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Consulting Agreement: Template, Best Practices, & Examples

Consulting Success

What is a consulting agreement, when should you use one, and how do you create them? A consulting agreement is a document between you and your client that formalizes the project you’ve outlined in your consulting proposal.

How To Sell Your Expertise, Win Deals, & Become A Rainmaker With Robert Chen: Podcast #254

Consulting Success

Tap into more significant opportunities and watch yourself grow professionally. Join your host Michael Zipursky as he talks with Robert Chen about selling your expertise, winning deals, and becoming a rainmaker.

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Are You Destined to Repeat Leadership Mistakes?

Organizational Talent Consulting

It's likely to happen. Those words you were determined never to say come out of your mouth. And immediately, you think to yourself. I really do sound like my parents! Is that good or bad?

Instructional Design 101: Best Practices

Clarity Consultants

Effective training begins with a strong course design. However, figuring out how to create the content and determining how to deliver it to learners is often challenging.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

This is Better than Perfection

Many of my students strive for perfection. In theory, there’s nothing wrong with this PURSUIT. However, in practice, many people associate validity and self worth with the attainment of perfection. If you achieve perfection, you are a good, worthy human being.

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4 Ways to Get More Value from Your Project Task Duration Data

PM Alliance

Your project team may already utilize task duration estimates to plan timelines and coordinate resources. Gathering estimates from stakeholders and leveraging it to craft schedules that are realistic and comprehensive is a key component in project success.

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How You Can Find More Ease in Your Product Development (Day 5)

Johanna Rothman

I started this series by sharing my status of too much WIP (Work in Progress). My WIP was making me slightly crazed and I explained how I worked to reduce it. In case you're wondering, here's my current status: 3 presentations still on the list (I completed 2, including the one I recorded). The online workshop videos are complete. When Teachable settles down, I can start to upload. A total of about 1500 words on the book plus one image. I'm pleased with my progress. No fiction, no columns.

Alexa, Should My Company Invest in Voice Technology?

Harvard Business Review

Researchers looked at how three different kinds of offerings helped — or hurt — stock prices. Technology and analytics Internet of Things Product development Digital Article

What Management Consulting Looks Like Post Covid-19

Tom Spencer

The past two years have certainly been challenging. Every business sector was disrupted and negatively affected by the pandemic and its aftermath.

Agile 85

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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How to Pass the McKinsey Problem Solving Game

In the case interview process for McKinsey, one of the early evaluations is “Solve,” McKinsey’s digital assessment game (formerly called the McKinsey Problem Solving Game). This game evaluates the candidate’s ability to solve problems efficiently and think critically.

5 Signs of Bad Resource Allocation and How to Improve It with a Resource Management Solution

Epicflow Blog

It may happen that despite your efforts, your projects don’t bring the desired outcomes and sometimes even fail. The reasons vary, but improper resource allocation is one of the most common causes.

How to Build a Career in a New Industry

Harvard Business Review

Reinventing yourself doesn’t have to mean starting from scratch. Career transitions Career planning Careers Managing yourself Job search Professional networks Continuous learning Digital Article

[Join In!] 2nd International Consulting Haiku Contest

David A Fields

I’m on vacationMy readers deserve some funLet’s play with haiku! Author’s admission:Most of these haiku are fromtwo thousand nineteen) (For those who don’t know…Haiku: three lines; syllables:five, seven then five.) One more week gone, andthe proposal isn’t signedShould I call again?

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Toxic Workplaces Cause Even More Employees to Disengage and Quit

Rick Conlow

Toxic workplaces raise their ugly heads again and again at employees. As a result, they disengage and resign. While companies say they are for employee engagement, as a recession looms, they speak out of both sides of their mouth.

100 Small Business Ideas To Get You Started

Business Consulting Agency

These days, it is easier than ever to start a small business. Working from home, just about anybody can operate a small business with an Internet connection and computer. People of all ages desire to be entrepreneurs.

Family Businesses Have a Talent-Acquisition Advantage

Harvard Business Review

Here’s how to leverage it. Family businesses Hiring and recruitment Employee engagement Talent management Digital Article

Practice – The Master Key to Persuasion

Action Plan

Article #7 of the 12 Ps Series. Read #6 on “ Your Step-by-Step Marketing Plan.”. One of my favorite metaphors for successful marketing is putting on a play, let’s say Hamlet. OK, you land the part of Hamlet. Congratulations. So, what do you do next?

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Getting the hull shape right

Seth Godin Blog

It’s tempting to have your book copyedited and typeset before you have your editor read it.

New Normal Uncertainty

Jerry Fletcher

The disruption is too great. We will never get back to the Normal we knew before Covid. The financial arena is in turmoil but the predicted inflation problem is the least we have to worry about. The growing separation of the wealthy and the poor is the real problem. When a tank of gas costs well over $50 your commute from the suburbs, the only place you could afford a home, gets more and more expensive.

How Founders Self-Destruct Under Pressure

Harvard Business Review

Many leaders’ coping mechanisms can seriously backfire. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs and founders Health and behavioral science Behavioral science Psychology Sleep Digital Article


How to Help Managers Combat a Lack of Resources

LSA Global

People Managers Are Overwhelmed Being a people manager has always been a tough job. The challenges caused by COVID have made it even more challenging to lead and manage people.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

But first, we need to talk about it

Seth Godin Blog

People don’t talk about end-of-life suffering or the cost of healthcare in the last year of life, so it never gets better. Instead, we pretend it isn’t an issue and the problem persists. We don’t talk about the ongoing and escalating costs (human and financial) of our changing climate, so the systems that are making it worse continue, unimpeded.

No Change, No Gain? ?

Jerry Fletcher

There is not a lot I remember from my High-School French class. One phrase is stuck in the little gray cells: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. That translates to “The more things change the more they stay the same.”. Kinda true! When it comes to marketing, you need to adapt to the Normal particularly the New Normal. You can’ keep doing the same thing and expecting a better result. That won’t work. Some people say that is the definition of insanity!).

The Costs of Being a Perfectionist Manager

Harvard Business Review

Managing your high expectations can actually improve your team’s performance. Developing employees Mental health Leadership and managing people Managing yourself Digital Article

Ways to Build an Aligned Customer Experience

LSA Global

Why the Customer Experience Matters As consumers, we have all felt how important the customer experience can be to how we feel about a business, their brand, and our loyalty as a customer.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Cultural distress (and consumerism)

Seth Godin Blog

For decades, marketers (and politicians) have been working to amplify cultural distress, a hack on our emotions. Not the tragic emotional distress of being unable to care for your kids, find a place to live or deal with trauma, but the invented cultural distress of modern industrialized societies. This is the easily created shame of not having a new suit to wear to the garden party, or having to use an old model smartphone instead of the new one.

Don’t Hold Your Breathe About Web 3.0

Jerry Fletcher

The advent of Web1.0 was about the time I opened the doors on my consulting business. That was in 1990. I built my first web site using something called Frames. Don’t ask. All I can remember about it is the name. Somewhere between 2004 and 2008 Web 2.0 cane to life. It is the one we live with today. It is the reason that Google and Facebook and Linked In exist. Web 3.0

Are You Afraid to Identify as a Leader?

Harvard Business Review

New research sheds light on what might be holding you back. Leadership Psychology Developing employees Leadership development Digital Article