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Why On-Site Consulting Bites, And When to Do It Anyway

David A Fields

Are there consultants who love to sleep in impersonal hotel rooms, consume unhealthy food, miss family events and endure flight delays? Maybe. After all, there are people who love to eat crickets.It

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Need Clients Now? 5 Strategies to Quickly Get More Consulting Clients

Consulting Matters

If you want to achieve sustainable success as a consultant - ideally you want to create a marketing system to ensure you have a consistently full pipeline of right-fit clients. However, there will be times when you have to feel the cash flow pressure and need to find clients.right now!

So you want to be a consultant …

Tom Spencer

It’s now January, and as the MBA internship recruitment season shifts into full gear, here are some tips from someone who went through the consulting recruitment process last year. Note: These tips are geared towards MBA1s, but are applicable to anyone interviewing with consulting firms.).

The Perils of Internal Disruption (Part 1)

Markovitz Consulting

“Disruption” has become another business buzzword that obviates the need for prudent, careful thought and consideration. If something is “disruptive,” then it must by definition be good. But when it comes to internal operations at least, disruption is often both bad for business and for employees, because it causes unevenness in work.

Speaking Engagements For Consultants with Tony Chatman: Podcast #68

Consulting Success

Business doesn’t always have to be all about the technical processes. It’s also about the people running it. Professional speaker and corporate relationship expert Tony Chatman works with the people side of business to determine the kind of leadership that either makes the business succeed or fail.

When and Why To Turn Down A Consulting Internship

Management Consulted

There are times where accepting any internship that is offered to you, may not be in your best interest! Listen to Jenny Rae as she teaches when (and why) you should turn down a consulting internship. Youtube Audio Transcription: We … Continue Reading.

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How Robots Will Transform the C-Suite

Strategy+Business

The introduction of robots into the workforce will reverberate in the C-suite. Not only will top executives lead the charge for automation in their business operations, but they must also be prepared for their own jobs to change.

What Do Creative Marketers Look Like?

The More Clients Blog

Above is a picture of Judy Clark and the staff of HR Answers in Portland Oregon. Judy is one of the most creative (and effective marketers) of her professional services that I have ever met. Not only that, she’s really enthusiastic about her marketing. When I asked my subscribers if they’d like to be interviewed for the More Clients Club about how they attracted clients, Judy responded with a long list of all the things that have worked for her over the years.

Best reward credit cards for consulting

Management Consulted

Best reward credit cards for consulting – American Express Platinum vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve Disclaimer: Management Consulted is not paid to promote certain credit cards. All opinions are strictly those of the MC Team. Back in college, there was a … Continue Reading. The post Best reward credit cards for consulting appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel

Digital transformation: The CFO’s role

McKinsey

With their role sitting at the center of the strategic-planning process and financial disciplines, CFOs are well positioned to become critical drivers of digital transformation. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Pearls of Wisdom from the South Bay WIC’s Holiday Party

Women in Consulting

By: Theresa Shafer. :: In December, we had a delightful holiday party where we exchanged gifts and lessons learned in 2018. We enjoyed the food, laughter and getting to know everyone a little deeper. It is a great group that offers so many valuable insights and perspectives!

Secret to Achieving New Year's Resolutions

CaseInterview.com

At the start of every new year, many people create resolutions or goals for the New Year. At the same time, most people also give up on these goals well before the end of the year. Having worked in industries whose sales are driven by New Year's Resolutions, I can tell you exactly when people give up. It’s March 15th. Sales in these industries skyrocket in January with some spill-over momentum in February. By early March, sales drop like a rock.

A Consultant’s best reward credit cards compete

Management Consulted

A Consultant’s best reward credit cards compete – American Express Platinum vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve Disclaimer: Management Consulted is not paid to promote certain credit cards. All opinions are strictly those of the MC Team. Back in college, there was … Continue Reading. The post A Consultant’s best reward credit cards compete appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel

Beyond the Industrial Revolution education model: Sal Khan on training and skills in the 21st century

McKinsey

The founder of online-learning not-for-profit Khan Academy shares what an era of automation and artificial intelligence means for education. Future of Work

The Smart Intern – 9 Tips for a Successful MBA Internship

Tom Spencer

If you think that you can relax after getting that fabulous MBA internship offer from your dream company, then you are partly right. While it’s important to relax after your internship hunt marathon, the smartness doesn’t lie in dealing with things as they come.

A climate of change fuels growth in energy market

The Source

If I were to say that April 21, 2017 marked a momentous occasion in the history of not just the UK, but globally, I’m sure many people would be puzzled. For most, it was a regular Friday in a long list of Fridays in which nothing extraordinary happened.

Consultant’s best reward credit cards compete

Management Consulted

Consultant’s best reward credit cards compete – American Express Platinum vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve I remember back in college, there was a one-word criteria that would entice me to grab a credit card with bonuses: free! Why would anyone pay … Continue Reading. The post Consultant’s best reward credit cards compete appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting travel

What separates leaders from laggards in the Internet of Things

McKinsey

Even among companies working at scale with the Internet of Things, there’s a wide gap between top and bottom performers. Nine practices distinguish the leaders from their less successful peers. Digital Insights

4 Steps to a Strong Conclusion in Your Case Interview (Part I)

Tom Spencer

Today I’m going to talk about a very important aspect of the case interview, which is your conclusion to the case problem. The conclusion is often the aspect that doesn’t get the attention it really deserves, just like the introduction.

Your message IS the mediums

Rod Burkert

There are only 3 days left to get your 2019 BVFLS Practice Development Marketing Plan … availability ends Friday at 6pm PT. I like the concept, and it reads like this is you and from the heart. Michael Gregory | Michael Gregory Consulting.

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Goldilocks and the price of oil

The Source

Reflecting on a recent trip to Dubai, I realise that it’s not very often that you hear someone in that part of the world talking about things being “too big”.

Blockchain’s Occam problem

McKinsey

Blockchain has yet to become the game-changer some expected. A key to finding the value is to apply the technology only when it is the simplest solution available. Insights on Financial Services

Business Cycle

Strategy+Business

In a wide-ranging interview, Peloton CEO John Foley discusses the trajectory of the rapidly growing fitness "unicorn."

Is Writing a Business Book Worth the Trouble?

Emerson Consulting Group

By Ken Lizotte CMC As part of his new column on Money Inc. Most days we CEOs are caught up fighting fires, initializing paperwork, running to and from meetings and, well, running, running, running. At the end of each day, we are often spent, exhausted, and, frankly, glad to be out of the building! So why would any self-respecting chief executive choose to jump into an even deeper time and energy suck like the prospect of writing a book? What good would it do you? Why should your company care?

How to Ensure Smart Talent Management

LSA Global

Smart Talent Management. Smart talent management is all about deploying your workforce where they need to be, doing what they’re good at, when they need to be there. Smart talent management is doing it right, individual by individual, job by job, role by role. And it matters.

Five Fifty: Agility at the top

McKinsey

Want a more agile company? Become a more agile leader. Leadership

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Accidental Adversaries

Strategy+Business

Inside every company, people work across functions to meet their own goals and their firm's priorities. But relationships that start out well often become adversarial over time. For more insight, read "Turning 'Accidental Adversaries' into Allies

Smart people

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Smart people are everywhere in film.

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The Spiderman Paradox

Seth Godin Blog

On one hand, Uncle Ben’s rule makes great sense: “With great power comes great responsibility.” ” The essence of the rule is that once you have great power, you need to take the responsibility that goes with it. And yet, it’s backfiring. It’s backfiring because so many walk away from their great power. They walk away because they don’t want the responsibility. We have the power to vote, but decide to stay home and whine.

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A long-term vision for the European automotive industry

McKinsey

Technological disruption is redefining mobility globally. How can Europe capitalize on its past successes to shape the emerging mobility ecosystem and craft an even more successful future? Automotive & Assembly Insights

Turning "Accidental Adversaries" into Allies

Strategy+Business

Transforming the hidden causes of conflict in strategic collaborations

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7 Ways Your Employee Engagement Survey can Help You Win the War for Top Talent (or Not)

Peter Stark

As we move into the first quarter of 2019, the war for your top talent is well underway. Unemployment is below 5 percent. Employees have more options for who they want to work for, when they want to do the work, where they want to do the work and how they do their work than any time in history.

Good intentions (how to be on time)

Seth Godin Blog

You probably know people who are late. Often. They don’t want to be late. In fact, their good intentions are probably the reason that they are late. They might try one technique or another, and even apologize for being late, and yet it happens again. There is one reason and one amplifying factor. The amplifying factor is that when they’re late, people wait for them.

Digitization, automation, and online testing: The future of pharma quality control

McKinsey

Emerging technologies can make quality control (QC) faster and more efficient. What do pharma companies need to do to become QC leaders? Insights on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products