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This Question Will Determine Your Consulting Firm’s Path Next Year

David A Fields

The route from your consulting firm’s current state to your desired future is absolutely crystal clear and straightforward. You could call it Easy Street. Well, except for the obstacles in the way. Those could slow you down.

The 5-Part Entrepreneurial Consulting Business Plan

Consulting Success

If you want to start a consulting business, then you need to write your consulting business plan. Or do you? I’ve watched countless starry-eyed entrepreneurs “start” their business with a 50-100 page business plan.


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7 mistakes new solo consultants make

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Being new to the consulting game can be challenging – especially if you’re going it alone. Here’s seven mistakes new solo consultants commonly make.

Join the “Make a Difference Economy”

The Fearless Marketer

I have been thinking of ideas my whole life about how to make the world a better place. Naive of me, right? But I can and do have an impact in my business. And the way I approach and conduct my business is the only thing I really have control over. What I believe is that we can all make a difference.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Pandemic to endemic: How the world can learn to live with COVID-19

McKinsey & Company

With prospects of herd immunity fading, endemic COVID-19 is upon us, and new “whole of society” approaches are needed. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services Public health Health care services

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The Paradigm of Prestige

There’s a worldview that says the rich people are more important than the poor, the elite are better than the average, and the special are better than the regular. I call this the paradigm of prestige. It is the default premise of many country, company, and academic-institution cultures.

Q&A with Sara Sheehan

Brimstone Consulting

Q&A with Sara Sheehan. Sara Sheehan shares the best advice she has been given and what inspires her. What are your areas of expertise? . Change Management, Executive Coaching, Organization Design, and Leadership Development . Which of our values do you most relate to? Why? .

Open-source e-commerce: The next wave of value for the enterprise

McKinsey & Company

Moving to open-source e-commerce has significant benefits, but companies must be willing to embrace a broader digital culture. Digital Insights High Tech & Internet Digital strategy and organization Sales

288: Todd Wheeler—How Can This Guide Help You Get To Where You Want To Go?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how happy employees can drive your bottom line. Todd Wheeler heard me speak at a Vistage International talk I was giving on Blue Ocean Strategy ®. While it was remote (I was in New York and he in Colorado), we hit it off.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Consulting as Racketeering: The Fallacy of Corporate Overexpansion

Tom Spencer

The incriminating title of this article was inspired by Charles Tilly’s book ‘ War Making and State Making as Organized Crime ’, which describes an instrumental, … Read the full article The post Consulting as Racketeering: The Fallacy of Corporate Overexpansion first appeared on Tom Spencer.

Q&A with Chris Carrigan

Brimstone Consulting

Q&A with Chris Carrigan. Chris Carrigan shares the best advice he has been given and his greatest accomplishment. What are your areas of expertise? . Team and individual coaching, leadership development, and process consulting. Which of our values do you most relate to? Why? .

Customer lifetime value: The customer compass

McKinsey & Company

Through targeted investments, companies can identify their most valuable customers in three steps and secure their loyalty long term. Digital Insights Digital

Uncovering the Truth in Advertising w/Sue Kruskopf, KC Truth CEO Ep#126

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Sue Kruskopf is the founder and long-time CEO of KC Truth, an advertising agency founded on cutting through the BS and getting to the truths about clients brands. She's also the founder of, a free site where you can plan and personalize your own funeral.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The Paradox of Teams

Tom Spencer

The concept of a ‘team’ has been around since the 16th century , and so one would assume that the term is fairly well understood.

NLP Basics

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Here are the flipcharts from an NLP Practitioner program I ran in 2003 or. The post NLP Basics appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Political Acumen Articles by Cindy Tonkin Get what you want Manage yourself Training programs

Digital transformation comes to food banks

McKinsey & Company

The Greater Boston Food Bank’s $5 million reinvention as a digital-first enterprise has one overriding goal—to put more of its resources toward ending hunger. Food Security Food and Agriculture Digital

Achieving a Winning Attitude

Rick Conlow

The parable of the contented frog illustrates the obstacles we face in winning. If you boil a pot of water and drop a frog in it, guess what happens? The frog quickly jumps out. However, if you put a frog in a pot of cool water and then slowly heat the pot up, guess what happens?

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Can Consulting Make a Positive Social Impact?

Tom Spencer

In school, students spend most of their time working on homework assignments and projects, which, despite their importance in reinforcing skills learned in class, have no immediate benefit to the world.

NLP Changing self

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Here are the flipcharts from an NLP Practitioner program I ran in 2003 or. The post NLP Changing self appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Political Acumen Articles by Cindy Tonkin Get what you want Manage yourself Training programs

Solving the net-zero equation: Nine requirements for a more orderly transition

McKinsey & Company

Net-zero commitments are rising, but the net-zero equation is not yet solved. This can only change if nine interdependent requirements are met with singular resolve, unity, and ingenuity. Insights on Sustainability Energy, Resources & Materials Public & Social Sector Sustainability

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Forget Flexibility. Your Employees Want Autonomy.

Harvard Business

People want to make their own decisions about when and where they work, according to survey data. Leading teams Remote work Virtual teams Organizational culture Flex time Digital Article

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Inadequate Technology Will Bite You Big Time

Martinka Consulting

I was surprised when I saw the survey of Q2 2021 buy-sell deals and its ranking of due diligence items given IT was at or near the bottom of every list (deals sorted by size). I can’t remember when I saw a selling company whose hardware, software, licenses, and cybersecurity were all up-to-date and adequate. I tell business buyers to figure they will have to invest in IT sooner versus later and to immediately check out what cybersecurity measures are in place.

Accountability Starts at the Top

Alan Weiss

I have about a 50% hit rate when I write to CEOs about poor service or quality, in terms of their personal response. You can delegate tasks but not accountability. Top people who have “Teflon-like responses” to complaints create cultures that are uncaring and cold. Business of Consultin

Entrepreneurship zeitgeist 2030

McKinsey & Company

Making start-ups Germany’s next economic powerhouse. Our Insights Telecommunications Europe Germany Digital Economic Studies Innovation Strategy

How to Glean Insights from Data Sets Across Clouds - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM LIVERAMP

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from LiveRamp. Sponsor Content

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

CRM software is a powerful tool when used correctly, yet another obstacle to a sales team’s efficiency when it’s not. Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Martinka Consulting

Headline : Some Bartell customers say goodbye after changes by Rite Aid (Seattle Times, August 11, 2021). Background : Rite Aid bought 131-year-old Seattle institution Bartell Drugs earlier this year and according to this article it’s been a disaster. Here are the top reasons mentioned (and following those reasons are some comments from my friend Brian Quint who a few years ago sold his third-generation business, Aqua Quip, to Leslie’s, the nations largest pool supply company).


Seth Godin Blog

A feeling of entitlement is hard won. You suffered to get to this spot. You were mistreated. You worked hard. You paid your dues. You were treated unfairly. It’s your turn. Justice demands it. You’re aggrieved.

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Resilience: The whole-company fitness challenge

McKinsey & Company

To build resilience in volatile markets, most companies will need to change across the full span of their operations. Insights on Operations Operations