Analyzing a company: Agilent example

Consultants Mind

The post Analyzing a company: Agilent example appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultants should be a quick study. Imagine that you find out on Friday afternoon that you are going to be staffed on a new project on Monday.

Example Companies Involved with Behavioral Economics

Steve Shu Consulting

Here are some examples: AIG Behavioral Science Team. Here are some firms and practice groups in the behavioral science and economics space: Behavioral Insights Team – Home – Behavioural Insights Team. BEworks – Home – BEworks. BeSmart at Boston Consulting Group.

Anti-example: 10 bad charts

Consultants Mind

Then, it… Read More » The post Anti-example: 10 bad charts appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultants are in the business of taking ambiguous problems, structuring them, and telling cogent, actionable stories. This often involves charts – yes – charts and graphs.

Rental property analysis: 4 examples

Consultants Mind

The post Rental property analysis: 4 examples appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Big fan of rental properties as a way to get retired early. The following is a collection of 4 different blog posts, analyzing the pros / cons of different houses in the Atlanta area. Added photos and ran through the numbers. Gives you a sense of what a good ROE looks like in a mid-size […]. Real Estate

Leading by example, with data entry?

Consultants Mind

Lead by example. The post Leading by example, with data entry? Yes, this morning I did 4 hours of data entry. Yes, data entry.

10 Amazing Examples of Nudge Theory

Tom Spencer

The UK government, for example, created a whole department devoted to formulating policy influenced by the theory.

4 Omnichannel Examples in Retail

1 to 1

Smart retailers know that consumers expect omnichannel experiences. Even smarter retailers understand that the omnichannel goal posts continue to move. Retailers must balance business objectives with the flexibility to adapt to new customer expectations and industry trends.

Following the (M&A) Example of Others

Strategy+Business

Learning what other companies did to acquire firms in developing economies may help U.S. companies be more successful in their own M&A efforts

Real Life Obamacare Small Business, Benefit-Shifting Example

MishTalk

Here is an interesting video regarding the effects of Obamacare on all the employees at at Simonetta''s auto repair shop in Pennsylvania. The video was made by a local TV station. A couple premiums dropped, but most went up, some by huge amounts. In every case deductibles soared.

Stellar Opportunity for UK to Set Example for the World

MishTalk

IMF head Christine Lagarde has flip-flopped twice on the impact of Brexit. Ahead of the vote on Brexit, IMF head … Continue reading → Economics

Like It or Not, You Are Always Leading by Example

Harvard Business

Fortunately, a simple question evokes greater self-awareness and actionable insights than the typical 360 degree review: How do you lead by example? For one, it non-judgmentally presumes people already lead by — and thus set — good examples; for another, it pushes leaders to think harder about how others interpret their behavior. In over 15 years of asking, no one has ever said they can’t, don’t, or won’t lead by example.

Uber Leadership An Example of Not Focusing On People First

Cheryl Cran

Uber has been in the news a lot recently – often Uber is used as an example of a ‘hot’ tech firm making progress however there are ‘holes’ in Uber’s leadership. The post Uber Leadership An Example of Not Focusing On People First appeared first on Cheryl Cran.

Consultant Ninja: Why PowerPoint is Bad: Management Consulting.

Consultant Ninja

There are a million examples of bad PowerPoint slides, but this one is special. Most are pretty good but many are like your Microsoft example - shocking. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja.

Consultant Ninja: I just get so scared, scared of being a nobody.

Consultant Ninja

His case study example is flat out wrong, but I dont need to pick on him about it. All the same - its unfortunate you still cant admit that it wasnt even a case study - just examples of the rights and wrongs of tackling sizing questions. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Friday, January 23, 2009.

Organizational Character and Leadership Development | Consulting.

Consulting and Organizational Management

The news is filled with the exploits of more than a few examples of dishonesty and greed, leaders who purposefully worked in their own behalf, rather than from a sense of responsibility for institutional integrity. Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Library Blogs Home. This Blogs Home. Guest Writer Submissions. Policies. To Subscribe to a Blog. About. Feedback.

7 Options for "Success" in Consulting Projects | Consulting and.

Consulting and Organizational Management

As a consultant, your perception of project “success” is the basis from which your client and you conclude, for example, whether the project is of high quality, that money paid to you was well spent, that you did a good job as a consultant, and whether you might be hired again (if you are an external consultant). Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Library Blogs Home. This Blogs Home. Guest Writer Submissions.

Are You Doing OD? Training? Consulting? Coaching? All of These.

Consulting and Organizational Management

For example, many Organization Development practitioners almost look down on training as scoped to working only with individuals and not the broader context of organizations as does OD (by the way, we OD’rs prefer that you capitalize the name of our field. Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Library Blogs Home. This Blogs Home. Guest Writer Submissions. Policies. To Subscribe to a Blog. About. Feedback.

Seth's Blog: Learning by analogy

Seth Godin Blog

You are surrounded by examples and lessons and case studies that clearly arent exactly about your project. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

Seth's Blog: Self service requires information, which requires design

Seth Godin Blog

Consider travel as an example: If you've arranged the flights on the monitor in order of flight time , not destination, requiring me to stop and take out my ticket, you have failed. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo.

How "Disconnected Conversations" Can Kill Consulting and.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Here’s an Example of a Disconnected Conversation. Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Library Blogs Home. This Blogs Home. Guest Writer Submissions. Policies. To Subscribe to a Blog. About. Feedback. How "Disconnected Conversations" Can Kill Consulting and Collaboration By Carter McNamara on June 17, 2010.

Seth's Blog: Skeuomorphs = failure

Seth Godin Blog

The original CD ROMs, for example, often had a home screen that started with a bookshelf, and you clicked on the 'book' you wanted to 'open' (excessive use of quotations intentional). Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers.

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Website or No Website? Answers and Help for Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

It’s best if the websites you like are in the same industry or have the same purpose (for example, to increase credibility). For example, do you prefer a more modern and calm feel or a more sophisticated and energetic feel? For example, start-ups, mid-market, or global companies?

One of the Best Ways to Market Yourself as a New Consultant

Steve Shu Consulting

As an example, for one of my first clients as an independent consultant, I got in the door through the referral of an IT systems consultant (met at a local lunch talk) who needed to help their client do an operational analysis.

How to Figure Out Your Consulting Bill Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

Was it at a big firm with formal training (for example Deloitte, Bain & Company) or did you learn on the job as an internal resource with a company? Example: Important note: this is just a rough idea! Dear Liz, I have a quick question.

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Selling to Government: Understand the basic rules of engagement

Jacq Hackett Consulting

For example, if I put NSW Health procurement guidelines into the search terms, one of the first listings is NSW Health Goods and Services Procurement Policy. For example in my case, if I wasn’t registered for the relevant scheme in my jurisdiction, where a potential client wants just a single quote for a project, the budget has to be less than $30,000. Public sector consultants are definitely in demand.

How Tax Reform Affects Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

For example, businesses with an S-corp tax treatment will trade off savings in self-employment tax against a lower pass-through business deduction, and they also have additional costs like payroll and tax-filing expenses that should be considered. Adobe Stock photo #182517755 by nerthuz.

How Do Consultants Handle Situations With Clients Who May “Laugh” at Them Relative to Projections and Opportunity Outcomes?

Steve Shu Consulting

As example of how this could work, the partner could simply assert confidently that they believe the numbers and that a separate session could be set up to go through them.

Take Steps Now to Protect Your Independent Status!

Successful Independent Consulting

Offer your services to the general public, for example, have a website. For example, use Google Adwords and take screen shots as evidence. Establish social media pages for your business , for example on LinkedIn.

Shift Your Perspective to Make Business Development Easier

Successful Independent Consulting

For example, before you go parasailing the first time you might think, “ I’m excited to try this! ” For example, I was able to use one of my decision tools to streamline the process, eliminate a half-day offsite, and get agreement on the decision faster than they expected.

Crazy Airline Gobbledegook Nonsense

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

What are your favorite examples of airline doublespeak? The airline business is like nothing on earth, and airline people are some of the most common interactions we consultants have. I thought I would take a minute to note some of the crazy words that come out of their mouths.

Is Behavioral Economics Used in Business?

Steve Shu Consulting

Here are a few examples of how the field of behavioral economics has touched business in my corner of the world relative to behavioral finance: Voya Financial – [link].

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An Anecdote on How Experimental Design and Statistics Are Used in Behavioral Economics and Business

Steve Shu Consulting

For example, if you bought a cup of coffee for $4.55, you could round things up to $5.00

Are you struggling with scope creep?

Jacq Hackett Consulting

For example, if the project includes a stakeholder workshop and you assume the client will be responsible for the administration and costs associated with this [e.g. For example, what I’ve proposed to deliver relies on the client providing certain quantitative data in a readily accessible format, and I have a sneaking suspicion that it isn’t going to be as easy to get hold of as the client has indicated. Here’s a typical example.

The Absolutely Best Structure for a Consulting Project

David A Fields

Chances are, your consulting projects are structured like one or more of the following examples: Intervention These are in-and-out, hard-hitting projects. For example, a one-day facilitation, [ ] Consultants Project Management project management

Are We Sending the Right Message?

Markovitz Consulting

Paul Akers, for example, has kept his company on a remarkable growth trajectory by focusing on 2 Second Lean. The latest issue of the Spring 2018 AME Target magazine excerpts some mind-boggling—and depressing—data from LNS Research about continuous improvement.

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Reflecting on Heuristics

Steve Shu Consulting

For example, when catching a fly baseball, sometimes people use a gaze heuristic to keep the ball at roughly the same inbound angle by adjusting their position and moving forward or backward.

How Do Consultants Stay Organized Before Creating Client Deliverables?

Steve Shu Consulting

For example, there may be four major workstreams at the top level like assessment, financial modeling, technology options, and business strategy. This post is based on a question posed to me on Quora.

Don’t bring your writing style with you

Jacq Hackett Consulting

For example, in my case, I have to make sure I avoid using too much clinical jargon, as not all the stakeholders reading my reports are clinicians. There’s a lot of writing to be done as a consultant – it’s a core consulting skill. There are proposals, issues papers, interview guides, strategies, background briefings, guidelines. And a key deliverable of almost every project is a final report.

Manufactured Spend and Other Stupid Games, or, "I’ve Got A Real Job"

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I do this mainly to keep on top of the latest developments (it’s important for me to know what will happen to their programs when American and US Airways merge, for example) and indeed a bit to learn about rewards opportunities.

The Five Pillars of Marketing Success

The More Clients Blog

In the above example, the target was the “high-tech plastics industry.” Two examples: For my Marketing Mastery Program, I held a series of introductory teleconferences, invited those interested to apply for the program, interviewed each applicant, and then converted 50% into participants.

Quote Your Consulting Billing Rate with Confidence

Successful Independent Consulting

For example, a grocery chain with a 2% operating margin is likely to be much more cost conscious than a medical device company with margins over 80%. ID 46944176 © Dundja | Dreamstime. It takes practice to quote your consulting billing rate with confidence.

Tips on How to Sell Consulting Services Without Giving Away Everything During Pre-Sales

Steve Shu Consulting

For example, you may see that the client needs to a) better articulate the problem statement and the key priorities (vision), b) decide on an approach (strategy), and c) execute on all the tactical operational things to carry out the strategy (tactics).

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Digitizing customer journeys and processes: Stories from the front lines

McKinsey

These company examples highlight what some leaders are doing to build new customer experiences. Our Insights