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3 Mindsets + 2 Plans to Relieve Your Consulting Firm’s Growth Obstruction

David A Fields

Breaking News: The challenge blocking your firm from the next stage of growth is… You. Growing your consulting practice requires you to surrender more and more responsibilities. Unfortunately, handing off parts of your consulting practice proves increasingly difficult as you graduate from administrative tasks and low-level analytical exercises to high-value work that fits your personal … Continued The post 3 Mindsets + 2 Plans to Relieve Your Consulting Firm’s Growth Obstructio

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How Consulting Will Reinvigorate Your Career With Nabeel Mahmood: Podcast #279

Consulting Success

Are you considering a career shift? Keep in mind that you don’t have to go far from your industry just to find the right one. Consulting is a great choice, and it can elevate your career to a completely different level. Nabeel Mahmood, Founding Partner at Mahmood Ventures, joins Michael Zipursky to talk about his.

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The Secret Sauce of Highly Successful Teams

Makarios Consulting

Gather a company’s leaders together in a conference room to discuss current challenges, new opportunities, tough issues, and the state of the business, and what do you get? The answer can be ‘great results’ if the team works with each other in a way that builds a high level of trust and respect. Our experience has shown time and again that when a leadership team lacks trust and respect, meetings do little more than exacerbate existing tensions and conflicts.

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3 Ways to check in on your team’s wellbeing

The Management Centre

At last, it’s becoming the norm for personal wellbeing to be considered important in the workplace. When we think about how much our personal lives can affect us at work and our ability to perform well, it seems incredulous that staff wellbeing has previously been so far down the agenda. The pandemic forced this to change for many organisations, as physical and mental health were impacted across the world.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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ChatGPT & AI for Consultants: What You Need To Know

Consulting Success

There is a lot of hype and noise right now around AI. And often, this hype is a distraction. But it’s critical for you to think about how AI will impact your business and industry. ChatGPT and AI are disrupting many industries — and these technologies will certainly affect the consulting industry.

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How To Find And Convert The Invisible Sales Prospect

Henry DeVries

Award-winning ad agency executive Tom Martin says the approach to business development, especially for a company or individual selling professional services based on intellectual capabilities, has to change. Martin tells us why and offers advice as to where our business development focus should be.

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Breaking into Consulting as a Non-Business Student

Tom Spencer

One of my biggest fears when I first gained an interest in consulting was that I was simply ineligible as a non-business student. Fortunately, this is not the case. Breaking into the consulting industry with a non-business degree can be challenging as a sizeable portion of hires are from top business schools, but non-business hires are on the rise. This owes to an increasing emphasis of diversity in thought processes and backgrounds.

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Team Development Training: How to build a Cohesive and High-Performing Team

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

SME Strategy is a strategy consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations align their teams and operations around a shared vision, mission, values, goals, and action plans. Our strategicplanning services offer guidance on how a strategic planning facilitator can provide support in constructing an effective strategicplan that ensures your strategy is communicated and implemented across your entire organization.

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Bad Boss or Good Boss: Who Do Your Work For?

Rick Conlow

Think of the worst supervisor or a bad boss you had. Chances are someone comes immediately to mind. Is it your currrent supervisor? Why do you consider this person “the worst?” How did he or she act? How did this bad boss’s approach affect your attitude and work effort? Did this person influence you to do your best? Now, think of a situation where you had the best boss ever.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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351: Imogene Drummond—How Can A Brilliant Artist Show You How To Communicate Effectively—Online?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to really hear what people are saying in meetings Imogene Drummond is a woman whose story I love to share. She is bold and courageous about things she wants to do or learn more about. Today's topic is how her new program, ACQUITS, grew out of her interest in helping people communicate better, especially in the virtual environments so many of us find ourselves in these days.

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A Career in People Advisory Consulting: Is It Right for You?

Tom Spencer

Are you considering a career in people advisory consulting? If so, you’ve chosen a field that can be both rewarding and challenging. In this blog post, I’ll provide an overview of what people advisory consulting is, what people advisory consultants do, and how to break into the industry. What is People Advisory? People advisory consulting is a field that involves helping organizations optimize their human resources and talent management practices.

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Four Stars from Writing Slices!

Johanna Rothman

Alex Kourvo, of Writing Slices , just reviewed Free Your Inner Nonfiction Writer. (That's a link to her review.) She recommends it with four stars! Woo! Here are two excerpts I particularly enjoyed: “Rothman takes these brand-new writers by the hand with a guide full of wisdom, empathy, and truth.” “… is a wonderful, gentle guide” Gentle!

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Here’s why the Great Resignation requires Great Coaching

Brimstone Consulting

“We asked a lot from our people during the pandemic. In return, we implemented a profit-sharing program and introduced a hybrid model – a model that we still have today. But, I’m not sure we’ve done enough.” The company had taken steps to measure, codify and ultimately, improve the firm’s approach to attracting, developing and retaining their employees, but the efforts were not proving successful; they had experienced increasingly high attrition rates over the past three years.

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Savings Consultants Are Needed in Today's Market More Than Ever

Savings Consultants are needed in today’s market more than ever. With an increase in expenses, businesses are looking for opportunities to save. Often unknown to businesses are savings in expense reduction, specialized tax savings, specialized savings including medical underpayments, health benefits cost reduction, zero cost processing, and more. Blue Coast Savings, with over 20 years in business, assists Savings Consultants in helping these companies move toward more profitable businesses.

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The ChatGPT Method Meta And Spotify Use To Enrich Customer Experience

Henry DeVries

ChatGPT is a sophisticated chatbot that is helping companies provide affordable around-the-clock customer assistance.

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If Using Freelancers Is The Way Many Companies Do Business Now, How Do You Protect Your Corporate Culture?

Simon Associates

Recently, I had a discussion with a CEO in an engineering firm about how to re-staff his company after he downsized in response to the oil and gas crisis. He is in the seals and gasket industry but plummeting oil prices have crushed him, forcing him to reinvent his business. The challenge was how to employ the new engineering talent he needed without adding unnecessary expenses, at least until his business started to generate cash flow again — not an uncommon challenge today.

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Resource Availability: All You Need to Know In Outline

Epicflow

Resource availability is a critical component of effective resource allocation: you need this data to assign the right people to the right task for timely and successful project delivery. But despite its importance, resource availability data is not always centralized and easily accessible in organizations, which creates hurdles for effective project planning and resource allocation.

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The Definitive Podcast Directory List [2023]

Buzzsprout

A podcast directory is an app or website that collects podcast RSS feeds and sorts them by category. Directories also double as a podcast player and podcast search engine. Getting listed in the top podcast directories can help you: Attract new listeners Get more ratings and reviews Make subscribers aware of new episodes In this guide, we share a comprehensive list of podcast directories and step-by-step guides to simplify the submission process!

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TOOLS and METHODOLOGIES for developing DECISION SUPPORT PACKAGES

This White Paper targets opportunities for Management to develop proficiency in the Decision Framing and Analyses element of input to Decision, & Risk Analyses for Major Project Funding Decisions.

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What if…

Chad Barr

you could achieve all your goals and dreams? you could have more business than you could handle? you could travel back in time and give your younger self advice that would change your future? you could create and launch a remarkable and irresistible new offering? you could create a new business? you could discover the secret of life? you lost everything you have?

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Strategic Pricing™ – Pricing and Green Team Reviews Best Practices

Granite Leadership Strategies

In Government contracting, the green team review is the pricing review. Most contractors make this all-important review after the technical red team review. What is frightening is that too many companies make it the only pricing review. Do not make this mistake of scheduling one pricing review and only after the technical solution is ninety percent complete!

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Understanding Yourself to Lead Others Better

Organizational Talent Consulting

Have you ever overestimated your ability to get a project done? I have. I've committed to projects and timelines, later wondering how I could be so off in the first place. It has taken me more than a few years to realize that my point of view is not always the best. A large study by Korn-Ferry found that poor-performing businesses have 20% more leaders with blind spots as compared to high-performing businesses.

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Podcast Conferences: The Best Ones To Attend in 2023

Buzzsprout

Podcast conferences are one of the most powerful ways to level up your podcasting game and connect with the podcasting community. These events feature pro podcast speakers, interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and the chance to meet experienced podcasters worldwide. Here are the best podcasting conferences in 2023 to empower you in your podcasting journey!

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Citrix Security Bulletin for CVE-2023-24483

Kraft Kennedy

Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Security Bulletin for CVE-2023-24483 Issue Vulnerabilities have been identified that, collectively, allow a standard Windows user to perform operations as SYSTEM on the computer running Citrix Workspace app. These vulnerabilities have the following identifiers: CVD-ID Description CWE Pre-Conditions CVE-2023-24484 A malicious user can cause log files to be written to a directory that they do not have permission to write to.

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Pricing Strategy – Pricing and Green Team Reviews Best Practices

Granite Leadership Strategies

In Government contracting, the green team review is the pricing review. Most contractors make this all-important review after the technical red team review. What is frightening is that too many companies make it the only pricing review. Do not make this mistake of scheduling one pricing review and only after the technical solution is ninety percent complete!

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4 Steps to effective one-to-ones

The Management Centre

One-to-ones are one of the most important ways managers can support their team members. They are an opportunity to step away from the to-do-list and think more strategically about what you’re trying to achieve, the impact the work is having and the priorities moving forward. One-to-ones provide a dedicated space for managers to help their team members develop and grow in their roles.

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Better Quality Service Providers With Expert Assistance

Business Consulting Agency

As a business, you rely on service providers for a long list of items. Regardless of what type of business you have, you must work with others. By others, I mean other companies. Vendors to be exact, also known as service providers. Service providers can be all types of companies. For example, packaging, manufacturing, solutions, services, legal, accounting, and so much more.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.