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What Your Consulting Firm Should Do RIGHT NOW

David A Fields

Happy New Year! It’s the first week of the year and one thing you’re probably wondering is what you and your consulting firm should do first. Right now. Your consulting prospects are asking the same question. What should they do now? What should their priority be?

Partners in profit: Creating successful business alliances


As partnerships grow more complex, putting the right foundations in place from the start becomes even more crucial to lucrative and lasting collaboration. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

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Strategic Planning Retreat Facilitation that Works

LSA Global

Strategic Planning Retreat Facilitation. When you invest the time, energy, and money in strategic planning retreat facilitation, you want to be sure that your investment pays off. The stakes are high for strategy retreats; people need clear, compelling, and meaningful results that move the needle.

Designing Functions to be Integrators of Complex Organizations

Kates Kesler

Functional organizations are the mortar that holds the building blocks of a complex organization together. And they are often the … Function Design


The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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A box of infinity

Seth Godin Blog

It’s hard to look right at it. The possibility that lies before us, the chance to connect, to lead, to be heard–it’s bigger than it’s ever been. Tempting indeed to avert your eyes, because staring into infinity means embracing just how small we feel. We avert our eyes because to realize how much potential we have to contribute puts us on the hook. But whether we ignore it or not, the infinity of possibility remains. Dance with it


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Re-Release What Do Your Strengths Need to Thrive and to Survive? (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the Leadership Vision podcast, Brian Schubring, our founder and president talks about how to understand what our Strengths need to thrive and what they need to survive.

Things unknown

Seth Godin Blog

Knowledge is a great equalizer. It’s available to more people than ever before, in exchange for effort, and the person with insight has an extraordinary advantage over the one who doesn’t. So, what don’t you know?

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Top speed is overrated

Seth Godin Blog

The Amtrak Acela is capable of going well over a hundred miles an hour. And yet, it’s not unusual for a 90-mile ride on the Acela to be only three or four minutes shorter than it would be on a more traditional train. I can drive my Prius from NY to Syracuse faster than I can fly there.

Survey: What Makes You Accept or Reject a Pitch?

Harvard Business

Your answers will help inform a better approach. Presentations Digital Article

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 Anxiety Traps Us, and How We Can Break Free

Harvard Business

Some exercises for reframing your fears, doubts, and uncertainties. Stress Managing yourself Health Digital Article

Slow is relative

Seth Godin Blog

In between the holidays, it all seems to slow down. Most days, there is little traffic on the road (or on websites). Fewer products launched, fewer inbound emails, fewer things to check off a todo list. And yet, if someone in 1820 had lived at the pace we live in December 2019, she would probably have dropped dead from exhaustion. A store in New York that feels slow this time of year might be recording record traffic if it had the same turnout in Scottsdale or Tempe.

Two sides of the internet

Seth Godin Blog

The architecture of the internet is about choice. That’s where the resilience comes from. Email can take one of a trillion paths to get from me to you. You have millions of pages to choose from when you want to read a blog post or learn a programming concept. On the other hand, the business of the internet is often about no choice.


When Individuals Are More Innovative Than Teams

Harvard Business

It depends on what the goal is. Innovation Talent management Product development Experimentation Digital Article

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 Right Way to Form New Habits

Harvard Business

James Clear, entrepreneur and author, says that the way we go about trying to form new habits and break bad ones — at work or home — is all wrong. Many people, he says, focus on big goals without thinking about the small steps they need to take along the way. Just like saving money, habits accrue compound interest: when you do 1% more or different each day or week, it eventually leads to meaningful improvement.

What the Biggest Business Deals of 2019 Tell Us About the Next Decade

Harvard Business

How will businesses respond to the power of technology and the threat of climate change? Mergers & acquisitions Sustainability Digital Article


Strategies for Managing Day-to-Day Anxiety

Harvard Business

Anxiety can affect so many aspects of our work – from how we make decisions to how we receive feedback and behave in meetings. In the final episode of Season 1, host Morra Aarons-Mele and former clinical psychologist Alice Boyes discuss the daily strategies and habits that can help to manage your anxiety at work. Stress Emotional intelligence Psychology Audio

The Top Sustainability Stories of 2019

Harvard Business

From climate protests to vegan burgers. Sustainability Social responsibility Digital Article


Real Mentorship Starts with Company Culture, Not Formal Programs

Harvard Business

Talent development is an informal, day-to-day process. Developing employees Managing people Leadership development Digital Article

Seeing clearly in 2020

Seth Godin Blog

I’ll only use that 2020 riff once. But it was on-point enough to have been worth waiting for ever since I got my first eye exam. For most of us, 2020 is going to be a turning point. Because it’s another chance to live tomorrow over again. A chance to reset, to decide what’s important and what’s worth working for. Not a New Year’s resolution, because resolve is often in short supply. Instead, making the choice to learn to see. A chance to decide to decide.

Dear HBR: My New Coworker Is a Nightmare … and I Helped Her Get the Job

Harvard Business

What to do when a new team member pushes your buttons. Conflict Difficult conversations Digital Article


The Post-Holiday Funk Is Real

Harvard Business

Why we feel it — and how to beat it. Managing yourself Psychology Digital Article


Seth Godin Blog

It’s comforting to use someone else’s priorities to guide our work. It lets us off the hook. But the only way to do our best work is to realize that part of what it means to do our work is to own the priorities as well. Your boat, your compass


Dear HBR: My New Coworker Is a Nightmare … and I Helped Her Get the Job

Harvard Business

What to do when a new team member pushes your buttons. Conflict Difficult conversations Digital Article