A catastrophe journal

Seth Godin Blog

Every time you’re sure you’ve blown it, completely blown it, that you’re certain you’re going to get disbarred, fired, demoted—becoming friendless, homeless and futureless—write it down in your Catastrophe Journal. Worth a try if you think it might help the way you talk to yourself (which is worse, certainly, than the way anyone else talks to you).

Pocketbook Theory – Mish vs. Wall Street Journal

MishTalk

On August 7, the Wall Street Journal showed results of a poll on voter discord. The Journal concluded “Voter Discord … Continue reading → Economics

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Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills

Strategy+Business

See also "How Journaling Can Help Leaders Achieve Their Goals Stepping away from the screen and putting pen to paper allows the brain to reflect, process, and find patterns.

Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills

Strategy+Business

Stepping away from the screen and putting pen to paper allows the brain to reflect, process, and find patterns

Journal Your Way To More High-Paying Clients

Forbes Leadership Strategy

There are many benefits associated with keeping a daily journal. Here are comments from the creators of two new planning journals, along with my reviews. Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

How Journaling Can Help Leaders Achieve Their Goals

Strategy+Business

For more insight, read "Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills Tips for clarifying your thoughts and testing new ideas.

How Journaling Can Help Leaders Achieve Their Goals

Strategy+Business

For more insight, read "Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills Tips for clarifying your thoughts and testing new ideas.

Do Academic Journals Favor Researchers from Their Own Institutions?

Harvard Business

Are academic journals impartial? While many would suggest that academic journals work for the advancement of knowledge and science, we show this is not always the case. In a recent study , we find that two international relations (IR) journals favor articles written by authors who share the journal’s institutional affiliation. Our paper provides evidence of academic in-group bias in IR journals, showing that this phenomenon is not specific to law.

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

Harvard Business

The best thinking comes from structured reflection — and the best way to do that is keeping a personal journal. I started keeping a journal when I took over a manufacturing research, software, and consulting firm. I kept a journal through my 12 years as chairman and CEO and have since recommended it to people moving into any senior position for the first time. A journal is an effective, efficient, private way to take a similar break.

Robo-Journalism Will Produce 1 Billion Web Stories in 2015 (This Isn't One of Them); McJournalism Coming Up

MishTalk

McJournalism Coming Up With that journalism backdrop, please consider You’ll be Sorry When the Robot Journalists Take Over by Irish Times writer Jennifer O’Connell. Until robots can do number two in a thought-provoking, educational, and random manner that encompasses minority and anti-establishment views, alternative journalism will survive. Replaced by a Robot I sometimes get asked what I am going to do when I am replaced by a robot.

How To Turn Bylined Trade Journal Articles Into Clients

Henry DeVries

Shutterstock To find clients, don’t waste money on a brochure. Better than any brochure are bylined how-to articles that appear in a publication or website that your target clients read. A byline is a printed line of text that identifies the author of an article. The master of helping people get bylined

What Do Creative Marketers Look Like?

The Fearless Marketer

For 18 years she’s sponsored a monthly Power Breakfast put on by the Portland Business Journal. She gets exposure through a blurb in the business journal every week and also to the 200 to 400 monthly breakfast attendees. Uncategorized Business Finance employment law attorneys employment law cases Judy Clark marketing More Clients Club Portland Business Journal the Portland Business JournalAbove is a picture of Judy Clark and the staff of HR Answers in Portland Oregon.

Don’t Read the Comments: Katie Rosman’s Survival Guide to Journalism in the Social Media Age

Harvard Business

New York Times features reporter Katie Rosman lives at the intersection of popular culture, journalism, and social media. She shares her outlook on the future of reporting in an era of click counts, fake news, and the disruption of print journalism. 105802 9162 110003

Don’t Read the Comments: Katie Rosman’s Survival Guide to Journalism in the Social Media Age

Harvard Business

New York Times features reporter Katie Rosman lives at the intersection of popular culture, journalism, and social media. She shares her outlook on the future of reporting in an era of click counts, fake news, and the disruption of print journalism. Social platforms Managing yourself Audio

The Corona Virus for Small Businesses

Consultant Journal

At Consultant Journal, we know many entrepreneurs, small business owners and consultants wonder about the business impact. How should small business owners manage the corona virus, aka COVID-19 ?

What social media platform should I be on?

Consultant Journal

Consultant Journal group for consultants on Facebook. Consultant Journal’s LinkedIn group. Running a business can be hard work – made even harder by all the choices out there. If you find yourself asking, “What social media platform should I be on?”,

Consulting Scale Up

Consultant Journal

Once you pass the Startup phase with your consulting business, you’re ready for Scale Up. If you’re at Scale Up, you’re probably hitting a number of targets: You have $3,000 to $8,000 a month in recurring monthly income. You’re focused on your business as your main work.

The Consulting Blog’s new editor

Tom Spencer

Ashley was previously a Staff Writer for the NYU International Business Journal. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. The Consulting Blog’s new editor. by Tom Spencer on June 27, 2013 · 0 comments. in Management Consulting. INTRODUCING Ashley. We have chosen the talented Ashley Sherman to be an Editor of the Consulting Blog for 2013/14.

Practicing self compassion

Consultant Journal

We are at an unprecedented time in history and in our lives. You, as an entrepreneur, may be dealing with a big set of unknowns right now, for everything from your work to your home life to where your groceries are coming from.

Consulting Startup

Consultant Journal

If you’re in the startup phase of your consulting business, you’re probably working through some common processes: What’s my business? How do I make my business stand out? How do I get clients and how do I keep clients coming in the door?

Consulting Reboot

Consultant Journal

If you’re at this stage of your consulting business journey, you’re ready for a change. In the Reboot stage, you give your existing business processes, branding and offer a shake, so that you can get back on track.

Entrepreneurial FOMO: how to deal

Consultant Journal

Here at Consultant Journal, many of the people who request our tips on building expert status say they feel overwhelmed and need direction. First mentioned by Dan Herman in an article on branding tools for the Journal of Brand Management in 2000, FOMO has since made its way into discussions of everything from vacation envy to restaurant meals and from business school parties to awards. Entrepreneurial Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). All those selfies got you down?

Consulting business plan template – free outline

Consultant Journal

Many people write to ask where they can find a consulting business plan template. Well, here’s a free outline of a consulting business plan template. It’s just an outline, though – see here for my full business plan kit , which includes the actual materials I use to help clients with their business plans. Executive Summary. Business Overview. Products & Services. Sales & Marketing Plan. Operating Plan. Management and Organization. Action Plan. Financial Plan. Investment Opportunity.

Building Credibility with Potential Clients

Consultant Journal

Write for trade and professional journals. Building credibility – it’s a one of the major skills that every professional needs. Whether you are working as an entrepreneur, consultant, running your own business, or a professional, you need to prove you can deliver well. Establishing credibility can be difficult when you are just beginning — especially when you’re trying to prove your worth to a potential client who doesn’t know the real you yet.

How to Set Up a Website or Blog with Bluehost

Consultant Journal

I spent a fair bit of time researching where to send Consultant Journal readers, though, and I chose Bluehost because they’ve been around the block, they’re a recognized name and their approach seems good. So you’re looking to set up a personalized email address, website or blog. I’m a Bluehost affiliate partner and I want to be clear that I receive a commission if you sign up with them.

Are you friends with your clients and vendors?

Consultant Journal

I’m a people person. I like people. And I like talking. I don’t like being fake, though, so I tend to be straight up with people. As a result, I find that I connect with a lot of people. Because I run a business, this means that some of my clients and vendors have become close friends over the years. In turn, many of my friends seek me out as a supplier. I grew up in a small town and so it seems completely normal to have such blurry boundaries in my life.

Consulting as a lifestyle business

Consultant Journal

Maybe you’ve heard it, steeped in scorn. “Oh, Oh, you’ve got a lifestyle business”. For whatever reason, some people love to slag entrepreneurs who’ve built out businesses that work with their lifestyle. The first time I heard this, I was about three years into my practice. I’d built out a solid business plan, brought in – and retained – Fortune 500 and A-list clients and my business was growing.

Social Responsibility Coaching Spaces

Consultant Journal

Sometimes, even for the most successful entrepreneurs, life comes up out of nowhere and gives you a hard dose of reality. It can be hard to pick up yourself, your family and your business. Most supports for people in crisis look at counseling or mental health. And, often, the supports available to entrepreneurs involve large-scale projects, like business continuity planning, crisis communications or revamping a business plan. Sometimes, you just need a guide to help you out of the crisis.

5 ways to reduce client churn and turnover

Consultant Journal

Looking for a way to boost your bottom line? Taking steps to reduce client churn – account turnover – can help. Maintaining a strong relationship with existing clients and past clients offers an opportunity to improve efficiency and revenues. Client churn or loss of customers can be a critical situation for any business. When you face turnover from even a small percentage of clients, it can reduce your revenue and tie up valuable resources as you try to recover.

Authentic ways to reduce client churn

Consultant Journal

Looking for authentic, meaningful ways to reduce client churn ? Keeping existing clients from walking out the door should be top priority for any company. After all, you’ve worked hard to saw these clients to your vision and you’ve already invested in getting to know them. As long as there’s a fit, continuing to work with and grow existing clients should be a key focus. Unfortunately, clients something leave and managing client churn needs to be part of your overall strategy.

CPD online courses – Canada, US & International

Consultant Journal

CPD online courses – in Canada, US & International – and other offerings for continuing professional development can help busy legal, medical, financial and other professionals meet their annual requirements. In many fields, professionals need to take a minimum number of CPD courses each year to meet requirements for maintaining membership, licenses, certifications or other designations. Online CPD benefits.

How to choose Twitter name

Consultant Journal

Wondering how to choose a Twitter name or handle? Picking the right handle can help reinforce and build your brand. How to choose a Twitter name or handle. Determine whether you are establishing a business, personal or professional account on Twitter. Some people create multiple accounts – for their business, for personal use, for advocacy, for political messaging or other reasons. Decide whether you are going with a business name, an anonymized handle or your own name.

Establishing your worth

Consultant Journal

Recently, several readers have contacted me to say that they aren’t sure how to convince clients of their value. They note they’re new to the field and that they don’t know where to go from there. So how do you figure out a consulting fee when you’re an upstart consultant or firm? Well, this is really a marketing question. With a marketing plan in place, you’ll have done the research to figure out what clients need and what solving the problem is worth to them.

How to sign up for Twitter

Consultant Journal

How to sign up for Twitter – shortly after asking about the merits of getting an account for Twitter , a friend and colleague asked how to go about signing up for the a free social media service. While you can merely check the steps on the Twitter site, some people prefer a step-by-step guide. How to sign up for Twitter. Go to Twitter.com. In the top right corner, you’ll see a “sign up” button. Click it. Provide some basic information about yourself.

Writing great consulting proposals

Consultant Journal

Writing a consulting proposal? This evergreen post on writing proposals for consulting includes an overview of some key considerations for any proposal. Of course, you’ll also want to include the contract terms, consulting fees, deliverables, terms of reference and other points. But starting with some key points can help. Take a look at this post for pointers: [link]. Consulting fees Sales skills

CPD for BC CPA accounting members

Consultant Journal

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for BC CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) refer to the annual learning investment these financial professionals need to make every year. As with other chartered, certified and licensed professions, accountants need to maintain their right to practice through ongoing training and learning. Our discussion of CPD explains both online and offline courses and examples of the kinds of continuing education many professions recognize.

What's the Budget Ceiling Got to do With Me? - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive

Louis Business Journal sponsored a program for CFOs to discuss the current decisions in Washington and their impact on individuals and businesses. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. What’s the Budget Ceiling Got to do With Me? by Linda Henman on August 5, 2011. Yesterday The St. To make his point, one of the panel members asked audience members to raise their hands if their companies had laid off workers during the recent economy.

Changes to Mission Can Drive You Down - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reported that Wal-Mart is in the midst of the worst U.S. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Changes to Mission Can Drive You Down. by Linda Henman on February 23, 2011. sales slump ever, posting its second straight year of declining sales. How can this happen to America’s behemoth? They misstepped.

Professional Certifications for Independent Contractors

MBO Partners

Professional certifications can increase credibility, boost confidence, and help differentiate your services. Here are 9 professional certifications to consider

Why Leaders Need To Take A Hike

Organizational Talent Consulting

International Journal of Obesity, 43(2), 374-383. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 9(1), 3-24. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 4(5), 246-247. What if I told you that your greatest leadership challenge isn't what you think it is?