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How To Get Started In Consulting

Henry DeVries

If you are looking to enter the arena of business consulting you will want to read these two books by leading expert Alan Weiss

Marie Kondo Business Inspiration: A journey to becoming a professional organizing consultant

Management Consulted

This month, we’re lifting the veil on the consulting business of organizing and the KonMari Method with Cassidy Nasello, a rockstar independent consultant with an interesting angle on consulting who has capitalized on the Marie Kondo craze. She’s turned people’s … Continue Reading. The post Marie Kondo Business Inspiration: A journey to becoming a professional organizing consultant appeared first on Management Consulted. business consulting consulting interviews

Why We Don’t Ask for More Time on Deadlines (But Probably Should)

Harvard Business

Women are less likely to ask than men. Time management Gender Stress Digital Article

d.School bootcamp bootleg deck

Consultants Mind

Stanford d.school is the gold standard for all things technology, Silicon Valley, VC, experience, design, and honestly, cool. What do you expect when you combine smarts, engineering, money, risk, and graphics.

6 Great Reasons to Hold Your Employees Accountable

Peter Stark

We are working on several coaching projects where managers are having a difficult time holding their team members accountable.

The Perfect, Post-Project Checklist for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

You want your consulting firm to continuously improve and grow. The door to improvement and growth opens when you reflect on an experience, not simply from living through the event. Ergo, reflecting on every project will help your consulting firm thrive. But what, specifically, should you evaluate?

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US Healthcare Strategy?

Consultants Mind

US Healthcare has so much potential, yet, it remains a super-fragmented, inefficient, and often unjust system. In sum, it’s broken in many places. In the fall, I facilitate a graduate-level course where we try to grok the root causes of an industry which is 1/5 of the economy, and by some estimates, 1/3 of it […]. The post US Healthcare Strategy? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning healthcare

Case Interview Basics

Management Consulted

Case Interview basics. There are seven major areas of preparation and knowledge that you must master to crush your case interview and get an offer from a top firm like McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. Drop even one of these areas, … Continue Reading.

Eight basic beliefs about capturing value in a merger

McKinsey

To maximize deal value in a merger, focus on critical principles. Insights on Organization

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Mood- vs. Goal-Based Decision-Making

CaseInterview.com

When I started at Stanford, I thought I wanted to major in Economics or Psychology. I took classes in both. The premise of economics is that people are rational. The premise of psychology is that people are not rational. I remember wondering. which field is right?!? It took me a decade later to come to the conclusion that the psychologists were right. People are often not rational at all. This includes me and you. Everyone is irrational; the only question is whether they are aware of it or not.

Why is Writing Funny So Hard?

The More Clients Blog

Quick, answer this question: “When you think of a stereotypical salesperson, what do they sell?”. Scroll down to see the answer virtually everyone gives. I’ll wait. Used cars right? Gee, did I give it away? I have no idea how that picture got in there.

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Delta American Express Gold – The Gold Standard of Airline Credit Cards?

Management Consulted

Special Offer Alert: Delta and American Express are offering a limited time welcome bonus of 60,000 Delta miles if you spend $2,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. Offer is available until April 3, 2019. If … Continue Reading. The post Delta American Express Gold – The Gold Standard of Airline Credit Cards? appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel life as a consultant

Claims 2030: Dream or reality?

McKinsey

Over the next decade, next-generation capabilities have the potential to completely transform the claims process. Carriers should focus on four areas to unlock value. Insights on Financial Services

How you can beat cheap: 4 ways to compete against low-cost BV providers

Rod Burkert

Greetings from the Cumberland Gap. The RV is parked at the tri-state intersection of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia where we will be exploring the passage blazed by Daniel Boone back in 1775.

Why Is Publicity So Powerful

Henry DeVries

While advertising is bought and paid for, publicity must be earned. Typically publicity coverage would appear in the media, but today publicity is also earned in social media

Excelling at High Stakes Interactions

CaseInterview.com

All communication has three components: The words you say; The tone of voice (e.g., vocal inflections, cadence, pitch, speed, pauses); Your body language (e.g., facial expression, cross of arms or legs, posture, eye movements, breathing patterns). In general, for very simple interaction with no emotional significance between two people, most people communicate literally. That is, they say what they actually mean. If you asks someone, “Excuse me, do you know what time it is?”.

Bias busters: Premortems: Being smart at the start

McKinsey

Conducting a premortem can help teams anticipate project failure—and head it off at the pass. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Perpetuating organisational silos…functional integration!

Ben de Haldevang

Functions continue to dominate organisation structures, whilst perpetuating silo based thinking. Nowhere is this more the case than in mergers and transactions where the function based due diligence process just continues in the post deal period. Attached a short article to illustrate the issue. link] hashtag # theagilegorilla hashtag # postdealintegration hashtag # mergersandacquisitions. Look forward to hearing from you. Any comments, critiques welcome as ever. Transformation

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Why Write and Publish Business Articles? For 5 Good Reasons!

Emerson Consulting Group

By Ken Lizotte CMC. As part of his ongoing column in Money Inc. In a world filled with tweets, ever-breaking news, a thousand TV channels and podcasts galore, is there any point to toiling away at an article, then seeking a journal or magazine willing to publish it? It would seem that no one is likely to read about your hard-earned wisdom any more, much less be influenced or educated by it.

Leadership – In Rotary Projects and Business

Martinka Consulting

Some things are the same everywhere. I’m writing this on the flight home from Antigua, following our Rotary project. Last week we were at one of our favorite schools, a prestigious private primary school. We had some issues with the Internet, so I talked to one of the non-teacher employees about it and asked if the principal, Mrs. Pringle, was still there that day. He replied that she no longer worked at the school and said if she did still work there these issues wouldn’t be happening.

Defining the role of a state chief operating officer

McKinsey

Incoming administrations may consider appointing a state COO to lead strategic operations and implement high-priority projects. Those who work with state COOs could position them for success with thoughtful role definition and strong support. Public Sector Insights

Alison Gill, Founder and Board Director, Bvalco Ltd

The Source

It’s not every day you get to speak to threetime Olympic rower Ali Gill about her career in. consulting.

2 Tips to Create a More Externally Focused Culture

LSA Global

Externally Focused Culture vs. Internally Focused. An important cultural dimension for many companies to define is the balance between having an internally or externally focused culture. We define workplace culture as how and why things truly get done in an organization.

5 Fun Ways to do Team Building

Gina Abudi

Team building is essential for any team. Team building enables for getting to know colleagues and co-workers which improves collaboration and reduces conflicts in the workplace. Team building bridges the gap between the generations and improves communications. Here are five (5) fun ways to enable for team building within your group: Do karaoke together: Whether [.]. The post 5 Fun Ways to do Team Building appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Fusing data and design to supercharge innovation—in products and processes

McKinsey

While many organizations are investing in data and design capabilities, only those that tightly weave these disciplines together will unlock their full benefits. Analytics Insights

Audit: The unexpected challengers?

The Source

Despite living in London, my family tries to maintain some of the traditions of a Polish Christmas. Mostly, this involves cooking and eating ridiculous quantities of food, some of which is—how shall I put it?—an an acquired taste. One of the loveliest traditions, though, is to leave an empty chair for the unexpected guest, an idea that typifies Eastern European hospitality at its best.

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How to Decrease Organizational Complexity

LSA Global

Decrease Organizational Complexity. Overly complex processes, procedures, and systems hamper organizational effectiveness and decrease employee engagement. To improve business performance and retain top talent, it is critical to make it easier to get the right work done in the right way.

The avocado principles

Seth Godin Blog

If you wait until you really want an avocado, the market won’t have any ripe ones. You need to buy them in advance. If you eat an avocado that’s not quite ripe, you won’t enjoy it. AND, you won’t have a chance to enjoy it tomorrow, when it would have been perfect if you had only waited.

What every CEO needs to know about ‘superstar’ companies

McKinsey

The superstar effect is real, and in this new competitive environment, strategy matters more than ever. Innovation & Growth

How to Speak Up in a Meeting, and When to Hold Back

Harvard Business

Don’t show off, and don’t ramble. Meetings Communication Managing yourself Digital Article

What Drives You? (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the podcast, we feature a new monthly series of Strengths Based questions. They’re designed to help you reflect on how your Strengths have shaped who you are and provide a single action step you can take to better understand your capacity for greatest influence.

Busy is not the point

Seth Godin Blog

There’s a common safe place: Being busy. We’re supposed to give you a pass because you were full on, all day. Frantically moving from one thing to the other, never pausing to catch your breath, and now you’re exhausted. No points for busy. Points for successful prioritization. Points for efficiency and productivity. Points for doing work that matters. No points for busy

Healthcare consumerism today: Accelerating the consumer experience

McKinsey

McKinsey’s latest research shows that consumer engagement in healthcare continues to grow, but many payers and providers are struggling to meet changing needs and demands. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

You Don’t Have to Be CEO to Be a Visionary Leader

Harvard Business

People want to know what they’re working toward and why. Leadership Competitive strategy Digital Article