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How to Self-Promote — Without Sounding Self-Centered

Harvard Business

Promoting your own accomplishments can feel uncomfortable, and poses a dilemma: It can make you appear more confident and capable, but can also make you seem less warm, less friendly, and more selfish. On the other hand, self-deprecation or deflecting credit, may make you seem approachable but it diminishes your competency. New research, based on a series of 11 studies, suggests that dual promotion — in which you compliment a colleague or peer while talking about your own accomplishments — can b

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How To Leverage Associations & Specialty Groups For High-Value Clients with Dean West: Podcast #313

Consulting Success

Dean West’s journey teaches us that even at 50, making strategic changes and staying committed to restructuring can turn challenges into opportunities. In this episode, we hear Dean’s story and secrets behind leveraging associations and specialty groups to securing high-value clients. Associations, often underrated, can be compared to valuable goldmines for fostering relationships.

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3 tips to help you have a good feedback conversation

Halo Psych

4 minute read I was talking to a friend the other day about how my work seems to come in themes. A few years ago, much of my work seemed to be about conflict resolution in teams. During the Covid19 pandemic, it was about resilience and wellbeing. During 2023, it’s been all about feedback and challenging conversations. Whether I’m chatting on a podcast such as my most recent interview for the Jobsworth Podcast , or whether I’m being asked to give a talk or run a course – the topic de jour has bee

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Case Study - Scaling Through Lean At Theodo Group

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Fabrice Bernard, Co-Founder of Theodo Group, and Catherine Chabiron, author of Learning to Scale at Theodo Group, talk about scaling through lean.

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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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How to Prepare for the Deluge of Year-End Requests

Harvard Business

The end of the year can be stressful enough without the extra pressure of last-minute requests due before New Year’s Eve. The author offers five strategies to help you mitigate the crunch: 1) Anticipate and ask if you suspect a recurrent request is heading your way; 2) Commit to your PTO; 3) Clarify what you’re being asked to do; 4) Reprioritize your commitments; and 5) Look for ways to prevent next year’s scramble.

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Beyond Consulting: Accelerating Your Professional Career

Tom Spencer

Individuals looking to fast-track their careers frequently find themselves lured by the exciting world of consulting in today’s fast-paced and constantly evolving business environment. Beyond the veneer of prestige and a lucrative 6-figure salary, however, lies a highly intense and competitive industry, leading naturally to a high turnover rate as many choose to exit this […] The post Beyond Consulting: Accelerating Your Professional Career first appeared on Tom Spencer.

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Entering the US Market: How Consultants Help Foreign Companies

Business Consulting Agency

For companies eyeing expansion into the dynamic landscape of the United States market, the path to success often hinges on understanding the nuances of local business practices, consumer behavior, and regulatory frameworks. In this endeavor, partnering with seasoned local experts and leveraging business consulting services emerges as a strategic imperative, offering a multitude of benefits and invaluable guidance for foreign companies aiming to establish a foothold and thrive in the US.

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Our Favorite Management Tips About Showing Gratitude at Work

Harvard Business

Celebrating your team members, especially around important holidays, can be a powerful, generous, and motivating gesture. This article includes a curated selection of HBR’s Management Tips on how to show gratitude and appreciation at work.

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Why Consulting with a Learning and Development Firm for Remote Work Training Is Essential

Clarity Consultants

Long gone are the days of the traditional office workforce. More companies have realized how beneficial remote work can be in the past few years–especially thanks to the pandemic. Not only do you open yourself to far more viable employees, but you can also save quite a lot of money. But, of course, while there are plenty of advantages to remote work, there are also disadvantages–one of the biggest being training.

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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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Types of Consultants – Engineering and Scientific Consulting

Tom Spencer

Consulting is a wide field of work. If your job description involves providing a service to a client utilizing your skill set and time, then you are probably a consultant of some kind. If you have read some of the blogs on this website, you have probably come across many that describe life and work […] The post Types of Consultants – Engineering and Scientific Consulting first appeared on Tom Spencer.

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Focus On Them Not On Yourself

Leadership Planning with Liz Weber CMC

“So how are things going with your new executive vice president?” I asked Taylor, a senior vice president. “Well, considering 10 minutes into our first meeting with her – which mind you, was virtual – she said, ‘I don’t like looking at myself’ and turned her camera off, I’d say I’m not feeling very comfortable.” […] The post Focus On Them Not On Yourself appeared first on Weber Business Services, LLC.

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To Solve Big Problems, Make Everyone Feel Included in Your Mission

Harvard Business

It’s human nature to want to spend our days working on something more than a paycheck, and the best leaders find ways to connect their teammates’ work to something bigger. That starts by making everyone feel included in the mission. If your team feels connected to the mission, then making big bets and solving big problems will always be within your reach.

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Black Friday Cyber Monday Agency Deals, Discounts, and Savings Round Up

Kai Davis

Run an agency? Looking for some deals and savings on high-quality software that actually makes a difference? Here is a selection of services and products from friends and colleagues that help meet your needs and help you grow. Specials on Kai's Products 34% off Quick Start Roadmapping Get the complete Quick Start Roadmapping for $99 (instead of $150).

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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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60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP, Nov 24, 2023

Johanna Rothman

I'm a little slow this week, but I made it! If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope your day was lovely. Now, for the WIP: The transcription: I’m Johanna Rothman, and this is 60 Seconds of Johanna’s WIP for November 24, 2023, where I read an excerpt of just a minute of some writing in progress. This excerpt is from a short story I started this morning, tentatively titled, Nana Nerds.

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Maximizing State Development: Benefits of Collaborating with the BCA

Business Consulting Agency

As states across the United States aim to foster economic growth, enhance infrastructure, and elevate their business landscapes, seeking professional guidance becomes paramount. Partnering with a reputable national business consulting agency that offers diverse expertise across various industries presents a strategic opportunity for states to leverage specialized insights, strategic planning, and industry-specific knowledge.

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Research: When — and Why — Employee Curiosity Annoys Managers

Harvard Business

Researchers conducted a series of studies to understand when curiosity may lead to different reactions in the workplace. They found that curious employees were often seen by their leaders as insubordinate and, in turn, less likable. However, curious employees who were politically skilled were not seen this way. They distinguished between constructive curiosity, which involved seeking information, knowledge, or learning by asking many provocative questions that don’t have easy answers, and uncons

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Mental & Physical Health Support During a Career Crisis

Harmonious Workplaces

Gratitude for the help I received in my time of need I cannot count last week as one of the best of my life. While I cannot say it provided the worst experience, it certainly didn’t offer much pleasantness or ease from stress. I won’t get into the details, but I experienced both eustress (good stress) and distress (bad stress) in overabundance. Among the decisions I needed to make which could have profound effects on my career and my family, I found myself torn between what I had prepared to do

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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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Celebrating Life’s Simple Joys This Thanksgiving

Chad Barr

This Thanksgiving, as we navigate through a world rife with challenges and heartaches, I find guidance in the words of Nelson Mandela: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” These words echo profoundly in my heart, particularly in a time marked by the absence of loved ones and the presence of loss in our lives.

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How to Hire the Right Talent for Your Business

Granite Leadership Strategies

You probably think good talent is hard to find for your business these days. You may even be frustrated with and tired of the process you have to go through every time you need to add help. Consider the typical scenario: You advertise on a job posting site, a job search engine, or a social media site where candidates may search for open positions. You receive a slew of resumes or applications.

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The Value of Corporate Purpose

Harvard Business

Competing in today’s global digital economy requires increasingly complex contributions: Employees need to be motivated to go above and beyond; customers need to be inspired, and their feedback needs to be incorporated; and the demands, opinions, and goals of civil society and government are also critical. The value of organizational purpose is to help coordinate activity among stakeholders in this complex system.

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Filtering

Alan Weiss

During an “open house” at my kids’ school on evening (do they still have these?) the fourth grade teacher, who must have been 24-years-old, said, “Here’s the deal: If you don’t believe what your kids tell you about me, I won’t believe what they tell me about you.” I have told this to every new client: “Your people will tell you that I’m an outsider who doesn’t know the culture and just wants to create change to earn money.

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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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Leveraging Digital Marketing for Medical Concierge Services

Business Consulting Agency

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, medical concierge services have redefined patient care by offering personalized, high-quality experiences. To effectively connect with their audience and thrive in this competitive space, doctors providing these services and the companies facilitating them have turned to digital marketing as a powerful catalyst for growth and success.

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A Thanksgiving Message of Peace

Action Plan

During challenging times, various paths unfold. Things generally trend upward or downward. They tend to sway toward either the light or dark side. The light embodies peace; the dark, conflict. Peace is straightforward. Perhaps overly so? Three actions can foster peace: 1. Engage in civil, loving conversations wherever possible. 2. Refrain from endorsing hate or violence. 3.

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A New Generation of Robots Can Help Small Manufacturers

Harvard Business

Automation technology is creating incredible opportunities for SMEs. Smaller, flexible, collaborative robots (cobots) can be used across a wide range of applications from machine tending and welding to packaging, palletizing, and screw-driving. State-of-the-art software even allows swift reconfiguration of parts, finally making automation attractive to high-mix, low-volume manufacturers.

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Get More Leads With The ‘Lead Generation Bundle’

Kai Davis

Learn the skills (and get the templates and resources) you need to drive demand for your agency’s (or consultancy’s) services. Clients are out there right now with painful business problems that you can help with. Your challenge is reaching these leads when they’re most in need of your services. With the skills you’ll learn in the products contained within this bundle, you’ll be able to drive demand for your business and generate more leads.

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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.