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10 Consulting Myths BUSTED (Beware Of Gurus)

Consulting Success

Everywhere you look there are gurus, coaches, and course creators who claim they can help you become a successful consultant. And that’s a great thing. The consulting market is growing. The pie is getting bigger and bigger — and everyone can have a piece.

Consultant Marketing Journey to Success

Jerry Fletcher

No one ever said it would be easy. Then again, only a few folks, over time, explained what it takes in way that was completely accessible to those ready for the advice. Some of the best known are: Ben Franklin Napoleon Hill Dale Carnegie Claude Hopkins Steven Covey.

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Staying Ahead of the Curve: How to Identify Skills Gaps

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Skills gaps are gaps that exist between employees’ current skills and the skills they are growing for a company to reach its goals. Not all of your employees have the same skills, while others have skills that overlap.

The Hidden Constraint Capping Your Consulting Firm (and How to Lift the Limit)

David A Fields

The driver and limiter of your consulting firm’s size are the same: a single variable simultaneously fuels your growth and resists expansion.

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.

How to Hire and Optimize Your Consulting Team with Ex-Olympic Coach Mike Zani: Podcast #201

Consulting Success

Having the right consulting team is critical to establishing a strong and stable organization and, ultimately, a successful business. Today’s guest is Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that helps businesses build high-performing teams and cultures.

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The key role of dynamic talent allocation in shaping the future of work

McKinsey & Company

“Flow to work” operating models match scarce skills to high-priority work, improve people development, and increase business responsiveness. While the approach isn’t new, the pandemic has demonstrated its value.

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What’s your Favorite “P” Word?

The Fearless Marketer

You may have seen this famous quote at some point in your life: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Managing a Leadership Mistake through 6 Phases for Recovery

Rick Conlow

A leadership mistake can be deadly, especially when ignored by the manager. Regardless, other people notice. Any manager faces the path of navigating the expectations of others as well as identifying and managing their own when a mistake happens.

How to Turn Your Consulting Side-Hustle into a Fully Fledged Business

Tom Spencer

Being a business consultant is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs you can have. Each and every day you are setting out to help other businesses succeed. The path to becoming a successful business consultant is not going to be the same for everyone.

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!

Five traps to avoid: The long game of DTC and e-commerce

McKinsey & Company

Simply selling online is relatively easy. But unless you plan from day one to build a sustainable e-commerce business, you risk crippling your ability to scale over time. Marketing & Sales Insights Digital marketing Consumer insights Customer experience & loyalty

Benevolent Floods

Alan Weiss

We had a huge storm overnight. Our two-acre pond flooded over the driveway and nearly up to our bridge. The flooding “cleansed” the pond, and washes out some of the detritus on the bottom, the decaying leaves, and so forth.

281: Kim Snyder—Can A Great Coach Help You Achieve Your Goals?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to embrace change so you can soar! As I have been working with women thought leaders and innovators, I've been struck by the number of them who are moving mountains during this pandemic and setting up new ways of life and work as we try to emerge from it.

How to Lead All Your Employees in an Era of Diversity and Inclusion w/Melvin Gravely Ep#116

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Melvin Gravely is the CEO of TriVersity Construction, a 100-person, $100 million construction company working with large, commercial customers.

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 — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — 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.

Boards, talent, and culture

McKinsey & Company

Boards need to ensure that management walks the talk on culture and values. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Regulatory strategy Strategy Stakeholder management Strategic planning

Backing up

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Keegan Michael Key talking about improv and how sketches work: setting up the parameters. The post Backing up appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Improv: creativity listening story

Save the Silver Bullet – some early reaction

Ben de Haldevang

Dear all, thanks for all your support over the past few weeks. I have had some wonderful comments from some people I respect and admire which is really appreciated. A few to share with you. With Save the Silver Bullet Ben de Haldevang has written a fantastically readable guide to grapple with transformation, full of eye-opening examples of transformation done well (and badly) by others.” Bruce Daisley, very successful author of the book ‘ The Joy of Work’ No 1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller. “

Is Your Motivation Still on Vacation?

Harvard Business

Three ways to get back in the groove when you’re just not feeling it. Time off Work-life balance Stress management Digital Article

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!

CHRO perspectives on leading agile change

McKinsey & Company

CHROs across industries and regions came together virtually to discuss the impact and the challenges of leading an agile transformation journey. Insights on Organization Professional Services Organization

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How to Develop a Professional Services Marketing Strategy – Part 1

Prudent Pedal

This post is the first in a series to share how professional services can develop and execute marketing strategy. Unfortunately, this series will not give you a template that you can simply fill in. Instead, it will give you a strategic framework to guide both the thinking about AND deployment of your marketing strategy.

Under My Thumb

Martinka Consulting

It’s not only the title of an old Rolling Stones song but the mantra of some business owners. I recently witnessed this twice and the corresponding uplift when a buyer took over each business. Here’s a great story about how the culture can be changed, quickly – the owner of the coffee shop next to a client’s business said he noticed how happier the employees are since the buyer took over.

The Digital Economy Runs on Open Source. Here’s How to Protect It.

Harvard Business

Private companies’ growing involvement could threaten the long-term viability of this essential software. Technology Security & privacy Risk management Technology and analytics Cybersecurity and digital privacy Risk management IT management Digital Article

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.

High-stakes innovation: An interview with a cultivated-meat pioneer

McKinsey & Company

Cultivated meat is meat—but is created by a process so different from conventional meat, it has revolutionary potential, says Didier Toubia, cofounder and CEO of cultivated-meat start-up Aleph Farms. Agriculture Insights Food and Agriculture Sustainability

Can Your Leaders Articulate Your Vision and Mission?

LSA Global

Employees Expect Leaders to Set a Clear Direction A meaningful company mission, the organization’s fundamental purpose, helps to create employee commitment and drive peak performance.

Is TikTok powerful?

Seth Godin Blog

To be powerful, a medium needs two things: The ability to reach people who take action The ability for someone in charge to change what those people see and hear and do.

6 Principles to Build Your Company’s Strategic Agility

Harvard Business

Lessons from Airbnb, Qantas, Disney, and other companies that successfully navigated a year of disruption. Strategy Managing uncertainty Strategic planning Strategy Decision making and problem solving Strategic planning Digital Article

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4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.