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5 Ways to Lavish Consulting Clients With Attention, Without Adding Work or Time

David A Fields

Imagine your consulting clients are donuts (this is helpful in many, many ways) and the attention you give them is glaze. Obviously, the more attention you slather on your clients, the better. Consulting clients love to be attended to.

The Pyramid Principle

Management Consulted

Communication, Presentation, and Persuasion – Using The Pyramid Principle to drive action What if we told you that there’s a better way to create and present your decks? One that will drive action and get you to the most important … Continued.

Performance Consulting To Increase Profits with Thor Conklin: Podcast #58

Consulting Success

It’s not about how much money you make. It’s about how much you keep, what you do with that, and how it impacts your life, your freedom, your flexibility, your family, your community, and so forth.

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20 Questions to Help You Uncover Your Client's TRUE Culture and Politics

Consulting Matters

To win business and deliver results - all consultants MUST cultivate their political savvy. While we may think that executives hire consultants for economic reasons - the reality is that more often that not, we're brought in for political reasons. Politics is not necessarily a bad thing. Politics gets its bad rap when leaders operate out of self-interest versus the best interest of others.

Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

McKinsey

Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly. Digital Insights

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Bid Before 7 p.m. October 18 for WIC Online Auction

Women in Consulting

By: Judy Dang. :: We have 44 items from these generous donors to tempt you. Don’t miss out. Easy bidding online or via text. Bid Here. Thank You to Our Donors. Jennifer Abrams, Cinnabar Hills Golf Course. Winnie Anderson, Winnie Anderson. Chako Ando , Cando Advisors.

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The one thing about fulfilling your potential that almost nobody knows

The More Clients Blog

Today’s Article is by Dr. Amina Aitsi Selmi. Amina has been a client of mine and publishes the Wise Wednesdays ezine. It’s my favorite read every week. I’m taking a few days off this week and asked Amina if I could publish this article from a couple weeks back. Amina’s website is: DrAmina.com. Well, it’s definitely autumn in the UK.

The promise and challenge of the age of artificial intelligence

McKinsey

AI promises considerable economic benefits, even as it disrupts the world of work. These three priorities will help achieve good outcomes. Artificial Intelligence

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Why I promote my speaking events on LinkedIn … you should, too

Rod Burkert

Greetings from La Veta, CO. We are at 7,000 feet of elevation, and it snowed on Sunday … definitely not our kind of weather. One more stop after this (Albuquerque, NM) before we make like geese and head south for the winter. Last week I wrote about the differences between email newsletters and blogs.

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What Will People Think?

CaseInterview.com

Many people struggle to pursue what they really want, out of fear of what people will think. When I hear this, I always ask, “Which specific people?”. As in, "What are their names?". In many cases, the other person has a hard time responding. They’ll often say, “You know, ‘people.'”. The great irony is that when everyone is so worried about what other people will think, they’re often too busy worrying about others judging their life to judge their own.

There's No Such Thing as Difficult People

Strategy+Business

A shift in mind-set can enable us to improve our working relationships with those we struggle with

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Cracking down on government fraud with data analytics

McKinsey

New data tools are giving government agencies the upper hand in taming fraud, waste, and abuse. Lessons from scaled approaches show how to capture the hundreds of billions of dollars at stake. Public Sector Insights

How to Stop Delegating and Start Teaching

Harvard Business

Creativ Studio HeinemannE/Getty Images. As a college professor, I regularly train PhD students. In psychology and most fields of science, students are assigned to a project early on in their studies and learn key skills through an apprenticeship model.

Understanding the Diversity Within Strengths (podcast)

Leadership Vision Consulting

On this episode of the podcast, I’m chatting with our founder and president, Brian Schubring, about Strengths and Diversity.

Control Doesn’t Mean Controlling

Martinka Consulting

“I like being in control. I don’t like to listen to anything from anybody.”. The above is from the owner of a struggling business on the TV show Restaurant Impossible. When my wife and I heard it we immediately hit rewind so we could play it again and transcribe it. I’m sure there are all kinds of fancy names for this as it’s one of the most common traits of business owners, especially founders.

Building an effective analytics organization

McKinsey

To maximize the potential of advanced analytics, banks and payments providers need to design an organizational structure that supports the mission. Insights on Financial Services

Research: Investors Punish Entrepreneurs for Stereotypically Feminine Behaviors

Harvard Business

Francesco Carta fotografo/Getty Images. “I would not be caught dead in a pink suit now,” says Susan Perry , the founder of SpeechMED, a startup that translates complex medical information into language patients can understand.

Making Small Culture Changes for Big Results

LSA Global

Sometimes Small Culture Changes Can Deliver Big Results. For many leaders, changing culture can be a confusing and daunting task.

The Value of Non-Compete Agreements

Martinka Consulting

By Jessica (with a little help from John). Recently I (Jessica) attended a presentation at Equinox Business Law Group titled “ Non-compete, Non-Solicitation and Non-Disclosure, Oh My! Crafting Effective and Enforceable Employee Restrictive Covenants. ” Victoria Bartow did a wonderful job presenting and I learned things that I wasn’t aware of, given I’m new in this industry. Here are the most important things I learned.

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Analytics and automation in telcos: An interview with Nokia’s VP of global service delivery

McKinsey

Digital operating models and new data-driven tools can not only deliver value to customers but can also help keep operators’ own houses in order. Telecommunications Insights

Why Climate Change and Other Global Problems Are Pushing Some Business Leaders to Embrace Regulation

Harvard Business

Martin Barraud/Getty Images. Global carbon emissions need to be reduced to net zero by 2050 to have a good chance of holding global average temperature rises to no more than 1.5 o C, a level that would be disastrous, but not catastrophic for human civilization.

Think Externally to Create a More Aggressive Business Strategy

LSA Global

When Business Is Good. Many leaders are tempted to take growth for granted when business is good. But there is a lot of evidence that success can cause unwanted leadership complacency and strategic vulnerability.

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HR and The Future of Employee Experience

Cheryl Cran

Last week I was interviewed by Chris Rainey of HR Leaders podcast series and we had a fantastic discussion about HR and of the employee experience.

Seven rules to crack the code on revenue synergies in M&A

McKinsey

Companies pursuing revenue synergies can’t take them for granted. Leaders need a clear grasp of where those synergies lie—and the persistence to capture them. Marketing & Sales Insights

Working with People Who Aren’t Self-Aware

Harvard Business

Sven Krobot/EyeEm/Getty Images. Even though self-awareness — knowing who we are and how we’re seen — is important for job performance , career success , and leadership effectiveness , it’s in remarkably short supply in today’s workplace.

Conducting Effective Meetings as a Manager – 4 Tips

LSA Global

Are Your Managers Good at Conducting Effective Meetings? Conducting effective meetings is a fundamental management skill that has a direct impact on performance because people spend so much time in meetings.

Setting a Strategic Goal of Cross-Functional Collaboration

Gina Abudi

Mini Case Study – Wrap Up. My readers who have been with me for a while may recall a three-part client case study I shared in 2016. In the case study, I shared the journey of a global Abudi Consulting Group client who was interested in increasing cross-functional and cross-geographical collaboration throughout the organization. You [.]. The post Setting a Strategic Goal of Cross-Functional Collaboration appeared first on Gina Abudi.

From start-up to scale: A conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie

McKinsey

The cloud-service cofounder and CEO talks about innovation, disruption, and harnessing the next big thing. High Tech Insights

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7 Myths About Coming Out at Work

Harvard Business

hh5800/Getty Images. More and more big businesses are providing workplace protections for LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) people. It’s becoming clear that when workers can bring their authentic selves to work, they are more productive and engaged.

Six Tips to Build Trust

Peter Stark

In a previous video , we talked about why people don’t trust leaders, and why they don’t trust you. In this video, we’re going to give you six great tips to build a relationship built on trust. Be honest when it costs you something to be honest.

We are not the enemy (if we try)

Seth Godin Blog

Fewer than 1% of our population works hard to divide us. To pit people against one another for their selfish aims. These are the pundits, divisive politicians, media companies and short-term trolls who have decided that schisms and fights are a good way to achieve their aims. But if everyone is demonizing the other, then everyone is the enemy to someone. We end up spending our time fighting each other instead of fighting for the things that really matter.

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Taking the measure of product development

McKinsey

Is the way you measure product-development performance harming your company’s health? New research suggests that it might be. Insights on Operations

Which Data Skills Do You Actually Need? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You.

Harvard Business

Jorg Greuel/Getty Images. Data skills — the skills to turn data into insight and action — are the driver of modern economies. According to the World Economic Forum , computing and mathematically-focused jobs are showing the strongest growth, at the expense of less quantitative roles.

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How Financial Institutions Can Put Risk Management Back in the Driver's Seat

Strategy+Business

Although beefing up risk detection and management practices has improved banks' ability to oversee and refine important elements, the approach has kicked the actual risk takers involved in day-to-day business out of the driver's seat. Here's how to fix that