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Looking for Skilled Workers? Hire Creative and Performing Artists.

Harmonious Workplaces

At our blog here at HarmoniousWorkplaces.com, I’ve written several articles about workplaces and music ensembles. I was a visual art major at UChicago during my undergraduate studies, and my experience as an amateur musician and professional graphic artist has led to my career in marketing. So, I have a keen interest in creatives at work. […] The post Looking for Skilled Workers?

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A Personal and Professional Development Exercise

Leadership Vision Consulting

In this episode, we explore self-awareness and growth with Brian Shubring. Together, we delve into the intricacies of personal development, a journey that requires self-awareness and a commitment to growth and intentional living. Our conversation highlights how our own reflections can set the stage for leadership, parenting, and social successes. We also share some of our own experiences, providing a blueprint for executives and anyone eager to craft their day-to-day life with intention.

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Lessons from Beyoncé on Navigating Exclusion

Harvard Business

In 2016, Beyoncé’s performance at the CMA Awards sparked backlash from fans complaining about everything from her attire to her lack of connection to the genre. This year, she released her first country album, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Her actions over the past eight years have been a case study in how to navigate workplace exclusion.

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Other people’s problems

Seth Godin Blog

It’s surprisingly easy to be generous and find solutions to our friend’s problems. Much easier than it is to do it for ourselves. Why? There are two useful reasons, I think. FIRST, because we’re unaware of all the real and imaginary boundaries our friends have set up. If it were easy to solve the problem, they probably would have. But they’re making it hard because they have decided that there are people or systems that aren’t worth challenging.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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How Do I Avoid a Career Plateau at Midlife?

Harvard Business

An experienced leader must learn how to find a balance between striving and fulfillment in the next phase of her career.

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Are You at a Crossroads in Your Career or Business? Kathleen Ochab Can Help You Move Forward

Consulting Matters

We’ve all been there. Standing at a career crossroads, staring into the unknown, wondering “What on earth do I do next?” Whether you’re thinking about leaving your secure 9-5 to start your own consulting or coaching business or pivot your existing business from one you like to one you love, the confusion on which way to go can feel overwhelming!

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The Consulting Interview: Skills That’ll Set You Apart

Tom Spencer

Securing a consulting position involves passing through a rigorous process that goes far beyond a mere evaluation of your technical expertise. Consulting firms are keen to identify candidates who not only possess the required knowledge, but also exhibit specific skills that are crucial for success in the industry. In this article, we’ll delve into the key skills assessed in a consulting interview , ranging from behavioral qualities and business analysis to exceptional communication skills.

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Owning Our Future: A Solution to the Property Ownership Gap

UPD Consulting

I’m a Black millennial property owner, of course we have the largest ownership gap of any generation. For decades, a massive property ownership divide has persisted between white and Black/Latine Americans. It’s getting worse. Data shows Black Americans make up only 8.6 percent of the U.S. landlord population, while Latine Americans make up only 16.6 percent (compared to 64.5 percent white Americans).

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Celebrating Hope Amidst Adversity

Chad Barr

This past Monday marked not only the first night of Passover—an eight-day festival where millions globally celebrate the ancient liberation of Hebrew slaves from Egypt—but also the 198th day of captivity for more than 130 hostages in Gaza. Despite this painful juxtaposition, Passover remains a poignant reminder of freedom, even as the echoes of oppression linger.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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ISO 20700 and Client Relationships: Building Trust and Transparency

Effective Managers

In the evolving and complex field of management consulting, the relationship between a consultant and their client is vital to success. It’s a relationship built on trust, transparency, and mutual understanding. This is where ISO 20700, the international standard for management consulting services, plays a crucial role. ISO 20700 is more than a set of guidelines; it’s a blueprint for cultivating robust client relationships grounded in trust and clarity.

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60 Seconds of Johanna’s Writing WIP for April 26, 2024

Johanna Rothman

My 60 seconds of writing this week is from the writing book. Enjoy! The podcast: The Transcript: I’m Johanna Rothman, and this is 60 Seconds of Johanna’s Writing WIP for April 26, 2024, where I read an excerpt of just a minute of some writing in progress. This excerpt is from the speaking book. How Early Should You End Your Presentation? I aim to finish the formal part of my presentation ten to fifteen minutes before the scheduled end.

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The Myths and Realities of Being a Product Manager

Harvard Business

Product management has become an aspirational career. A group of popular social media influencers regularly offers advice on what it takes to attain a job and succeed in this field. But their content tends to glamorize the profession, gloss over the day-to-day-realities, and dispense wisdom that isn’t always on point.

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Can diversity positively influence team and work group dynamics?

Harmonious Workplaces

When I was in grad school for my MS in I-O Psychology, we read about and discussed Leader-Member Exchange Theory – otherwise known as LMX Theory – during our organizational management and behavior class. For a while, I thought, “Hey, this makes sense!” This theory which began in the 1970s, states that work groups as […] The post Can diversity positively influence team and work group dynamics?

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Savings Consultants Are Needed in Today's Market More Than Ever

Savings Consultants are needed in today’s market more than ever. With an increase in expenses, businesses are looking for opportunities to save. Often unknown to businesses are savings in expense reduction, specialized tax savings, specialized savings including medical underpayments, health benefits cost reduction, zero cost processing, and more. Blue Coast Savings, with over 20 years in business, assists Savings Consultants in helping these companies move toward more profitable businesses.

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Overcoming Challenges in the US Market

Business Consulting Agency

Entering the US market presents a plethora of opportunities for foreign companies looking to expand. However, navigating the complexities of market entry can be daunting due to cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and competitive landscapes. This article explores the most challenging aspects of entering the US market and demonstrates how localized business experts through consulting services can not only ease but also optimize the transition for foreign companies.

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Progressus Advanced Projects April Release Now Available

Progressus

The Progressus Advanced Projects 11.5.0.25 release is now available, featuring a variety of enhancements aimed at expanding the robust functionality for professional services and project-based businesses. The April release notes bring key enhancements, improving inventory management and time tracking. Enhancements to Inventory and Time Drop Shipment Purchase Orders now work with Progressus.

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How to Answer an Open-Ended Question from a Job Candidate

Harvard Business

Interviewers should prepare for interviews just as thoroughly as candidates do. Being equipped with compelling stories and setting aside dedicated preparation time, such as 30 minutes beforehand, allows interviewers to mentally prepare and be fully present during the interview. Like with candidates, it’s not only the content of what is said that matters, but also the manner in which it’s conveyed.

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Mastering the Hybrid Remote Work Balance

Office Skills

Hybrid Remote Work – Strategies for Productivity and Stress Reduction Hybrid remote work has become more common in recent years. So much so, that 52% of remote-capable employees work hybrid […] The post Mastering the Hybrid Remote Work Balance appeared first on Office Skills Training.

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TOOLS and METHODOLOGIES for developing DECISION SUPPORT PACKAGES

This White Paper targets opportunities for Management to develop proficiency in the Decision Framing and Analyses element of input to Decision, & Risk Analyses for Major Project Funding Decisions.

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Startup Success: Benefits of Engaging Business Experts

Business Consulting Agency

Starting a new business venture is an exhilarating yet challenging journey. Entrepreneurs often face a myriad of decisions, from financial planning and market analysis to operational management and compliance. This is where business consulting services come into play, providing vital support and expert guidance. Engaging with business experts through consulting can significantly enhance the likelihood of a startup’s success.

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Ep070 Ethan Nash

Girard Training Solutions

On this episode of Management Development Unlocked, Eric sits down with Ethan Nash. Ethan is the CEO and a leadership consultant at Nash Consulting in the Seattle, Washington, area. Eric and Ethan dig into his background in management, consulting, and leadership development and training, the one thing managers should know to be successful, and what it means to create a psychological contract between a manager and their team.

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Preventing Ransomware Attacks at Scale

Harvard Business

Designing software that’s resilient against the most common cyberattacks is possible — and significantly more cost effective than dealing with the fallout of a hack.

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ChatGPT is dumber than it looks

Seth Godin Blog

That’s not true for a screwdriver. Or a table saw or even a spatula. These are useful tools, but they don’t pretend to be well-informed or wise. They’re dumb, and they look dumb too. That’s one reason that tools are effective. We use them to leverage our effort, but we don’t trust them to do things that they’re not good at.

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Propel Small Businesses to Success

Business Consulting Agency

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, but navigating the competitive landscape and myriad challenges can be daunting. This is where business consultants step in, offering their expertise to help small businesses not just survive, but thrive. By addressing specific needs and providing strategic advice, business consultants can dramatically transform the trajectory of a small business.

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LSA Global Delivers Strategic Account Management Training for Software & Hardware Sales Team

LSA Global

Redwood Shores, CA – LSA Global, the leading business consulting, coaching, and training firm that helps fast growth life science, technology, and service companies by powerfully aligning their culture and talent with strategy, today announced results for a customized Strategic Account Management Training for an integrated technology firm selling hardware and software being asked to grow their strategic client accounts by 20% year over year.

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How Burnout Became Normal — and How to Push Back Against It

Harvard Business

Slowly but steadily, while we’ve been preoccupied with trying to meet demands that outstrip our resources, grappling with unfair treatment, or watching our working hours encroach upon our downtime, burnout has become the new baseline in many work environments. From the 40% of Gen Z workers who believe burnout is an inevitable part of success, to executives who believe high-pressure, “trial-by-fire” assignments are a required rite of passage, to toxic hustle culture that pushes busyness as a badg

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Bottom of the funnel

Seth Godin Blog

It’s easy to get focused on the public-facing mouth of the funnel. More followers. More impressions. More buzz, hype, promotion. Get the word out. Just about all the time people who call themselves “marketers” spend is on this. Don’t worry about what happens later, just pour more attention into the top. But the math is simple: Most of the people at the top leave long before they engage, buy or spread the word.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.