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7 Inquiry Guidelines Your Consulting Firm Must Master

David A Fields

Asking questions is core to your consulting firm’s approach to winning business and delivering value. Could you ask questions better (and ask better questions)? Absolutely. For most adults, inquiry is a route to information. For teenagers, questions are a rhetorical way to emphasize their point. For toddlers, questions serve to drive their parents batty.

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Consulting Flow State: Daily Schedule To Maximize Your Productivity & Well-Being

Consulting Success

How can you build a daily schedule that enables you to get into the “flow state” every day — so that you’re more productive AND happy? The more you can achieve a consulting flow state — where you are highly focused doing your work every day — the easier it will be to grow and.

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Coaching in Management: A Practical Guide To Coaching

Girard Training Solutions

Traditionally, managers have relied on a command-and-control approach, giving directives from the top down. However, modern employees now seek leaders and managers who are genuinely invested in their personal and professional development, providing continuous feedback and opportunities to excel in their roles. Transforming managers into coaches rather than bosses is key to fostering a better employee experience and driving high performance.

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Why Top Leaders Hire Executive Coaches

Organizational Talent Consulting

Stuck on the leadership plateau? Finding it challenging to navigate obstacles with the success you hoped for? Feeling like you are not living your best life? It's common to feel like you have a handle on things on minute, only to realize you are stuck making an important decision and cannot see the bigger picture because of the daily grind. As you climb the ladder in any organization, the need for a trusted thought partner increases, yet it's harder to find.

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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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Episode 16: Leadership in Times of Calm and Crisis

Harmonious Workplaces

Rich Cruz: [00:00:00] Welcome back to Harmonious Workplaces. Together, we’ll discuss leadership in times of calm and crisis. What crucial action can change leaders take during a crisis situation within an organization? Keep listening to find out. Welcome to Harmonious Workplaces, a podcast about corporate culture, organizational change management.

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Honoring Sacrifice and Celebrating Freedom

Chad Barr

July 4, 1776, the second Continental Congress signed on to the Declaration of Independence, declaring the official break away from Great Britain to become an independent nation of the 13 original colonies. One could say that was a giant leap of faith as the American Revolution, which began in 1775, was still ongoing, and its conclusion would not be seen until 1783.

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8 Key Elements of Your MBA Application Package

Tom Spencer

In the previous article, I provided a high-level overview of the MBA landscape. Now, I will delve deeper into each component of the MBA application package. The key application components, along with their estimated importance weights, include: Standardized tests (GMAT or GRE) – 20% Academic transcripts – 18% Resume – 15% Letters of recommendation – 8% Student background – 4% Short answers – 3% Essays – 11% Interviews – 21% Source: GMAC 2015 Application Trends Survey To make things easier to und

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How AI Can Change the Way Your Company Gets Work Done

Harvard Business

AI offers many ways to enhance a company’s overall internal capabilities and skills. AI can be used to infer skills from employee profiles and their activity. AI can be used to classify learning content and make it more applicable and accessible for the whole workforce, as well as making learning more personalized to each individual. AI can be used to summarize, recommend, and augment learning content.

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The Top 13 Metrics that CEOs Should Measure for Strategic Success

LSA Global

What CEOs Should Measure for Strategic Success CEOs are responsible for the company’s overall decisions and performance. Knowing what CEOs should measure for strategic success is crucial for making informed decisions and steering the company to where it wants to go in a way that makes sense. While the specific strategy success metrics vary across different industries and different strategies, metrics tend to fall into four overall buckets: Financial, Customer, Employee, and Other.

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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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Neigh!!

Alan Weiss

I’ve made the point that when the automobile was invented and proved practical, they didn’t then go out and shoot all the horses. Yet the pony express stopped delivering messages when the telegraph and telephone and trains entered society. They didn’t try to breed faster horses, but horses were simply used for different purposes and are very much a part of our lives today: recreation, sports, transportation, and so forth.

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Ep080 Hazel Quiatchon

Girard Training Solutions

Today’s episode of Management Development Unlocked features Hazel Quiatchon, a leadership development practitioner and executive coach with 20 years of experience. She is the senior director and head of leadership development at a San Francisco Bay Area tech company. Hazel has trained hundreds of leaders to be the best coaches for their teams and shares tips and tricks for getting your team on the same page.

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3 Steps to Cultivate an Innovator’s Mindset

Harvard Business

If you want to move up the corporate ladder, you need to do more than meet deadlines and produce strong results. Employees who quickly move up often have an innovator’s mindset. These people ultimately position themselves as valuable assets by questioning assumptions and pushing their organizations to stay competitive. By consistently bringing fresh ideas to the table and demonstrating a proactive approach to problem-solving, they naturally attract the attention of higher-ups.

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The paradox of lessons

Seth Godin Blog

The people most likely to sign up for coaching or additional learning are the folks who are already good at their craft. “I’m terrible at this,” can lead to, “and I don’t want to be reminded of it.” Or perhaps, “I don’t want to waste their time,” or, “I’m never going to get better.” When it’s possible to get better, embracing mediocrity isn’t a useful strategy.

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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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Problems

Alan Weiss

When I was working with Mercedes North America to improve service in their dealerships, I started with the highest-rated dealership in the country and asked the owner why he thought his ratings were so high. “Problems,” he said. “You mean ‘no problems’?” I asked. He told me that every dealership has unavoidable problems, because the business is so complex.

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Fact-Based vs. Intuition-Based Decision Making: How to Strike the Right Balance

LSA Global

Fact-Based vs. Intuition-Based Decision Making: How to Strike the Right Balance We know from leadership simulation assessment data that effective companies make effective decisions — especially when the stakes are high. While fact-based vs. intuition-based decision making each has its own merits and drawbacks, the ability to understand and leverage both approaches effectively can be the key to making good decisions.

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How Companies Can Mitigate AI’s Growing Environmental Footprint

Harvard Business

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly ubiquitous in business and governance, its substantial environmental impact — from significant increases in energy and water usage to heightened carbon emissions — cannot be ignored. By 2030, AI’s power demand is expected to rise by 160%. However, adopting more sustainable practices, such as utilizing foundation models, optimizing data processing locations, investing in energy-efficient processors, and leveraging open-source collaborations, ca

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The lazy jugglers

Seth Godin Blog

The best jugglers don’t seem to be trying very hard. That’s because they understand what the work involves, and they don’t confuse effort with results. Some approaches to keep in mind: Focus on the work at hand Don’t take on more than you can handle Establish a spec, and ignore perfection Throws are far more important than catches Devote a significant amount of time to honing your craft Consistently add incremental challenges Frantic leads to more frantic.

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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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A Comprehensive Analysis of AI’s Impact on the Employee Experience

1 to 1

By Ricardo Saltz Gulko This article is published through a partnership with the European CX Organisation (ECXO). Read the original here. As we have explored, AI is fundamentally transforming the employee experience, touching every aspect from recruitment and onboarding to learning, development, and day-to-day engagement. This transformation, driven by advanced data analytics, machine learning, and predictive technologies, is ushering in a new era of workplace efficiency and personalization.

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Transforming Team Culture Through People with Martin Gonzalez

Leadership Vision Consulting

In this episode, we sit down with Martin Gonzalez, creator of Google's effectiveness founders project and author of 'The Bonfire Moment.' With a background in organizational psychology, Martin highlights real-world challenges and solutions, drawing from his extensive experience with global leaders. This conversation is a rich resource for anyone aiming to create a positive team culture and build mentally engaged, emotionally healthy teams.

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How to Salvage a Useful Process That Isn’t Working Anymore

Harvard Business

It is a familiar story in health care and many other settings: the performance of an innovative process deteriorates over time. Instead of automatically discarding it, organizations should understand the causes. They may then decide to redesign and reimplement the process. Using the reimplementation of a surgical checklist at Singapore General Hospital as an example, this article explains how to conduct a reimplementation.

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Plasticity

Seth Godin Blog

It’s pretty easy for some kids to switch gears. They can go from sad to ebullient in seconds, and switch contexts without much fuss. Others have more trouble. As we get older, our natural ability to thrive in a new situation can decrease. But, like a muscle or a skill, it responds to practice. The same is true for organizations. As the world changes faster and faster, it seems clear that organizations that prize plasticity will thrive.

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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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How to Manage Competing Priorities: 5 Effective Strategies and 5 Tips to Prevent Them

Epicflow

Whether at work or in everyday life, we don’t like to appear in situations where we don’t know which way to turn because there are too many tasks, and everything is important. However, it’s common in the modern fast-paced project environment — overlapping deadlines, the same resources required for several projects, or competing stakeholder requirements, to name a few.

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Research: How Family Motivates People to Do Their Best Work

Harvard Business

Family is one of the most important things in most people’s lives, across cultures and geographies. Yet, the idea that family can be motivational at work has been overlooked. Instead, in the past, family has been mostly seen as competing with work for an employee’s finite resources, like their time and energy. A large body of research on work-family conflict drew on this notion and illustrated how work and family domains create conflicting demands and interfere with one another.

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3 Lessons from The Washington Post’s Leadership Turmoil

Harvard Business

The leadership questions surrounding new Washington Post CEO Will Lewis serve as a case study in the challenges of bringing in an outsider to lead an organization, highlighting the importance of transparency and alignment with company values. This article offers three lessons leaders can draw from it — as well as advice on how the Post and Lewis can move forward.

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How Part-Time Senior Leaders Can Help Your Business

Harvard Business

Bringing on seasoned leaders in “fractional” roles can help companies gain expertise without the expense and commitment of a full-time hire.

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The Art of Remote Collaboration: How to Successfully Whiteboard with Remote Teams

Just because we're working with a distributed team doesn't mean we have to abandon time-tested tools and methods like whiteboarding. Digital look-alikes often cramp creativity and all but eliminate the humanity of shared interactions. Hardware solutions are also limiting and, of course, expensive and immobile. In an increasingly digital and remote-first world, it’s important for us to select tools and processes that allow us to mitigate if not eliminate the above problems.