Sat.Jun 01, 2019 - Fri.Jun 07, 2019

When Centralized Decision Making Makes Sense

LSA Global

Efficient and Effective Decision Making Cultures Vary. The location at which companies make decisions – centralized decision making or decentralized – matters. Sometimes it makes sense to centralize decision making from a strategic and cultural perspective.

Pitching

Kai Davis

A question comes in: A pitch question – I’ve been doing SEO and digital marketing for a local heating and air conditioning business. A couple weeks in, things seem to be going well; however, their website is really holding them back.

The Last Racer

Emerson Consulting Group

Discovering Unexpected Rewards at the Back of the Pack. Photo by Ken Lizotte CMC. I have run in the annual 5-mile “Minuteman Classic” in historic Concord every 4 th of July for more than 25 years.

The Secrets To Generating Leads For An SEO Consulting Business with Glen Allsopp: Podcast #91

Consulting Success

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a way to increase the visibility and the ranking of a website with keywords.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

What Your Consulting Firm’s Clients Really Want

David A Fields

You’re a problem solver, synthesizer, connect-the-dotter. Yep, you’re a cerebral, smarty-pants consultant, and you use your mega-intellect to set your clients on the path to success.

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Tackling bias in artificial intelligence (and in humans)

McKinsey

AI has the potential to help humans make fairer decisions—but only if we carefully work toward fairness in AI systems as well. Artificial Intelligence

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Asset Management – Client Segmentation (Part 3 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Retail Wealth Management. Retail investors are everyday investors without much buyer power. Generally, retail investors are individual investors with liquid investable assets of less than $1 million – although the allure of a more bespoke investment counsel is not compelling until $5 million.

Why Maine Banning Indian Mascots Is A Marketing Wake Up Call

Henry DeVries

From a marketing standpoint, why would an organization want a symbol that many Americans deem offensive? In May of 2019 Maine banned the use of Native American mascots in its public schools and colleges

BCG Glassdoor 1 Star Reviews

Management Consulted

BCG Glassdoor 1 Star Reviews. Yes, they actually exist. Though most of them are laughable, they can reveal insights into the culture and even unspoken expectations at the firm. What is management like? Is the compensation fair? Is implicit gender … Continue Reading.

How to unlock marketing-led growth: Data, creativity, and credibility

McKinsey

Marketing has been on the front lines of the digital revolution, but the landscape has become much more complicated, requiring a focus on growth, data, and new modes of creativity. Marketing & Sales Insights

Management Consulting in Canada

Tom Spencer

Management consulting is a professional service offered to organisations which aims to help internal management improve operating performance.

Selling your Project to Executives

Gina Abudi

Sometimes we have an idea for a project that we know is valuable and of benefit to the organization, but we can’t get it started. It seems no one is interested. In talking with clients, I often find that those great ideas don’t move forward because they haven’t sold the idea to the purse [.].

Consulting Firms

Management Consulted

Management consulting firms exist in every corner of the planet and serve virtually every industry niche.

Blockchain and retail banking: Making the connection

McKinsey

Caution is understandable when it comes to blockchain, but there are a number of areas where the technology could create value for retail banks. Insights on Financial Services

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That’s Not My Job

CaseInterview.com

In a lot of big companies, you’ll hear a lot of people say, “That’s not my job.”. The world is constantly changing. The problems that companies face are constantly changing as well. When an unexpected problem pops up in a company, most people see the problem and declare “that’s not my job” (to solve that problem). The rationale goes something like this: “My job is to do X for the company. I’m paid to do X. If the company wants me to do X + Y, they should pay me to do that.”.

The table of contents: RIP?

The Source

It’s easy to see why creators of thought leadership might not be fans of tables of contents: They invest thousands of hours creating hundreds of perfect pages, only to see their work summarised in 10 simplistic headings that give the reader a licence to jump straight to number seven.

Top Eight Best Productivity and Life Enhancing Apps on Kai’s Mac

Kai Davis

First, some quick business to take care of: If you’re a Windows/Linux user , I recommend searching around ( duckduckgo.com ) for an OS- or Web-equivalent. In The Year of Our Lady (YOOL) Two Thousand and Nineteen, there are (most likely) similar pieces of software out there for you to use.

The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

McKinsey

Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age; without them, women may fall further behind in the world of work. Gender Equality

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To get more work from attorneys, shadow their online activities

Rod Burkert

I hope our last conversation about one person’s practice specialization success inspires you to focus more on the work you like doing and the clients you enjoy serving.

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Why a Halloween Brexit needn’t scare consultants to death

The Source

A recent conversation with a senior consultant in Canada has stuck in my mind.

Bootstrap Your Corporate Innovation

SkillQuo

Innovation Costs Money. One of the main drivers of innovation in our classic business market is funding. To innovate costs money, and so obviously, that money and where that money goes drives who gets to innovate and even how much.

Women in the healthcare industry

McKinsey

To see how the healthcare sector stacks up on gender equality, we look at employee experiences, policies, and the effectiveness of industry programs intended to promote diversity and inclusion. Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

Buy Other Businesses So You Can Sell Your Business Faster And For More Money

Henry DeVries

For many business owners selling is just a dream. To make that dream a reality, a business owner needs to get their business house in order with systems and then grow the business

It’s the outcome that counts

The Source

As much as we like to think of ourselves as intelligent and discerning consumers, the reality is that many of the day-to-day purchasing decisions we make are driven by our primitive reptile brains. There is some fascinating academic research out there that illustrates exactly how quickly our capacity for critical thinking departs us when we are put in a buying scenario.

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Estimation Question

CaseInterview.com

Case Interview Example - Estimation Question and Answer. I was asked the following management consulting estimation question by a McKinsey interviewer many years ago: "Estimate how long it would take to move or relocate an average size mountain 10 miles using an average size truck".

Used cars, new platforms: Accelerating sales in a digitally disrupted market

McKinsey

Dealers, investors, and disruptors can up their games to cater to digitally savvy used-car consumers. Automotive & Assembly Insights

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If Only It Were So Easy

Martinka Consulting

My wife has been a hummingbird fanatic for years. We have two feeders off our deck, one at the cabin, she’s diligent about keeping them full, and we get hummingbirds. Recently we expanded into having a regular bird feeder, seeds, nuts, etc. I am amazed at how quickly it’s become a magnet for birds. Red wing blackbirds, blue jays, yellow finches, and many more. They swoop in, eat, play, fly around, and repeat. If only it were so easy to find customers.

CEO Club VIP Lunch with Deborah Lee James

Emerson Consulting Group

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Concord, MA. “The key is to bounce back!”–Deborah ”–Deborah Lee James. Please join us as we welcome our keynote speaker Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, Sector President of SAIC, and author of Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success! Also Greg Stone , author of Branding with Powerful Stories: The Villains, Victims, and Heroes Model (Praeger) for Expert Roundtables (see below).

Effective Stretch Assignments from Two Perspectives

LSA Global

Effective Stretch Assignments. We believe that the ability to continuously learn and grow separates the average leaders from the best leaders.

The importance of innovation and purpose in capturing growth

McKinsey

At British telco giffgaff, growth comes from a formula for making the best decisions. Marketing & Sales Insights

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Helping Stay-at-Home Parents Reenter the Workforce

Harvard Business

Five ways companies are creating on-ramps, including “returnships” and part-time work. Economics & Society Gender Digital Article

“Don’t pee in the pool”

Seth Godin Blog

For generations, people dumped crap into the Hudson River. The river was so large and so swift that they assumed that the effluent wouldn’t come back to haunt them. Of course, it did, killing the oyster beds and poisoning the public. How big does a body of water have to be before we forget that we’re swimming in it? That it all comes around… Why are we are okay at yelling at a stranger, but not our neighbor?

3 Signs of Good and Bad Strategies

LSA Global

Ineffective Strategies Hinder Growth. Too many leaders settle for strategic growth plans that won’t work. Because they don’t understand the difference between good and bad strategies, their strategic plans are flawed from the beginning.