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The Best 2×2 Matrix of All Time for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

As a consulting firm leader, you’re well aware that within every client presentation longer than 30 minutes, every white paper, and every compendium of content beefier than 20 pages, you’re required to present at least one 2×2 matrix. Failure to do so could cost you your consulting license.

8 Metrics For Consulting Businesses: What To Track (And Why)

Consulting Success

What metrics for consulting businesses should you track if you want to grow? You’ve heard it before: what gets measured gets managed. But if you don’t even know what to measure, how are you supposed to manage (or improve) it?

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Boost Your Professionalism with a Business Logo

Successful Independent Consulting

Photo: Getty Images. As a an independent consultant you probably set your own rates. The more professional you are, the more likely you’ll be able to charge more for your expertise and services. Having a logo for your business will help you look like “the real deal” so why not get one?

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From C-Suite Executive to C-Suite Coach with Adam Schwartz

Consulting Matters

Adam Schwartz was an experienced Chief Communications Officer for a $3b global hospitality company when he unexpectedly got laid off. When he got opportunities, he knew he didn't want to take another corporate job. He wanted to do his own thing, but he didn't know what that was.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Are you cut out for solo consulting?

Jacq Hackett Consulting

If you’ve had a successful career in the government or community services sector, you might be thinking about setting up a consulting business. But are you cut out for it?

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An on-demand revolution in customer-experience operations?

McKinsey & Company

Whether relying mainly on in-house or external talent, gig-style staffing models—when managed carefully—could give customer care the horsepower and flexibility it needs for today’s increasingly volatile markets. Insights on Operations Operations

Don’t Let Today’s New Hire Leave Tomorrow

Brimstone Consulting

You need to take action to ensure that your new hires don’t become next year’s culture escapees. So, you just found wonderful new hires from other companies in your industry. Congratulations…and beware, these new hires are part of the “Great Resignation.”

287: Jim Cornehlsen—Are You Passionate About Helping Leaders Release Their Inner Entrepreneur?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how great execution is most often the key to growth. At times I have the pleasure of meeting interesting people who bring their breadth of experiences to share with our audience. Jim Cornehlsen is just that type of person.

How to Write About Your Services

The Fearless Marketer

When it comes to writing about your professional services, there’s a good chance you don’t know what exactly to write about and how to structure your writing. Essentially, what you write should answer 10 key questions a prospective client has about how you can help them.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Net zero by 2035: A pathway to rapidly decarbonize the US power system

McKinsey & Company

Ten strategic moves can help the power sector play a pivotal role in reducing carbon emissions. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas Electric Power Energy, Resources & Materials Oil & Natural Gas

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Why Trying to Pivot to a Consulting Career through an Online MBA Might Not be the Best Idea

Tom Spencer

MBA consulting recruiting season starts every fall. For a few falls now, in my capacity as a volunteer career advisor, I have had to uncomfortably tell incredibly intelligent MBA students from highly respected schools that they are utterly ill-informed about entering the consulting profession.

Attracting the attention of legal services clients

The Source

The rollercoaster of the last 18 months has taught us a lot about the importance of thought leadership.

Creating Genuine Human Connection in a Post-Pandemic World w/Kyle Duford Ep#124

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Kyle Duford is the Executive Creative Director and Agency Director of The Brand Leader, a creative branding agency specializing in strategy and design. To learn more about The Brand Leader and the work the agency is doing, visit their website: The Brand Leader.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

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!

Future of Asia: The future of financial services

McKinsey & Company

Changes in Asia's consumer markets offer new and diverse opportunities for growth. Insights on Financial Services Banking Insurance Payments Asia-Pacific

How the Financial World Adapts to Climate Change

Tom Spencer

Knowing the ins and outs of upcoming trends in finance is indispensable for any aspiring consultant.

Fear of the Unknown

Martinka Consulting

Did you ever do something you haven’t done in a while and pay the price? Maybe an exercise routine that leaves you with sore muscles? Or having a meeting at a place known for their pastries, having one (which you rarely do), and paying the price? Yeah, I did the latter recently. Or what about doing things you’ve never done before? Maybe it’s skydiving, or scuba diving, or entering a run or bike ride much longer than you’ve ever done before. Apprehension, right?

Avoid Burnout, Get Back Your Family Mojo & Double Your Financial Security w/Uwe Dockhorn Ep#123

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Uwe Dockhorn is a Lifestyle Liberator who brings results to high achievers & their Very Important Partners (VIPs) without burning out. Leadership training podcast personal life

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 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.

Five technology building blocks to power customer-centric, data-driven growth

McKinsey & Company

Personalization at scale can optimize every customer experience when executed well. What are the key success factors leading organizations focus on to deliver customer-centric growth?

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The Role of 5G in Online Sports Betting

Tom Spencer

5G networks are a promising wireless technology that online bookmakers and sports betting operators should factor into their business strategy. Once implemented, this technology offers the potential to serve more sports betting enthusiasts.

5 Questions to Build Your Company’s Capacity for Innovation

Harvard Business

It’s a discipline that must be learned and repeated, like any other core business competency. Innovation Digital Article

10 Keys of Highly Successful Leaders

Peter Stark

Throughout our careers as consultants, we’ve coached many leaders who’ve struggled to build followership with either bosses, direct reports, or peers who don’t have a high level of respect for their contributions to the organization as a leader.

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!

CBDC and stablecoins: Early coexistence on an uncertain road

McKinsey & Company

With the rapid rise in circulation of stablecoins over the past couple of years, central banks have stepped up efforts to explore their own stable digital currencies. Insights on Financial Services Financial Services

Contagious commerce

Seth Godin Blog

Early adopters change the world. While one person choosing not to eat meat will have a small impact on our climate, it will have a much bigger impact on the restaurants, groceries and food suppliers who notice what you’re doing.

Research: Women Leaders Took on Even More Invisible Work During the Pandemic

Harvard Business

They bore the brunt of mission-critical tasks like supporting employees and advancing DEI. But they aren’t getting recognized or rewarded for it. Diversity and inclusion Gender Marginalized groups Digital Article

How to Lead When Things Are Vague

LSA Global

Forget Certainty as a Leader The higher up you get in an organization, the more you can forget about having all the answers and seeing clearly into the future. It is just not feasible.

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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.

Insurance: Transforming risk and compliance

McKinsey & Company

As economies emerge from the pandemic and plan for the next decade of growth, insurance companies need to rethink the strategic function of risk. Risk & Resilience Insights Insurance Risk management organization

Life by anecdote

Seth Godin Blog

“What evidence would you need to see to change your mind?” ” The honest answer to this question is usually: “I need a new story that’s more immediate, more vivid and most of all, more culturally aligned than the one I have now.”

You Can Stop Being a Manager Without Sinking Your Career

Harvard Business

Sometimes you need to step back in order to move forward. Career transitions Career planning Careers Digital Article