Sat.Apr 20, 2019 - Fri.Apr 26, 2019

Do I Need Social Media for Business?

Joellyn Sargent

Although social media has been around for a while now, I still find clients wondering, “Do I really need social media for business? I get it. Social media takes time. Busy entrepreneurs don’t have a lot of time.

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Entrepreneurial FOMO: how to deal

Consultant Journal

Entrepreneurial Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). All those selfies got you down? Here’s how entrepreneurs can cope. Open any social media app and you’re likely to find beautiful images of people living their perfect lives.

Short-term pain for long-term gain: The new CEO’s dilemma

McKinsey

CEOs who pivot to a longer view of health and performance make the right moves for their companies, though it’s sometimes their successors who reap the rewards. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Your Goldilocks Consulting Projects [Part 2 – Time Horizon]

David A Fields

Let’s finish up with Goldilocks, that unrepentant trespasser, porridge thief and handy metaphor for everything “just right.” When last we left our fair-haired bear bait, she was pointing to Significance as one of the key indicators of the perfect project for your consulting firm. See this 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 Health Care Handbook, Elizabeth Askin MD, Nathan Moore MD, 2014

Consultants Mind

Interested in healthcare? Buy this book. Just held a talk for 25+ MBA who are heading into healthcare this summer and told them to buy this book. I even gave them a money-back guarantee, saying that I would buy the book from them, if not satisfied.

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Why You Should Take a Break from Your Business (and How to Get Away)

Joellyn Sargent

A sabbatical can work wonders to restore your mindset and motivation. It doesn’t help you or your customers if you work all the time and never take a break to recharge. Entrepreneur motivation requires time for new ideas, restoring energy, and creative thinking. I decided to take a break from my business in 2018. I took seven months off and hiked 1800 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It was both the most difficult and most amazing thing I’ve ever done.

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5 Travel Hacks as a Deloitte Consultant

Management Consulted

Consulting is known for its business travel – so much, in fact, that it’s hard to describe your work in the industry without mentioning the constant flights and hotel nights. While it’s great to rack up points and enjoy nice … Continue Reading.

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Leadership in Consulting: What it is and Why it Matters

Tom Spencer

Leadership. We are all told it is important. There are libraries worth of books written about it. Yet, more often than not, people have a hard time defining it and understanding its relevance because of its all-encompassing nature.

Five moves to make during a digital transformation

McKinsey

Surveyed executives confirm that digital transformations rarely achieve success. But in those that do lie the structural elements that may help organizations overcome the odds. Digital Insights

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Adding Technology Isn't Always the Answer

Markovitz Consulting

It’s been a long time since I blogged about the inanity of multitasking in a cognitively demanding environment, but my friend Mark Graban sent me an article that reminded me of how important this topic is. According to a new study by Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins , first year physicians spend 87% of their time on indirect patient care, half of which is consumed by the various electronic medical record systems.

Big 4 Accounting Firms

Management Consulted

At some point, you’ve probably heard about the Big 4 accounting firms. Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, and KPMG are titans in the business world and each boast revenues in the billions. Altogether, they generated over $148 billion in revenue … Continue Reading.

6 Fit Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Tom Spencer

In my last blog post I wrote about how new grads can navigate interview season when they finally receive a consulting interview they’re excited about. You can find the full article here. After this post was published, students reached out to me asking for examples of ‘fit’ questions.

How young Chinese consumers are reshaping global luxury

McKinsey

Global brands face new opportunities as luxury represents a powerful form of social capital for young Chinese consumers. China

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I’m Starting a New Religion – Want to Join?

The More Clients Blog

Disclaimer: This article is my lame attempt at humor. This is something I came up with a couple of weeks ago that I couldn’t let go of. If this offends your religious beliefs, then this is definitely not the religion for you. Please forgive me. Announcing a new religion: Humorology.

You work for a retiring BVFLS icon. Now what?

Rod Burkert

What is the most favorite thing you do? What is the most profitable thing you do? Are they the same thing? You’ve been working for years alongside a well-known, well-respected BVFLS practitioner. Now they are looking to sell the practice and retire. Where does that leave you? Hey, what’s up!

Psychological safety and more

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: I’ve spoken about Dan Coyle’s concept of psychological safety before. In this podcast he explains the 3 principles of effective teams: 1. Safety 2. Vulnerability 3.

Why, and how, utilities should start to manage climate-change risk

McKinsey

Extreme weather events are exacting a high—and rising—price. Utilities need to devise and implement strategies to adapt. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Strong Economy – Strong Buy-Sell Market

Martinka Consulting

Record number of small business sales in 2018! This as per bizbuysell.com. More businesses sold after being advertised on bizbuysell.com than any other year, and 2017 was 25% higher than 2016. Our first question is: what is “small?” Well, the median revenue of these companies was about $500,000 and the median selling price was about $250,000. Pretty small. What we call micro-businesses.

Understanding Diversity and Inclusion part 1

Leadership Vision Consulting

Today on the podcast, welre talking with Dr. Linda Schubring, about the important topic of Diversity and Inclusion.

What’s Up with My Employees?? Part 2

Gina Abudi

Read Part 1 of this client short story. When we left off with Sarah, she was going to do some research to understand what was going on. In this posting, we’ll share Sarah’s findings and next steps outlined with the organization. Sarah’s Findings. Sarah met with a number of employees from throughout the organization, [.]. The post What’s Up with My Employees?? Part 2 appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership client case study employee engagement organizational culture

Preparing for and managing through a downturn

McKinsey

As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their companies better weather the storm. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

Martinka Consulting

“You have to get comfortable with the uncomfortable if you want to grow.” I heard this recently and it hit home. It reminded me of our Partner On-Call member who had a hard time picking up the phone, until he picked it up, and the call went great. Of course, he deliberated again for 15-20 minutes (his estimate of time) by staring at the phone before making another (successful) call.

What Companies Should Consider Before Investing in Smart Speakers

Harvard Business

When technology goes awry, your reputation can take a big hit. Technology Digital Article

The compass and the map

Seth Godin Blog

Wouldn’t it be great if we always had a map? A set of step-by-step instructions on how to get from here to there, wherever we were and wherever wanted to go… Steve Pressfield relates this magical story: A Ghurka rifleman escaped from a Japanese prison in south Burma and walked six hundred miles alone through the jungles to freedom. The journey took him five months, but he never asked the way and he never lost the way.

The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide

McKinsey

Energy intensity is decreasing, renewables are gaining, and new efficiencies are on the way. Here’s how to build the resilience you need to navigate rapid change. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

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We Need More Heroes

Henman Performance Executive Blog

On April 9, 2019, America lost another hero, Lt. Richard Cole, the last of the eighty Doolittle Raiders. He was 103. At the age of twenty-six, Richard Cole did not set out to become a hero, but he did. In 1942 the very notion of an attempt by America–which was ill-prepared for any sort […]. The post We Need More Heroes appeared first on Henman Performance Group

Should You Try to Convince a Star Employee to Stay?

Harvard Business

Sometimes it’s better to let them go. Employee retention Managing people Talent management Digital Article

On finding something to say

Seth Godin Blog

The throughline of the last twenty years of tech has been new ways to speak up and connect. We’ve built platforms for email, video, writing, short fiction, daily updates, chat, discussion, classes… But what if you don’t have anything to say? It’s difficult to find a tech solution for this problem.

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Automation in logistics: Big opportunity, bigger uncertainty

McKinsey

As e-commerce volumes soar, many logistics and parcel companies hope that automation is the answer. But as this second article in our series on disruption explains, things are not so simple. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Preparing Tomorrow’s CX Workforce

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2018 was marked by a historically tight labor market that had employers scrambling to find enough qualified workers to maintain growth. While it’s difficult to predict how much longer this trend will continue, other questions emerge: Which industries are likely to remain understaffed?