Valuing nature conservation

McKinsey

A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health. Insights on Sustainability

PRINCE2® and PMBOK®

Gina Abudi

Project Management managing projects PMBOK® PMI PRINCE2™ project framework project methodology projects The Message in the Mention Guest post by Ronn Faigen, © Copyright 2013 Ronn Faigen is the General Manager for APMG-US, part of APMG International, a global accreditation and qualifications organization. In this capacity, Ronn is responsible for increasing the awareness and adoption of internationally recognized best practices, among them PRINCE2®, Managing Successful Programs [.].

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Why zero-based budgeting makes sense again

McKinsey

Advanced digitization, enhanced behavioral understanding, and smarter organizational and governance models spark a renaissance for a decades-old methodology. Our Insights

Perspectives on the future of space exploration

McKinsey

Five leaders from industry, academia, and business outline the realities of sending new technologies, research methodologies, and business models into orbit. Our Insights

Ops 4.0: Fueling the next 20 percent productivity rise with digital analytics

McKinsey

Thanks to innovations in digitization and analytics, four new methodologies can yield the productivity breakthroughs organizations need. Business needs to raise productivity more than ever. Our Insights

How retailers can improve price perception—profitably

McKinsey

New methodologies, powered by big data and advanced analytics, can help retailers attract value-conscious consumers without sacrificing margins. Our Insights

Product managers for the digital world

McKinsey

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

Want a High-Performance Team? Get Clarity and Alignment First!

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Our Aligned Strategy Development methodology will take your team through all aspects of creating a strategic plan. Having a strategic planning meeting is important because it will help you generate two things among your team members: clarity and alignment. You start by assessing where you are now, followed by looking at where you're going, all while engaging your people throughout the process.

Are consultants finally taking their own digital medicine?

The Source

For many years now, consultants have been talking about the dangers of falling behind in the digital arms race—while they themselves remained wedded to more or less the same project tools and methodologies that have been commonplace since the very earliest days of the industry.

I’m Not from the IRS and I AM Here to Help You

Alan Weiss

For people to create successful consulting careers, they have to have an affinity to help others by proactively engaging with them, not merely an off-the-shelf methodology to sell and make some money. It’s stunning how many people go into consulting who don’t feel comfortable approaching people to offer help. Why else are you here?

Consulting Mental Math

Management Consulting Prep

With this Mental Math methodology, you will suddenly find yourselves with a lot more time, which can be used for valuable substance, content, or … Consulting Mental Math Read More » The post Consulting Mental Math appeared first on MConsultingPrep. Consulting Math Consulting Mental Math Up to half of the workload during case interviews, McKinsey PST, and BCG Potential Test is MATH. Saving time in this area directly translates to performance!

There's More to Earnings than Earnings per Share

Strategy+Business

But most companies don't have a methodology or process for measuring this kind of ROI. The key is to develop a robust valuation methodology, apply it using sophisticated optimization tools, and create a comprehensive governance process to support the efforts Earnings per share is only half the equation for profits. It matters how effectively you allocate capital -- how you invest in equipment or R&D -- and the returns you get on those investments.

5 Shifts to Instantly Increase Your Consulting Success and Impact

Consulting Matters

It's not about delivering a methodology. You don't sell methodologies; you offer problem-solving support that transforms those problems into catalysts for growth. They will often bring you in with a clearly defined "ask" for a particular methodology because it feels safer to them than admitting they, as a seasoned leader, have a problem that they don't know the solution to. The cold, hard facts about the consulting profession is that most change efforts fail.

When Top-Down Change Isn’t Working, Hand the Keys to Frontline Staff

BCG

Article Thursday, June 08, 2017 The World Bank turned to agile methodologies, implemented from the bottom up, to improve operational efficiency and employee satisfaction. Operations head Kyle Peters describes the challenges and successes. Article

How to Confidently Articulate the Value of What You Do

Consulting Matters

What you do isn't the same as your methodologies or tools. They are not enamored by your personality assessments, your coaching approach or any other your methodologies because they don't hire you for those. Clients will come to you all the time with requests for certain methodologies. It's not that they are dying for those methodologies. It's the transformation that they envision those methodologies will create for them.

179: Clarissa Silva—Ready To Find Love In A Whole New Way?

On the Brink Podcast

Based on an algorithm she created, this "first-ever disruptive relationship technique" helps people find their significant other, husband, wife, partner, through a methodology that really works. Learn how you can really, really find your soul mate! This is a podcast that everyone should pay attention to. Our guest is Clarissa Silva, the founder of Your Happiness Hypothesis (H20) Method.

The origin of assets

The Source

Puny products and mutant methodologies will be discarded, beaten in the race of commercial life by a new generation of clinically-crafted tools. It’s tempting, oh so tempting, to ascribe some type of Darwinian process to the way in which consulting firms productise their services.

IMC USA 2017 Conference Open for Registration!

IMC USA

IMC USA’s Conference team has been working hard to plan the best programs and networking so that you can learn new approaches and methodologies, meet other consultants, and grow your practice. IMC USA conferences include consulting industry thought leaders and motivational keynote speakers, breakout sessions on building and managing your consulting practice, leading edge methodologies and tools for success, as well as great networking and entertainment at the conference banquet.

The Core of Your Consulting Selling Conversation

David A Fields

Talking about processes and methodologies are important, but take a back seat. “Pointing out the Benefits of Your Consulting Services Shouldn’t Be the Centerpiece of Your Dialogue” That tweet received a lot of attention when I tweeted it, so I thought I’d expand on it slightly, and invite the community to comment. As savvy consultants, we’ve reached the stage where we know we should be talking about the results, benefits and value we generate.

Struggling with writing website copy? Here's my tips to spark your clarity

Consulting Matters

Or a big thing that we have, consultants, coaches, all of us, is that we have this methodology. We have this Six Sigma process or this particular coaching methodology that we love. We have this methodology. We love our methodology.

COVID-19 as a prism of change in the consulting industry

The Source

In a classic example of the scientific methodology in action, he then passed the rainbow through a second prism and back into white light, showing that light wasn’t lost or gained but changed by the prism. As the many people who read, listen and watch our material know, we’ve been giving a lot of thought over the last 2-3 weeks to how we can understand and track the impact of COVID-19 on the global consulting industry during the course of 2020.

Real Male Earnings Below 1973 Level: Median Household Income Improvement Entirely Due to Rising Female Earnings

MishTalk

The Census Bureau report Income and Poverty in the US 2016 shows real household income in the US hit a new record high of $59,039 in 2016 thanks to a methodology change and rising incomes of women. Real, inflation adjusted, earnings of men are below where they were in 1973. more…). Economics

13 Things a Prospect Must Know About Your Service Before They Buy

The More Clients Blog

What are your underlying methodologies? Every service or program utilizes various methodologies or approaches to get the desired results. Let’s say you have a professional service that is very powerful, it really delivers the results your clients are looking for.

The High Speed Lane

Alan Weiss

The offer to merely help, without talking about “projects” or methodology or fees, stimulates a substantive conversation.

Consultants’ Conference Features Innovative Open Space Technology

IMC USA

Consult-Con 2019 includes two days of thought-provoking, interactive sessions led by top-notch speakers as well as peer-to-peer learning opportunities, networking and exhibits that feature tools and methodologies to help consultants build and maintain a successful consulting practice. Consultants’ Conference Features Innovative Open Space Technology. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

2018 Management Consultants Conference Takes Place in San Diego October 5-7

IMC USA

A diverse line-up of keynote speakers will provide thought leadership on management consulting methodologies and skill development, business development and consulting practice management. The Conference includes three workshops, several breakout sessions, three general sessions, an interactive Q&A session called The Talk Show, networking with other consultants, and exhibits of various technologies, tools and methodologies geared to consultants. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. —

Anyone Can Succeed - Celebrating 15 Years of Consulting Success with Dan Weedin

Consulting Matters

Dan Weedin: Well and I bet most of your clients are experts on the methodology. And you and I have spoken about this in the past; the methodology. It's a completely different skill set than the methodology.

My Newsletter Returns to Weekly Edition

The More Clients Blog

Once I create a new marketing model or methodology I then try to “break the model.”. Well, after the experiment of sending out my eZine daily for the past month, I’ve decided to go back to the tried and true weekly edition on Tuesdays.

Are you a Loser, Struggler, Con Artist, or Winner?

The More Clients Blog

Show how your service works and what principles and methodologies it is based on. When it comes to persuading a prospective client to buy your services, it ultimately comes down to two big things. Honesty – That is, does your service actually deliver the results you say it does?

7 Traits that Make You Instantly Credible with Senior Leaders

Consulting Matters

implementing a methodology.). You don’t need masters’ degree or unique certifications to break into corporate consulting or coaching. You also don’t need to become some marketing guru to land work with the C-Suite. Instead, if you want to start finding and landing executive advisory assignments with high-level leaders, you need to cultivate the following attributes that they find the most valuable. Business Acumen.

Consult-Con 2019 Conference to Open with Million Dollar Consulting Author Alan Weiss

IMC USA

Consult-Con 2019 includes two days of thought-provoking, interactive sessions led by top-notch speakers as well as peer-to-peer learning opportunities, networking and exhibits that feature tools and methodologies to help consultants build and maintain a successful consulting practice. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. July 9, 2019 — The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA, www.imcusa.org ) is pleased to announce that Alan Weiss Ph.D.,

Want to Conduct Organizational Assessments? Here's How to Get Started

Consulting Matters

You need to make sure that you do match the right methodology with the right business needs. Choosing the Right Methodology & Sample Size (2:53). Once you get the objectives clear, then you look at the methodology.

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Please Hold and Listen to Horrid Music While We Pretend to Find Ms. Jones

Alan Weiss

How simple or difficult are your methodology and systems? The more complex we make things in the name of high technology, the more difficult they are to use: hotel phone systems, big screen TVs, car dashboards, cable boxes, airplane entertainment systems. You have to wade through countless menus or consult manuals the size of War and Peace. (My My cars’ owners manuals weight several pounds and are impossible to quickly consult.).

Advance Notice: Subtract 0.2 Percentage Points From GDP Report

MishTalk

Of course, GDP is already one of the most revised stats, but this quarter estimate may be particularly bad due to methodology changes not implemented in time. Whatever the GDP report shows Friday morning, it’s likely to be on the high side by 0.2 percentage points. more…). Economics

Save the Date for ConsultCon 2019 in Dallas, Oct. 4-6

IMC USA

Consult-Con 2019 will focus heavily on interactive, peer-to-peer learning opportunities valued by its members, including a mix of general and breakout sessions and roundtables, networking with other consultants, and exhibits of relevant technologies, tools and methodologies.

A Great offsite facilitator

Consultants' Consultant

The methodologies used by a great offsite facilitator gets a clear outcome and brief from the client then runs the off-site interactively and iteratively does a needs […]. Consultants Consultant: The qualities of a great offsite facilitator are many and varied. When you are looking for a great facilitator, here’s some things you may want to take into account.

How Much Should I Charge for my Consulting Services?

Consulting Matters

Get clear on your pricing philosophy : Contrary to what you have heard, your price isn't determined by the market rate for your methodology or your expertise. One of the most important questions both new and seasoned consultants MUST answer is: "How much should I charge for my consulting services?". What your charge and your pricing philosophy determines both your earning potential AND your labor intensity.

How Much Should I Charge for my Consulting Services?

Consulting Matters

Get clear on your pricing philosophy : Contrary to what you have heard, your price isn't determined by the market rate for your methodology or your expertise. One of the most important questions both new and seasoned consultants MUST answer is: "How much should I charge for my consulting services?". What your charge and your pricing philosophy determines both your earning potential AND your labor intensity.

Why Do Management Consulting Firms Hire MBAs?

Steve Shu Consulting

An MBA training provide consultants with some minimum common business language, culture, methodologies, and skills that they can use in the field. Prior to my current role, I spent many years in the traditional management consulting space. As I see it, the traditional segment of the management consulting industry values MBAs primarily because it facilitates a plug-and-play kind of model where people are interchangeable and can start working on a broad swathe of business problems.

2020 Study: Why Smart People Start a Consulting Business (And What Holds Them Back)

Consulting Matters

Therefore, there is a high desire for access to proven methodologies, frameworks and actionable best practices as some of our survey respondents explained: I am looking for a solid consulting methodology. Reinventing the wheel for a proven tool or methodology or technique. So, you want to start a consulting business? Or interested in taking your consulting business the next level?

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