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How To Run A Productive Consulting Meeting (Agenda Template)

Consulting Success

Do you ever feel nervous or disorganized before running a consulting meeting? Many consultants — especially when they’re new to consulting — feel uneasy and unprepared when meeting with their clients. If that sounds familiar, you’re probably coming from the corporate world. You had the luxury of having someone else plan and prepare your meetings.

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Understanding ISO 20700: Elevating Your Management Consultancy

Effective Managers

In the dynamic and highly competitive world of management consulting, standing out is crucial. This is where ISO 20700 comes into play. It’s not just another industry buzzword; it’s a game-changer for those looking to elevate their consulting services to new heights. In this blog, we’ll dive deep into what ISO 20700 is, its significance in the consulting industry, and how mastering these guidelines can significantly differentiate your consultancy in the marketplace.

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Scope Reinsertion – the Back Door to Larger Consulting Projects?

David A Fields

Sometimes clients ask you to add scope to a project, for free, that they previously removed to reduce the project’s budget. Do you and your team know the best way to handle this situation? About a month ago your consulting firm won an engagement with wetlands landscaping giant, Sodden Changes, Inc. (SCI). It wasn’t an … Continued The post Scope Reinsertion – the Back Door to Larger Consulting Projects?

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The Missing Link Between Strategy and Innovation

Harvard Business

In too many companies, an innovation team is allowed to pursue its own agenda and imagine itself to be a separate island from the rest of the company. The results are always disappointing: a lot of creative ideas, but a failure to deliver meaningful growth. The root problem is the disconnect between strategy and innovation. To succeed, corporate innovation needs to be bounded by a clear set of strategic priorities that matter to the business.

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PowerPoint Best Practices for Creating Stellar Presentations

Mastering data visualization in PowerPoint will help accelerate your career because it positions you as someone who can present data that drives business decisions forward. think-cell's PowerPoint Best Practices eBook was created specifically for professionals aiming to master the art and science of data-driven storytelling. What’s inside: Practical Insights: Uncover valuable tips for crafting engaging and persuasive presentations.

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From A $0 To $1M+ Consulting Business With Nancy MacKay: Podcast #323

Consulting Success

How do you go from zero to a million-dollar consulting business? This episode has the answers for you. Michael Zipursky sits down with Nancy MacKay, the founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, to unpack her journey from an independent consultant to a CEO of her own company. Filled with inspiring anecdotes about rising to.

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Former PepsiCo COO Grace Puma And Former Nike President Of Consumer Direct Christiana Smith Shi

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

What factors are really holding women back from moving forward in their careers? More importantly, what can you do about it if you find yourself in that position? We talk about all these things and more with our high-caliber guests who promise to deliver nothing but goodness. PepsiCo COO Grace Puma and former Nike President of Consumer Direct Christiana Smith Shi are the authors of the book, Career Forward: Strategies from Women Who’ve Made It.

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How to Add Holidays to your Outlook Calendar

Office Skills

Why add Public Holidays to your Outlook Calendar? Setting the stage for managing an efficient Outlook Calendar for your boss or executive starts with adding all known, non negotiable events, […] The post How to Add Holidays to your Outlook Calendar appeared first on Office Skills Training.

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Unemployed Agilists: Review the Hype Cycle & Your Agility to Help You Manage Future Job Changes, Part 4

Johanna Rothman

I started this series by discussing why managers didn't perceive the value of agile coaches and Scrum Masters in Part 1, resulting in layoffs.) Then, in Part 2 , I asked those unemployed agilists to review their functional skills, the skills people need to do a product development job well. While those skills are useful, they are not enough. That's why I then asked people to review their product-oriented domain expertise and agile-focused domain expertise in Part 3.

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4 Experiments to Encourage Employees’ Career Progress

Harvard Business

The authors worked with 15 organizations and over 7,000 employees to experiment with ways to increase internal career development opportunities and prove promotion isn’t the only way people can advance. They found that when organizations enable ways to progress that go beyond promotion, it unlocks the flow of talent, skills, and strengths. Employees gain opportunities to grow, develop in different directions, and increase their career resilience.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Explore the Top 5 Advantages of Incorporating OKRs into Strategy Planning

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Incorporating OKRs in strategy planning provides an effective framework that drives growth, aligns your goals, and tracks your progress.

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What Do You Need of Me?

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

If your work world of late is similar to that of most of my clients’, you’re busy. You’re really busy. Most days, you’ve come to claim success if you can even start, much less finish, just one item on your ever-growing To Do List. More often than not, your days are a blur of one […] The post What Do You Need of Me? appeared first on Weber Business Services, LLC.

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Unemployed Agilists: How to Increase Your Value to Get a Great Job, Part 3

Johanna Rothman

If you're an unemployed agilist, you are not alone. There way too many of you. But the causes and solutions might not be clear to you. That's why Part 1 of this series discusses your value and what managers want and need. That part discusses why managers see agile coaches and Scrum Masters as staff positions, not line jobs. Then, in Part 2, I suggested you mine your experience to move to a line job, so your value is obvious.

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When You Know You Weren’t the First Choice for Your New Role

Harvard Business

It’s common to experience imposter feelings when taking on a new, more senior role. That negative self-talk can feel justified when you were originally rejected from the job. But you can use this second chance as an opportunity to become a better leader. The author presents four strategies to quiet the imposter syndrome voices in your head if you weren’t the first pick for the job.

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Savings Consultants Are Needed in Today's Market More Than Ever

Savings Consultants are needed in today’s market more than ever. With an increase in expenses, businesses are looking for opportunities to save. Often unknown to businesses are savings in expense reduction, specialized tax savings, specialized savings including medical underpayments, health benefits cost reduction, zero cost processing, and more. Blue Coast Savings, with over 20 years in business, assists Savings Consultants in helping these companies move toward more profitable businesses.

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Transformative Benefits of Consulting

Business Consulting Agency

Business consulting services have become invaluable assets for companies of all types and sizes, offering strategic insights, expert guidance, and actionable solutions that drive growth, innovation, and profitability. From startups to large enterprises, businesses across industries are leveraging consulting services to overcome challenges, optimize operations, and achieve strategic objectives.

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Anticipation

Alan Weiss

I love the server or bartender who says, “Would you like your usual drink?” One guy sets up my martini when he sees me parking my car outside. Or when they automatically bring my wife a diet soda refill when the class is two-thirds empty. There are people in many stores waiting to help you, and approach you when you seem like you’re trying to find something.

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60 Seconds of Johanna’s Writing WIP for March 22, 2024

Johanna Rothman

This week, my writing WIP is from the speaking book. Enjoy! Or, watch the video. The Transcript: I’m Johanna Rothman, and this is 60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for March 22, 2024, where I read an excerpt of just a minute of some writing in progress. This excerpt is from the speaking book. Do You Worry About Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome occurs when you feel as if you are not competent.

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Research: How Women Can Build High-Status Networks

Harvard Business

Despite the potential career benefits of building high-status networks, research has long shown that women face greater obstacles in establishing these networks compared to men. The authors’ research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, not only underscores what we know about the unique challenges women face in building high-status networks; it also offers a strategic roadmap for overcoming these challenges.

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TOOLS and METHODOLOGIES for developing DECISION SUPPORT PACKAGES

This White Paper targets opportunities for Management to develop proficiency in the Decision Framing and Analyses element of input to Decision, & Risk Analyses for Major Project Funding Decisions.

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Warehouse Service Companies Benefit from Business Experts

Business Consulting Agency

Warehouse service providers play a crucial role in supply chain management, logistics, and distribution for businesses across various industries. As competition intensifies and customer expectations evolve, warehouse service companies seek strategies to increase clientele sales, optimize operations, and drive business growth. Partnering with business experts through strategic partnerships offers warehouse companies valuable insights, strategic guidance, and actionable solutions that empower them

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Epicflow Updates: Managing Teams and Dividing Project Work into Phases

Epicflow

The Epicflow team continues implementing the most powerful functionality to provide our clients with a variety of tools to juggle projects and resources most efficiently. This time, we’ve prepared updates that will prove useful for those who work in an Agile environment, use Jira + Epicflow integration as well as those dealing with manufacturing, machine building, and other complex phased projects.

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Steve Gets a New Home

Action Plan

This issue is part 3 of a series about my life in Boulder Creek. The first one is here. The second one is here. When you make friends with homeless people, you mainly want to see if you can help somehow. And you soon realize that the help that is needed is usually beyond your capabilities. They need money, shelter, food, medical care. Most have literally no more than the clothes on their backs.

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GenAI Could Make Online Conversations More Civil

Harvard Business

Online conversations are famously fraught, which creates challenges for people communicating on online platforms, including those used for workplace collaboration. New research suggests that these platforms might want to consider using generative AI to help cool down heated discussions and prepare employees for difficult conversations. The author discusses research that he and his colleagues have conducted on this topic and discusses the ways in which the community platform Nextdoor has started

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Why You Need to Use Case Studies in Sales and Marketing (and How to Start Now)

Case studies are proof of successful client relations and a verifiable product or service. They persuade buyers by highlighting your customers' experiences with your company and its solution. In sales, case studies are crucial pieces of content that can be tailored to prospects' pain points and used throughout the buyer's journey. In marketing, case studies are versatile assets for generating business, providing reusable elements for ad and social media content, website material, and marketing c

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Skin Care Brands Benefit from Experts

Business Consulting Agency

For skin care companies aiming to establish a successful brand, launch innovative product lines, and navigate the competitive beauty industry, partnering with business experts can be a strategic advantage. Business consultants specializing in the beauty and skincare sector offer invaluable expertise, strategic guidance, and tailored solutions that empower skin care brands to achieve growth, market penetration, and brand differentiation.

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Of Course You Have the Time

Alan Weiss

Time and money are not resources, they are priorities. That is, a buyer can “reallocate” them to higher needs. We do this all the time, deciding to spend money on an unanticipated opportunity and spend time at a newly-scheduled event. Hence, “We have no budget” and “I have no time” are specious arguments, so stop packing your tent and leaving when you hear them.

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How can I manage employee resistance to change?

Harmonious Workplaces

The best answer I can give based on research: listen to your employees. During the ending phase of a change initiative – which is where the current state ends and change begins – people express unhappiness and discomfort. Morale declines, performance decreases, and managers may wish to quit. Allow people to express their emotions safely. […] The post How can I manage employee resistance to change?

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How to Decide If AI Should Be Part of Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business

Should your company be betting on AI as a growth strategy now? How do you distinguish genuine opportunities from speculative fads and make an informed decision on whether AI is your next big bet? In this article, the authors cover five steps to help your company answer this question. After thoughtful analysis, your decision ultimately boils down to this: Does the current state of AI align with your business strategy?

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.