Consulting is a team sport

Consultants Mind

Consulting is a team sport. One of the best things about consulting – and project work more generally – is that it’s a team sport. There is a goal. People have different roles. You don’t have to be good at … Continue reading → Consultant Clients Communication Consulting Learning Management consulting Project Management Trust

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Spectator sports

Seth Godin Blog

Every year, we spend more than a trillion dollars worth of time and attention on organized spectator sports. The half-life of a sporting event is incredibly short. It turns out that this insignificance and the ephemeral nature of sporting events is the heart of their appeal.

We are wrong about millennial sports fans

McKinsey

Millennials enjoy sports just as much as members of other generations. It’s the way they consume sports that matters. Our Insights

Leading a Company That Wants to Change Lives through Sports

Strategy+Business

Think high-profile consumer goods, and sports apparel comes quickly to mind. For the last few years, the world's fastest-growing major sports apparel enterprise has been Adidas.

Predicting Business Success and Sports Drafts – A Crapshoot

Martinka Consulting

Sports are exciting because of upsets. The post Predicting Business Success and Sports Drafts – A Crapshoot appeared first on Martinka Consulting. We were trying to help a young friend of the family with his job search (before and after insisting he meet with Matt Youngquist at Career Horizons). Whether it’s just him or because he’s a millennial but he was pretty full of himself.

Stop Comparing Management to Sports

Harvard Business

Often, when I’m asked to give a speech on strategy at some company event or conference, I find that one of the other speakers is a former professional sports player. Good management is not like a competitive sport. Why sports metaphors are damaging.

Sports & Business – Strategy Win!

Martinka Consulting

Non-baseball fans often say they don’t like the game because something’s not happening “all the time.” ” Baseball fans love the multi-levels of strategy. There’s a game strategy, inning situational strategies, which change if someone is on base or not, batter-by-batter strategies and even pitch-by-pitch strategies. If you’re partial to the up and down of basketball or soccer, the down times between strategy implementation (the action) may seem slow.

Sports & StrengthsFinder – Using Strengths to Build Strong Teams

Leadership Vision Consulting

Having worked with numerous high level sports’ teams I know coaches would rather have this information than not have it at all. The post Sports & StrengthsFinder – Using Strengths to Build Strong Teams appeared first on Leadership Vision Consulting.

Why Sports Are a Terrible Metaphor for Business

Harvard Business

The buzz around the biggest game in America’s biggest sport is, as always, about more than football. Even as high-minded a publication as The Economist gets caught up every so often in the connections between sports and business. So the question becomes: What can sports in general, and football in particular, teach us about competition and success, talent and teamwork, value and values? Here’s what’s wrong with making analogies between sports and business.

Socialism May Work in Sports but Not in Business

Martinka Consulting

In the NFL, and other pro sports, the league has a salary cap that teams must adhere to. The post Socialism May Work in Sports but Not in Business appeared first on Martinka Consulting. It’s to promote parity and it’s worked. Over the last 10 years only five of the 32 teams have a cumulative winning percentage of.600 or higher.

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Marketing or Football… Which is Harder?

The More Clients Blog

Uncategorized Action Plan Marketing Football football player Human Interest Linda Howard Cheers marketing Patrick Summar professional football player professional services SportsBeing a professional football player is a hard job.

Brussels Enters Lockdown, Warns of "Paris-Style" Attack, Airport and Sporting Events Closed

MishTalk

Brussels faces an imminent threat of a Paris-style Islamic State terrorist attack, authorities warned, as the city shut down its metro system and shopping malls, canceled sporting and cultural events and told people to avoid gathering in large groups. “ Authorities canceled sporting events and cultural activities around the Belgian capital. Officials in Belgium have "precise information" that Brussels faces a "Paris-Style" Attack. In response Brussels Enters Lockdown.

Sports Writer Robots; Will an AI Robot Writer Win a Pulitzer Prize?

MishTalk

Robots are continually in the news. Here’s an investigation of the shape of things to come for robotic journalism. In … Continue reading → Economics

College football: Multibillion industry with great margins

Consultants Mind

It was a very close game which Alabama won … Continue reading → Fun Graphics Business College debate Graphs Salary Sports Just watched the Alabama-Georgia game. For international readers, this was the equivalent of the semi-finals for college football between two rival teams who both had a winning season so far (11wins-1loss).

Moneyball for engineers: What the semiconductor industry can learn from sports

McKinsey

R&D leaders can boost productivity by using advanced analytics to create stronger, faster engineering teams. Our Insights

Video Gaming Levels Up into a Sport

Strategy+Business

E-sports has emerged as a force on the entertainment and media landscape slowly -- and all at once. As a media business, e-sports has a compelling set of attributes. The demand for live events is spurring construction of dedicated e-sports venues.

Sports Leagues Eye a Future with Streaming Partners

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I remember where I was when the Jacksonville Jaguars were losing to the Buffalo Bills 3-27: in the kitchen, feeding the cats with one eye on my laptop.

Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Brand to Create Passionate Fans: What Microsoft Learned About Customer Engagement in the Sports Industry - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Microsoft

Harvard Business

At Microsoft, we continuously collaborate with businesses in an industry whose customers already self-identify as fans: sports. For billions of people around the world, sports are a matter of passion, touching lives by offering a depth of human engagement unparalleled in other activities. FOX Sports: real-time fan engagement around the world. In sports, every second matters. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com/digitaldifference and view Sports Reimagined.

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Andrés Iniesta’s Farewell, and How to Make Endings Count at Work

Harvard Business

Quality Sport Images/Getty Images. Professional transitions Sports Digital ArticleThe game had ended. The applause had died down, and people had gone home. His work was done, now he could rest. So he took off his cleats and he sat down. Someone took a picture , and it went viral.

The Olympics Needs a New Business Model

Harvard Business

Business models Sports Central & South America Digital ArticleThe 2016 Summer Olympic Games are opening in Rio de Janeiro amid environmental and health concerns ranging from the Zika virus to polluted competition waters.

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What is management consulting?

Consultants Mind

It is a team sport. Management Consulting. It’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 bit of an attitude. It is a tribe that is difficult to get into. It is a set… Read More » The post What is management consulting? appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultant Consulting Management consulting

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Has a Game Plan

Strategy+Business

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presides over one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world.

In the Workplace of the NFL, the Players Hold the Upper Hand

Harvard Business

Labor Talent management Sports Digital ArticleJohn Leyba/Getty Images. “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” ” With those emphatic words at an NFL owners meeting in New York on October 18, 2017, Houston Texans owner Robert C. McNair set off a firestorm.

Seth's Blog: Reality is not a show

Seth Godin Blog

The media-pundit-advertiser industrial cycle has discovered that turning life into a sporting event (with winners and losers, villians and heroes and most of all, black and white issues) is profitable. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers.

Seth's Blog: Just the good parts

Seth Godin Blog

" "I want to play varsity sports, but I need to be sure I'm going to make the team." Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

Amazon By the Numbers: Cyber Weekend Spending, Prime Accounts, Online Share, P/E

MishTalk

Amazon sports some pretty startling numbers. Let’s dive into various reports for a close look. more…). Economics

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Has a Game Plan

Strategy+Business

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver presides over one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world.

Majora Carter and Josh Hanagarne: leading underserved tribes

Seth Godin Blog

Big tribes, rich tribes, tribes that change elections or root for sports teams get a ton of press. Seths Blog.Seth Godins riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread. About. Archives. Subscribe. Recent Posts. "Oh, Oh, thats just a hack someone put together.". The sophisticates. Q&A: Purple Cows and commodities. Colors or numbers? Words are hooks, words are levers. Mumbo vs. Jumbo. Death and Taxes, 2014. The opposite of anxiety. Stoogecraft.

Nordstrom's Critical Condition - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

I don’t see shopping as a sport, pastime, or pleasure. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Nordstrom’s Critical Condition. by Linda Henman on June 4, 2013. I’m not a shopaholic. In fact, I represent the antithesis of one—whatever that is. I go to stores because I can’t get everything online. When I do go to a department store, I am mission driven. You’d have to be asleep to miss my focus and determination.

4 Ways To Lead Like The US Marines

Henry DeVries

Attracting and serving high-paying clients may sound like a solitary career, but it is really a team sport. Even solo entrepreneurs need vendors, suppliers, freelancers, coaches, and joint venture partners. The first person you need to lead on the team is yourself

6 problems with teams

Consultants Mind

I recently wrote about how consulting is a team sport, but I also wanted to share some caveats. Teams are not always great. It’s not always rainbows and cute ponies. #1: 1: Working with new people: In consulting, you work with … Continue reading → Consultant Communication Management consulting Professionalism team teamwork

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How New Balance Is Bringing Industry 4.0 to Shoemaking

BCG

technologies to a sector that is among the most difficult to automate—sports shoes. Article Tuesday, August 08, 2017 New Balance is keeping manufacturing jobs in the US by bringing advanced Industry 4.0 Article

Why Good Companies Fail

Steve Tobak

They’ll say corporations are like complex, modern-day sports car engines. If you ask 10 CEOs why good companies fail, you’ll get 10 different answers. They have so many moving parts it isn’t funny. Any one of them could go haywire and, next thing you know, you’re flying off a cliff.[.]

A consultant’s view of 40 Years of Olympics Data (1972-2008)

Consultants Mind

At a macro-level, it is a family get-together of 200+ nations where all the international relations and the geopolitical clatter is replaced with sports. The Olympics are a wonder. It’s a rare opportunity where xenophobia, racial stereotypes, and hatred are … Continue reading → Graphics Data Graphs Olympics Trends

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Best Business Books 2015: Leadership

Strategy+Business

This year's best leadership books were penned by the head of a sports network, a famous bearded serial entrepreneur, and the founder of an earthy-crunchy snack bar company

How to Build a Better Organization? Build Better People.

Markovitz Consulting

The “All Blacks,” New Zealand’s rugby team, is arguably the most successful sports team in history. A new management team under Graham Henry began to rebuild the world's most successful sports team with a culture emphasizing individual character and personal leadership.

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A Sucker's Bet in Sochi

Strategy+Business

After reading the International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, it''s hard to see how Russia will benefit from hosting the Winter Olympics

Every Part-Time CFO Needs a Theme Song

Free Agent CFO

Let’s start with sports and music. My selection is based on the following criteria: It has to be sports-oriented which fits my firm’s culture. Ready for an adrenaline rush? Come on, you deserve it. The two just go together.

Why you should become a consultant

Jacq Hackett Consulting

If you want to go to your child’s sport carnival on a Tuesday afternoon, you can. Why you should become a consultant. I speak to a lot of people who think about becoming a consultant.

Eroding Customer Trust, One Data Auction at a Time

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Sports Authority customers can expect to hear from Dick's Sporting Goods in the near future. Sports Authority, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has sold its intellectual property including about 114 million customers' files and 25 million email addresses to Dick's Sporting Goods in an auction, Los Angeles Times reports.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: What Your Drink Says About You.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Change the topic of conversation to cars or sports: Youll only make enemies discussing Scotch. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 29, 2013. What Your Drink Says About You (And Your Client). Aah, cocktails! The time-honored way to unwind while simultaneously "entertaining" clients!

Perfect Timing for Austria Election: Erdogan Again Threatens to Unleash 3M Refugees

MishTalk

The fragile truce between Turkey and Brussels is sporting increasingly huge cracks. Earlier today, the European Parliament voted to suspend EU membership talks with Turkey. In response, the very angry Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan Threatened to Unleash 3 Million Refugees Into Europe. more…). Economics