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7 Key Decisions for Starting Your Consulting or Coaching Business Right

Consulting Matters

Let's be real - you don't want to grow your OWN consulting or coaching business for the money. If you were in it for the money, you'd stay in corporate.

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Micro-disruption in consulting?

The Source

The disruption promised in consulting has been a long time coming. Perhaps we’re thinking about it in the wrong way. Clayton Christensen et al.’s

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Refining Your Marketing Message

The Fearless Marketer

Your marketing message is one of the most important tools in your marketing toolkit. But in my experience of working with clients on their messages for years, most self-employed professionals don’t have effective messages. What is an effective message? One that generates interest and response.

The Person Who Can Make Your Consulting Firm Shine

David A Fields

There’s a particular type of individual who can help your consulting firm stand out from the pack and garner the praise you richly deserve. Like Clark Kent or Diana Prince, this superhero for your consulting firm disguises their ability to lift you to new heights beneath their modest appearance.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

How the Founders of Consulting Success Use Values to Supercharge Consulting Businesses: Podcast #200

Consulting Success

Most business owners tend not to see the importance of establishing values. However, business values are the compass that ensures your organization aligns with whatever vision you have for the company.

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Breaking Into ZS Associates from a Non-Target School as an International Student

Management Consulted

Mrinal received offers from ZS Associates and Uber. He ended up accepting ZS Associates’ offer (in the Princeton, NJ office). How did he navigate the consulting recruiting process as an international student and decide which firm to go with? This… Read Article.

Consultant Profile Series: Dane Sequeira

Tom Spencer

Dane Sequeira was an advanced professional degree consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. In 2019 he earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, studying under Dr. Brian Mann. In the field of nonlinear dynamics, Dane studied ocean energy harvesting buoys.

The Only Way Forward…

CaseInterview.com

The only way forward is to move forward. It isn’t to dwell on the past (but it is useful to learn from the past). It isn’t to be paralyzed in the present. The only way forward is to make progress toward your goal. It doesn’t matter if you hit an obstacle.

What the draft European Union AI regulations mean for business

McKinsey & Company

Proposed EU rules are just one more step toward global AI regulation. Here’s how smart organizations are preparing for compliance—and managing AI risk. Analytics Insights Artificial Intelligence Digital strategy and organization Cybersecurity/Risk

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How are organizations deciding where and how people work? CHROs share their strategies.

Brimstone Consulting

When it comes to the way forward, there is no “right” path. Eighteen months ago, the pandemic forced us to work differently. With no time for planning, we were forced to innovate, to be agile , and be more human.

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before my MBA

Tom Spencer

Deciding to do an MBA is a big decision.

The changing face of digital transformation

The Source

Every now and then, we’ll find that one of our blogs takes on a life of its own—reaching a far wider audience than we’d anticipated, and prompting discussions and commentary for months, if not years, after its publication.

Tech-driven insurers: How to thrive in 2030

McKinsey & Company

Insurance operating models are on the verge of a fundamental change. To thrive in 2030, insurers must commit to a specific role and take action now to secure the tech capabilities they need. Insights on Financial Services Insurance

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Consultant Marketing Diving In

Jerry Fletcher

Are you thinking of bailing out of a full-time job to start a consulting business? Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane isn’t a good thing to do on a whim. On the other hand with a little pre-planning it can prove to be exhilarating.

Values

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Values defined: Values are what’s important to you. They are criteria for decision-making (if. The post Values appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Articles by Cindy Tonkin Get what you want Manage yourself Please your boss and your clients

How to Ask a Colleague to Mask Up

Harvard Business

It can feel awkward. These tips can help. Difficult conversations Difficult conversations Digital Article

Can companies build on their digital surge?

McKinsey & Company

Many businesses have boosted digital sales in the pandemic, but it will take a new commitment to speed to keep up with the digital leaders. Digital Insights Big data Core IT Digital strategy and organization Digital marketing

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Do the Frogs Really Boil?

Martinka Consulting

There’s an old story, about how if you put a frog in boiling water, it will hop out but if you put it in cool water, slowly raise the temperature it will stay in the water and eventually die. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I get the concept because when my electric shaver blades get dull, I don’t notice it until they’re really dull. The change from day-to-day, week-to-week is so small it’s not noticeable. The same thing in business, old practices (habits) are hard to change.

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You’ve been a training consultant too long

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: I found these in an old document from the 2010s. They are mostly true. The post You’ve been a training consultant too long appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Inspiration

We Often Overlook Opportunities to Negotiate

Harvard Business

Everyday encounters can prepare you for when the stakes are high. Negotiations Managing yourself Gender Negotiation strategies Managing yourself Gender Digital Article

The future of payments in the Middle East

McKinsey & Company

As cash transactions give way to digital, what changes can the region’s banks and payments providers expect to see in the next few years? Insights on Financial Services Payments Middle East

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

The nesting bowls

Seth Godin Blog

Seven bowls might take up an entire cabinet. But if the designer slopes the sides of each bowl just so, they stack. The amount of space required to store them goes down by 80%. The hard part isn’t figuring out how to stack them. It’s realizing that stacking is an option

Prostitute or consultant?

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Found this in an old document. I was collecting consulting jokes when i was. The post Prostitute or consultant? appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Start up your consultancy Consulting skills Inspiration

How to Speed Up Your Digital Transformation

Harvard Business

Insights from a two-year study at one of Europe’s leading banks. Technology Strategic planning Operations Technology and analytics Strategic planning Operations and supply chain management Digital Article

Author Talks: April Rinne on finding calm and meaning in a world of flux

McKinsey & Company

When change is the only constant, a mindset shift can keep you grounded. McKinsey on Books

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.