A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes

David A Fields

The post A Hidden Resource Your Consulting Firm Underutilizes appeared first on David A. Ron “Cherry Top” Ronson, CEO of HunkaChunk Chocolate Company, wants to hire your consulting firm to work your magic, but you’re hesitating. Because you’re already busy. Beyond busy.

Aligning Goals with Resources

CaseInterview.com

The far more difficult part is allocating resources (people, finances, attention span) because there are never enough resources to do everything you could do. Don’t confuse the details with the over-arching principle, which is: the #1 priority gets first in line access to ALL relevant resources — your calendar, your time, your attention, your energy. The trick is to channel that discomfort into making some difficult choices to align your resources (e.g.,

10.5 Must-Use Resources for Consultants

David A Fields

Consultants often want to know what resources I recommend to build a thriving practice. resources I recommend. Resources to Help Consulting Firms Thrive (in no particular order) Are there other resources you’ve found invaluable?

McKinsey Case Interview Preparation Resources

CaseInterview.com

Case Interview.com Resources: Definitive Guide to the McKinsey Problem Solving Test. McKinsey Case Interview Practice Resources. CaseInterview.com Practice Resources. Additional Resources. To get access to these free resources, just fill out the form below: First Name *. About McKinsey. McKinsey Careers. McKinsey Problem Solving Test. McKinsey Problem Solving Test Example Question and Answer. McKinsey PST Score. Example Tests from McKinsey: Practice Test A.

Overcoming Obstacles Using External Resources

Women in Consulting

We heard back from participants that there are three primary obstacles to doing market research: budget, time and lack of internal resources. Contract with an expert that has the time, expertise, and experience (and perhaps template resources/processes that can be adapted for your project to help reduce cycle time). Lack of Internal Resources. The common answer to each of these obstacles is external resources. By: Jen Berkley Jackson.

Resource for Aspiring Consultants

Tom Spencer

A nice resource to help you break into the industry. IF you are interested in breaking into the management consulting industry, you might want to take a look at this super helpful resource on Quora, click here.

Human Resources Role in Change

Gina Abudi

Human resources plays a key role in enabling for employees within the organization to support and adopt change. Human resources usually has developed and maintains strong relationships with employees throughout the organization; they are usually the “go to” people. The post Human Resources Role in Change appeared first on Gina Abudi. Change Management change communicating change HR leadership human resources leading change

Consulting Website Design 006: Resources Done Right

Tsavo Neal

In this video, you’ll learn the types of content you want to create for your consulting website’s resource page. Navalent is the firm and website discussed in this video — their Resource Center in particular.

Time is a constraint, not a resource or commodity

Ed Kless

I have also heard the time is a resource, but that is not true either. Human effort, or more precisely, human knowledge is certainly a resource, but thinking of time as a resource isn’t quite right. A friend recently asked me if time was a commodity.

Discover technology’s impact on natural resources

McKinsey

This interactive graphic explores how recent trends could affect supply and demand for resources. Our Insights

Essential Consultant Website Pages Part 3: Curating your Resources

Tsavo Neal

The Consultant Resources Page. When you organize this and put it on your website, it’s called your “Resources” page. Your resources page shows them where to start, and tells them why they should start there. Curating Your Resources Page.

How governments can be more effective by reallocating their resources

McKinsey

Scrutinizing past expenditures and radically challenging cognitive biases can help governments cut costs and create better outcomes for citizens. Public Sector Insights

The future is now: How to win the resource revolution

McKinsey

Although resource strains have lessened, new technology will disrupt the commodities market in myriad ways. Our Insights

The Consulting Apprenticeship: A Valuable Resource for Starting As A Consultant

Steve Shu Consulting

Business School Management Consulting MBA

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

McKinsey

This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive. The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. Our Insights

Understanding China's Resource Quest

Strategy+Business

As Chinese firms interact with more responsible multinationals, they are improving their practices

Free Resources to Help with Your Consulting Application

Tom Spencer

Fortunately, we have taken the time to put together 14 free consulting resources that you can download right now: Putting Your Application Documents Together. Are you applying for consulting jobs, or thinking about it? Applications can be time consuming, and really difficult. Your task will be much easier though if you have a few useful templates and guidebooks to point you in the right direction.

Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

McKinsey

Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve? Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

Your Scarcest Resource

Harvard Business

Organizations waste too much time – see how Bain helps them manage it like money in this 10-minute video slide deck. To download a customizable version, visit the Visual Library. Managing organizations Video

Help Us Improve Our Online Resources for You!

Leadership Vision Consulting

Every day we strive to make the online presence of Leadership Vision a more useful and engaging resource for you, your team, and organization. The post Help Us Improve Our Online Resources for You! Our Work Resources For Individuals resources survey

Using Employee Resource Groups to Support Diversity

Gina Abudi

Human Resource cultural diversity diversity employee engagement employee resource groups supporting employees workplace diversity Diversity within the organization enables for a variety of benefits, including creativity and innovation in: Solving problems of the business New products and services for customers Additionally, diversity enables for better meeting the needs of customers – who are often diverse themselves.

9 M’s Resource Audit Checklist

Tom Spencer

But while understanding the business situation will obviously be very important for ongoing success, an organisation’s ability to compete will ultimately be determined by the resources and capabilities that the organisation has available to it. While by no means perfect, the 9 M’s Resource Audit Checklist might prove useful for the task. An organisation’s approach to strategy will always depend on the circumstances. Who are the organisation’s competitors?

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

McKinsey

The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect. Automotive & Assembly Insights

Human Resource Professionals…Are You Building Relationships Throughout the Organization?

Gina Abudi

While everyone needs to build relationships within their organization, it is especially essential that human resource professionals do so! Building relationships is key to success for human resource professionals – especially in engaging employees in any number of initiatives that are ongoing within the organization. The post Human Resource Professionals…Are You Building Relationships Throughout the Organization?

The finer points of linking resource allocation to value creation

McKinsey

According to new survey results, exploring the more subjective side of investment decision making yields five elements that correlate closely with outperformance. Our Insights

From resource to asset: Building a water-resilient Singapore

McKinsey

The country’s long-term vision, use of innovative technologies, and stakeholder engagement efforts have been critical to its success. Insights on Capital Projects & Infrastructure

How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value

McKinsey

Companies that actively and regularly reevaluate where resources are allocated create more value and deliver higher returns to shareholders. Our Insights

Where, how much, and how: Answering the hardest questions of resource allocation

McKinsey

The challenge of resource allocation is determining where the resources will bring the most value, how much money and talent to redistribute, and how to put those shifts effectively into action. Our Insights

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

McKinsey

This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource producers will have to adapt to stay competitive. The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. Redesign

Put the Humanity Back in Human Resources

Strategy+Business

Blowing up HR is the wrong answer to the wrong question

Reduce Human Resource’s Non-Value Added Work by Utilizing an Employee Portal

Gina Abudi

It is possible to reduce the amount of non-value added work done by Human Resources (HR) by utilizing an employee portal. The post Reduce Human Resource’s Non-Value Added Work by Utilizing an Employee Portal appeared first on Gina Abudi. Human Resource employee portals empowering employees human resource best practicesWhen the amount of non-value added work is reduced, HR is better able to focus on more strategic initiatives.

One Tip to Sell Your Strategic Human Resource Projects to the Organization

Gina Abudi

One Tip to Sell Your Strategic Human Resource Projects to the Organization. When human resource professionals have their own “pet” projects they want to launch within the organization, they need to “sell” that project to others to get support and buy-in. The post One Tip to Sell Your Strategic Human Resource Projects to the Organization appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Human Resources: How will You Help Employees Develop Their Skills in 2015?

Gina Abudi

Abudi Consulting Group has been working with a number of our clients, and specifically the Human Resource group at each client, to help them strategize ways to continue to develop employee skills in 2015 and beyond. The post Human Resources: How will You Help Employees Develop Their Skills in 2015? Human Resource employee development employee engagement Professional Development skills development Training It’s the time to plan for the upcoming year!

Put the Humanity Back in Human Resources

Strategy+Business

Blowing up HR is the wrong answer to the wrong question

(Re)Designing the HR Organization (Kates, Human Resource Planning, 2006)

Kates Kesler

Human Resource Planning, 2006. The publication in 1997 of David Ulrich’s Human Resource Champions spurred HR leaders across various industries to realign their organizations in order to undertake “strategic business partner” work. However, although most human resource departments have been through one or more major restructurings in the past 10 years, less consideration has been given to how to best configure these new HR organizations. Amy Kates.

A New Role for Natural Resources Companies - Strategy+Business

Strategy+Business

New Nonprofit Resource Site

The Nonprofit Consultant

There are, of course, sections about her consulting and coaching services, but also check out the free resources. Tags: nonprofit , resources , fundraising , workshops , consultingHere's a new web site from a colleague of mine, Nancy Neal of Augment Direct (augmentdirect.com). Nancy has a monthly e-newsletter, Building Relationships , a long (and growing) list of links, and an excellent download (pdf), Principled Fundraising 101.