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.

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

Managing People on Projects and Programs

The Clever Consultant

A few months back, somebody asked me what my favorite People Management Theory was. Delivery Stuff Expert Insights managing by results managing consulting projects people management project managementUpdate 7/15: This is one of my favorite posts.

12 Illustrations about Management Thinking

Strategy+Business

A look at the artwork from the recent pages of strategy+business, on themes including overcoming bias at work, competitiveness in the age of digitization, and the ethics of CEOs

An 8-Part Checklist for New Managers

LSA Global

Good Managers Make Good Teams. Our experience tells us that the majority of team failures are a consequence of poor team management. Our experience also tells us the opposite holds true…good managers inspire and guide high performing teams. It is the team leader or team manager.

How Top Managers Disagree More Effectively

LSA Global

As a Manager, When You Disagree Matters. As a Manager, How You Disagree Matters. What does this mean for leaders, especially inexperienced or new managers , who find themselves on the opposite side of an argument with a team member, peer or superior?

Great New Managers Are Accountable

LSA Global

Great New Managers Are Accountable. Some new managers are so focused on making sure their team members do everything right, they neglect to take a close look at their own behavior. But, guess what, new managers? Great new managers are accountable.

4 Steps to Improve New Manager Training

LSA Global

Do You Need to Improve New Manager Training? It is not easy to find an organization that does not want to improve new manager training. Why are so many leaders disappointed in the impact of their new manager training? Managers are Being Asked to do More.

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.

Have the Courage to Manage Poor Performance

LSA Global

Do You Have the Courage to Manage Poor Performance? To be a good new manager, you must have the courage to manage poor performance. It is critical for new managers to not delay or prolong their leadership responsibility to make sound people decisions.

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.

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

Change Management: Head + Heart + Hand

Consultants Mind

It’s a simple way to think about change management, but it also makes a lot of sense. Head: The logic of the analysis… Read More » The post Change Management: Head + Heart + Hand appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Analysis Change Management Head Heart Hand implementation LeadershipAfter reading Switch (affiliate link) by the Heath brothers, I am convinced that successful consulting projects must appeal to the head, the heart and the hand.

2018 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/PhDs, & Interns

Management Consulted

The post 2018 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/PhDs, & Interns appeared first on Management Consulted. Happy 2018! Welcome to a year that contains the Winter Olympics happening in South Korea, the FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia, Mars’ close approach to earth, and the next royal wedding. Despite these historic events, we’re most excited … Continued.

Best Business Books 2016: Management

Strategy+Business

This year's three best business books on management offer compelling and useful advice on how to avoid such problems. In Pre-Suasion, Robert Cialdini explains how managers can be predisposed to make constructive decisions and can predispose others to take constructive action.

3 Tips for First Time Managers

LSA Global

Tips for First Time Managers to Start Off on the Right Foot. Does becoming a first time manager make you feel as if you are leaping off a cliff without a safety net? If you are being promoted to a management position, you have most likely succeeded as an individual contributor.

Manage Your Momentum for Growth

Joey Sargent

The ability to manage momentum is a critical determining factor in which businesses succeed and which fail. And if you’ve managed it well, you’ve got the reserve benefit to move you over the next big hurdle. Three Keys to Managing Momentum.

Coping With the Transition from Management Consulting to a Startup

Steve Shu Consulting

I wrote the following post (edited slightly here) in response to someone on Quora who indicated that they were having a hard time coping with the transition from management consulting to a startup in terms of the more experimental nature of the startup world and feeling like they were not using their past skills and knowledge. When I first left a traditional management consulting firm, I went to a startup. in operations or product management).

Top 7 Traits of Successful Sales Managers

LSA Global

Wouldn’t it be nice to know the traits of successful sales managers? Sales managers have an awesome responsibility. The Job of a Sales Manager. The Top Seven Traits of Successful Sales Managers. The top performing sales managers are: 1. The Pressure to Succeed.

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The 3 Management Basics of Effective Performance Management

LSA Global

Unfortunately, too many managers struggle to follow the management basics of effective performance management. It is clear that both employees and managers want something better. Blog Management Development New Manager Training Performance Management

Project Managers and Change

Gina Abudi

If project managers take a change view of every project they lead, they will do a better job engaging the stakeholders in the project and reaching a successful conclusion. The post Project Managers and Change appeared first on Gina Abudi. Change Management change projects engaging stakeholders leading change managing stakeholders Project ManagementEvery project launched is a change project.

2 Indispensable Change Management Tips

LSA Global

Change management tips exist on everything from change management strategies to change management tactics to help make both personal and organization changes a success. Some change management tips are practical and helpful.

Talent management at BlackRock: A conversation with Larry Fink

McKinsey

The most important component of good management is ensuring “diversity of mind,” says the CEO of the world’s largest asset manager. Insights on Organization

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Getting Smart About Change Management

BCG

One industry that has been a huge beneficiary of all this turbulence is the change management industry. The traditional approach to change management is itself in need of change. In a broad cross-industry comparison, change management remains near the bottom of the performance table.

What do the ‘Best’ Managers do?

Tandem Consulting

They wanted a quick recap on what the ‘Best’ Managers do. If you were on trial for being a great manager – based on the following checklist, would there be enought evidence to convict you? Managing is an unselfish task. PS Lighter Note: Oh, to be a Manager.

Tips on How Consultants Can Balance Working Long Hours and Managing a Healthy Life

Steve Shu Consulting

Management ConsultingConsultants do work long hours. Not as bad as investment bankers though. In my opinion, it takes a conscious effort to have a healthy lifestyle in consulting.

Reflecting on Innovative Methods That Management Consultants Can Use to Pitch Clients

Steve Shu Consulting

I wrote the following post in response to someone on Quora who asked me about innovative methods that management consultants use to pitch clients instead of using PowerPoint presentations. Management Consulting Sales And Marketing

All Management Is Change Management

Harvard Business

Change management is having its moment. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about it, all management is the management of change. If sales need to be increased, that’s change management. If a merger needs to be implemented, that’s change management.

Managing Executive Transitions

Tandem Consulting

In the best-managed companies, leadership transitions are typically planned and outwardly less traumatic. The good news is that executives who’ve managed to climb the greasy organization pole are normally financially secure. Enda – the road.

3 Talent Management Traps to Avoid

LSA Global

Bias Can Create Talent Management Traps You Want to Avoid. Unfortunately, no one is completely unbiased when designing and implementing talent management programs. Three Talent Management Traps You Want to Avoid. Blog Change Management Differentiated Talent Talent Management

5 Ways New Managers Can Be Better Coaches

LSA Global

New Managers Can Be Better Coaches. To be successful managers must develop the ability to effectively coach others. If new managers do not become skilled at coaching, they will struggle to create high performance. Five Ways New Managers Can Be Better Coaches.

Being a Good New Manager Is Not Magic

LSA Global

How To Be a Good New Manager. Being a good new manager does not depend upon magic. While it is true that the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage others is not intuitive, those leadership attributes can be learned. Five Disciplines of Effective Management.

The fairness factor in performance management

McKinsey

Many systems are under stress because employees harbor doubts that the core elements are equitable. A few practical steps can change that. Insights on Organization

2 Indispensable Change Management Tips

LSA Global

Change management tips exist on everything from change management strategies to change management tactics to help make both personal and organization changes a success. Some change management tips are practical and helpful.

4-Step Checklist to Better Change Management

LSA Global

Better Change Management Is Notoriously Hard. 4 Steps to Better Change Management. To help you along the way to achieving the desired changes in your business, here is a change management checklist you can follow. Discover and manage pockets of resistance.

Addressing Challenges Managing Remote Workers

Gina Abudi

There are many challenges in managing remote workers. These include, but are certainly not limited to: Checking in on progress on tasks and assignments Ensuring they feel a part of the team/organization as a whole Managing cultural differences (especially for global remote workforces) Managing performance Managing conflicts between remote workers Ensuring consistency in how work [.]. The post Addressing Challenges Managing Remote Workers appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Syllabus: What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

Teaching management consulting this semester to a select group of 40 students. That said, I wanted to describe management consulting succinctly in the syllabus. Two weeks ago I described it by sharing 30+ links to… Read More » The post Syllabus: What is management consulting? I imagine 1/2 of them will have consulting internship or full-time offers already. This is an elective, and they are elite.

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

2017 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/Grads, & Interns

Management Consulted

The field of management consulting also continues to have its fair share of excitement. Those who manage to break into management consulting firms in 2017 will be recipients of steadily increasing consulting salaries. Deloitte/PwC Manager in Poland: €71,500 base.

The Best Managers Know How to Build a Winning Team

LSA Global

What the Best Managers Do. The best managers harness the talent, enthusiasm and commitment of their teams. Your Goal as a New Manager. For you to succeed as a new manager , the goal is simple…you need to motivate your team and keep them engaged and productive.