How to Manage Managers

Harvard Business

When you’re managing managers, your responsibilities are two-fold: you need to make sure they’re producing good work (as with any employee) and that they’re effectively supporting their teams. Don’t : Dictate exactly how they should manage.

Strategic Management in 20 Icons

Consultants Mind

The post Strategic Management in 20 Icons appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Learning Education Strategy

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.

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.

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.

Best Business Books 2017: Management


Duff McDonald writes that 2017's best business books on management all draw their inspiration from neuroscience. It turns out that we are gaining new insight into how to use our knowledge of how the brain works to make better decisions and work more effectively.

Management Is All in the Timing


Operating with speed and urgency, although a necessary attribute of leadership, is not sufficient.

4 Autopsies of Big Change Management Failures

LSA Global

Here are a few examples from decades of change management consulting projects of now-defunct organizations that, in order to avoid disaster did not. The third and final nail on the coffin was that they didn’t read their market right – a fatal change management mistake.

Stop Managing Generational Diversity


Thomas Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen argue that companies should bridge gaps among various age groups, not reinforce them

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.

Secrets of the Activist Manager


Outside investors have their megaphones. But insiders have a more powerful tool for creating value: deep knowledge of their business and customers

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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.

Buzzer management

Seth Godin Blog

I started the quiz team at my high school. Alas, I didn't do so well at the tryouts, so I ended up as the coach, but we still made it to the finals.

Talent Management Changes Need to Be Carefully Considered

LSA Global

Corporate change is never easy and, when it touches your entire workforce, you had better consider carefully how it will affect your talent management strategy. And this is the context of our discussion of talent management changes. Want to learn more about Talent Management?

The Next Big Questions in Management


Analysts have been studying business organizations for more than a century. But our inquisitions are just beginning

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Getting Smart About Change Management


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.

A Guide to Leading Change Management


Ten time-honored tools and techniques in a graphic

Managing a Difficult Employee

Gina Abudi

We all have had a difficult employee that we needed to manage; it’s just a fact of being a leader! The goal is to be proactive in managing that difficult employee before it gets to the point where (s)he is causing damage to the team environment or to his/her own professional career. The post Managing a Difficult Employee appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership difficult conversations difficult employees leading employees 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.

Leadership’s Project Management Challenges

Gina Abudi

Leadership in many organizations – even today – are challenged with project management and where it fits in. Understanding the value of project management to the organization is a significant challenge for leaders. The post Leadership’s Project Management Challenges appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management project management benefits project management strategy project strategy strategic project management value of project management

Product managers for the digital world


The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies. Our Insights

10 Principles of Leading Change Management


This guide to organizational change management best practices has been updated for the current business environment The tools and techniques for helping companies transform quickly can make all the difference.

What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

Management Consulting. It is a set… Read More » The post What is management consulting? Consultant Consulting Management consultingIt’s a lot of things. It is an industry; we all know McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Deloitte, PWC, and others. It is a profession built on asking good questions. It is a team sport. It is a bit of an attitude. It is a tribe that is difficult to get into. appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

4 Learning Tips to Better Support Talent Management

LSA Global

If you are in charge of talent management at your organization, wouldn’t you welcome better, more effective ways of learning? Here are four helpful tips as you undertake to upgrade the knowledge and skills of your workforce as part of your talent management strategy.

Transforming operations management for a digital world


When combined, digital innovation and operations-management discipline boost organizations’ performance higher, faster, and to greater scale than has previously been possible.

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

2016 Management Consulting Salaries – Undergraduate, MBA, Interns and More

Management Consulted

Welcome to the New Year Management Consulted Subscribers ! First, the compensation data is specifically for those in management consulting roles at each of the firms. Manager/Project Leader (2-3 years out of MBA): ~ $250-$350k. Interesting side note: Speaking of exit opportunities, the average management consultant who left consulting in 2014 to join Corporate America received a nice 10-20% increase in compensation when making the change.

Management in the Second Machine Age


As ever-smarter machines take over more of their work, future managers will succeed by being more entrepreneurial, and by rethinking the balance between financial and social goals

The management of whales

Seth Godin Blog

The management of whales, then, is a delicate balancing act—the people who love you the most are also costing you the most. Actually, it's not really about the management of whales at all—it's more like seeing them, leading them and respecting them

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.

External Talent Needs Management, Too


In Agile Talent, Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood lay out a system for getting more from external talent

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Using talent management to create value


You’ve got great people—but are you realizing their potential? founder Sandy Ogg explains why companies must link talent to value, and what that means for the role of HR. Leadership

3 Reasons Why Talent Management Isn’t Working Anymore

Harvard Business

Real change requires understanding three dilemmas about “talent management” systems: They are tribal. Assessing performance Hiring Talent management Digital Article

Change Management VS. Change Leadership – What’s the Difference?

Cheryl Cran

” That’s because what has been talked about for decades is ‘managing change’ and that IS cause for a glazed look. With change management the goal is often to minimize the distractions and pains of the change.

What Great Managers Do

Harvard Business

Exceptional managers find and capitalize on their employees’ unique strengths. Leadership & Managing people VideoLearn how they do it with this 6 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

5 Ways New Managers Can Communicate Better With Their Team

LSA Global

New Managers Can Communicate Better With Their Team and Get Better Results. New managers have a special responsibility to communicate with their teams clearly, openly, fairly, and consistently. New Manager Communication Challenges.

How Managers Become Leaders

Harvard Business

Making the leap from unit-level manager to company-level executive requires some key changes to your leadership style. Leadership & Managing people VideoLearn what they are in this video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber.

Managing the gap

Seth Godin Blog

There's a space between where you are now and where you want to be, ought to be, are capable of being. A gap between your reality and your possibility. Imagine that space as a gulf or a chasm and you'll become paralyzed, stuck in the current situation.

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.

4 Major Challenges New Managers Must Overcome to Succeed

LSA Global

New manager training programs exist by the hundreds. They teach all kinds of leadership skills necessary for new managers (or experienced managers for that matter) to succeed. The best managers are effective decision makers. Inaction is a trap many new managers fall into.