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How Do You Smash The Myths Of Women In Business? Change Workplace Culture.

On the Brink

I was recently a guest speaker on the Entrepreneur MBA podcast with Stephen Halasnik, and what we talked about was really significant.

Examining Leadership through MegaMan

Leadership Vision Consulting

In this episode, we take a simple idea, attach it to a story, and ask you to reflect as it relates to your own leadership context.


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Help Your Employees Who Are Anxious About Returning to the Office

Harvard Business

Seven do’s and don’ts for managers. Managing people Leading teams Digital Article

10 Stages of Consulting Firm Growth (Where Are You Stuck?)

David A Fields

To achieve the next level of success with your consulting firm, you have to know what inflection point is next on your route (or, where you want to stop and optimize). Let’s briefly walk through the common stages on your consulting firm’s growth journey. Transitions are hard.

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!

Strategic Growth – From Solo Consultant to Building a Team: Bonus Podcast

Consulting Success

One of the greatest challenges that solo consultants face is building a team. In fact, many consultants are uncomfortable with the mere idea of building a team. In this guide, we demystify the team-building process for solo consultants.

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Prioritize & Focus

I’m a firm believer that you can have anything you want in life. What’s more difficult, if not impossible, is to have everything you want in life simultaneously. The reasons are prioritization and focus. Prioritization is about deciding what’s important.

Q&A with Jane Panicucci

Brimstone Consulting

Q&A with Jane Panicucci. Jane Panicucci shares what brought her to Brimstone and her greatest accomplishment. What are three words that describe you? Energetic, Inspiring, Playful. What led you to Brimstone?

The Roadmap to Mastery in Consulting with Rob Malec: Podcast #194

Consulting Success

The consulting business is all about helping and empowering people. That’s why consulting mastery lies in one important thing: the desire to serve instead to sell. Michael Zipursky sits down with Rob Malec, President of Businessworks Consulting, Inc.,

Do you have a minute to spare?

Tom Spencer

Consultants regard time as crucial. The value of time is derived from the fact that we must each make reasonable use of the 24 hours we have been allotted in order to live a balanced life that is not only productive but also healthy, happy, and fulfilling.

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.

How SMEs Can Improve the Productivity of Their Virtual Teams

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Remote working offers a lot of benefits, especially for SMEs that can reduce the costs of office space and hire staff with the right skills from further away. However, it can be more difficult to keep a virtual team engaged and motivated, and this often results in a drop in productivity.

273: Lisa Staff and Deevo Tindall—Social, Video, Digital: How Can You Build A Personal Brand Today?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear why brand storytelling is the key to business success. This was a totally fantastic interview with Lisa Staff and Deevo Tindall. I had been on their podcast, Mind, Body, Business , and so enjoyed myself that I wanted to share them with you, our listeners.

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Mastering Anything

These are the two steps to mastering any skill: Understand the Concept. Develop the Habit. This is true in every domain. It takes a day to “understand” case interviews. It takes weeks and months of practice to master them. It takes five minutes to explain multiplication to a child.

The comeback of corporate travel: How should companies be planning?

McKinsey & Company

As business travelers begin to hit the road again, organizations can prepare by considering the four corporate-travel archetypes of the future. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure United States

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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!

Pwc Partner Shares the Firm’s Strategy for the Future of the Workforce, DEI, and Work-Life Balance

Management Consulted

Bhushan Sethi is a PwC Partner and global thought leader on the future of work. As the Joint Global Leader of People and Organization at PwC, Bhushan brings decades of experience to this conversation around work-life balance, diversity & inclusion,… Read Article. The post Pwc Partner Shares the Firm’s Strategy for the Future of the Workforce, DEI, and Work-Life Balance appeared first on Management Consulted.

Leadership in Crisis

Brimstone Consulting

CASE STUDY. Supporting leaders as they lead through crisis.

Common Sense

One of the biggest conclusions I’ve made in my life is that common sense is surprisingly uncommon. My conclusion used to be a major disappointment for me; now, I’m no longer surprised. For example, I’m writing this email from an airplane. I’m writing this on my iPhone while seated in seat 13D.

Shaping the workforce of the future in retail and consumer goods

McKinsey & Company

Forward-thinking companies are creating thoughtful guidelines for hybrid work environments, training employees in adaptability and resilience, and proactively reskilling their workforces. Retail Insights Consumer packaged goods Retail environments

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.

Digital Transformation in Action: Lessons Learned in Local Gov. w/Jazz Pabla, City of Kelowna Ep. 109

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Jazz Pabla is the CIO and Director of Information Services for the City of Kelowna. Being in IT, he focuses most of his time on securing digital assets, and key city services and systems like water. digital transformation IT

Scaling Change

Brimstone Consulting

CASE STUDY. How a leadership laboratory improved employee engagement, increased international promotions for leadership roles, and decreased turnover.

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How to Live an Amazing Life – Sign Up for Free Tips and Strategies for your Career and Life. First Name *. Email Address *. Submit. This form collects your name and email so that we can add you to our email list that delivers the free resources you are requesting.

Germany 2030: Creative Renewal

McKinsey & Company

Currently, our society is facing a number of high demands: prosperity at least at today’s levels, the participation of everyone in progress and opportunities, and the management of climate change. Europe Germany

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.

Boards Are Undergoing Their Own Digital Transformation

Harvard Business

A survey of almost 800 global directors sheds light on common shortcomings. Boards Technology Digital Article

When Think Small Not Big is Best

Martinka Consulting

The other day the Wall Street Journal wrote about how, “Small Investors Look to Small-Town Homes.” One investor said he targets C-level homes in decent neighborhoods. I’ve always encouraged business buyers to “Think small not big” if they believe they can grow the company, either organically or by acquisition. But, and it’s a big but, don’t buy a C-level business because you can’t upgrade it easily as a home can be with a coat of paint, new flooring, etc.

The focus on the last thing

Seth Godin Blog

The play before time ran out. The last speech of the campaign. The typo on your resume or the spot on your tie. The final decision before the company declared bankruptcy. We focus on the thing that happened just before the end. And that’s almost always an unimportant moment.

Return as a muscle: How lessons from COVID-19 can shape a robust operating model for hybrid and beyond

McKinsey & Company

New research shows how resilient organizations thrived through the pandemic. Here’s how to use those lessons to craft a better approach to how work gets done across time (real and asynchronous) and space (digital and physical). Insights on Organization Organization Change management Leadership

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!

Make Your Brand’s Nickname Work for You

Harvard Business

A good nickname is a gift. Don’t squander it. Branding Communication Social platforms Digital Article


What is Exit Planning Really?

Martinka Consulting

Exit planning gets a lot of buzz but what is it really? Here’s an example of what could of, should have been done with proper planning. Business owner tells me he wants to sell and be out within one year. Nice small business, growing, profitable every year, etc. He and his wife work in the business and two of his key employees are their sons. He told me the sons could probably run the business, they don’t have the money to buy it, and he needs to get paid for it to have money for retirement.

Old-school snobs

Seth Godin Blog

Two centuries ago, shoemakers in England were called snobs. (It It sort of rhymes with cobbler). Good ones combined care with quality. They put in the effort to make a shoe that exceeded expectations, and leaned into the possibility of their craft.