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The More Clients Blog

I’ve been tweaking my new free/low-cost monthly program to make it simpler and more valuable. . Here’s my update on the Fearless Marketing Mastermind: First of all, who is this for?

To Call or Not To Call

Martinka Consulting

I looked at the title of a recent article by Joanna Stern in the Wall Street Journal and felt it was either aimed directly at me or I could have written it. The title is, “ To Fight Video Call Fatigue, Pick Up the Phone.” .

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More effort doesn’t always yield better results

Brimstone Consulting

Less is often more. When I was first introduced to meditation , many years ago, it was before there was much awareness in our culture about mindfulness. My initial exposure to meditation was in a center where the abbot of the center put a very strong emphasis on effort and concentration.

The Handful of Choices that Determine Your Consulting Firm’s Success

David A Fields

How cool would it be if you could choose greater success for your consulting firm from a drop-down list? Well, crown yourself the new monarch of freezerland, because that’s exactly what you can do.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” 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!

I Am a Cat That Knows Behavioral Economics

Steve Shu Consulting

Information Reframing: Which is more appealing? A black cat with a white belly or… …a white belly with a black cat? Active Choice: Would you rather prepare for your PhD viva or pet me? Choice Overload: Do you find it difficult to choose given all of these books?


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Vital signs: The growing impact of digital health innovation

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Digital health solutions have the potential to dramatically improve patient care and slow rising costs. Yet achieving that at scale still has obstacles to overcome. Our Insights High Tech & Internet Telecommunications Media & Entertainment Digital

274: Laura Kriska—What If Co-Workers Could Learn To Embrace Their Differences Instead Of Shunning Them?

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Hear how to get diverse employees to value their differences. It was a great pleasure to interview Laura Kriska for our podcast, On the Brink. Laura is an internationally recognizedexpert in cross-cultural relations. She and I have a lot in common.

The Importance of Coachability

Tom Spencer

The ability to learn faster has become a more valuable asset as the amount of knowledge produced continues to grow on a daily basis. When starting a new position, you will need to learn the technical skills and background knowledge to perform on the job.

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 — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — 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.

RIP to the long report?

The Source

The question of just how long a piece of thought leadership should be is a hotly debated subject.

Centered leadership creates connection in turbulent times

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey’s Joanna Barsh discusses how you can become an effective and engaged leader. Insights on Organization Leadership Women & Leadership Managing in Uncertainty Culture Top team effectiveness

Why You Need a Vision and Mission

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Have you ever wondered: What can go wrong if we don’t include our vision and mission as a part of the strategic planning session? We already have a long-term vision statement and a mission statement.

Are you in jeopardy of losing your job?

Peter Stark

We have spent the last 25 years identifying the traits that make leaders successful. This has led us to strongly believe that there is a significant difference between leaders and managers. Managers always have a title and a formal position on the organizational chart.

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!

Innovation in consulting: Now is the time to do it differently

The Source

Consulting firms have never quite lived up to expectations around innovation. Post-pandemic, with clients looking for more imaginative solutions delivered more quickly, this needs to change. Innovation has long been at the top of clients’ agendas when deciding which consulting firms to shortlist.

Financial services unchained: The ongoing rise of open financial data

McKinsey & Company

If open finance continues to accelerate, it could reshape the global financial services ecosystem, change the very idea of banking, and increase pressure on incumbents. Insights on Financial Services Financial Services

How Improving Your Managers' Skills is the Key to Business Growth w/Cameron Herold Ep#110

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Cameron Herold in the Canadian born founder of COO Alliance. He was instrumental in building 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Quantum Computing Is Coming. What Can It Do?

Harvard Business

A guide to the next computer age. Innovation Technology Digital Article


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.

Achieving Your Personal Best Leadership Results

Rick Conlow

What if you could achieve your personal best leadership results today? Have you ever asked yourself this question: how can I be the best manager I can be? Or how can I use my leadership ability to be the best at what I do? Read on. Personal Best Leadership Exercise.

Forward Thinking on technology and political economy with Daron Acemoglu

McKinsey & Company

The influential economist connects the dots between artificial intelligence, productivity, wages, and inequality, and how to counterbalance the impacts of automation. Future of Work Innovation

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I was on a conference call with a client whose business was hit by a triple whammy; Covid and two things that must remain confidential and which could have been avoided. We’re talking with the owners of a company in his industry that is the ONLY logical buyer for his firm. At one point my client says, “Life is not very enjoyable right now.”. This happens way too often.

What the edX Acquisition Means for the Future of Higher Education

Harvard Business

Traditional universities and colleges need to commit to one of three strategies. Education Economics & Society Innovation Digital Article

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

A coaching paradox

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At the top tier of just about any sort of endeavor, you’ll find that the performers have coaches. Pianists, orators and athletes all have coaches. In fact, it would be weird if we heard of someone on stage or on the field who didn’t have one.

How the automotive industry is accelerating out of the turn

McKinsey & Company

While the early effects of the COVID-19 crisis presented a dip in the road, car sales and production are roaring back. Trends that have been long in coming point to significant changes ahead. Automotive & Assembly Insights Automotive retailing Automotive

Understand Conflict Styles with the Conflict Pyramid

Leadership Vision Consulting

How do we improve our conflict style? How do we build up a structure to support all of the various situations of conflict that we experience in our lives? In this episode, we share a tool that can help you navigate conflict in relationships, on your team, and honestly, really anywhere else.

How New CEOs Can Balance Strategy and Execution

Harvard Business

A three-phase plan for your first year on the job. Leadership Competitive strategy Strategy execution Digital Article

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Satisfaction won’t cut it. Quarterbacking your customers to long-term success and growth is proven to combat churn and transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers. But where do you start? Download the playbook today!

Good writing is cheaper than special effects

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In movies, that’s obvious. It costs far less to make The Big Lebowski than a Marvel movie. But the metaphor applies to just about any sort of creative project.

Call for action: Seizing the decarbonization opportunity in construction

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As decarbonization initiatives gain momentum, construction players can benefit from this growing trend—but only if they view ESG as a strategic opportunity and collaborate with other stakeholders in the ecosystem. Insights on Engineering, Construction & Building Materials Engineering & Construction

Finding solidarity in an effort to vaccinate the world

McKinsey & Company

Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, strengthens ties with partners to help increase global immunity in the context of COVID-19. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services International governmental organizations Public health Health care services Alliances