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5 One-Line Scripts that Will Win Your Consulting Firm More Projects

David A Fields

If you travel any major highway (a.k.a. motorway) you have passed numerous tractor-trailers hauling freight from one destination to another. Tractor-trailers provide a helpful metaphor that you can employ to improve your consulting firm’s business development process.

From Getting Fired To Starting An Executive Coaching & Consulting Business With Jeff Mask: Podcast #235

Consulting Success

CEOs have the greatest impact on the business than anybody. This is why they need to be coached and consulted so that they can grow into something bigger. These CEOs need to build leaders within their companies for a brighter future. Stop being selfish, and start being selfless.

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Journal Your Way To More High-Paying Clients

Forbes Leadership Strategy

There are many benefits associated with keeping a daily journal. Here are comments from the creators of two new planning journals, along with my reviews. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

Consultant, Contractor, Freelancer - Labels Matter!

Successful Independent Consulting

If you were a hotel chain, would you be a Motel 6, Courtyard by Marriott, or a Ritz-Carlton? If you refer to yourself as a freelancer or consultant, what does that imply?

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Step Into Your Power As A Consultant And Coach with Jahaan Blake

Consulting Matters

Jahaan Blake explores how she let go of the "shoulds" and "ought to's" to become the champion of her dreams in today's conversation on "Owning Your Strengths.". I was Jahaan's first business mentor when she started her business.

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9 HR Management Tips to Keep Employees Happy

Tom Spencer

As leaders, human capital is the most valuable asset we have. Managing people is rewarding, but sometimes we could all use a hand in navigating its complexities.

Define Your ERP Project with These 3 Tips

PM Alliance

If your team is having a difficult time scoping your ERP implementation project, you aren’t the first to experience the problem.

Hiring Remotely? Considerations to attract top talent

Virtual Project Consulting

The rise of the internet, advances in communication technology and the recent world-wide epidemic have made it possible for businesses to operate remotely. Find key considerations for remote hiring to attract top talent. The post Hiring Remotely?

312: Amy Gardner—How Can A Great Law Firm Build Better Teams?

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how when teams work together, everybody succeeds. You may have not paid much attention to the cultures inside law firms. Law firms are really no different than other firms. Some have strong cultures that seem to work smoothly. Others need a hand.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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5 Entrepreneurship Skills You’ll Get from an MBA

Tom Spencer

The most common reasons people choose to pursue an MBA is for a career switch or as a steppingstone to a managerial role. MBA candidates have the opportunity to acquire a multitude of skills that are applicable to a variety of industry and managerial positions.

Overcoming global supply chain challenges

McKinsey

McKinsey’s Tom Bartman discusses what’s causing disruptions in global supply chains and how key stakeholders are responding. Insights on Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Logistic providers

Don't Miss This Powerful Opportunity To Join Us As We Work For Equal Position, Pay And Power For All Business Women

On the Brink

What does it take to really change the role of women in business? Vision, leadership and collaboration. That's the purpose of the 2nd annual Rethinking and Accelerating Diversity and Women’s Leadership in Business Forum, sponsored by the Women Business Collaborative and Rethinking Women.

Write and Publish More with the May 2022 Write Stuff Writing Bundle

Johanna Rothman

Do you want to write and publish more? If so, take a look at the Write Stuff 2022 story bundle. Nine books plus one class equals ten opportunities to raise your writing and publishing abilities to the next level. My brand new book, Free Your Inner Nonfiction Writer is a part of this bundle.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Vulnerability Warning for Chrome Users, AND Non-Users

Kraft Kennedy

A recently announced Chrome vulnerability needs to be addressed not only for Chrome users, but potentially more immediately for devices that have Chrome installed but not currently in use. I have Chrome installed but I don’t use it, why am I at risk?

Digital twins: The art of the possible in product development and beyond

McKinsey

Digital representations of physical products are coming to life. Here’s how to make them work for you. Insights on Operations Manufacturing Aerospace Defense & security Manufacturing operations Product development

Safe Space #15 – Why does managing people take so much time?

The Management Centre

Here at =mc we encourage every participant we meet on our programmes to get in touch if they have specific issues they want to follow up on. From this we hear some common problems, issues, challenges, and worries.

Creating a Risk Register: All You Need to Know

Epicflow Blog

Project management goes hand in hand with uncertainty and risks. The present-day disruptions caused by the pandemic bits and pieces, military conflicts, and geopolitical tensions can only increase the number of risks that projects will be exposed to. .

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

How to Map Out Your Digital Transformation

Harvard Business

Start by focusing on your business model — not your technology. Digital transformation Business models Technology and analytics Digital Article

Building a green business: Lessons from sustainability start-ups

McKinsey

Green tech and climate technology companies are rapidly altering the competitive landscape. With sustainability now a business imperative, incumbents need to move quickly—or risk being left behind. Insights on Sustainability Sustainability Digital

The joy of being together again

The Management Centre

5 ways to make the most of your away day. As restrictions lift, more and more teams are coming back together, working in a hybrid way and thinking of ways to reconnect.

Reading is Steroids for the Brain

The Fearless Marketer

Today, I’m posting a guest article by Matt Furey who sends out one of my favorite email newsletters. He’s the owner of Psycho-Cyberntics.com. All of his articles are thought-provoking and motivating. This one on reading I found particularly interesting.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

How to Retain Your Best Sales Talent

Harvard Business

A recent study found that 56% of sales professionals are actively job hunting.

Skinny design: Smaller is better

McKinsey

Designing packaging and products with supply chain and in-stock issues in mind can increase revenues and profits, all while meaningfully improving sustainability. Three steps can point the way. Insights on Operations Product development

Projections, Projections, Do We Really Need Stinkin’ Projections?

Martinka Consulting

I know they need to “check the box” and get projections. In this case, “they” being bankers. Recently one asked for three years of projections with the first two years by month and the third year annually. Just for fun, consider the following: The folly of predicting winners in March Madness. Column in the Seattle Times said pick Kentucky, they’ve got it all. Oops, out in first round. The WSJ had a column saying pick the defending champs because most don’t pick them. Oops, out in second round.

Our areas of expertise

Seth Godin Blog

Most of all, we’re experts in our own narrative, our feelings, our lived experience. No one has had that but us, and while it might be unexamined or instinctive, we’re the experts. Experts in who we associate with and what we choose to believe.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Why Marketers Are Returning to Traditional Advertising

Harvard Business

Seven reasons companies are reinvesting in TV, radio, and print ads. Marketing Social marketing Advertising Digital Article

The rising risk of a global food crisis

McKinsey

The war in Ukraine poses a looming threat to the worldwide food supply. Here’s what’s at stake—and what might be done to help. Agriculture Insights Food and Agriculture Agriculture Strategy Supply chain management

New Online Course: When Changes Comes to Nonprofits (Ready or Not)

The Nonprofit Consultant

I have just added another online course to my Udemy offerings: When Change Comes to Nonprofits (Ready or Not!) In this course I share several case studies from my experiences of managing through crises as an Interim Executive Director. In fact, an apt sub-title for the course might have been Confessions of a Serial Interim ED. In the first few lessons, I give the details of a couple of successful mergers, and merger negotiations that were ended without an agreement.