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Five Ways to Raise your Game in Consulting - Part 3

The Consultants Peer Group

I started this series to help you discover five ways to raise your consulting game. In the previous blog, Adherence to an Enforceable Code of Ethics , I presented that adherence of an enforceable Code of Ethics would be a major part of this market differentiation. Public examples of poor ethics decisions (such as McKinsey’s $641 million fine for their work in Purdue Pharma opioid effort) were used to simply demosntrate that behaviors in line with a Code of Ethics might have precluded most/all of

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Important Sales Benchmark for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Based on data collected from lead generation firms and shared with us by hundreds of consulting firms, one sales benchmark, in particular, warrants your attention: the likelihood of cold, outbound lead generation (or, similarly, advertising) to result in a project for your consulting firm. Let’s say you reach out to Clara Coldington, CEO of Dunnoyu, … Continued The post Important Sales Benchmark for Your Consulting Firm appeared first on David A.

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The Power of Specializing Your Consulting Firm with Sarah Heal: Podcast #309

Consulting Success

Nobody wants to be just another consulting firm. So, how will you stand out among others? Today, Sarah Heal, the Director and Co-Founder of Information Leadership, brings you the power of specializing your consulting firm to be on top of the industry. Sarah delves into improving messaging, delegating effectively, valuing employees, niching down, leveraging your.

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Conflict Can Break – or Make – Your Business

Makarios Consulting

Do you define conflict in the workplace with incidents of hostility, simmering resentment, or words spoken in anger? Some talk about verbal “arm-wrestling” in the conference room where the opponents are also close colleagues, or ferocious disagreements that produce outstanding new approaches and ideas. All of these can accurately be described as conflict situations; the difference is that some of the situations are unhealthy and others are healthy.

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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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What Makes an Inclusive Leader?

Harvard Business

Leaders play a critical role in fostering inclusivity within their organizations. They account for a difference of up to 70 percentage points in employees’ experience of belongingness and psychological safety, and inclusive leaders see a 17% increase in team performance, a 20% increase in decision-making quality, and a 29% increase in team collaboration.

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From Clunky to Captivating: Unleashing UX to Drive Profits

Tom Spencer

User Experience (UX) has emerged as a critical component of software application development, playing a vital role in shaping the success and profitability of technology based ventures. This article explores the history of UX, the role of software designers, the profound impact UX/UI has on the bottom line of businesses, and the various aspects that contribute to an exceptional user experience.

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The 60 Most Potent and Greatest Quotes of All Time

Rick Conlow

To achieve a greatest quotes of all time status, the author must be well known, and the quote must inspire the reader to believe bigger. While there are other famous quotes, these quotes epitomize the best of the best. They encompass wisdom, inspiration, and timeless insights from a diverse group of individuals. All the authors lead by example in their own lives.

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How to Evaluate a Job Candidate’s Critical Thinking Skills in an Interview

Harvard Business

The oldest and still the most powerful tactic for fostering critical thinking is the Socratic method, developed over 2,400 years ago by Socrates, one of the founders of Western philosophy. The Socratic method uses thought-provoking question-and-answer probing to promote learning. It focuses on generating more questions than answers, where the answers are not a stopping point but the beginning of further analysis.

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60 Seconds of WIP, September 29, 2023

Johanna Rothman

I'm experimenting with audio and video. So I started a podcast called, “60 Seconds of Johanna's WIP.” Listen here: If you want to listen through your podcast app, go to 60 Seconds of Johanna's WIP September 29, 2023. I will also add those videos to my YouTube channel. The plan—and I use that term quite loosely—is to release 60 seconds of something I'm writing every week.

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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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Epicflow Updates: Hardshell Data Security and Advanced AI-Powered Functionality for Flawless Project Portfolio and Resource Management

Epicflow

It’s been a while since our last blog post about Epicflow’s latest updates , and we’ve developed a lot of new features since then. Read the article to learn how to effectively manage your project portfolio, how to leverage the power of AI for smooth workflow and timely and on-budget delivery of your multiple projects, and, of course, how to grow your business and deliver even more projects with Epicflow, and all this upon keeping your data safe.

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Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership In An Uncertain World With Darryl Stickel Ph.D

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Darryl Stickel, the Founder of Trust Unlimited, brings us into the framework of building trust effectively with other people through the ten levers.

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Good Judgment Is a Competitive Advantage in the Age of AI

Harvard Business

With generative AI, the technology game has changed — suddenly everyone is a potential programmer. But as we travel these technological leaps forward, there’s still a fundamental, longstanding capability every organization will need to realize AI’s true potential: judgment. That idea of judgment in the age of AI was a central tenet of the work of the authors’ late colleague, visionary friend, and longtime HBR contributor Alessandro Di Fiore.

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Unlocking Profitability: How Business Consulting Services Drive Success

Business Consulting Agency

In the relentless pursuit of profitability, companies often find themselves facing a multitude of challenges. Whether it’s optimizing operational efficiency, enhancing marketing strategies, or making data-driven decisions, the journey towards increased profitability is often complex. Business consulting services have emerged as catalysts of success, providing expert guidance and strategies to help companies thrive.

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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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Sage Wisdom: The Generational Gift

Chad Barr

As the major Jewish holidays begin to wind down, with just a couple more on the horizon, my wife Laurel and I find ourselves reflecting on the profound experiences we’ve had. Laurel led worship services with her beautiful voice, while I had the “arduous” task of accompanying her on the guitar. Yes, I know, I have the cushy job! Several weekends each month, we have the privilege of engaging with our senior community residents through multiple services.

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Unleashing My Inner Geek

Action Plan

Last week I was listening to an interview with Wil Wheaton who played Wesley Crusher in Star Trek, The Next Generation. And he was talking about being a geek. He said, “That thing that we all have in common that makes us geeks or nerds, no matter what it’s about… is that passionate, unself-conscious enthusiasm, that crazy, ‘I want to talk about it and go all-in on it,’ type of mindset!

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The Next Supply-Chain Challenge Isn’t a Shortage — It’s Inventory Glut

Harvard Business

Inventory challenges aren’t new. Electronics littered shelves in 2001 after the dot-com bubble burst. In 2009, the financial crash left manufacturers with excess inventory when consumer buying power suddenly dropped. And now, the high-tech industry is feeling the weight of a volatile market that has led to excess component inventory. Measuring inventory momentum can help leaders address the problem.

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Surmounting Business Challenges with Expert Guidance

Business Consulting Agency

In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, companies often face a multitude of challenges that can hinder their growth and success. Business consulting services have emerged as invaluable allies for organizations seeking to overcome these challenges. In this article, we will explore how professional help through business consulting services can ease the journey of surmounting these obstacles.

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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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Essilor / Luxotica – a vertical integration with some twists and turns!

Ben de Haldevang

The latest in our series of Agile Gorilla Podcasts where we talk through a deal of interest. In this episode, we talk through the challenges of leadership in a cross border transaction, dealing with the regulators, and where to focus. Let me know what you think!

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The Jenga situation

Seth Godin Blog

When an organization first sets out to have an impact, it discovers that it has no customers, no clients, no constituents. So it shows up, it makes an offer and it listens. The early days are exciting. Customers are seen and heard and served. Variations are created and value is produced as problems are solved. In the early days, the most celebrated employees are the ones who figure out what someone needs and then determines a way to fill that need.

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3 Ways to Prepare for the Future of Work

Harvard Business

Many forces are converging today in unprecedented ways to reshape the nature of work. To understand and adapt to these forces, leaders need to start thinking seriously about three important areas of concern: the future of workers (who are questioning the role that work plays in their lives and demanding more from the organizations they work for); the future of working (which is evolving rapidly thanks to hybrid and flexible work arrangements, digitalization, and automation); and the future of wo

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Consulting Benefits Companies Entering the US Market

Business Consulting Agency

Expanding into the United States market is a dream for many companies worldwide. With its immense consumer base, diverse market segments, and opportunities for growth, the US offers a tantalizing prospect. However, the complexities of entering this market can be daunting, making it crucial for companies to seek the expertise of US market entry consulting services.

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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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Why Your Employee Engagement Scores Are Not Improving

LSA Global

Do You Know Why Your Employee Engagement Scores Are Not Improving? Even though most company leaders espouse the importance and value of employee engagement , the majority of companies are not doing what it takes to meaningfully boost employee engagement scores. Sadly, 80% of employees believe that engagement surveys do not drive meaningful outcomes.

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While standing on one foot

Seth Godin Blog

Make it easy! they insist. One of the longest-running direct response ads of all time was for a piano playing course. For more than forty years, people mailed in money for a simple, fast way to impress their friends by playing the piano. They sold a lot of manuals, but I’m guessing not many people actually learned to play. And every year, there are new electronic devices, pills and procedures that promise to help people lose weight or get fit without trying very hard.

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3 Ways to Live Out Your Values at Work

Harvard Business

The landscape of work is changing, yet people’s aspiration to build careers with moral value — that is, work that aligns with shared understandings of what’s right and good — remains constant. While doing so is difficult, it’s also worthwhile: Our careers take up an enormous amount of our time and energy, and it’s essential to feel that we’re creating careers aligned with our moral values.

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Retail Brands Harness Success Through Consulting Services

Business Consulting Agency

In today’s digital age, e-commerce has become a cornerstone of retail success. Brands and online businesses are constantly seeking ways to improve sales and market share in a highly competitive landscape. To navigate this complex terrain, many are turning to consulting services provided by e-commerce experts. Here we’ll explore how e-commerce websites and brands can benefit from working with these consultants, and we’ll detail the various ways in which these experts can help dr

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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.