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10 Rules to be Happier as a Consulting Firm Leader

David A Fields

You don’t have to run a consulting firm, you know. You could return to a corporate role or enter an entirely different profession like law, accounting or dairy farming. If you’re going to lead a consulting practice, consulting should make you happy. Just sayin’.

Secrets of Consulting Excellence

Consulting Matters

Ready to take your place as a trusted advisor and strategic partner to the C-Suite? Today, I am sharing my secrets to working with the C-Suite in this first episode of my new Organizational Consulting 101 Series.


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The 4-Phases of Growing a Consulting Firm


Over 14 years I’ve had the pleasure of literally thousands of conversations* with consultants, facilitators, trainers and coaches, at every stage of their journey and every size from solo to multi-national.

Consulting For Equity: 4 Factors You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Consulting Success

Should you provide consulting for equity? A few years ago, I was in New Orleans sitting by the pool at our villa. I received an urgent email from a Clarity Coaching client: “I have an early-stage prospective client and they really want to work with me.

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.

Unlock Untapped Markets By Finding Your Clients’ Watering Holes

Forbes Leadership

According to business development expert Pamela Slim, the key to meeting new customers is to find the watering holes where they gather. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

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The Costs and Benefits of Brand Consolidation

Harvard Business Review

A look at the impact on market presence, cost savings, and brand image. Brand management Growth strategy Competitive strategy Strategy Digital Article

The “Anti-Corporate American” Approach For Building A Successful Consulting Business With Kim Crowder: Podcast #266

Consulting Success

Every entrepreneur wants their business to be a huge success. But sometimes, even the best entrepreneurs get tired of the rat race in corporate.

Faster Management Decisions Can Lead to More Ease and Better Results, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

If we want more ease and better results, we need to be able to change when the world changes. Yet, we don't always notice these changes, so we don't create options and experiment. Too often, we feel as if the world drags us down. We double-down on what we've been doing.

Money & Power

There’s an expression here in the United States that money changes people (for the worse) and that power corrupts people. I disagree. Instead, I think money and power merely amplify a person’s true values and beliefs. When you have money and power, you aren’t beholden to anyone.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Your Competitors Aren’t Always Who You Think They Are

Harvard Business Review

To understand your customers’ expectations, look beyond your industry. Business management Strategy Competitive strategy Corporate strategy Customer strategy Customer-centricity Strategy formulation Strategic planning Digital Article

Building a Meaningful Consulting Practice with Patrick Farran: Podcast #264

Consulting Success

If you want to start up a meaningful consulting practice, you need to understand what drives people at a human level. Know your client’s motivation and know why you are being of service to them. Show up as your whole self and really try to add value to your clients.

The Four Most Prevalent Models for Instructional Design

Clarity Consultants

When you’re creating new training or coursework, choosing an instructional design model is typically essential. The selected methodology gives you a core framework, guiding the process and ensuring critical steps aren’t overlooked.

Direct Access Connectivity Issues: Unable to Reconnect

Kraft Kennedy

Direct Access may be unable to reconnect after your device has connectivity issues. Issue. After installing KB5019509 or later updates, you might be unable to reconnect to DirectAccess after temporarily losing network connectivity or transitioning between Wi-Fi networks or access points. Workaround.

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.

6 Ways to Reenergize a Depleted Team

Harvard Business Review

If your team isn’t displaying the vibrant energy they once had, these practices can help. Managing people Motivating people Burnout Wellness Digital Article

Leadership: Why Gratitude Really Matters Now

Organizational Talent Consulting

Gratitude is a leadership superpower. In a down economy or toxic workplace, things get negative quickly. Most trying to survive the day, living from weekend to weekend. What was a minor concern yesterday is a company critical issue today.

Epicflow Updates: Advanced Task and Load Management with a Task List’s Group Tab

Epicflow Blog

Our mission is to simplify multi-project resource management, help project teams be maximum efficient, and let companies grow by intaking more orders and delivering their initiatives faster and cheaper.

337: Vicki Baker—Isn't It Time For You To Power Through To Your Next Career Stop?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to boldly take control of your own career path. Dr. Vicki Baker's sixth book in five years solidifies her standing as a nationally recognized expert in the unique issues faced by mid-career faculty in higher education.

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.

How Maersk Designed a More Resilient Supply Chain

Harvard Business Review

In 2021, the shipping giant launched an innovation center to contend with current and future challenges. Operations and supply chain management Innovation Digital Article

Building a Sustainability Business Framework

Brimstone Consulting

CASE STUDY. How a Sustainability Business Framework Aligned the Leadership Team and Accelerated Progress. A Director of Sustainability in a billion + life sciences company was tasked with designing her division’s first sustainability strategic business framework.

Improving Multi-Project Resource Management: Workload Analysis and Bottleneck Elimination Features

Epicflow Blog

In the previous article, we showed you Task List updates.

The leaf blower parable

Seth Godin Blog

It’s autumn in North America, and that means that homeowners and contractors are busy removing suburban leaves. It’s almost impossible to avoid the deafening roar of gas-powered leaf blowers.

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.

When — and How — to Say No to Extra Work

Harvard Business Review

Four common situations to watch out for. Time management Personal productivity Managing yourself Difficult conversations Personal growth and transformation Interpersonal skills Digital Article

Building a Strategic Roadmap to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Brimstone Consulting

CASE STUDY. Accelerating Progress Towards Achieving Sustainability Goals. A global agricultural sciences company engaged Brimstone to partner with its Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) to build a strategic roadmap that would enable the company to achieve its sustainability goals.

Launching the COMATCH Consulting Climate


Monitoring industry trends is crucial for businesses as well as individuals. Observing forward-looking data helps track market expectations and prepare for changing economic situations.

See the Good, Be the Good

Chad Barr

Yesterday, Laurel officiated the funeral for a well-known and beloved Cleveland Federal Court Magistrate. Judge Perelman had come up through the ranks as a law clerk and became recognized for his fairness and objectivity when writing opinions.

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.

How Generative AI Is Changing Creative Work

Harvard Business Review

It may soon be standard practice for AI tools — such as GPT-3 and DALL-E — to provide first drafts of emails, articles, reports, blog posts, presentations, videos, and more. Digital Article

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Talent, Too, Has A Shelf-Life

Alan Weiss

The half-life of the most common uranium isotope is 4.5 billion years. That is not a typo, look it up.). The half-life of certain talents is about 4.5 years and descending.

Whining and status

Seth Godin Blog

Toddlers don’t get afforded a lot of respect. They whine all the time about how unfair things are, and it’s difficult to take them seriously. Lately, in our quest for victory, we’ve established that some winners get there via whining, and perhaps this is a useful strategy.