Sat.Jul 27, 2019 - Fri.Aug 02, 2019

Because you already know how to take people out to lunch

Rod Burkert

I hope last week’s conversation about the either or-ness of face-to-face meetings and creating content spurs you on to do (more) content. Given how conservative we are as a profession, you would think we should not have all of our eggs in one marketing basket. On to this week.

How to Break Into Consulting – Guide for Non-MBA Graduate Students

Tom Spencer

As addressed in my article from last week , non-MBA graduate students face a comparatively more challenging journey in their quest to enter the management consulting industry.

Growing A Consulting Team To $20 Million with Jacob Baadsgaard: Podcast #99

Consulting Success

Starting up is the hardest part of any business. Jacob Baadsgaard, the Founder and CEO of Disruptive Analytics, shares his business journey starting with working at Adobe and transitioning to other companies, and then finally managing his own organization.

Haiku for You and Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Change of pace today.Only haiku, not advice.You deserve some fun. One more week gone, andthe proposal isn’t signedShould I call again? Hooray, they said yes!Let’s Let’s review the task timeline.Uh We owe what?! She greets me warmly.The flight attendant knows me.Another Monday.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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How to Discover Your Purpose

Consulting Matters

Are you at a point in your career where you're starting to ask life's big questions: Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? Then you're going to be relieved that I put together this video to help you start finding answers.

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Creating high-performance innovation teams at scale


For innovation initiatives to succeed, they must be staffed with the right combination of talent. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

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Strategic Planning for Political Risk

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

The never ending story of Brexit, American protectionism, and the Yellow Vest movement in France represent rising political risks, impacting organizations around the world.

Are You Making These 3 Rookie Entrepreneur Mistakes? Follow These Profitable Steps Instead

Consulting Matters

The majority of us who take the leap from high-paying corporate jobs into full-time business ownership do so because we want control over our career, time and earning power. We are SO done with those 70-hour workweeks investing in someone else's bottom line!

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How To Protect Your Marketing From Cyber Crime

Henry DeVries

“In the cyber world, you may be at risk, but you are not defenseless,” says John Iannarelli, author and cyber security expert

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!

Private equity exit excellence: Getting the story right


While a successful exit has many elements, a clear and evidence-backed equity story detailing the asset’s potential may be the most important. Three key principles can help funds maximize exit returns. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors


How To Keep Your Employees Longer, Happier, and More Engaged in Your Company

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Are you looking to keep your employees happier and more engaged (and employed longer) with your company? engagement

How to Choose a Business Mentor: 10 Ways to Ensure You're Getting the Support You Need

Consulting Matters

Hiring a mentor is the most significant business development decision you'll make. It signifies three things: You're done with trying to cobble together best practices from podcasts, webinars and books and are ready for real traction.

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Why Your Marketing Plans Get Stalled

The More Clients Blog

In working with the participants of my group marketing programs, one issue comes up over and over again. “I I don’t know how to do that!”. Are you familiar with that one? It’s often an unspoken issue with a lot of emotional baggage. We want to know and we don’t know. And we think we should know.

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.

Auchan China’s chairman on the future of grocery


Ludovic Holinier, executive chairman of Auchan Retail China, reflects on his two-year stint as CEO of China’s largest hypermarket chain and shares his views on what lies ahead for food retailers. Retail Insights

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Why Use A Strategic Planning Facilitator?

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Are you a VP, CEO, or leader planning a strategy session for your organization? If you are, there are a lot of reasons why you may need to use a Strategic Planning Facilitator for your next strategy meeting. facilitation

How to Transcend the Fear of Building a Purpose-Driven Career

Consulting Matters

Got big dreams for your career and business? Chances are - you also got big fears. Part of you is SO EXCITED about the vision! It can see the potential and cannot wait to make it real! And another part of you is completely overwhelmed and terrified by the same idea.

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Consultant Website Breakdown #1: The Process Consultant

Tsavo Neal

Welcome to my new series: Consultant Website Breakdown. In this series, I’ll show you examples of the best consulting websites that generate business. Each breakdown will include 2 videos. The first video will explain what the consulting website does well. The second video will explain what the consulting website could do better. These consulting websites inspire my Consultant Website Template Kit. With this series, you’ll understand the best of consulting websites.

Social spending: Managing a $5 trillion challenge


Spending on social priorities, such as pensions, unemployment support, and disability, account for a large portion of government expenditure, yet many services fail to meet customer expectations. Public Sector Insights

How Self-Reflection & Continuous Learning Will Help You Become a Stronger Leader - Interview with Jacob Baadsgaard

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

In this episode of our Strategy & Leadership Podcast, we were joined by Jacob Baadsgaard Founder & CEO of Disruptive Advertising. Jacob began his career in the web analytics industry, eventually moving into marketing after working with various enterprise and Fortune 100 organizations to track their marketing efforts and data insights. Jacob founded Disruptive Advertising as an entrepreneur, and the organization now has over 150 employees.

Study Market Demand

While most people see me as a teacher, I see myself as a lifetime student. One of the many things I study is market demand. When my kids and their friends all talk about a product, I get intrigued as to why they like it. When I’m walking around town and see a long line of customers out the door and around the corner demanding to buy something, I go to the front of the line to see what is being supplied.

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From Russia (and Eastern Europe) with Love: Four things consultants in the region should keep in mind

The Source

Our latest research revealed that the Eastern Europe & Russia consulting market grew by a solid 6.8% in 2018, to reach total revenues of €1,917m. We’ve put together a few things to keep in mind if you are already active in, or thinking of entering, this potentially challenging market.

Building the infrastructure for the future of mobility


Our road and rail infrastructure is not ready for the future of mobility. Owners and operators should act now or risk being left behind. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

How To Become Rich By Becoming Brand New

Henry DeVries

“The main difference between average and those who create exceptional outcomes is attitude. We alter our lives by altering our attitudes,” says author and motivational speaker Boaz Rauchwerger

Behavior is Communication

A friend of mine called me the other day to ask for career advice. In a recent reorganization, he was assigned to a new boss. The two did not get along well. The new boss kept send him emails about his failures to perform. When he would ask his boss in person for specific feedback on what he wanted him to do differently, the boss wouldn’t give any specifics. He would only say verbally, "You’re doing a good job."

Climate change consulting: Does it have a future?

The Source

A survey earlier this year by Yale University and George Mason University showed that 85% of people in the US are somewhat or very worried about global warming; only 12% think it’s too late to act.

The customer mandate to digitize collections strategies


Customers told us that more calling won’t improve lenders’ contact and recovery rates. Here’s what they said does work. Risk Insights

“How does a Sales CRM fit in? “

Kai Davis

Lead Tracking. Should you use your CRM to track your sales leads? Most likely. That’s what the tool is for. Should you use it to track non-sales leads? What about past clients? That question leads to some interesting conversation. Past Client Follow-up.

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Alan Weiss

I’ve always avoided agreeing to a time frame for a discussion. “Can I have a half-hour of your time?” ” “No, just tell me what your question or issue is.” ” I can usually take care of the inquiry in five minutes.

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