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7 Traits that Separate the Very Best Consulting Firms from the Rest

David A Fields

You run a great consulting firm. You can point to glowing testimonials and clients who stick with your consulting firm like fluffernutter pasted to the roof of a six year-old’s mouth.

4IR capability building: Opportunities and solutions for lasting impact

McKinsey & Company

Amid digital transformation, workforce capability building is vital at every level of the organization. A smart, four-tiered approach can help leaders develop tailored learning journeys. Insights on Operations Operations Capability building


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7 Marketing Predictions For 2022

Forbes Leadership Strategy

Find out from five marketing prognosticators what marketing will be like in 2022. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

The Mindset Of Successful Consulting Leaders With Michelle Ray: Podcast #216

Consulting Success

What is the mindset of successful consulting leaders? The key is to understand the reality in front of you. Michael Zipursky’s guest in this episode is Michelle Ray, the CEO and Founder of Lead Yourself First Enterprises.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Omicron Variant — A Framework for Decision-Making

Two weeks ago, I heard about the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. Based on the news headlines and video feeds, news of the Omicron variant went viral (so to speak) within 24 hours. Travelers from certain African countries were immediately banned from traveling.

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Author Talks: How to interrupt bias in the workplace

McKinsey & Company

Companies spend billions of dollars annually on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, but the results are few. Using basic tools to interrupt bias can help. McKinsey on Books

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295: Lisa Perrine—Clever, Creative Ways To Enhance And Amplify Workplace Communications

On the Brink Podcast

Learn a new way of thinking for new types of solutions. Have you ever really wanted to know how to think about a problem in a new way? Maybe you need to improve your company’s communications and conversations. Or your employees' motivation and productivity.

The Willingness to Be Wrong

There’s a subject that few people ever talk about. It’s something that has the ability to change the trajectory of your career… and personal life. What is this something I’m talking about…? It’s the willingness to be wrong.

The Amazing Process, Purpose, and Outcome Document

The Fearless Marketer

About 30 years ago I worked with a client – an executive recruiter – who was having trouble closing new clients. The problem seemed to be that her service was very much the same as other executive recruiters and she couldn’t differentiate herself from everyone else.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

2021: The year in images

McKinsey & Company

The year’s defining moments offer insight into the elements that drive, unite, and inspire us as we face the future. 2021 Year in review


2021 – a year of challenge, achievement and extraordinary resilience

Ben de Haldevang

It feels totally futile to capture the nature of this past year in a few short paragraphs. For all of us, whether in education, full time, part time or self employment, unemployment or retirement, the changes we’ve experienced in such a short time are extraordinary and life changing.

The Elegant Solution

An elegant solution is one where a problem gets solved in a simple, but not always obvious, way. When it comes to a problem that exists between two people (employer/employee, siblings, friends, romantic partners), an elegant solution is one in which both people get their underlying needs met.

How consultants can build more trust in their client relationships

The Source

Clients buying consulting work have a lot of different factors to weigh up when choosing a service provider to work with.

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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

COVID-19 and education: An emerging K-shaped recovery

McKinsey & Company

As US students return to classrooms, some are catching up on unfinished learning, but others are falling further behind, widening prepandemic gaps. Insights on Education Education

Why Everyone on Your Leadership Team Needs Data Skills w/Matt Cowell, QuantHub CEO Ep#138

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Matt Cowell is the CEO of QuantHub, helping companies future-proof their workforce by building a highly data fluent employee-base and exceptional AI teams. Previously, Matt held several SVP of Product roles at software companies. training podcast leadership skills data & analytics

Digital Transformation Changes How Companies Create Value

Harvard Business

The new rules of the digital economy are turning the traditional firm inside out. Digital transformation Strategy Technology and analytics Digital Article

MECE (Mutually Exclusive Collectively Exhaustive) Copy

MECE is a principle used by management consulting firms to describe a way of organizing information.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Author Talks: Beyond collaboration overload

McKinsey & Company

“Collaboration overload” is a major source of stress, burnout, and exhaustion at work. A new book describes how to collaborate better, thus improving work performance and even well-being. McKinsey on Books

How to Grow Your Remote Team Without Killing the Culture w/Sharon Koifman, President Ep#137

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Sharon Koifman is the President of DistantJob, a staffing and recruitment agency that specializes in highly skilled remote workers. The company solves three challenges: 1. Finding global talent, 2) Vetting talent, and 3) Taking care of remote employees ( contracts, payment, and HR needs).

Research: How Long Should a Founder Remain CEO?

Harvard Business

On average, their value-add tends to decline after an IPO. Entrepreneurs and founders Succession planning Leadership transitions Start-ups Digital Article

The Right Buyer Means the Right Deal

Martinka Consulting

At our Getting the Deal Done Breakfast Conference on November 4 there was universal agreement from the panelists* and our speaker, Mike Atkinson, CEO of Seattle Coffee Gear, that the most important component when selling a business is having the right buyer. Seattle Coffee Gear was recapitalized by a PE firm whose people are experts in growing the online component of a business. As Mike mentioned, they were the right buyer. I’ve experienced this multiple times in my career.

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.

Green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem

McKinsey & Company

Collaboration across the value chain is pivotal to decarbonizing the built environment—and it needs to start today. Chemicals Insights Chemicals

Secret conspiracies and public systems

Seth Godin Blog

It’s tempting to believe that powerful people and organizations are conspiring in secret to cause mysterious or unfair events to occur. The conspiracies supposedly involve dozens of people working across many time zones in complete secrecy. That’s truly unlikely.

3 Small Ways to Be a More Inclusive Colleague

Harvard Business

New research shows that little gestures can make a big difference. Diversity and inclusion Inclusion and belonging Marginalized groups Digital Article

Can Your Managers Work Across Functions?

LSA Global

Dealing with Cross Functional Teams Being able to effectively influence your own team is challenging enough; learning how to influence people and teams in other functions is on a whole different level.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2022, 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!

2021: The year in charts

McKinsey & Company

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite data visualizations from our Charting the Path to the Next Normal series. 2021 Year in review

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Blaming the weather is a trap

Seth Godin Blog

“If it were only nicer out, I’d be happier.” ” That’s just a step away from, “If the current world crisis would abate, then I’d be able to concentrate.” ” Which is not that far from, “If you would simply behave, I wouldn’t be upset.”


IDEO’s CEO, Sandy Speicher, Asks: What Is an Office Even For Now?

Harvard Business

Give people a reason—not a regulation—to come in to the office. Business and society Collaboration and teams Virtual teams Work environments Remote work Workspaces design Design thinking Experimentation Open innovation Digital Article