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Consulting vs. Coaching

Consulting Matters

The two most popular paths high achievers take when they leave corporate is to either start their own consulting business or start their own coaching business.

2020: forget the resolutions, build your confidence instead

The Management Centre

January is traditionally a time of looking forward and looking back. A time to consider the challenges – and failures – of the year before. To set resolutions and plan for a better year ahead. Full of good intentions, these resolutions are usually broken by the end of the month.I

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Attract Clients By Thinking Like A Coca-Cola Chief Growth Officer

Henry DeVries

Are you the chief growth officer of your company? What are you doing to manage the growth of high-paying clients

Boeing Starliner Failure: Lessons for Your Lean Program

Markovitz Consulting

Boeing’s Starliner failed an important test flight two weeks ago. It was supposed to rendezvous with the International Space Station, but was unable to reach the correct orbit. The problem with this engineering marvel? Not the complex aerodynamics, not the critical separation from the Atlas V rocket, not the all-important re-entry heat shield. No, the problem was with the internal clock.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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How to Get 100 Meetings

The More Clients Blog

When we think of marketing our professional services, we often think about all the things we need to do to be visible and get known. “I I need to have an online presence, post regularly on social media, write articles for LinkedIn, join organizations, and network like crazy, and, and, and…”.

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7 Questions to Validate that Consulting/Coaching Business Ownership is Right for You

Consulting Matters

Want rock-solid confidence that starting or growing your own consulting or coaching business is right for you? Use these questions to help you get it. What is telling you that you want to grow your own consulting or coaching business?

Why do companies use cloud computing services? 

Tom Spencer

Cloud computing has become a fundamental part of the IT architecture for all shapes and sizes of companies. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association , around half of all US companies have 30-60% of their IT systems based in the cloud.

166: Brit Arthur—Changing An Entire Industry, One Swimsuit At A Time

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how this entrepreneur brilliantly capitalized on unmet needs! Brit Arthur is one of those creative women who sees a problem and just wants to solve it. Who says women aren’t as ingenious as men? They haven’t met Brit.

Why It Is Easier To Do Nothing Than To See The Obvious?

Simon Associates

Back when I ran a company, at one point we thought a situation was one way, and then the facts changed and it became another way. Yet when we reviewed our strategy, the new facts were not considered. New facts…no shift in direction!

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

5 Smart Strategies to De-Stress & Accelerate Any Career or Business Transition

Consulting Matters

"If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all." Anna Quindlen. Have you fallen out of love with your career (or has it fallen out of love with you?)

Core versus non-core: Organisations have a new vision of their future

The Source

Thirty years ago, business in mature, largely Western economies was upended by the realisation that they didn’t need to do everything.

Enabling a digital and analytics transformation in heavy-industry manufacturing


To make the most of new digital approaches in manufacturing, heavy-industry players need to put some critical enablers in place. Insights on Operations

How to Communicate During Organizational Change - Interview with Shawn Hall

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

In this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast , we were joined by the Principal of Apogee Public Relations and instructor at UBC's Sauder School of Business, Shawn Hall.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

The Little Known Strategy for Becoming an Executive Advisor

Consulting Matters

Almost all the consultants and coaches that I mentor want to become an executive advisor. For some this means that they want to work with more senior leaders in larger companies. For others this means that they want all of their revenue to come from their ability to give expert advice to executives.

165: Rich Horwath—Be Strategic Or Be Gone

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how strategy is the way to get to where you want to be! As you know, we are Blue Ocean Strategists. As such, we love to talk with like-minded folks who help companies and their staff re-think their strategies, fill unmet needs and carve out unoccupied market space.

Confronting the early-career gender gap


To achieve workforce parity, businesses should apply the same practices they are using against the glass ceiling. Insights on Organization


The 26 Greatest Motivational Quotes of All-Time

Rick Conlow

Who doesn’t want the motivation to achieve more success? Therefore, may these quotes support and encourage you on your journey this year. Further, the number 26 signifies gaining wealth, prosperity, happiness and balance. In addition, it emphasizes real positive change in life.

10 Questions to Determine if a Client is Worthy of You

Consulting Matters

If you're a consulting or coaching business owner, you probably invest a ton of time, money and mental energy trying to find your perfect clients and convince them of your value.

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Leaders – who do you think you are?

The Management Centre

In this blog, =mc Director Charlotte Scott asks leaders to take a look under the rock…. Leaders who want to do the very best for their team and organisation tend to have some awareness of their impact on their teams already. Especially in the charity, social and public sectors.

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The future is now: How oil and gas companies can decarbonize


As the pressure to act on climate change builds, the industry should consider a range of options. Oil & Gas Insights

Why Is It Easier To Do Nothing Than To See The Obvious?

Simon Associates

Back when I ran a company, at one point we thought a situation was one way, and then the facts changed and it became another way. Yet when we reviewed our strategy, the new facts were not considered. New facts…no shift in direction!

If You Want Affection, Get A Dog

Alan Weiss

Stop craving affection and start generating respect. You accomplish that by demonstrating how you can improve my life, not by pandering or telling me how good you are. Prospective buyers need expertise, not a buddy. Business of Consulting

Is it easy for someone like me to find someone like you?

Rod Burkert

In case you missed the last post: 1 simple year-end tidying up task that will make you look your best. Here it is: synchronize the look and feel and messaging across all of your online and offline marketing platforms.

Four ways governments can get the most out of their infrastructure projects


Best practices can help governments invest in infrastructure that expands the economy and better serves the public. Public Sector Insights


Over the years, I’ve home-schooled my kids in math. In the process of learning teaching methods for math, I came across the term "scaffolding.". In construction, scaffold refers to the temporary metal frame with large wood planks that surrounds a construction site. The scaffold gives construction workers a place to stand while working on the exterior of a building.

The end of ‘someone’

Seth Godin Blog

The following idea is endorsed by all of these people: None of them exist. They’re constructs, built by an algorithm. Rights released, happy and smiling, but no one in particular.

How to Build Trust as a New Manager

LSA Global

It Is Important to Build Trust as a New Manager. New managers should not underestimate the importance of trust in building and leading a high performing team. Trust is the foundation for all healthy relationships.

The future of natural gas in North America


What role will natural gas play in North America’s energy mix over the next decades? And how can players position themselves to manage threats and capture opportunities from the energy transition? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas