HBR: Guidelines for authors (and consultants)

Consultants Mind

If you have ever thought (or dreamed) of writing for the Harvard Business Review, then you should read the guidelines from HBR here. Only 900 words, but well-written (no irony there) clear, and… Read More » The post HBR: Guidelines for authors (and consultants) appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Great advice from the HBR editors. As an educator, there are so many things to take away from this blurb on their website.

Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines

Management Consulted

The post Consulting Bible Case Interview Guidelines appeared first on Management Consulted Beyond our own interview experiences at McKinsey and Bain, we’ve conducted hundreds of hours of interview preparation (we served 600 clients last year alone!). Trust us, we’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the very, very ugly. … Continued.

Guidelines and Sample Policy on Nonprofit Political Activity

The Nonprofit Consultant

To explain the law and put my board at ease, I have gone through several sources to put together the following guidelines and policy for engaging in political activity. Policy and Guidelines for Political Activities [THIS ORGANIZATION] encourages all of its board, staff, volunteers, and clients to be active and informed citizens, and supports the individual capacity of all to execute their prerogatives as citizens. These guidelines cannot address every potential situation.

“Vision for Safety”: New Federal Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars


Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will announce new autonomous vehicle guidelines later today. I will update this post when the guidelines are in, but one thing we know is automakers and testers will have an easier go of things under Trump than Obama. more…). Economics

3 Guidelines to Protect Your Company from a Data Breach

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While investigators sort through just how thieves compromised about 40 million payment cards and the information about 70 million Target customers, businesses must use this latest breach as a reminder to reinforce their standards that ensure their data stays safe. As important, they must develop communications preparedness plans to alert customers of potential threats. There’s more… To read the rest of this blog posting click here or visit www.1to1Media.com/weblog.

How to Spot Your Goldilocks Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

There are myriad guidelines you could apply to pinpoint your ideal consulting opportunity. Before Goldilocks was eaten by the three bears (or was it the three pigs?), she fussily spotted the ideal porridge, chair and bed for herself.

When Consultants Should Facilitate, Coach or Train | Consulting.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Here are some guidelines for what roles to use and when. b) Guidelines for conducting general practices, for example, planning, evaluation, organizational change, addressing ethical dilemmas, use of capacity building approaches or developing learning plans. 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.

Independent Contractor Classification

MBO Partners

An exploration of independent contractor tests and guidelines from the IRS, DOL, and individual states

Dos and Don’ts: Networking and Marketing Your Consultancy on Social Media

MBO Partners

Follow these guidelines to appropriately use social media to market and grow your business

10 bank fraud lessons of 2012

MBO Partners

With the demise of Caller ID and ANI, banking institutions need to take proactive steps to ensure they meet new authentication guidelines to better detect and stop fraudulent transactions before they happen. Banking Fraud ANI authentication guidelines bank fraud call center fraud Caller ID customer authentication FFIEC telephone fraud telephone security TRUSTIDAs much as we’d like to think that remote banking is safe, the reality is threats across all customer channels still exist.

Gaining Robotics Advantage


These guidelines will help your company capitalize on the technology and gain a sustainable edge. Article Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Robots are poised to change the global business landscape. Article

Should You Run A Webinar?

David A Fields

Are there specific guidelines for using webinars? A consultant sent me the following question: A vendor I work with has invited me to give a four-part series of webinars. The intention, of course, is to get more clients for me and for the vendor to get sales opportunities.

Selling to Government: Understand the basic rules of engagement

Jacq Hackett Consulting

All public sectors have procurement guidelines in place for the myriad of services they contract. And this includes guidelines for contracting consultants. 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. Public sector consultants are definitely in demand.

Turning indirect sourcing into a multimillion-dollar profit center


We highlight the case for change, and offer guidelines on getting next-generation, business-backed not-for-resale sourcing. Retail is facing massively declining margins and is struggling—and losing—against e-commerce. Our Insights

How to Uncover the Root Cause of Poor Performance

Consulting Matters

Document Operating Guidelines. The most common go-to solution for any performance gap is to throw training at it. The truth is, while training is often necessary, it is NEVER sufficient. To move the needle on performance, you have to isolate the root cause to what is getting in the way. These questions are designed to help you get to the root of individual performance problems – which may or not not require training to solve. STEP 1: UNDERSTAND PERFORMANCE GAPS.

Natural language processing in healthcare


Finally, we lay out a case study describing how we have used NLP to accelerate benchmarking clinical guidelines. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being adopted across the healthcare industry, and some of the most exciting AI applications leverage natural language processing (NLP). Simply put, NLP is a specialized branch of AI focused on the interpretation and manipulation of human-generated spoken or written data.

Don’t bring your writing style with you

Jacq Hackett Consulting

There are proposals, issues papers, interview guides, strategies, background briefings, guidelines. There’s a lot of writing to be done as a consultant – it’s a core consulting skill. And a key deliverable of almost every project is a final report. No matter how effectively you have undertaken every other aspect of a project, if you fail to produce an excellent report, your client is going to be dissatisfied.

How to Uncover the Root Cause of Poor Performance

Consulting Matters

Document Operating Guidelines. The most common go-to solution for any performance gap is to throw training at it. The truth is, while training is often necessary, it is NEVER sufficient. To move the needle on performance, you have to isolate the root cause to what is getting in the way.

Getting Fit for Mergers and Acquisitions


Fit for Growth has special relevance in deals because it provides a set of guidelines that ensure the deal is being conceived and executed for the rights reason and in the right ways

How Tax Reform Affects Independent Consultants

Successful Independent Consulting

Everyone’s situation is unique, and no general guidelines exist yet. Adobe Stock photo #182517755 by nerthuz. Everyone has questions about the sweeping tax reform that became law at the end of last year.

UK Likely to Trigger Article 50 by Tuesday: Juncker Hopes UK Will “Re-Enter the Boat”


The EU has Prepared Brexit Guidelines. Brexit negotiations will start this month, most likely on March 14 when Prime Minister Theresa May addresses Parliament. Meanwhile, Jean-Claude Juncker is in fantasyland. Juncker Hopes the UK will Eventually ‘Re-Enter the Boat’. more…). Economics

What’s Your (Social Media) Policy?

Joellyn Sargent

Protect yourself, your brand and your employees with a well-written set of guidelines to govern social media use. As with any legal document, it’s smart to seek legal advice when developing social media guidelines for your business. Every Company Needs One.

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To an Analog Banker in a Digital World


The guidelines in this article can help banks make the transition to a world in which their customers meet them on the Internet most of the time What happened to recorded music is about to happen to retail banks. Only a few firms are ready for the next wave of online banking.

Repair Regulations: Limiting Business Deductions

Women in Consulting

Purpose: These guidelines shall be observed by the management and staff of the company, who are directly concerned with the accounting and management of company-owned tangible property, in relation to all transactions related to the acquisition, maintenance, sale or other final disposition of such property. The guidelines are intended to be used for the company’s financial accounting purposes.

We’re Facing Disruption, Too

Women in Consulting

Best practices, models, guidelines are freely available, published by experts as part of their content marketing strategies, or easily accessible online via Udacity, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning or Stanford. By: Martha Olsen. :: Consultants are not immune to the forces of disruption.

Why Nonprofits Must Innovate


We’ve distilled our findings into the following seven guidelines. Article Thursday, July 07, 2016. Much has been written about how innovation drives growth and shareholder value in publicly traded companies.

Getting the Deal Done Recap

Martinka Consulting

Tutta Bella has their 10 Point Pizza Guidelines and if any pizza doesn’t meet all 10 guidelines it isn’t served and is donated to food banks. On November 7, 2017 we* did our tenth annual Getting the Deal Done Breakfast Conference and had record attendance of about 180 people. Our guest speaker was Joe Fugere, founder and CEO of Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria. Joe’s topic was, “Value Based Leadership.” Here are some of the main points I picked up from Joe.

What It Means to Be a Culture Champion

LSA Global

Employees don’t have the necessary guidelines around what is standard or appropriate behavior. Changing entrenched routines, values and behavioral guidelines can be difficult. What Is a Culture Champion?

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Management Consulted

Modern day High light of all time: Inside first a long time involving The spring fifteenth, 1912, your United kingdom high-class boat &quot, Titanic1&quot, went under inside Upper Ocean off of Newfoundland, below about three a long time immediately after dazzling the iceberg2.

Brand Architecture – Overview (Part 1 or 2)

Tom Spencer

Having a great mentor is critical for personal skill development, especially early in your career, and so I wanted to share the guidelines that my mentor provided me to follow in 2019 to become a better consultant / strategist.

Your Business – It’s Revolutionary!

Martinka Consulting

And when it comes time to sell it, the common rules, guidelines and deal strategies don’t apply. While I admire the pride owners have in their businesses, there are standard ranges, policies and deal guidelines that are followed. Here’s a revolutionary insight: Your business is special. It is different than any other business there is, has been or will be. It’s better than sliced bread, smart phones and cold beer put together.

2 Ways Corporate Culture Can Be Harmful…Brought to You by United Airlines

LSA Global

From the recent reports, it appears United Airlines relied too much on “policy” guidelines that were overly complicated and confusing. We know how much corporate culture matters to the success of an organization.

Enabling for More Effective Interviewing of Candidates by Employees

Gina Abudi

When interviewing candidates for a position in the organization, enable others in the organization to assist in the interviewing process by providing them some guidelines and training around effective interviewing. This is especially if you will use behavioral (or competency-based) interviewing techniques, as you will need to provide people with some background in how to [.]. Human Resource interview best practices interviewing candidates selecting candidates

Writing the Perfect Consulting Resume: 4Tips toWriting Your Resume with an Example.


This piece will cover four essential guidelines that you should follow when preparing your resume for a consulting opportunity. For almost any professional job, applicants are required to provide a resume and cover letter to demonstrate their qualifications.

Checklist to Terminate a Consulting Project by Carter McNamara

Consulting and Organizational Management

Consider these guidelines. If you and your client decide to terminate the project because it was satisfactorily completed, or for a technical reason, or because of a sudden interruption, then be sure to terminate it in a way that maintains a respectful relationship. Produce a Final Project Report. Both you and your client should complete a final project report. It might describe the outcomes of the Project Evaluation, and your decisions as a result.

Labour Retention: How you can create ‘Sticky’ Talent

Confessions of a Consultant

Follow these guidelines… Explain the purpose of the meeting and thank the person for their time. Keep focused on your best people. Management consulting can be likened to a ‘fashion business’, in the sense that new ideas fall in and out of vogue all the time.

In the future, will data & analytics take the form of a new kind of managed service?

The Source

These autonomous mini IT functions were fast moving and flexible, but they didn’t pay attention to central guidelines and increased overall costs and complexity. Consulting firms are in a dilemma about how to organise their data & analytics capabilities most effectively: Should they have a stand-alone business unit, or should this expertise be embedded right across the organisation?

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The 6 Million Euro Man (or Woman): Sourcing Superior Talent

Confessions of a Consultant

While no system is 100% objective – having this ‘guideline’ considerably reduces the subjectivity of decision-making in the selection process. The cost of a ‘wrong hire’ can be enormous. Each time you hire a new employee you potentially spend several million Euro.

The 3 Secrets of a Successful Consulting Interview Suit

Management Consulted

Following these guidelines will let you focus on getting the job, rather than getting dressed. Everybody knows you should dress conservatively for a job interview. A straightforward interview suit is the way to go, and that goes double for a management consulting interview.

Essential Consultant Website Pages Part 4: Case Studies That Win

Tsavo Neal

For each case study you’re going to use a framework that follows these guidelines: 1. Unless your case studies show your potential clients that you’re capable of solving their problem, they are nothing but wasted space on your website.