Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

10 Ways to Have Fun in Consulting

David A Fields

You probably spend more time working as a consultant than you spend in any other role in your life right now. Holey shmoley. Can that be true?

The Case for the 6-Hour Workday

Harvard Business

zodebala/Getty Images. The eight-hour workday harkens back to 19-century socialism.

Leaders vs. Leading

CaseInterview.com

One of my favorite television shows is Inside the Actors Studio. It is a long-form interview show, where a famous actor or actress is interviewed for about an hour. The show is filmed before a live audience consisting of students at a well-known film school. What I like about the show is that it gets into real depth with the actor. They talk about their life story, early influences, and the technical work they did that led them to this point in their career.

Film 73

Consultant’s Guide to Productization: How To Productize Consulting Services

Consulting Success

Productization is a hot topic today. What could be better than packaging your consulting services into products? No proposals. Minimal negotiations. A streamlined, predictable process. Sounds good, right? Yes — but that’s not the complete story. Productizing your consulting services can be an incredibly profitable move. It can help you scale your consulting business. It can be your ticket to creating a consulting business you can sell. But productization doesn’t come without risk. Risk that.

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.

Which Airline Delivers The Best Consulting Business Travel Experience?

Management Consulted

Which airline is best for domestic consulting travel? Well, there’s a lot of different ways you could parse that question. Which airline provides the best rewards? Which airline will get you there on-time most often? Which airline provides the best … Continue Reading.

Travel 164

More Trending

Winning vs. Resolving Conflicts

CaseInterview.com

When you’re in a conflict with someone else, you want to clearly define your goal. Are you trying to “win” the conflict, or to “resolve” it? Although the words seem similar enough to be interchangeable, they couldn’t be more different. When you “win” a conflict, you get the outcome that you want without regard to what the other person gets and how they feel about the process. When you “resolve” a conflict, you get a solution that you and the other person can both live with.

How to Find Purpose In Your Consulting Business: Podcast #66

Consulting Success

It’s a known fact that consulting firms tend to be small businesses with a small number of employees. Oftentimes, because of this, when a simple knock is at the door, we tend to burst it open, ever-willing to accept all the opportunities.

Five Standards for Responsible AI Use

Strategy+Business

Business leaders must implement artificial intelligence in a principled way to optimize customer experience and earn people's trust

58

Distraction or disruption? Autonomous trucks gain ground in US logistics

McKinsey

As logistics goes digital, profound changes are coming to industry structure, operations, and profits. In the first of a series, we examine the impact of autonomous trucks. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Your 2019 BVFLS Practice Development Marketing Plan

Rod Burkert

This is not my “normal” Wednesday morning post. But I guarantee the information is just as useful. You know that “people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan” saying?

How To Run A Million Dollar Consulting Business While Traveling The World For Five Months: Podcast

Consulting Success

Leaving your consulting business to spend time with your family or friends in some other part of the world seems an inconceivable idea, most especially if you are the type who worries about their business constantly. Learn how to be able to do just that.

Travel 168

Long Live the Human Network Effect

Strategy+Business

Scaled-up, spontaneous networks can help solve tough problems when people come together

52

Learning from digital threats

McKinsey

Incumbent companies are finding they have strong hands to play as competition intensifies. Digital Insights

Helen Lawson Williams on Smarter Data People Podcast

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This episode Helen Lawson-Williams interviews Cindy Tonkin. This time I get to answer the questions, and it’s fun.

Data 52

How (not) to win consulting work in the future

The Source

THE SCENE: A bar in midtown Manhattan. It’s late and two men in their 50s sit hunched over their beers. Matt is the corporate risk officer for a major pharmaceutical company. Greying and a little broad around the middle, he no longer aspires to be a professional ping-pong player.

Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

Harvard Business

Yagi Studio/Getty Images. For startups, 2009 was a good year. More than 20 companies launched at that time , including Uber, Slack, Pinterest, and Blue Apron, eventually achieved $1 billion-plus valuations.

Taking digital transformation to the limits at Koç Holding

McKinsey

The CEO and HR director of Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate describe how a leadership-development program is preparing the company for a digital future—and shaking up the status quo. Digital Insights

Helen Lawson Williams on Smarter Data People Podcast

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: This episode Helen Lawson-Williams interviews Cindy Tonkin. This time I get to answer the questions, and it’s fun.

Elections, Passion, and Justification

Martinka Consulting

As a prelude to the elections there was a story on the morning radio the other day about an elected official either convicted or about to plead guilty on three charges. Voters (supporters) said they’d vote for him anyway because a crooked member of their party was better than anybody from the other party.

When a Leader Is Causing Conflict, Start by Asking Why

Harvard Business

Charles Orr/Getty Images. Not long ago, I received a call from an HR manager at a large corporation seeking an executive coach for one of their senior leaders. He was described as arrogant, tactlessly blunt, and lacking empathy.

Powerful pricing: The next frontier in apparel and fashion advanced analytics

McKinsey

Leading apparel retailers are embracing advanced analytics and blending intuition with science to price smarter. Retail Insights

Where’s your cohort?

Seth Godin Blog

The people who get you. The ones who have been through it with you. Who see you. Our life is a series of cohorts, and the special ones connect with us deeply. They raise the bar and they provide a foundation for what’s next.

How to Avoid Decreased Engagement for Tenured Employees

LSA Global

Employee Engagement Declines with Tenure. Unfortunately decreased engagement for tenured employees is the norm. Our latest employee engagement trends report showed engagement tends to decline with tenure. Longer-term employees are, on average, less engaged than your newer employees.

When Competition Between Coworkers Leads to Unethical Behavior

Harvard Business

Andrew Olney/Getty Images. Many of us love competition and, more important, winning. Competition drives us toward our goals and motivates us to improve our performance, while the prestige and power that come from winning can provide a powerful morale booster.

How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry

McKinsey

Reusing plastics waste could become an important driver of profitability for chemical companies. Incumbent players need to make the right moves now to tap this opportunity. Chemicals Insights

Focus On Customer Success Like Disney, Not Like MoviePass

Henry DeVries

What are you doing to ensure customer success? A happy customer is a loyal customer. And a loyal customer is a profitable customer

50

5 Sales Negotiation Traps to Avoid at All Costs

LSA Global

Sales Negotiation Traps that Make the Difference between Success and Failure. Sales negotiation traps can trip you up.

Sales 36

How to Talk to Your Boss When You’re Underperforming

Harvard Business

Tim Macpherson/Getty Images. It’s normal to underperform on occasion. After all, everyone has an off quarter — or even an off year — from time to time. But don’t just sit back and wait for that painful performance review.

Testing the resilience of Europe’s inclusive growth model

McKinsey

The combination of six global megatrends is increasing the stress on Europe’s inclusive growth and the EU social contract. Europe

80

Ernest Hemingway's 'Write Drunk, Edit Sober' Great Marketing Advice

Henry DeVries

From books to website content to social media posts, people need to write if they want to attract high-paying clients. The best way to attract high-paying clients is to write and to speak

Media 50