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10 Irreplaceable Benefits of Leading an Independent Consulting Firm

David A Fields

The USA and Canada marked Independence Day this past weekend (as did seven other countries), which is a good reminder to reflect on why leading an independent consulting firm is such an amazing choice.

Mastering the Solo Consulting Business Model with Cynthia Mills: Podcast #245

Consulting Success

Elevating your consulting business involves more than having the right strategy, leadership, client, or customer approach. The best tool you can have is someone’s help to coach you with the critical resources in your business and guide your processes.


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It’s Time to Reimagine Employee Retention

Harvard Business Review

Three ways to increase the chance that top talent sticks around. Employee retention Developing employees Employee engagement Talent management Digital Article

Front-Line To C-Suite | Inside The Heart and Mind of Former Disney COO and Experience Steward Jim MacPhee

Consulting Matters

Do you want to know what executives in world-class companies think about leadership and why they hire consultants and coaches?

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

To Maintain Success, Sustain Leadership Disciplines

Makarios Consulting

The connection between discipline and success is one that leaders know well.

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Digital Transformation Is Changing Supply Chain Relationships

Harvard Business Review

Technology offers new ways of sharing information and assets, meaning managers will have to rethink their relationships with suppliers and competitors. Operations and supply chain management Technology and analytics Digital Article

Warning: Pessimism is Hazardous to Your Health

Rick Conlow

Pessimism is hazardous to your health, according to a 25-year study at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. The study wanted to identify optimism and pessimism tendencies in people. Therefore, the Mayo Clinic distributed a personality test to hundreds of participants.

Finding Confidence as a Management Consultant

Tom Spencer

As a management consultant at Accenture in South Africa, many students, graduates, and aspiring consultants ask me how they can maintain confidence throughout their consulting journey. Truth is, I am still trying to figure it out myself.

How to track company work time on Airtable

Asamby Consulting

This article is the third of a series of posts on how to build a company "operating system", the infrastructure that functions as a backbone of your most common tasks and daily activities.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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How to Conduct a Great Performance Review.

Harvard Business Review

What to do before, during, and after the meeting. Developing employees Career coaching Employee engagement Talent management Employee retention High potential employees Leadership and managing people Management Employee performance management Underperforming employees Digital Article

Why Leaders Need To Take A Hike

Organizational Talent Consulting

What if I told you that your greatest leadership challenge isn't what you think it is? A while back, a results-driven leader came to me with a serious personal dilemma.

Business Owners On Cusp Of Great Post-Pandemic Economic Boon

Forbes Leadership

“Historians, business leaders, and our own experience would suggest that we’re entering into an era like the Great Renaissance,” says marketing expert Drew McLellan. The question is: what part will we play?".

Keep it Simple

Below is a question I received from a candidate about a specific case given to them, and my response about how to keep it simple.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Designing Learning Programs for a Hybrid Workplace

Harvard Business Review

Done well, virtual learning can be even more impactful than in-person learning. Developing employees Virtual teams Employee engagement Remote work Behavioral science Digital Article

How to Scale Beyond Your Time


Let’s talk about scaling beyond your time: the holy grail of consulting and training firms. First, we need to address some of the invisible pitfalls where many of us get stuck. At Actionable, we’ve developed a model called the Insight-Action Flywheel to analyze onsite engagement.

Project Cost Estimation: Overview of the Process, Main Challenges, and Recommendations

Epicflow Blog

Estimation of project cost is one of the core practices of the project initiation stage, which becomes the basis for the approved project budget.

To be a great leader, do these two things

Brimstone Consulting

This is an excerpt from The Core 4 , by Brimstone’s Managing Founder, Bob Weiler. The book explores the foundational capabilities of any organization, from a small group to a global enterprise—leadership, change, alignment, and energy.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Expecting a Bad Performance Review? Here’s How to Prepare.

Harvard Business Review

Six ways to get ahead of it. Managing yourself Feedback Personal growth and transformation Underperforming employees Employee performance management Digital Article

You’re Not Charging Enough


You’re not charging enough for your consulting services. At Actionable, we can say this to you with an exceptionally high degree of confidence. How can we know this? We’ve worked with thousands of consultants over the last fifteen years, and we know what folks are charging.

Emulate the Best Marketing Machine There Is

Martinka Consulting

There is no better marketing machine than the NFL. They play “real” games mid-September to early February and have something every month to keep fans attentive. Recently they released the 2022 schedule and there were headlines in the paper, discussions on non-sports radio news shows, and click bait all over the Internet. Realize, once the previous season ended, every team knew who their opponents would be for the next season, which would be home games, and which would be away games.

Q&A with Bob Weiler

Brimstone Consulting

Q&A with Bob Weiler. Bob Weiler shares his journey to founding Brimstone, the great advice he’s received, and what inspires him. What are your areas of expertise? Strategy, organization structure, business growth, business acceleration, marketing, leadership development.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

How Philanthropists Can Diversify Their Grantmaking Portfolios

Harvard Business Review

It’s about creating a balance of grant types, categorized by operations, growth, and risk. Investment management Nonprofit organizations Philanthropy Finance and investing Digital Article

Two kinds of good cooks

Seth Godin Blog

One is very skilled at following the recipe. Quality control, consistency and diligence. The other understands how the recipe works, sees patterns and opportunities and changes the recipe to fit the problem to be solved. It’s about metaphor in addition to process. Both are useful.


Change Communication Really Matters

Nash Consulting

(AND HOW TO DO IT WELL) By Ethan Nash "Our only security is our ability to change." - John Lilly Because we are living in an increasingly changing world, it has become more and more necessary for organizations to be flexible, nimble, and adaptable.

How Your Consultancy Can Strengthen Its Cybersecurity Strategy

Management and IT Consulting

With attacks on businesses increasing every day, it is more important than ever for companies to take cybersecurity seriously. Sean McDermott, CEO and Founder of Windward Consulting, discusses ways to protect your consultancy from cyber attacks

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Is Data Scientist Still the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century?

Harvard Business Review

Ten years after the authors made this claim, they take a fresh look at the job. Analytics and data science Technology and analytics Data management AI and machine learning Digital Article

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10 reps

Seth Godin Blog

If you can do it once, you might be able to do it ten times. And if you do it ten times, it will become a skill and a practice. You’ll do it more naturally and more often. Sending a note, changing your mind, throwing a ball, offering a kind word, doing leg presses.


Questions My Clients Ask

Chad Barr

Every week I have wonderful conversations and interviews with our clients. I just reflected on some of these conversations and decided to share with you the top four questions I was asked and my answers to these questions.