward of six times more likely to succeed. Insights on Organization


Navigating the Rapids of Your Mind

The More Clients Blog

Imagine you’re in a kayak paddling down a river. It’s a beautiful day and you’re feeling great. But then, up ahead, you see a fork in the river. To the right, the river is flowing smoothly; to the left, you see rapids and rocks. So, which way do you steer your kayak?

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.

Thinking About Tomorrow?

Simon Associates

On September 12, 2019, The New York Times published a special section on “Retirement.” One article that really reverberated for me was titled: “ My Work Life Is Over. What’s Next? ” The author states, “Many retirees do not have a plan” for after retirement.

Thought leadership: It’s all relative

The Source

Along with terrible haircuts, padded shoulders, and beige, French post-structuralist critical theory was really big in the 1980s.

Mastering the duality of digital: How companies withstand disruption


McKinsey research shows that established companies win by addressing digital strategy’s dual imperatives: building new digital businesses while digitizing legacy operations. Digital Insights

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome occurs when the skills required for your job exceed your inaccurate self-perception of your abilities and worthiness of the job. You know you suffer imposter syndrome when you feel like you aren’t good enough to keep the job you have or are constantly worried you’re going to lose it. Imposter syndrome occurs when competently skilled people have a damaged sense of self-worth and self-esteem. From a career progression standpoint, having imposter syndrome is a major liability.

Become a Follow-Up Fanatic

Kai Davis

Send more follow-up emails. You’ll make more money. Sending follow-up emails is the most critical skill you’ll learn in life and business. How vital could your message be if you aren’t willing to follow-up? Following-up on a conversation, project, or email is not rude.

HR Analytics Tools

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Data analytics is the new black. If you’re not a data analyst or data. The post HR Analytics Tools appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well data scientists recruitment

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How to master the seven-step problem-solving process


Structured problem solving can be used to address almost any complex challenge in business or public policy. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

The Critical Path

In the world of project management, there exists a useful concept knows as the “critical path” for a project. A critical path is that part of the project which has the fewest available resources that also has the most downstream dependencies. In other words, it’s the step in the project that prevents many other later steps in the project to be started. For example, in a construction project, the critical path early in the project is the architect’s blueprint.

Oiling Your Pipeline

Kai Davis

You care about your leads, don’t you? After all, you’re a thinker, a tastemaker, and a very important business person. Let’s talk about Oiling Your Pipeline. Regular inspection, maintenance, and oiling of your pipeline will help prevent it from going dry. Survey the scene.

Solving problems themselves

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This podcast from Shane Parrish talks with Greg Walton from Stanford, specifically looking at. The post Solving problems themselves appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well culture Get what you want leadership learning Manage others questions

When you pick that pre-worn jacket, the environment wins too


Andy Ruben of Yerdle draws on his experience in sustainability to discuss how companies can enter—and thrive in—the circular economy. Insights on Sustainability

The #1 Challenge With Creating & Executing Strategic Plans

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Have you already created a strategic plan? Were you able to execute it successfully? Let me share one of the great challenges you are going to face as you create and execute one


Rest First

Kai Davis

Priority Number 1 is rest. When you’re building your calendar, schedule your rests first — pauses, breaks, silences, holidays, and time off. It’s too easy to schedule your work first and let a holiday, vacation day, or relaxed 3-day weekend miss you.

Big Three Consulting Firm

Management Consulting Prep

What is management consulting? The ranking of the top world consulting firms in the top three positions has rarely changed since the first time the list was compiled. Whether the list makers consider in terms of reputation, seniority or remuneration, MBB (stands for Mckinsey, BCG and Bain) are always come to first. Determining the best … Big Three Consulting Firm Read More » The post Big Three Consulting Firm appeared first on Management Consulting Prep.

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Capturing value at scale in discrete manufacturing with Industry 4.0


The efforts of many companies to apply Industry 4.0 solutions are stuck in “pilot purgatory.” Determining where to focus and how to scale can help generate a meaningful, lasting impact. Advanced Electronics Insights