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Networking With The Power Of Compassion

Henry DeVries

What is compassion and what can we do about it while networking at business events? Dr. Debra Dupree shares three simple tips for bringing compassion into your networking

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YES, process AND purpose

Consultants Mind

The post YES, process AND purpose appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consulting Projects

The Story of The Drunk Marketing Letter

The More Clients Blog

Ever since I can remember, I’ve enjoyed reading funny stuff. As a kid, we subscribed to the Reader’s Digest. And I would always go through and read the jokes in the funny sections: Laugher is the Best Medicine, Humor in Uniform, and Criminals are Funny. And a million years later we still get Reader’s Digest and I continue to read those sections. It’s a sickness. OK, I admit it, my name is Robert and I’m a laughaholic. I love to laugh.

A Two-Step Process for Raising Your Consulting Firm’s Rates

David A Fields

What do you think about raising your consulting firm’s fees 30% or 50% or 100% or more? Does a little voice in your head protest, “No way! No one’s going to pay <insert number> an hour for a consultant”? We’re going to name that little voice and give you an alternative.

Guide to Value-Based Pricing for Consultants: 10 Experts Share Their Fee Strategies

Consulting Success

You, the consultant, want to earn more money in your consulting practice. You might be familiar with the principles of value-based pricing — but for whatever reason, you’re not applying the principles in your business.

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Why Toyota Kata May Be the Right Approach for You

Markovitz Consulting

One of the great benefits of the 2 Second Lean approach to lean is the way that it gets everyone engaged in kaizen with simple improvements. The genius of Paul Akers’ approach is the low barrier to entry for workers. But as I’ve written about before , the problem with 2 Second Lean is the high barrier to entry for leadership. If leaders aren’t completely, continuously, and passionately involved as improvers and cheerleaders, it just doesn’t work.

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MECE Framework: Case Interview Example

Management Consulted

The Mutually Exhaustive Collectively Exhaustive (MECE) framework is an important problem structuring principle that consultants use to organize data efficiently and comprehensively. In this article, we will cover how to utilize MECE in a case interview setting. To watch a video … Continue Reading. The post MECE Framework: Case Interview Example appeared first on Management Consulted. Case Interview case interviews consulting interviews

Insider Secrets To Working With Procurement As A Consultant with Philip Ideson: Podcast #77

Consulting Success

Procurement professionals struggle reputationally sometimes with a lot of folks in the business bypassing them, trying to avoid procurement.

Shelley McGivern, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard

The Source

For someone who has made it to partner in the corporate team of a leading law firm and who works as a judge in her spare time, the remarkable thing about Shelley McGivern is the extent to which she’s managed to make her career fit around her life, and not the other way around.

The productivity imperative for healthcare delivery in the United States

McKinsey

Healthcare is a key component of the US economy, but healthcare spending increases consistently outstrips GDP growth. Improving productivity in healthcare delivery could change this dynamic without harming patient care. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

Too Good to be Ignored

CaseInterview.com

Many people manage their careers by figuring out how to get ahead without actually earning it. This confuses me. While there are legitimate shortcuts to getting ahead (such as learning from a mentor, building a network of collaborative contacts), ultimately it really helps if you’re really good at what you do. To be more specific, if you’re 7.2% better than your peers, you will have a hard time standing out. Career progression is far easier when you’re 25%, 50%, or 75% better than your peers.

To get more done, don’t add to your routine – change it up!

Rod Burkert

What problem(s) do you solve for clients? Not what do you promise them … what problem(s) do you solve?). We are several weeks into 2019. Most of us began the year with great intentions to boost our productivity, generally by ADDING SOMETHING TO our day.

Why your consulting assets could be a liability

The Source

Consulting firms are sweating assets, but not in the conventional sense. “We We have more assets than you,” they boast, fuelled by the recognition that clients are looking for something tangible alongside traditional consulting work.

Leadership beyond the C-suite

McKinsey

In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, Simon London speaks with McKinsey senior partner Claudio Feser and associate partner Nicolai Nielsen about the research in their new book, Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results. Leadership

Context Alters Perspective

CaseInterview.com

Your boss walks into the conference room and is unusually harsh towards you and your colleagues. Your boss is clearly in a bad mood. At first, you might think “Geez. he’s being such a jerk.”.and and that might be true. However, let's say you find out later that he had a family member killed in a car crash last night. How you view that morning's staff meeting would likely change. Your boss’s behavior, although not ideal, is perhaps understandable in light of this new information.

Interview with Amy Kates – HR Revolution Middle East Magazine

Kates Kesler

Amy Kates is interviewed by the HR Revolution Middle East Magazine after providing organization design teaching in Egypt. read more … Publications Team

McKinsey wants to eat your lunch—what are you going to do about it?

The Source

The consulting industry’s most prestigious brand may have been harbouring one of its best kept secrets.

Why corporate-center efficiency matters

McKinsey

Getting the most out of a corporate center has never been so important or complex. The latest research points to new ways to help a center get more efficient. Insights on Operations

The Secrets Of Savvy Networking From Susan RoAne

Henry DeVries

Don’t just attend meetings and expect to reap benefits. There is more to networking than just showing up

The Integrated Holding Company: Is Such a Thing Possible?

Kates Kesler

The demise of the GE business model has called into question the wisdom of trying to find strategic and operational … Blog

Four lessons from 20 years of analysing thought leadership

The Source

Source has been analysing the quality of thought leadership for 20 years and White Space subscribers can access our reports from the past six years. As we pulled together our report for 2018 H2, we reread our comments from earlier years and reflected on why firms have moved up, and down, our table.

The ‘digital land grab’ in fashion

McKinsey

As e-commerce and platforms evolve, fashion companies could use them to realize higher margins and build scale. Retail Insights

Time for a change in M&A

Ben de Haldevang

Beyond the beautiful pictures and the well crafted and perhaps provocative words, we believe there is a fundamental issue with the way in which M&A is considered and delivered. This is the Agile Gorilla manifesto…have a read and let us know what you think. link]. Transformation

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Organization Change? Think like a Marketer

Kates Kesler

When the time comes to communicate organizational change, leaders tend to default to Human Resources or Corporate Communications to develop … Blog

The end of the leverage model in consulting?

The Source

Not all revolutions involve blowing up imperial palaces or slicing the heads off a generation of aristocrats: Some are hidden in plain sight. And I’m starting to wonder if a silent revolution may be taking place in the consulting industry at the moment.

Our new identity

McKinsey

We’ve updated our visual identity to bring clarity to who we are and what we do today. Overview

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CEO Oasis: Relief for “Loneliness at the Top”

Emerson Consulting Group

By Ken Lizotte CMC. As part of his ongoing column in Money Inc. It’s 8 PM and everyone has left the building except the guy at the top, Steve, CEO of a mid-size manufacturing firm. For months now, Steve has been struggling over cash-flow problems with no solution in sight. Coming up with each new payroll has been terrifying him more and more as each deadline demands yet another inventive solution for meeting that period’s payday.

A 3-Step Guide to Evaluate Big Strategic Choices

LSA Global

Evaluate Big Strategic Choices. When you really want to win big, you can’t afford to miss a potential opportunity for success by going too cautiously or too slowly.

4 Tips and Tools for Keeping Track of Your Expenses as an Independent Contractor

MBO Partners

Get a better handle on your income and expenses, and avoid year-end tax stress by following these four tax tips and tools for independent contractors

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Mobility’s second great inflection point

McKinsey

Radically new dynamics in the early 20th century transformed cars and, in turn, the world. Here’s why the next great inflection point is upon us, auguring changes no less profound. Automotive & Assembly Insights

On feeling incompetent

Seth Godin Blog

At some point, grown ups get tired of the feeling that accompanies growth and learning. We start calling that feeling, “incompetence.” ” We’re not good at the new software, we resist a brainstorming session for a new way to solve a problem, we never did bother to learn to juggle… Not because we don’t want the outcomes, but because the journey promises to be difficult. Difficult in the sense that we’ll feel incompetent. Which accompanies all growth.

Cloud-Based Services Are Making It Easier for Companies to Use AI - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Deloitte. Technology Innovation Sponsor Content

The Weekly Independent: February 25, 2019

MBO Partners

News and notes for independent professionals and their clients. This is the February 25, 2019 edition

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Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

McKinsey

No industry or executive is immune to the profound implications of mobility’s second great inflection point. Here’s what you need to know now. Automotive & Assembly Insights