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Nail Your Marketing Message in Your LinkedIn Profile

The More Clients Blog

Your marketing message communicates to the world what your business is about. And your LinkedIn profile is the perfect place to both develop and spotlight your most focused marketing message. This is the fourth of five articles about the 5 Pillars of Marketing, my marketing model that helps get your marketing on track. Read the original article 5 Pillar here. LinkedIn is one of the most important online tools for marketing your professional services.

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Choosing the right path to growth

McKinsey

To boost organic growth, most companies need a diverse set of initiatives—and how you sequence them matters. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

The Blitzscaling Basics

Strategy+Business

In their new book, Blitzscaling, Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh offer a detailed roadmap on how companies can grow rapidly.

Critical Choices That Make (or Break) Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Whether your consulting firm employs 100, 10 or 1 consultant, your firm has a culture. That culture is a clockwork of choices that determine your firm’s long-term success and how rewarding it is for you to lead the practice.

How to Scale Your Consulting Business to $1M (And Beyond)

Consulting Success

Are you ready to scale and grow your consulting business? You’ve got a steady stream of projects. You’re well known in your industry. You may even be thinking about hiring someone to work with you.

Exam #1 Kahoot

Consultants Mind

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Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations

McKinsey

To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization. Insights on Organization

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Getting Top Clients As An Innovation Consultant with Erin Hersey: Podcast #56

Consulting Success

When people think of innovation, they’re often looking externally at products and services, but there’s so much innovation that can happen within companies.

My best prospect pickup line! It seriously works.

Rod Burkert

Do you want to see how a sister profession combats price compressions and free or near-free DIY competitors? Spotlight Branding is hosting a FREE webinar for attorneys on October 8 @ 2pm ET that will relate to what we in the BVFLS industry are going through.

Fast transit: Why urban e-buses lead electric-vehicle growth

McKinsey

Looking for the most successful electric-vehicle segment? Take the e-bus. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Be Prepared for Disruption: Thinking the New Unthinkables

Strategy+Business

Leaders who can't or don't adapt to "unthinkable" scenarios are finding their business models challenged and even shredded. Companies and organizations that have experimented with radical options for adaptive problem solving can develop a purpose that the next generation can buy into

Michael Zipursky Featured on Quit Bleeping Around

Consulting Success

Michael was recently featured on Quit Bleeping Around Podcast. You can listen to it here: Taking Action with Michael Zipursky When I think about the most successful consultants, I think of consultants who don’t fear taking action. Elite consultants spend more time learning — and even more time taking action. To reach your full potential, you must go beyond your fear. And action helps you transcend it. Have you ever met anyone who’s done something many times.

Just notice

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Bosses who pay attention get dividends. If your manager ignores you, there is a 40% chance that you will be actively disengaged or filled with hostility about your job.

The new frontier: Agile automation at scale

McKinsey

Large-scale automation of business processes requires a new development approach. Insights on Operations

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Time To Fix Major League Baseball Playoffs

Henry DeVries

October is a baseball fan’s favorite time of the year, but let’s admit it: attendance is down, the season is too long, and not enough teams make the playoffs. The time has come to fix the Major League Baseball playoffs, and by that I mean fix Major League Baseball

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Changing the Game for Women

Strategy+Business

Women graduate college at higher rates than men and make up nearly half of the workforce, but are not en route to the C-suite in equal numbers.

Due Diligence Does Not Mean Analysis Paralysis

Martinka Consulting

This post was originally written for the blog on www.ibainc.com, a Bellevue, WA business brokerage firm. The seller nicknamed the buyer “Columbo” after the TV detective who had a habit of, when leaving the room, always saying, “One more question.” To this buyer, questions were his security blanket and as long as there was another question (and there can always be another question) he didn’t have to make a commitment.

Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

McKinsey

Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond small pilots to widespread adoption. Digital Insights

Elon Musk A Cautionary Tale For Thought Leaders

Henry DeVries

If you write or speak about publicly traded stock, you need to know the rules. Avoid the tragic mistake Elon Musk made

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“Small Business” Positioning

Kai Davis

It sort of makes sense, right? You, as a consultant née freelancer, solve an expensive problem for your clients. The more businesses you market to, the more prospects you should be able to reach. The more prospects you reach, the more you’ll be able to sell, and the more money you’ll make. Therefore, it makes sense to market yourself to A S M A N Y B U S I N E S S E S as possible, and. right? Not quite.

Routines Rule

Martinka Consulting

It’s football season and one of the lessons we can all learn from football teams is the importance of routines. Once the preseason games start in the NFL the coaches get their players into their seven-day routine, which is includes an off-day, full contact day, planning day, game day, recovery day, etc. I remember going to a professional group meeting many, many years ago. One of the panelists said her policy (her routine) was to do all her marketing on Mondays.

Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

McKinsey

Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

What to Do If Your Team Is Too Busy to Take On New Work

Harvard Business

STR/Stringer/Getty Images. When a manufacturing line in a factory is running efficiently, one can see lines of robotic arms working synchronously, conveyor belts moving smoothly, and goods being produced.

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4 Essentials for Leading Change Successfully

LSA Global

Leading Change. It seems that change is inevitable. What can you do as a leader to minimize the negative disruption change can cause to your organization and your teams? It all starts with the essentials for leading change successfully. Leading Change versus Managing Change.

Strategy Talk: What's the Right Mix of Organic Growth and Acquisitions?

Strategy+Business

Three questions will help you find the best combination of buy, borrow, and build for your business

Value and resilience through better risk management

McKinsey

Although the risk environment is growing more perilous and costly, leading companies are blazing a path to resilience and value by embedding strategic risk capabilities throughout the organization. Risk Insights

The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers

Harvard Business

CSA Images/Getty Images. The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, and responding to them in ways that reflect that understanding.

How to Identify and Avoid Bad Corporate Subcultures

LSA Global

Bad Corporate Subcultures are Unaligned. Even companies with high performing organizational cultures have to recognize that corporate subcultures are not necessarily uncommon or bad.

Leading Change to Create The Future of Work

Cheryl Cran

Change management is one of those things that everyone is living and doing and its a word that has almost become redundant. Who isn’t dealing with change on a personal and professional level?

Commercial lines insurtech: A pathway to digital

McKinsey

Rather than fear the disruptive potential of insurtechs, commercial insurance executives should view them as a catalyst for digitization. Insights on Financial Services

Don’t Just Tell Employees Organizational Changes Are Coming — Explain Why

Harvard Business

Alan Copson/Getty Images. Employees around the world are reporting that big organizational changes are affecting their jobs. From leadership transitions and restructurings, to mergers and acquisitions, to regulatory changes, there seems to be constant unrest in the workforce.

How to Motivate Employees When Strategy Shifts

LSA Global

The Ability to Motivate Employees When Strategy Shifts Matters. There are all kinds of internal and external reasons to purposefully shift your strategy.

Inadequacy on parade

Seth Godin Blog

A never-ending stream of pictures. People who are prettier than you, happier than you, more confident than you. Weddings that are fancier than yours was, with sun-dappled trees, luscious desserts and delighted relatives. Or perhaps it’s the status updates from everyone who is where you aren’t, but wish you were. And the billboards and the magazine ads always show us the people we’d like to be instead of the people we are.

Ten lessons for launching a greenfield digital banking business

McKinsey

For some incumbent banks, the launch of a digital-only business can help meet customer needs and defend against fintechs. Insights on Financial Services

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Harvard Business

Stuart McCall/Getty Images. Long before your favorite movie made it to a theater near you, it was presented in a pitch meeting. Hollywood screenwriters typically get three to five minutes to propose an idea, but it takes only around 45 seconds for producers to know if they want to invest.

How to Attract and Retain Great Independent Talent

MBO Partners

Five tips for leveraging and engaging top independent talent for your business

The myth of mirror magic

Seth Godin Blog

Based on how much time we spend staring at the mirror, grooming our social media, tweaking our book cover… you’d think that there’s a correlation between the last few hours of tweaking and the results that we get. There must be… after all, we spend more time worrying about the cover than we spend writing the book, more energy answering the trolls than serving our best customers, more money on concealer and blush than on healthy food.