Managing Overwhelm

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Here are my five tips for managing these and similar problems in your business so you can avoid getting overwhelmed: Tip one: Don’t be afraid to go back and renegotiate terms when timeframes shift because of an issue that’s beyond your control. So don’t be overwhelmed by managing the business finances; instead get a bookkeeper and avoid that end of quarter panic. There are days as a consultant when things are going wonderfully. You’ve got a lot of work in the pipeline.

Management essentials – how to delegate effectively

The Management Centre

Being a manager means taking on more responsibilities and also letting go of others. As a manager though you may be reluctant to overload people, to let go of tasks that you enjoy, or to invest the time in showing someone the ropes. Or why not book onto our Emerging Managers programme

Managing Self Doubt

Jacq Hackett Consulting

Here are my top tips for managing your self-doubt. You have to put away your self-doubt and manage your self-talk. I get it – making the move from employment to consulting is a big step. I know so many people who have agonised about the decision for a long time and still not made up their mind. And for those who have taken the leap, it’s exciting, but equally, it can be terrifying. And the common denominator for most people is self-doubt.

Management Consulting in Canada

Tom Spencer

Management consulting is a professional service offered to organisations which aims to help internal management improve operating performance. Rationale for Hiring a Management Consultant. There are at least four reasons for hiring a management consultant.

Asset Management – Industry Overview (Part 1 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Asset managers are institutions that ‘manage money’ on behalf of certain beneficiaries. Well, asset managers aim to understand client investment objectives and invest client funds in a variety of financial products and asset classes. Affiliated Managers.

Lifehacks for New Management Consultants

Steve Shu Consulting

It’s been nearly twenty years since I started management consulting. While the book provides insights regarding management consulting, I feel its strength is really in highlighting some of the previously unwritten, nuances of the trade which can help new consultants navigate their way.

Managing Career Risk

Risk” issues also exist when it comes to managing your career. It does mean you need to be thoughtful about these risks… and more importantly “manage” them. This is why financial institutions have entire departments called “Risk Management” that are the primary drivers of whether those firms will be profitable or not over the long haul. When your upside of a career path is unknown, it raises the importance of two risk management related issues.

What Are The Best Management Consulting Books?

Steve Shu Consulting

The Pyramid Principle:Logic In Writing and Thinking (for managers & consultants especially) by Barbara Minto. developing knowledge and skills specific to managing both consulting practices and different organizational structures.

Why Do Management Consulting Firms Hire MBAs?

Steve Shu Consulting

Prior to my current role, I spent many years in the traditional management consulting space. Management consulting projects can span diverse areas from operational to finance to marketing to strategy to IT management, etc. Management Consulting

Better Managers Isn't Enough for Higher Engagement

Markovitz Consulting

A recent article by Sam Walker in the Wall Street Journal argues that better managers are the key to delivering better results. Walker cites research by Gallup showing that the quality of middle managers determines 70% of the variance between high-performing and low-performing companies. We’ve all heard the maxim that workers don’t leave companies; they leave their managers. He places the burden for increasing engagement on the individual manager.

Performance management in agile organizations


Performance management is tough enough in traditional organizations; in agile organizations, three changes are essential to success. Insights on Organization

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Managing your Weaknesses

When it comes to managing your career, you need to be aware of your own weaknesses. For example, I’m not great at managing details. I’m working with a client right now that has spent nearly all of his career managing less than 10 employees. He is now managing a team of 90+ people, and doesn’t yet fully appreciate he has the option to hire staff to compensate for his weaknesses. A weakness that’s known can be worked around.

How I Unexpectedly Ended Up in Management Consulting

Tom Spencer

When I started graduate school three years ago, I had only a marginal interests in pursuing a management consulting career. Low and behold, I’ll be starting my first day in management consulting in New York City a month from now. What Brought me Back to Management Consulting.

Asset Management – Valuation (Part 2 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Characteristics of Asset Management Firms. Most major asset managers are conservative with their use of leverage. There are a couple of reasons for this: Asset managers can see cash flow and earnings fluctuate wildly with markets. Valuation of Asset Management Firms.

Management Secrets

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Managing people is not easy. Management Secrets: Core Beliefs of Great Bosses outlines some important concepts (including “my employees are my peers, not my children”). The post Management Secrets appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Manage others Manage yourself Please your boss and your clientsSo I’ve been gathering some great ideas for you.

Blockchain For Managers

Tom Spencer

Many individuals will be self-employed, and the value creation process will be overseen and managed in a way that no longer requires multiple layers of other human beings to be part of the process. Many things managers do – and in many industries – are about to be automated out of existence.

Management Consulting Manifesto

Steve Shu Consulting

As many regular readers may know, I am pretty passionate about the practice of business and management consulting. Without further ado, here is a working draft of my management consulting manifesto: Do what’s best for the client before the consulting firm. Related links: An Illustration of the Consulting Spectrum: Giving Simple Opinions Versus Practicing Consulting “Science” General Management Management Consulting Business Consulting Consulting

2019 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/PhDs, & Interns

Management Consulted

Welcome to 2019, and our annual management consulting salaries report! The post 2019 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/PhDs, & Interns appeared first on Management Consulted. The consulting industry has been evolving rapidly over the last few years. Consulting business models have adapted as firms respond to their clients’ needs for digital solutions, advanced analytics, and AI. … Continue Reading.

Management vs Leadership

Tom Spencer

Management requires smooth process, leadership requires clear vision. Management is about running systems, processes, and people. If you have no managers, then key details, tasks and deadlines are likely to be missed.

Recharge Your Time Management

The Clever Consultant

Every six months or so, I take the time to re-read time management books, review my workload and consider ways to more effective. Improving your time management is the result of successfully adopting new habits and, old habits are hard to break.

Micro Consulting: Evolution of Management Consulting


Specifically, this trend is reshaping, more specifically adding agility, to the landscape of management consulting. Enter Micro-Consulting, which is the agile, customized version of a traditional management consulting model.

Asset Management – Recent Trends (Part 4 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Asset management as an industry is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons: The world is getting wealthier, driven by growth in emerging markets. This bodes well for those looking to work in asset management. The Rise of Passive Asset Management.

The agile manager


Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do? Insights on Organization

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Asset Management – Client Segmentation (Part 3 of 4)

Tom Spencer

Retail Wealth Management. In countries with concentrated banking sectors, the banks will have enough scale and cross-selling opportunities to have their own major asset management divisions. High Net Worth (HNW) Wealth Management. Institutional Asset Management.

Accenture Conflict Management Interview Question

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Social spending: Managing a $5 trillion challenge


Spending on social priorities, such as pensions, unemployment support, and disability, account for a large portion of government expenditure, yet many services fail to meet customer expectations. Public Sector Insights

The role of thought leadership in key account management

The Source

Key account management is more important than ever. As a result, the quality of a firm’s account management, together with its breadth of capabilities and ability to innovate, are now three of the most important factors clients consider when deciding which firm to hire.

How Do Management Consultants Quickly Come Up To Speed On Projects?

Steve Shu Consulting

Engagement manager – The engagement manager has responsibility for the client problem statement and the problem-solving structure (i.e., Management reports – Consultants often get reports normally directly accessible by the management teams.

MicroConsulting: Evolution of Management Consulting


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The product management talent dilemma


Despite product managers’ central roles in software organizations, they are often neglected from a talent-management perspective. Four levers can address this industry-wide challenge. High Tech Insights

Management Consulting Salary Guide for 2019

Management consultant salaries in the United States will vary by position and experience. Here’s a breakdown of salaries for management consultants according to the top three consulting firms. Why Management Consultant Pay is Competitive. Project Manager.

Networking Course at Management Consulted

Management Consulted

” We’ll adjust this slightly for management consulting, “It’s not just what you know, but who you know.” The post Networking Course at Management Consulted appeared first on Management Consulted. Most of us at one time or another have heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” ” While having … Continued. consulting networking

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New Manager: Meenakshi Shukla

Tom Spencer

We are delighted to welcome Meenakshi to join the Consulting Blog as a Manager for 2014/15. She is providing crucial strategic and operational guidance, and we believe that she has a bright future ahead working for a top consultancy – if they manage to hire her.

How to Manage Your Reputation Online

Henry DeVries

Have you Googled what people are saying about you lately? Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly about your reputation online

How Management Consultants Are Evaluated At Different Levels

Steve Shu Consulting

In a nutshell: Analyst / Associate – Performance on project activities and workstreams for a project as evaluated by the manager and partner/principal for the project plus any client feedback, minimum threshold for billable hours, support for internal firm activities and some professional development. Partner/Managing Partner – Here we get into sustaining a business to support teams, multiple consultants, and potential practices. Management Consulting

Preparing for and managing through a downturn


As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their companies better weather the storm. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

They Say Knowledge Is Power – Knowledge Management Basics

Tom Spencer

The term ‘knowledge management’ has become increasingly trendy over the past couple of years during B-school. And with that trend a new one has emerged: little information on how to manage it successfully. Skills, Tips, and Tactics knowledge management