10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms

David A Fields

The post 10 Tough-Times Strategies for Consulting Firms appeared first on David A. You’re swimming in a vast sea of stressful news and, given today’s reality, you’re well within your rights to feel anxious, nervous and uncertain about how your consulting firm should proceed.

5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck

David A Fields

The post 5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck appeared first on David A. You’re stuck. Or your consulting firm is stuck. A task or goal has claimed permanent residence on your to-do list.

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Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59

Consulting Success

Marketing Consulting Business Strategies with Michael Brenner: Podcast #59 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast keynote speaking leadership coaching marketing consulting marketing consulting strategies Marketing Insider Group Michael Brenner secret of happiness mode

Strategy, Simplified

Management Consulted

The post Strategy, Simplified appeared first on Management Consulted. What sets great business leaders apart from merely good ones? What will cause us, as we navigate the daunting gap between good and great, to succeed or fail? Honestly, I don’t know. Books have been written on the topic, and … Continued. case studies

Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018

Consulting Success

I’m excited to share the results of our 2018 Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study. Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018 is a post from: Consulting Success. Marketing is always a hot topic for consultants. Many struggle with it. Few excel in it. All must do it to attract new clients and grow their business.

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Hidden Benefits of Off-Strategy Consulting Projects

David A Fields

Don’t let off-strategy projects (a.k.a. bad work”) crowd out your ability to accept on-strategy projects. How could you connect his situation, your approach to solving his problem, or any lessons you learn from working on George’s issue, back to your consulting firm’s core strategy?

Growth Strategies

Tom Spencer

Growth strategy begins with identifying the source of the problem – you will want to look at customers, products, the company and its competitors. They want to develop a growth strategy for the next five years.

The Strategy Pothole

Alan Weiss

Most attempts to formulate strategy, in any size business, are a waste of time, because: • The process attempts to look too far into the future in volatile times.

Measuring your strategy’s odds of success

McKinsey

The authors of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick explain how big data can help managers set bold aspirations and overcome organizational inertia. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Strategy at the speed of digital

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsTo succeed in the digital age, companies need to significantly raise their metabolic rate.

Branding And Naming Strategies That Help Win Consulting Business With Dave Ramos: Podcast #128

Consulting Success

Branding And Naming Strategies That Help Win Consulting Business With Dave Ramos: Podcast #128 is a post from: Consulting Success.

Jumpstart a better way to do strategy

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsEight practical shifts that can help management teams overcome the social games and corporate politics that doom so many bold plans to failure.

Guide to Value-Based Pricing for Consultants: 10 Experts Share Their Fee Strategies

Consulting Success

Guide to Value-Based Pricing for Consultants: 10 Experts Share Their Fee Strategies is a post from: Consulting Success. You, the consultant, want to earn more money in your consulting practice.

The Little Known Strategy for Becoming an Executive Advisor

Consulting Matters

This is why settling for a website that is little more than an online brochure is not a winning strategy. Get the Skills, Strategies and Tools to Bring Your Consulting Business to Life in the Business By Design eCourse.

176: Michael Olenick—What You Need To Know About Blue Ocean Strategy®

On the Brink Podcast

For over a decade, Michael Olenick and I have worked together on Blue Ocean Strategy. We have been getting a growing number of inquiries from all over the globe for Blue Ocean Strategy work, and Michael has been helping us guide these companies.

Business Strategy Lessons from Mad Men

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Business strategySet in 1960’s New York City, AMC’s Mad Men features Sterling Cooper, a fictional advertising agency on Madison Avenue, while detailing the everyday lives of its members at work and at home.

Why the Ferrari Strategy May Beat Your Consulting Firm’s Current New Business Strategy

David A Fields

Your consulting firm has a hot lead with California-based, Death Valley Electrical (a.k.a. DVE), a surprisingly large company you’ve never worked with before. The project scope is modest, but you sense that a small engagement could lead to a long, profitable relationship. How should you proceed?

Will strategy consultants (again) be the masters of the universe?

The Source

Perhaps strategy consultants are now genuinely positioned to become the masters of the universe. Winners and losers Blog posts Strategy Strategy consulting Talent developmentThirty years ago, a documentary about consulting aired.

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Strategy, analytics, and the dangers of cannibalisation

The Source

Even strategy consulting, that bastion of archetypal consulting, isn’t immune to this: We estimate that, if you exclude the digital transformation component from strategy, for example, demand for traditional strategy consulting shrank by 14% last year.

Culture vs Strategy

Tom Spencer

Strategy involves understanding your current position, deciding on a destination, and charting a course from here to there. Culture is arguably more important than strategy because, if you look at it over the lifetime of a product or an organisation, the culture is the only thing that will really matter. The strategy and the products are today’s strategy and today’s products, but over time the strategies and the products will change while the culture will remain.

The right digital-platform strategy

McKinsey

Many incumbents are starting to build their own platforms or to forge ties with others. The penalty for not playing may be steep. Digital Insights

Porter’s Generic Strategies

Tom Spencer

Three strategies to achieve above-average performance: cost leadership, differentiation, and focus. In order to understand Porter’s Generic Strategies, it is helpful to take a step back and examine the two things which determine a firm’s profitability in the long run.

Bias busters: Seeing strategy alternatives in the momentum case

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsA momentum case can reveal what could happen if a company takes no, or only limited, strategic action.

Want better strategies? Become a bulletproof problem solver

McKinsey

Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsThe value of creative and strategic thinkers capable of solving complex problems has never been higher.

List: Aussie Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

List of Australian Strategy Firms in 2013. BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Australian strategy firms. This list will be of interest to you if: you’re a student who wants to work for a leading strategy firm, or. Pacific Strategy Partners.

The BraveHeart Exit Strategy Consultants Randy And Ellen Long: Podcast #41

Consulting Success

Maybe it’s time for you to start an exit strategy the BraveHeart way with Randy and Ellen Long to teach you how. The BraveHeart Exit Strategy Consultants Randy And Ellen Long: Podcast #41 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast consultants Michael Zipursky Randy And Ellen Long The BraveHeart Exit The BraveHeart Exit Strategy The BraveHeart Exit Strategy Consultants Randy And Ellen Long

How to avoid digital-strategy pitfalls

McKinsey

Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means to compete. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

What Marketing Strategy Is the Best for You?

The More Clients Blog

If you pick the right marketing strategy, you’ll be like that little guy in the middle of my diagram above. Well, I lay down on my bed last week with a notepad and started to map out my “Unified Theory of Marketing Strategies” with an emphasis on online marketing.

How to make the bold strategy moves that matter

McKinsey

The authors of Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick explain the key strategic levers their analysis has revealed, and how strongly you have to pull them. Strategy & Corporate Finance InsightsWhat does it take to make a true performance leap?

Why digital strategies fail

McKinsey

Most digital strategies don’t reflect how digital is changing economic fundamentals, industry dynamics, or what it means to compete. Companies should watch out for five pitfalls. Our Insights

Seeing your way to better strategy

McKinsey

Viewing strategy choices through four lenses—financial performance, markets, competitive advantage, and operating model—can help companies debias their strategic dialogues and make big, bold changes. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights

Productized Services: Strategy or Implementation?

Kai Davis

A productized service can be focused on strategy, on implementation, or on strategy + implementation. The post Productized Services: Strategy or Implementation? The easiest productized services to start with, market, and sell are ones that are focused on implementation.

The Greatest Referral Strategy In The World

Henry DeVries

Here’s a truism about referrals: if you don’t ask, you don’t get

5 Smart Strategies to De-Stress & Accelerate Any Career or Business Transition

Consulting Matters

In this blog post I take you through the 5 smart strategies that will help you figure out what's next and how to make it real. How I Can Can You Right Now: Schedule a Quick Clarity Strategy Session.

Best Business Books 2018: Strategy

Strategy+Business

These are key questions for anybody charged with developing strategy for a large organization. And these key questions are answered with clarity and verve in this year's best business books on strategy. How can you innovate to avoid irrelevance?

Need Clients Now? 5 Strategies to Quickly Get More Consulting Clients

Consulting Matters

If you want to achieve sustainable success as a consultant - ideally you want to create a marketing system to ensure you have a consistently full pipeline of right-fit clients. However, there will be times when you have to feel the cash flow pressure and need to find clients.right now!

5 Myths About Strategy

Harvard Business

Strategy Digital ArticleWhy we believe them and why we’re wrong.