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5 Ways Playing Small is Sabotaging Your Consulting Success

Consulting Matters

"Playing small" is making choices that put a lid on your true potential. It's the part of you that wants to protect your comfort, security and validation in the short-term at the expense of what is possible in the long-term.

5 Leadership Traits that You Must Cultivate

Tom Spencer

Leadership skills are an essential part of the consultant’s toolkit. More than just managing people, leadership is about communicating effectively in order to motivate people to achieve the desired outcome.

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Should you be scared of…COMATCH?

The Source

Today’s clients are faced with a dizzying variety of options when it comes to buying professional services. While the industry is still dominated by a handful of big firms, they are no longer the default option they once were.

The Greatest Referral Strategy In The World

Henry DeVries

Here’s a truism about referrals: if you don’t ask, you don’t get

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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The Great, One-Day Consulting Experiment

David A Fields

Note: At the end of this article, you’ll be requested to join an experiment. If you’re willing to join, simply post, “Yes.” In the comments section below the article. Have you ever finished a day or a week and thought to yourself, “Holy cow, I can’t believe how insanely productive that time was”?

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4 Top Tips for Networking at Any Event

Tom Spencer

Networking can be a frightening process but a necessary one since it gives you a chance to meet new people who are the biggest asset you can have in life.

Coronavirus: Who Gets a Hospital Bed?

CaseInterview.com

Background: By day, I write and teach my students on CaseInterview.com about how to have a successful career. By night, I volunteer with my county as an emergency worker, search & rescue team member, and emergency medical responder. Much of my training is in mass casualty incidents.

Charging electric-vehicle fleets: How to seize the emerging opportunity

McKinsey

By 2030, the US market for energy-optimization services to support the charging of electric-vehicle fleets could be worth $15 billion per year. Here is how companies can capture the opportunity. Insights on Sustainability

Living Your Business Values – Interview with Paul Zelizer of Awarepreneurs

The More Clients Blog

Here’s our second monthly interview with a leading-edge business professional where I speak with someone smarter and wiser than me to figure out what being in business is all about. . This time I interview Paul Zelizer on expressing and living your values as a business owner.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

How much to charge for consulting

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Everyone wants to know how much to charge for their consulting services. How much. The post How much to charge for consulting appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Start up your consultancy Your own consultancy

184:  Ivy Gordon—Providing A Powerful Voice To The Sexually Abused

On the Brink Podcast

Hear about the long-awaited healing power of telling your story. I met Ivy Gordon through my work as a speaker with Vistage International. But today’s podcast with her is less about her acumen as a business innovator or coach.

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Corporate diversity: If you don’t measure it, it won’t get done

McKinsey

Progress on workplace diversity has been slow and patchy. What will it take to really change the game? Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Invitation to the 2020 Strategic Planning Conference May 14+15th 2020

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

The Association for Strategic Planning will be hosting their annual conference in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia for 2020.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

COVID-19

Kai Davis

Hi, I spent the afternoon doing some last COVID prep, supply shopping, and self-care, so what was today’s newsletter will arrive in your inbox tomorrow. In the meantime, here are five resources I recommend you investigate to prepare for the coming months with COVID.

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183:  Marcey Rader—How To Maximize Your Productivity Without Hurting Your Health

On the Brink Podcast

Learn how to perform at your peak without making yourself sick! Marcey Rader changed her life and wants to help you do the same. During her 16 years in business, she always positioned herself as the go-to person to help staff become more efficient and productive.

How retailers can build resilience ahead of a recession

McKinsey

Recent history shows how retailers can prepare for a downturn to create competitive advantage. Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

How to Avoid Bad Business Decisions: Interview with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast , we're joined Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts LLC and author of Never Go With Your Gut : How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. people coaching Mindfulness

The Benchmarking Journey--A Path to Guaranteed Performance Improvement

Management and IT Consulting

You know your business better than anybody. You know its people, its clients, its skills and achievements, and its hard-won victories and the things you’d do differently next time around.

The Democratic Party Culture Change

Alan Weiss

If you don’t think you can change “culture” quickly in an organization, just look at the shift in the Democratic Primary from South Carolina until now. What’s required in organizations? Clear exemplars of change who are respected.

Women at work in the Middle East

McKinsey

Job opportunities in the Middle East are set to double with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. New research lays out how that will affect women. Middle East and Africa

How to Avoid Bad Business Decisions: Interview with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

On this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast , we're joined Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts LLC and author of Never Go With Your Gut : How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters. people coaching Mindfulness

Staying Safe Is the Motto of the Day, Week, Month

Martinka Consulting

I’d be remiss to not write this memo about the Coronavirus and yet I’m not going to go into whether it’s just the flu (like some say), over or under reaction, or if people should wear masks to bed. I do know the virus has a longer than normal life of being alive, spreads super-fast through our easily traveled and networked world, and that’s what’s concerning people So, let’s cover what it’s doing to people like you and me, i.e. business owners and executives. Part One.

Business As “Usual”

Alan Weiss

One of the best reasons to provide remote services to your clients is for conditions such as exist right now. Either valid or panicked reactions to meetings and public assembly create the need to work with people by remote means, in groups, or one-on-one.

How to restart your stalled digital transformation

McKinsey

Most digital initiatives sputter before they take full effect. A new survey finds that organizations stand a good chance of recovering lost momentum because slowdowns typically happen for reasons within their control. Digital Insights

Great Coaching: The Art and Science of Success

Rick Conlow

With great coaching you can become a great leader. Unfortunately, coaching is a lost skill. If you walk the halls of the corporate world, you won’t hear or see much of it going on for two reasons. Managers seem too doing reports or analysis. Managers are in too many meetings.

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Uncertainty, risk and change

Seth Godin Blog

When the world changes, it’s easy to feel stressed. That’s because stress is wanting to do two things at the same time–stay and go. When we’re surrounded by people who are also seeking control over an uncontrollable situation, it magnifies those feelings.

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Momentum

Alan Weiss

“Momentum” is a fascinating dynamic. Joe Biden’s “resurrection” in the Democratic Primary race began when a single, powerful politician in South Carolina strongly and publicly backed him.

Transforming healthcare with AI: The impact on the workforce and organizations

McKinsey

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform how healthcare is delivered. It can support improvements in care outcomes, patient experience and access to healthcare services.