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The Business Empath's Guide to Consulting & Coaching

Consulting Matters

Do you feel overwhelmed by the issues and challenges your clients are experiencing? Do unhealthy work environments and power-over leadership practices burn you out and drain you? If so, you might be an empath.

How to start THINKING like a Consultant

Tom Spencer

I vividly remember the last consulting interview during first-year MBA recruiting season. I was tense. My confidence was dwindling. I had managed to get interviews with three firms but only made it past the first round with this final company.

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“Let me think about it” OR Why prospects don’t buy

Rod Burkert

In case you missed my last post: If you don’t have an assistant, guess what – YOU are the assistant! And if you are spending valuable time on the administrative tasks that keep you busy, that means less time or, more likely, longer workdays to perform the real work that generates your revenue.

Are you asking enough from your design leaders?


A new breed of leaders can help companies unleash the business value of design. Our Insights

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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10 Reasons to Deploy Change Management

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

During a typical strategic planning session, leaders sit down to develop a vision for the next few years and a road map detailing how they'll get there. In many cases, organizations realize there are significant changes that must be made in order to reach their ideal future.

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70 Hour Weeks In Corporate To Growing A Consulting Business With Connie Steele: Podcast #126

Consulting Success

Growing a consulting business means having the ability and knowledge to propel business operations and help the company get to the next level.

Stages of Power in Leadership and Organizations

Consulting Matters

The other day I wrote an article on the difference between power over and power with/within leadership approaches. In a nutshell "power over" leadership is all about control and dominance and finding one's source of power from a position, titles, salary, etc.

Connected world: An evolution in connectivity beyond the 5G revolution


Connectivity is undergoing evolutionary change in most parts of the world—and, in select areas, a genuine leap into the frontier. Our Insights


178: Patrik Birkhane—Helping Us Live Healthier, Happier And More Peaceful Lives

On the Brink Podcast

Learn what wonderful things can come from a quiet mind. I met Patrick when we were both traveling in Sicily. As we talked about our own life journeys, I learned that he has held successful positions in advertising, marketing, content development and event planning.

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!

Problem Talker vs. Problem Solver

In life and work, there are two ways to approach a problem. You can talk about a problem, or you can solve the problem. The problem talker spends all of his time complaining about the problem. Boss, this budgeting process is so inefficient and a waste of time.".

What You Should Know About Power, Leadership and Consulting

Consulting Matters

At the end of the day, executive leadership is about power. The quality of an executive isn't defined by whether or not they take the time to get to walk their areas and get to know their employees personally.

How to Have a Marketing Breakthrough

The More Clients Blog

My wife and I have been watching a wonderful show on Netflix called Chef’s Table. Each episode is an intimate peek into the life and work of one remarkable chef.

177: Ryan Cornell—Redefining A Business Model In A Powerful New Way

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how fresh thinking can revolutionize an industry! In case you haven't noticed, the world has become flat. In all kinds of ways, people are now connected across the globe, with significant and exciting implications.

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.

Panel Success

Alan Weiss

If you’re going to hold a panel discussion: • Have a few panelists (3) not a lot, otherwise everyone will drone on about every question. Move things along and make sure audience questions are the focus. •

Why Are We Still Doing This?

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

During a recent quarterly strategic plan update session, the CFO had an epiphany. We had been discussing what they, as the senior staff, had done to communicate their new vision and mission to all staff.


Social Hierarchy

When I was at Stanford, I took a class on social hierarchies. I remember thinking it was fascinating how social hierarchies influence perceptions of self and others. At the time, I had very little experience with social hierarchies outside of the academic arena. In high school, seniors (fourth-years) were revered and freshman (first-years) were lucky to be tolerated.

The importance of talent and culture in tech-enabled transformations


The right combination of talent and culture can help industrial companies set up effective technology functions. Advanced Electronics Insights

Nelson Mandela: How to Lead by Example

Rick Conlow

Nelson Mandela had a huge problem as President of South Africa. How could he help his country heal from apartheid and achieve reconciliation? He did it by leading by example. He stated, “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”. The 1995 Rugby Championships.

How to Succeed When You Have Big Shoes to Fill

Harvard Business

Don’t let imposter syndrome get the best of you. Professional transitions Leading teams Digital Article

Show Urgency or Lose the Game

Martinka Consulting

It’s 2020. Another year, another decade. Doesn’t seem that long-ago people were worried about the world collapsing on 1-1-2000 because of computer clocks, does it? As Jessica and I talked last week about getting back in the swing of things after the holiday break, one word we used a lot was urgency. Urgency on our marketing, urgency with our clients, and just keeping things moving.

Understanding the impact of unmet social needs on consumer health and healthcare


Income, employment, education, food security, housing, transportation, safety, and social support are all factors that affect health and well-being. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

5 Ways to Better Manage a Rebellious Employee

LSA Global

There Always Seems to Be at Least One Rebellious Employee. A manager or team leader’s nightmare is often dominated by that one fractious employee who never quite fits in.

Don’t Let Negativity Sink Your Organization

Harvard Business

People are wired to see the negative more than the positive. Leadership Change management Organizational culture Digital Article

How To Improve Your Voice Like Jeff Bridges, Gwen Stefani, Tony Robbins And Joaquin Phoenix

Henry DeVries

No doubt about it, prospects judge you on many factors, and one is on the quality of your voice. If you want to attract high-paying clients, you should pay attention to your voice

How CFOs should drive digital transformations


The chief financial officer is uniquely positioned to ensure a company moves boldly toward a shared digital goal. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

How to Value People as Your Most Important Resource

LSA Global

Value People as Your Most Important Resource – It Matters. Over the last sixteen years, we have surveyed over seven million people across over one-hundred thousand organizations with our Best Places to Work Employee Engagement Survey.

Painting fakes and singing covers

Seth Godin Blog

When a pop band goes on the road to promote a hit record, they’re almost certainly re-singing a version of their work that matches what the fan expects to hear, not the daring, original work that they actually might feel like playing that night.

Best Practices for Redesigning Your HR Function

Kates Kesler

HR transformations are one of the most commonly requested function redesign projects at Kates Kesler. Here we share a few … Blog