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From Solo Consultant To Building A Team (Boutique Firm) With Kay Formanek: Podcast #241

Consulting Success

Are you a solo entrepreneur who wishes to build your own team? Kay Formanek’s perspective on spending your time fruitfully, especially when it comes to your work, is exceptional.

[Scope Creep, Responsibility Dodging] How to Set and Keep Better Boundaries with Your Consulting Firm’s Clients

David A Fields

Consulting firm clients occasionally (or frequently) don’t live up to their obligations on a project—mid-project approvals come late, or not at all, critical information is missing, etc. Sometimes, clients ask your consulting firm to take on extra work that was outside of scope.

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Sprint-Based Work on Multiple Projects: How an Agile Resource Management Solution Can Assist

Epicflow Blog

Agile has become the most popular methodology in recent years and has proven its efficiency for millions of companies already so nobody has any doubts about it today.

Why People Don’t “Get It” When You Talk and Write About What You Do

Consulting Matters

Have you ever been asked "what do you do?" at a networking event or just at a party, and despite your best attempt at a response, all you got was blank stares? Or have you spent a ton of time working on website copy, and the response was crickets?

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.

Why Car Roadmaps Are Not the Same as Product Roadmaps, Part 1

Johanna Rothman

Several of my clients have various roadmap problems. They want a single product roadmap to serve all these purposes: Focus the team's work for this specific product for the short term. That includes some look-ahead to see the next bit of upcoming work when the team has more capacity.

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Main Risks of Aerospace Engineering Projects: How to Implement Wise Risk Management into Your Organization

Epicflow Blog

The aerospace engineering sector deals with mostly large and complex projects. Accordingly, they are more vulnerable to the consequences of risk-bearing events. When unmanaged, these risks can impact people’s safety and, to make matters worse, come down to considerable financial losses. .

DE&I Leadership Training Is Under the Spotlight. How Do You Provide the Right Training for Your Business?

Clarity Consultants

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) have long been in the spotlight, and many companies are actively striving to improve their performance in these areas. While, initially, the focus was predominately on hiring practices, the situation has since changed.

Choose How to Visualize Your Product Roadmap for a Team’s Product Focus, Part 2

Johanna Rothman

As I said in Part 1 , teams use backlogs and roadmaps to know what's now and what's next. Teams use backlogs for the day-to-day tactical decisions. And when teams can see what's next, they can keep the strategic decisions in mind. What do teams need to know about the product now to focus their work?

Why AI Customer Journeys Need More Friction

Harvard Business Review

Introduced at the right points, “good friction” can create a more transparent, ethical experience. AI and machine learning Sales and marketing Technology and analytics Business ethics Digital Article

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The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Ethereum 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Ethereum

Tom Spencer

In this article we will provide a beginner’s guide to the Ethereum blockchain. What is Ethereum? What challenges does it face? What is Ethereum? The purpose of Ethereum boils down to the transfer and storage of money and data.

Entering The US Market With Professional Localized Help

Business Consulting Agency

The United States (the US) has 50 states, five territories, and a federal district. Being one of the largest economies in the world, the US has a significant influence on the global market.

What Does Your Culture Value: People “Efficiency” or Work Throughput?

Johanna Rothman

Resource Efficiency. A senior manager said, “We give our resources everything they could need: technology, tools, even some training. Why are they so slow?” ” I asked, “How many projects are they working on?” ” “Each resource has at least two projects so they stay productive and efficient.” ” These managers have created a resource efficiency culture, not a flow efficiency culture, as in the image above.

Design Your Organization to Match Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Six strategies to ensure you’re crafting a strategy that your company can actually execute. Organizational transformation Strategy execution Competitive strategy Digital Article

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.

Consulting’s Unofficial Interview Hurdle – The Airplane Test

Tom Spencer

There are many steps to take in preparing to apply and interview for a consulting position. If you are just starting out, you will find yourself editing your resume, preparing answers for experiential questions, and practicing business frameworks to use in the case interview.

Leadership insights

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Leadership insights from McKinsey on the 21st century CEO. For more on leadership click here. Leadership insights from McKinsey on the. The post Leadership insights appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

How to Help Participants Create the Optimal Environment for Learning Application

Actionable

How do you help participants put the ideas from your learning event, into practice? You might be surprised to find that the biggest factors that will make or break your participant’s application efforts are environmental.

How Can You Build Visibility into a Hybrid Workplace?

Harvard Business Review

As flex work becomes the norm, companies need to find new ways to keep people in the loop. Managing employees Employee engagement Virtual teams Talent management Work environments Digital Article

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.

Three Ways Corporate Anthropology Can Help Your Company Change

Simon Associates

Photo courtesy www.business-anthro.com. What the heck is corporate anthropology? People often ask us: "What do you do?" and "How do you do anthropology?" They are familiar (maybe) with anthropologists who work in small-scale societies in far away lands.

To Brainstorm or not to brainstorm

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Many people have come out against brainstorming. Here’s a McKinsey article suggesting that better. The post To Brainstorm or not to brainstorm appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

2 Attributes of Great Change Leaders

Organizational Talent Consulting

A constant in life and business is change. Handle change well and win; handle it poorly and fail. After reviewing 40 years of data analytics from 1,435 companies, Jim Collins concluded that "good is the enemy of great."

Don’t Confuse Strategy with Lofty Goals

Harvard Business Review

Too many companies communicate strategy as a set of aspirations, leaving employees in the dark about the intended direction. Strategy Corporate strategy Digital Article

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.

A Great Day For Women In Business To Learn How To Be Better Leaders

Simon Associates

Recently I had the great honor to be the keynote speaker at the MLive 2022 Women’s Summit in Detroit, MI.

The New Habit Formula: 4 Steps to Turn Learning into Action

Actionable

How do you determine if your training session was a “success”? Participant Feedback? Post session assessment? Or are you going deeper? The goal for most training sessions, of course is for participants to apply the content you’ve just provided, back in the workplace. We all know this.

316: Rose Fass—The Most Important Conversation Is The One You Have With Yourself

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how to really think about the conversations you're having. What if you could see the world through a fresh lens? In today’s podcast, I interview Rose Fass, an author, a business executive, and an inspiration to me and to you. Rose has written one book and is on her way with her next one.

Today’s CEOs Don’t Just Lead Companies. They Lead Ecosystems.

Harvard Business Review

It’s no longer enough to keep your board happy and appease shareholders. Leadership Business management Power and influence Digital Article

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.

How Business Acceleration Teams Can Help You Get Results – Fast

Brimstone Consulting

When faced with critical issues in the organization, a leader does not have the luxury of time. When an organization is stuck, stagnant, or facing headwinds, swift action is needed. Too often, in these situations, we have seen leaders take a reactive approach and execute Band-Aid solutions.

When You Love What You Do

Martinka Consulting

One thing we learned from the pandemic mess is a lot of people realized they don’t have to stay in the job they’ve had for years as there are plenty of other opportunities. In that same thought vein: There’s a new assistant pastor at our church and it’s obvious she loves what she’s doing. You can hear it in her voice and see it in her body language. At Easter brunch a friend was espousing on how much she loved working for her employer and how it’s benefited her both financially and emotionally.

How can you create differentiated thought leadership?

The Source

Our recent research has shown that thought leadership plays an integral role when it comes to the extent to which clients trust consulting firms , as well as the prices they are willing to pay.