Improv: Noisy Group Mindfulness

Consultants' Consultant

The post Improv: Noisy Group Mindfulness appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consultants Consultant: I love to improvise. I really do believe it keeps my brain young, it asks me to pay attention in ways that nothing else does. I use it with clients to warm them up to me and to each other, to create metaphorical (and real) connections to how they are communicating (or not), listening (or […].

The Cambridge Group: Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP. The Cambridge Group is the embodiment of a “boutique” consulting firm. Rick Kash developed an inverted, but extraordinarily effective, ideology of “demand and supply” and applied it to all aspects of The Cambridge Group. THE CAMBRIDGE GROUP KEY STATS.

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Conversation with Vivaldi Partners Group

Tom Spencer

I was grateful for the recent opportunity to talk with Heather Tortorello, the talent growth director at Vivaldi Partners Group. Where does Vivaldi Partners Group do the bulk of its work? Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at Vivaldi Partners Group?

BTS Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

BTS GROUP INTERVIEWS AND CULTURE. 30 years old and long a mainstay in European consulting, BTS Group has been steadily growing since its inception in 1986. BTS Group specializes in digital technology, leadership development, sales training, and assessments. BTS GROUP KEY STATS. BTS Group Website: www.bts.com. BTS Group Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden. BTS Group Employees: 450+ employees. BTS Group Locations: 34 global locations.

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Should You Pursue Venture Capital Groups?

David A Fields

Have you had much success working through venture capital groups to find projects? A question I was asked: Many people I network with suggest I talk with venture capitalists and perhaps intellectual property lawyers. I have found venture capitalists to be fairly closed to outside help.

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Hay Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

HAY GROUP CONSULTING. In this firm profile, we do a deep dive into Philadelphia-based Hay Group, a darling in the boutique organizational consulting realm. KEY STATS FOR HAY GROUP. Hay Group Website: [link]. Hay Group Headquarters: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hay Group Employees: 2800 employees. Hay Group Locations: 87 offices, 49 countries. Hay Group Chief Executive: Stephen Kaye (President & CEO). Hay Group Revenue: $700M.

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Analysis Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

ANALYSIS GROUP CONSULTING. Today, as we continue our firm profile series, we’ll be looking at Analysis Group. Founded in 1981, Analysis Group is one of the largest economic consulting firms in North America. Stacked full of big-brained folks, most of Analysis Group’s 600+ staff hold advanced degrees in law, economics, finance, accounting or business. KEY STATS FOR ANALYSIS GROUP. Analysis Group Website: www.analysisgroup.com . ANALYSIS GROUP HISTORY .

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Seabury Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

SEABURY GROUP CONSULTING. Today, we’re going to be looking at the consulting arm of aviation specialists Seabury Group. As part of a group that’s focused on Aviation, Aerospace and Defence, you won’t be at all surprised to find out that consulting at Seabury Group falls fairly and squarely within the realms of boutique consulting. SEABURY GROUP KEY STATS. Seabury Group : www.seaburygroup.com. Seabury Group Headquarters : New York, NY.

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Conversation with IMS Consulting Group

Tom Spencer

I recently had the chance to talk with Stephanie Green, Manager of Talent Acquisition for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at IMS Consulting Group. If you have an interest in life sciences, either through your studies or previous work experience, then IMS Consulting Group could be the perfect place to enhance and grow your career. Tom: IMS Consulting Group was ranked in the Vault Consulting 50 and focuses exclusively on life sciences offering a range of services.

Surveys and focus groups

Seth Godin Blog

The story is told of a focus group for a new $100 electronic gadget. The response in the focus group was fabulous, people all talked about the features of the new device with excitement. It doesn't matter what people say. Watch what they do.

Private equity operating groups and the pursuit of ‘portfolio alpha’

McKinsey

While this function has become ubiquitous at private equity firms, they have yet to adopt a standard approach. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors

Job Hub: Virgin Group Jobs and Culture

Management Consulted

Today we highlight tremendous business analyst and post-consulting leadership jobs at Virgin Group. Virgin Group, a leading international group, is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the world. This group has a startling 300 companies in its portfolio in sectors ranging from travel, telecommunications, health, financial services, leisure, music, space travel, and renewable energy. Virgin Group was established in 1970, with offices in about 30 countries.

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The Brattle Group Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

THE BRATTLE GROUP. Today we take a look at a boutique consulting firm you may not have heard of, The Brattle Group. Founded in 1990, The Brattle Group offers answers to economic, regulatory and financial questions posed by corporations, law firms and governments around the globe. For 2 years straight, The Brattle Group has been recognized as one Vault’s Top 50 U.S. THE BRATTLE GROUP KEY STATS. Brattle Group Website: www.brattle.com.

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Finding your peer group

Seth Godin Blog

Your peer group are people with similar dreams, goals and worldviews. Finding a peer group and working with them, intentionally and on a regular schedule, might be the single biggest boost your career can experience

Business Book Review: Boston Consulting Group On Strategy

Management Consulted

Boston Consulting Group on Strategy is a compilation of 82 valuable articles called Perspectives, 4 Harvard-reviewed business articles and 8 other articles written by various members of The Boston Consulting group between 1968 to 2005. These Perspectives are the concise pieces designed to stimulate senior management on various business issues put together by several Consultants, including the founder of Boston Consulting Group, Bruce Henderson.

Who is in your scene? (get better, faster in a group)

Rod Burkert

When it comes to your practice, don’t overlook the power of belonging to a group. And you can get both by belonging to a group. For example, I have a group of BV colleagues who help me … Mel Abraham, Mike Kaplan, Mark Kucik, and Scott Saltzman. Do you belong to a group already?

IMS Consulting Group (IMS Health) Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

With so many diverse arms of the company, today we will be focusing on IMS Consulting Group, a branch of the massive IMS Health organization. KEY STATS FOR IMS CONSULTING GROUP . IMS Consulting Group Website: [link]. IMS Consulting Group Headquarters: New York.

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Workforce, Population, Jobs by Age-Group

MishTalk

Here are a few demographic-related charts of the workforce, civilian non-institutional population, and jobs, by age-group, from reader Tim Wallace. Number in Age Group Employed. Percent of Age Group Employed Since 1970. The fourth graph shows the number employed by age group.

Virtual Training Best Practices – Small Group Activities

Gina Abudi

When facilitating virtual classrooms, be sure that your small group activities are well planned and clear and concise for virtual participants. First, remember to keep small group activities to no more than 3 – 5 students per group, utilizing online “breakout rooms” for students to gather in to complete the activity. Training Facilitation group activities learning environments virtual activities virtual classrooms virtual training

Employment: What Age Group Gets the Jobs?

MishTalk

Here is the question at hand: What age group or age groups get the bulk of the jobs? Every other age group saw job losses! March Job Losses by Age Group That was one of the charts ZeroHedge posted. Is Age Group 55 and Older Gaining or Losing Employment?

Using Employee Resource Groups to Support Diversity

Gina Abudi

Human Resource cultural diversity diversity employee engagement employee resource groups supporting employees workplace diversity Diversity within the organization enables for a variety of benefits, including creativity and innovation in: Solving problems of the business New products and services for customers Additionally, diversity enables for better meeting the needs of customers – who are often diverse themselves.

Hacker Group Declares "Total War" on ISIS

MishTalk

Newsweek reports Hacker Group Anonymous Announces 'Biggest Operation' Against ISIS After Paris Attacks. Hacker group Anonymous declared "total war" on the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group on Sunday following the wave of attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people and left dozens more in a critical condition. A masked, French-speaking figure with a distorted voice is shown reading a statement from the group in the two-minute-long YouTube video [In French].

How to Launch a Working Parents’ Support Group in Your Organization

Harvard Business

And you’re not alone…because if you’re spearheading the effort to build a working parents’ group, two things are dead-certain: 1) The work you’re doing is important, necessary, and welcomed; and. Ariel Skelley/Getty Images.

Union Group Mobilizes "Against" Pay Hike

MishTalk

In what may be a first (otherwise an extreme rarity), a substantial force within a union has mobilized against a pay hike to $9.00 per hour from essentially nothing. Nothing" you say? Yes, it happens in small non-profit theaters that pay aspiring actors $7 to $15 per performance. Rehearsal time does not count. Curiously, but rightfully so, the aspiring actors realize there will be no work at all if they have to get paid $9.00 an hour for acting and rehearsals.

Trends in Employment: What Age Groups Get the Jobs?

MishTalk

The decline in teenage unemployment got me wondering: Where are the jobs, and what age groups got them? However, all of the age groups I wanted to see on a "not seasonally adjusted" basis were available. Relative to population growth, age group 35-44 actually lost jobs.

Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59

Consulting Success

Michael is the CEO of his own company called Marketing Insider Group where they do marketing consulting, leadership coaching, and keynote speaking for conferences and brands all over the world. Life presents itself for most of us if we’re open to it.

Performance Consulting To Increase Profits with Thor Conklin: Podcast #58

Consulting Success

This is what profitability consulting is all about according to Thor Conklin, founder and CEO of Peak Performance Group. Consulting Success Podcast executive coaching how to increase profits Peak Performance Group profitability consultingIt’s not about how much money you make.

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A Data-Driven Approach to Group Creativity

Harvard Business

We suggest that you longitudinally track project successes based on profile traits of individuals and groups. How can you ensure that your company has innovative teams?

Banking landscape shifts as Chinese groups globalise

McKinsey

European and U.S. banks are refocusing domestically while emerging market rivals expand abroad, write Susan Lund and Jonathan Woetzel in Financial Times. MGI in the News

Leaders – help your new employees get acclimated into the group.

Gina Abudi

As leaders we have so much going on that when we hire a new employees, we may not take the time to get that individual integrated into the group. The post Leaders – help your new employees get acclimated into the group. This is a shame and may cause retention issues, a perception of the organization not caring about it employees, and/or the inability for the employee to [.]. appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Organizational Culture And Change Consulting Growth with Donna Brighton: Podcast #60

Consulting Success

That bothered Donna Brighton, founder of Brighton Leadership Group. Consulting Success Podcast Brighton Leadership Group consulting growth Donna Brighton Leadership organizational culture

Are Online Reviews the New Focus Group?

Strategy+Business

Online consumer reviews of new products are more than just word of mouth -- they also can provide companies with early (and free) advice on how to improve products

Abudi Consulting Group Press Release: New Book Out!

Gina Abudi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yusuf Abudi, Principal Abudi Consulting Group, LLC 21 Hickory Drive Amherst, NH 03031 Phone: + 1 603 471-3864 Email: acginfo@abudiconsulting.com Abudi Consulting Group, LLC Announces Publication of Gina Abudi’s Recent Book: Implementing Positive Organizational Change Amherst, NH – March 1, 2017. Abudi Consulting Group, LLC is pleased to announce [.]. The post Abudi Consulting Group Press Release: New Book Out!

10 Reasons To Join A CEO Peer Group

Henry DeVries

I recently had breakfast with Franzi, author of Critical Mass: The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO Peer Groups. Growing your business is never easy. With apologies to Aristotle, Richard Franzi likes to say: “The whole effort of CEOs working together is more than the sum of those same CEOs working separately.”

Aeritae Consulting Group Testimonial

Leadership Vision Consulting

Below is a testimonial from one of our multi-year clients: Aeritae Consulting Group in St. We at the Aeritae Consulting Group value StrengthsFinder and(.). Paul, Minnesota. We have been working with them for several years to build a strengths based culture within their organization. The following excerpt was written by Michael Finlon, COO and co-owner. Testimonials Aeritae Clients Gallup

How U.S. Army Basic Training Turns Diverse Groups into Teams

Harvard Business

For example, recruits go through obstacle courses in small groups so they can see and appreciate the benefits of diversity in completing team tasks. (If

Any Edge is Unfair! EU Witch Hunt Group Fines Google Record €2.4 Billion

MishTalk

The European Commission, a group that proves the UK is better off outside the EU, fined Google $2.7BN for EU Antitrust Violations Over Shopping Searches. more…). Economics

The Five Pillars of Marketing Success

The More Clients Blog

In my business, I’ve always offered programs: The Marketing Mastery Program, the Marketing Action Group, and the More Clients Club. Does the following give a pretty good picture of your current marketing activity? You have a website but you’re not really satisfied with it.

Strange Bedfellows: To Fight ISIS, US Now Supports Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Other Terror Groups

MishTalk

The US has come to the defense or has given aid to three rather unlikely groups in the past few weeks. Strange Bedfellows US Mideast relationships get stranger every day.

BCG Presentations: A Baker’s Dozen

Consultants Mind

Here are a dozen+ presentations (freely and publicly available online) from Boston Consulting Group. Consultant BCG Boston Consulting Group PresentationsWhat does good look like? All thoughtful business people are curious what good presentations look like. These BCG decks may not be in your industry, or your function, but they show a lot of rigor, creativity, and lots of logical structuring.

BCG report: Loose dogs in Dallas

Consultants Mind

Fun BCG Boston Consulting GroupGreat presentation. It’s always good to look at consulting decks to see how they put together data in a coherent way to tell a story. It is a craft and an art form. Was reading through reddit, and they mentioned this odd presentation from 2016. BCG was giving the City of Dallas advice on how to… Read More » The post BCG report: Loose dogs in Dallas appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

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Why Self-Improvement Should Be a Group Activity

Harvard Business

Look for a peer, or even a group of peers, with whom you can meet regularly. Online learning communities, discussion groups, or courses can provide a shared learning platform. One introverted executive I worked with struggled to speak in front of groups of any size, but his role demanded that he do it well. We used local community groups and internal departmental meetings as safe, low-risk places for him to practice simple presentations and Q&A sessions.

MishTalk Website Moving to New Domain: Welcome to the Maven Group

MishTalk

Josh Jacobs / Executive Co-Chair – Background: President of services at Kik Interactive, one of the world’s largest messaging apps; global CEO of Accuen Media; president of the Omnicom Media Group. A few months ago I was invited to move my website to TheMaven.Net/Mishtalk.