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Reasons for Today's Stress Pandemic (and Why High-Achieving Women Suffer the Most)

Consulting Matters

It’s a jungle out there Disorder and confusion everywhere No one seems to care, well I do Hey, who’s in charge here…” Randy Newman, It’s a Jungle Out There. As a consultant, I have exposure to the inner workings of companies of all sizes and in all industries.

CxOs? They’re the easy ones.

The Source

Our recent report, Missing the point , found surprising evidence about CxOs in relation to thought leadership.

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The Meeting Maximizer Form for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Imagine this: You meet with the analyst and subcontractors working on a consulting project, and after a couple of precious hours pass, there are only powdered sugar donut holes left in the box and you’ve somehow achieved a disappointing fraction of what you intended.

Boutique vs Large Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

University is a difficult journey for anyone, regardless of major. Oftentimes, it takes a lot of navigating to truly understand what you want from your experience and where you want to end up.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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The lunch dilemma

Rod Burkert

In case you missed the last post: Is it easy for someone like me to find someone like you? When I say “someone like me,” I mean a potential client. When I say “someone like you,” I mean a practitioner who says they can do what you can do. Being easier to find will make you easier to hire.

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How to Treat Your Business as the Ultimate Job Promotion

Consulting Matters

The best thing about leaping from corporate into running your own business is having control over your career, time and earning potential. But for a lot of us - we don't fully take advantage of this power we risked so much to find. We work a ton of hours.

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170: Alicia Robb—Move Over, Men.Women Are Starting Businesses And Doing Exceptionally Well

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how women-owned businesses are kicking it! Today’s podcast is all about a topic that we here at SAMC are working on ourselves: how to help women create and grow their businesses. My conversation with Alicia Robb was wonderful.

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Artificial intelligence helps cut emissions and costs in cement plants

McKinsey

AI can help optimize energy consumption and throughput of cement kilns and mills by improving equipment productivity in view of rising environmental concerns and CO2 costs. Chemicals Insights

What to Say Once You Get a Meeting

The More Clients Blog

I’ve been writing a lot about the importance of setting up meetings with prospective clients and those who can lead you to prospective clients. How to Get 100 Meetings. More Meetings = More Clients.

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!

How to Define Success on Your Own Terms

Consulting Matters

“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” ” - Anna Quindlen. I really don’t know when I lost my passion for my role as an internal consultant at Walt Disney World.

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Strategic Planning and Management Insights

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Why does prosperous King County have a homelessness crisis?

McKinsey

A careful analysis reveals a primary driver of homelessness in Seattle and King County and a costly, multifaceted solution to the problem. Public Sector Insights

Think Strategically - Ask Tough Questions

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

One of the questions I’m initially asked by a new strategic planning client is, “How will we know what we’re supposed to focus on with our new plan?”

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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.

The Science of Burnout: Interview with Dr. Sangeeta Pati

Consulting Matters

Interview Transcript: Betsy: Good afternoon. I am Betsy Jordyn and I am so excited to have Dr. Sangeeta Pati here. She is an integrative health doctor who completely was instrumental in helping my overcome my burnout. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dr. Pati for coming to talk to us today.

Getting Buyer’s Journey Mapping Back On Track

Prudent Pedal

Well, we’ve reached the point where Marketing has ruined a good thing once again. We did it to social media, buyer personas, podcasting, marketing automation, Christmas, Easter, and Memorial Day. What have we ruined this time?

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On the cusp of change: North American wealth management in 2030

McKinsey

The North American wealth-management industry will undergo meaningful changes in the next ten years, influenced by evolving customer segments and rules of engagement, rapid technological advances, and shifting competitive dynamics. Insights on Financial Services

169: Elisa Spain—How To Create A Post-Career Life With Meaning

On the Brink Podcast

Learn how to re-think your life looking forward! I have known Elisa Spain for a long time. Having presented to a number of her Vistage groups , I'm deeply familiar with her particularly effective approach to helping people and their organizations change.

The Unforced Error

CaseInterview.com

In tennis and baseball, they track a statistic known as an “unforced error.”. I’ve always found this concept intriguing. When a competitor does something exceptional and beats you, that’s a “forced” error. It’s when your opponent hits a nearly impossible cross-court ground stroke to win the set. It’s when you throw the batter your absolute best pitch and they hit a home run off it. Sometimes your opponent just flat out beats you. It’s the other times that I find fascinating.

Priority: Make Customers Feel Special

Martinka Consulting

It’s common knowledge cable and satellite TV companies have been losing customers to cord cutting, i.e., people using only online streaming services for their in-house viewing entertainment. So it has to have been a balancing act for these firms on how to keep customers, advertisers, and content providers happy. For years it seemed customers were at the bottom of the list with an example being watching recorded shows on a DVR. Yes, you could fast forward but it’s a game.

Can telcos create more value by breaking up?

McKinsey

Once primarily a regulators’ tool, structural separation is beginning to attract growing interest from operators facing financial and market pressures. Our Insights

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How Consulting Firms Win - Part 1 of a 2-Part Series by The Hinge Institute

Management and IT Consulting

Ever wish winning in the Consulting arena was as easy as referencing a guidebook? One that walked you step-by-step through the self-assessment and tactical plays critical to achieving Consulting greatness? Hear more about a new, actionable playbook for transformational business initiatives, How Consulting firms Win – The Definitive Playbook, and join the webinar to learn how to use it

And it bends toward justice

Seth Godin Blog

Superman could bend steel with his bare hands. Along the way, we’ve been sold on the idea that difficult tasks ought to be left to heroes, often from somewhere far away or from long ago. That it’s up to them, whoever ‘them’ is. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. quoted Theodore Parker: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”. But it’s not bending itself. And it’s not waiting for someone from away to bend it either. It’s on us.

The Link Between Well-Being, the Brain, and Strengths (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

Today we're talking about well-being as it relates to the intellectual, emotional, influential, and unconscious life of the brain. We also talk about how understanding that can really help us maximize our Strengths and ultimately, our levels of personal and professional well-being.

Corporate Asia: A capital paradox

McKinsey

Asian corporations now account for 43 percent of the world’s largest 5,000 companies, contributing $19 trillion in revenue to the world economy every year. But has this growth come at a cost? Asia-Pacific

To Achieve Big Goals, Start with Small Habits

Harvard Business

Begin with these five steps. Productivity Motivating people Digital Article

Better than real

Seth Godin Blog

A still life painting was supposed to capture a moment in time, something that we’d photograph if only the camera had been invented. And a sauna was a nordic way to simulate a warm afternoon at the beach. But an artistic photograph isn’t supposed to simply be a snapshot. It has to add more than that. And a veggie burger is not simply a pale imitation of a meat burger. It can be something better. The problem with faux is that it’s not enough

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Human Resources & Learning & Development – Are You Providing Training Programs for your Senior Leaders?

Gina Abudi

We don’t often consider the need for training, or professional development, opportunities for senior leaders. We do, however, consider what training is needed for nearly all other employees in the organization and may even have training programs in place for various groups/levels of employees. But senior leaders in the organization need learning opportunities also; [.]. The post Human Resources & Learning & Development – Are You Providing Training Programs for your Senior Leaders?

Climate change hazards intensifying

McKinsey

Increasing effects of climate change call for better systematic risk management, more adaptation and accelerated decarbonization, writes Jonathan Woetzel in China Daily. MGI in the News