Elon Musk: “Walk out of a meeting. “

Consultants Mind

The post Elon Musk: “Walk out of a meeting. In April 2018, Tesla was at a critical juncture – oh wait, that’s redundant – Tesla’s always at a critical juncture. Well, at the time, they had only produced 30K cars (as of June 2019, they’ve produced 420K+), and wanted to improve their precision, profitability, and productivity. Elon Musk sent an email out to Tesla, verified […]. “ appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Team Leadership

“Here” start the meeting

Consultants Mind

The post “Here” start the meeting appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Hands down, the best part of any day for a manager is working with a junior consultant who “gets it” In the busy crush of client work, deliverables, over-commitment, and fuss – when you are working with a team that instinctively knows what needs to get done, it’s fun, easy, and rewarding. All (over) committed […].

CEO, Meet Your Customers

Joellyn Sargent

Your time is consumed with things like financing, board meetings, product decisions, operational considerations, legal issues…the list is endless. Make the time to go out and meet your customers on their own turf. How to Meet Your Customers.

Peter Drucker said, “Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer the meetings the better”

Consultants Mind

Granted some of these were client interviews, but needless to say, the real work and thinking was done between meetings, or at night at the hotel. The time before and after the meeting … Continue reading → Learning Consulting Team Meeting Professionalism Project Management This is my calendar from a recent week.

Meet the Democratic Brand

Joellyn Sargent

Many customer surveys fail because they: Ask the wrong question s – “Did you have a pleasant experience” is much different from “Did we meet your needs.”. The post Meet the Democratic Brand appeared first on Joey Sargent. This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on Liberated Brands.

Meetings aren’t intuitive

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Running effective meetings is not all common sense. Check out my series on Offsites 101 Download my Offsite planning checklist Get some DIY Offsite Games to play And check out Seth Godin on how to run a better meeting As a kicker, Seth’s tips on zoom and skype (you need this!). The post Meetings aren’t intuitive appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Blog Get what you want Presentations and meetings

Want a better decision? Plan a better meeting

McKinsey

Effective meetings produce better business decisions. Yet too many decision meetings are doomed from the get-go. You can do better. Insights on Organization

Meetings aren’t intuitive

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Running effective meetings is not all common sense. Check out my series on Offsites 101 Download my Offsite planning checklist Get some DIY Offsite Games to play And check out Seth Godin on how to run a better meeting As a kicker, Seth’s tips on zoom and skype (you need this!). The post Meetings aren’t intuitive appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

10 Tips for Dynamite Meetings with Your Consulting Clients

David A Fields

In return, you’re likely to conduct at least one meeting during which you present findings, results and/or recommendations. Your clients send your consulting firm checks with plenty of digits.

Effective meetings

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: The higher you get in an organisation the more time you spend in meetings. While it’s clear that for some just being in the meeting is their job (!), if you’d like to get the rest of your job done more effectively, these tools on Productive Meetings are a great place to start, and may help you […]. The post Effective meetings appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

Plan an offsite meeting

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Plan an offsite meeting with care. This checklist will help guide you through effective ways to plan an offsite meeting. Plan an offsite meeting: Get clear and […]. The post Plan an offsite meeting appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Off sites 101 Articles by Cindy Tonkin Presentations and meetings Training programsOffsites are excellent ways to solve operational problems, build teams and get your team on the same page.

Meet the missing ingredient in successful sales transformations: Science

McKinsey

Data and analytics, combined with a personalized approach to performance management, are helping B2B sales execs inculcate best practices and significantly improve growth. Marketing & Sales Insights

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Effective Off site meetings

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Effective off site meetings can be very useful. The post Effective Off site meetings appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Off sites 101 Articles by Cindy Tonkin Presentations and meetingsIneffective ones are a waste of time and money. Do it right the first time. Here are some dos and don’ts. Do plan ahead Make sure you plan ahead so that your team can all be there. Plan ahead so you have time to consult your boss […].

Freelancers: how to spend less time in crappy meetings

Kai Davis

Do you feel frustrated at crappy, time-wasting meetings? Here are three rules you can follow to make your meetings more actionable and less sucky: Rule #1: Every meeting must have an agenda. If it doesn’t have an agenda, it isn’t a meeting. 45-minute meeting?

How to Get a Meeting with a Prospective Consulting Client

David A Fields

Wouldn’t you like to plant yourself across the desk from a prospect who’s dripping with extra cash and happens to be afflicted with exactly the problem you solve? Of course you would. Unfortunately, most executives don’t seem to leave puddles of money in their footsteps.

When AI Meets Medicine

Harvard Business

Eric Topol, the foremost expert in artificial intelligence in medicine, explores how the technology promises to revolutionize healthcare, making life better for both doctors and patients. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review. Technology Health Innovation Audio

Netflix Brings Lean Thinking to Board Meetings

Markovitz Consulting

I doubt Netflix was thinking how Jim Womack would apply lean to their board meetings. But in a new article , the Harvard Business Review describes how the company reinvented board meetings by creating a better way to share information with its board of directors. First, board members attend monthly and quarterly senior management meetings as observers. Senior management responds to the questions prior to the meeting. Well, not really.

How Consultants Make A Great First Impression At Client Meetings with Mark Bowden: Podcast #67

Consulting Success

How Consultants Make A Great First Impression At Client Meetings with Mark Bowden: Podcast #67 is a post from: Consulting Success. First impression is really about human communication and how you can use your own behavior and body language to influence and persuade people.

Plan your Meetings

Gina Abudi

If you want to be sure the most important issues are discussed and resolved at your next meeting, plan the meeting ahead of time. Too often managers hold meetings that are not planned; the right topics are not on the agenda for discussion. The post Plan your Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership facilitating meetings meeting management problem solvingEnsure important issues are discussed!

When You’ve Reached an Impasse in Your Meeting

Harvard Business

Meetings Difficult conversations Digital ArticleDon’t let a stalemate torpedo the group’s progress.

Off site team meeting nightmares

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Off site team meeting nightmares are easy to avoid, when you use this checklist. Off site team meeting […]. The post Off site team meeting nightmares appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Off sites 101 Articles by Cindy Tonkin Presentations and meetings Training programsHere are some of the nightmares that can occur when you don’t! Bringing your facilitator in early will help you plan properly.

Meet the New Challengers

BCG

Article Monday, June 27, 2016. Despite economic turmoil in emerging markets, the latest global challengers have maintained both their growth rates and profit margins. The global challengers nearly quintupled their share of overseas revenue from 2005 through 2014.

The crisp meeting

Seth Godin Blog

A $30,000 software package is actually $3,000 worth of software plus $27,000 worth of meetings. And most clients are bad at meetings. The biggest difference between great work and pretty-good work are the meetings that accompanied it. The crisp meeting is one of a series.

Ineffective Discussions at Meetings

Gina Abudi

Ideas to increase the effectiveness of discussions at your meetings Are you finding that the meetings you are leading have discussions that just seem to go nowhere? The post Ineffective Discussions at Meetings appeared first on Gina Abudi. Leadership effective discussions meeting facilitation meeting management problem solving

A Proven Method to Lock in Meetings with Consulting Prospects

David A Fields

Consultants and consulting firm leaders are still trying to secure appointments with their prospects as if they’re in the stagecoach era. There’s a better way. Remember when people would travel from town to town in a stagecoach? I don’t either, but I’ve seen it in the movies.

The One Meeting that Reliably Produces Huge Consulting Projects

David A Fields

The meeting was long. I brought two, contract consultants in to prep and attend the meeting.) There were about fifteen of us—three from my team and a dozen client personnel—in a conference room at the headquarters of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Make Your Meetings a Safe Space for Honest Conversation

Harvard Business

Meetings Communication Digital ArticleMore freedom leads to more candor.

How to Maximize Meetings

Strategy+Business

Readers share their pain -- and their ideas for better meetings

MC meets MC – Management Consulted meets Marc Cosentino

Management Consulted

We had a blast getting to meet Marc, the guy who pretty much pioneered case interview prep material. The post MC meets MC – Management Consulted meets Marc Cosentino appeared first on Management Consulted. A few months ago, we had the pleasure of interviewing Marc Cosentino at his Santa Barbara home. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Marc, he’s pretty much the Godfather when it comes to case interviews. As a kid, he wanted to be the U.S.

Ready for the Results? Best Practices Survey Reviewed at June Meeting

Women in Consulting

In the past, networking has been the #1 factor that successful consultants agree has helped them meet their business goals. So be sure to register for this popular meeting held at Michael’s at Shoreline on Thursday, June 15. By: Amy Huson.

What to Do When Your Meetings Have Gotten Too Big

Harvard Business

Leading teams Meetings Productivity Digital ArticleYou have three options.

A Good Meeting Needs a Clear Decision-Making Process

Harvard Business

Meetings Decision making Collaboration Digital ArticleEveryone should know who’s making the final call.

Meeting minutes: 8 good reasons to write up those notes

Consultants Mind

Meeting minutes are not boring. Most people see this as a bureaucratic habit straight out of Mad Men, where Joan is typing notes at an old typewriter. I disagree 1. Notes show effort. At the very minimum, it shows good follow-through and … Continue reading → Consultant Best Practices Consulting Consulting Tools Interview Learning Management consulting

3 Things You Can Do to Hold More Effective Meetings

Billable Percentage

Here’s the quote: Meetings are expensive. Based on that comment, it’s become clear to me that too much of the time, we take a passive approach to meetings that waste everyone’s time and money. Here’s a list of 3 things you can do to hold more effective meetings.

10 Practical Ways to Meet New Consulting Clients

David A Fields

In the late 1970s, total strangers would walk up to my father and say, “Hey, aren’t you Richard Dreyfuss from Jaws?” It was probably because my Dad looked like Richard Dreyfuss. After all, no one said that to my Mom. As far as I know.

What Defines a Successful Meeting with a Prospect?

David A Fields

A question I was asked: Is a meeting a failure if the prospect really likes you at the end but you haven’t nailed down a way that you can help? How do you measure success when you’re meeting with a prospect.

Using The “Seeding” And “Facilitating” Approach In Management Meetings And Consulting Engagements

Steve Shu Consulting

One technique that I tend to use a lot in management meetings and consulting engagements involves the use of two slide types.   What challenges do have in facilitating management meetings and decision-making?

Make meetings effective: set outcomes

Consultants' Consultant

Consultants Consultant: Make meetings effective: set an outcome! When every meeting has an outcome then every meeting is focused. You can make meetings shorter, and you can feel a sense of achievement when they are done. Meeting outcomes are specific to the meeting, the client, and where you’re up to in the project. The post Make meetings effective: set outcomes appeared first on Consultants' Consultant.

How to Speak Up in a Meeting, and When to Hold Back

Harvard Business

Meetings Communication Managing yourself Digital ArticleDon’t show off, and don’t ramble.

Whose meeting is this? A simple checklist

Seth Godin Blog

Can your next meeting (not conversation, not presentation, but meeting) pass this test? There's no better way to move this forward than to have this meeting.  The organizer has described what would have to happen for the meeting to be cancelled or to stop midway.