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.

How to Move from Strategy to Execution

Harvard Business Review

Corporate strategy Strategy execution Digital ArticleThree steps to put your plan into action.


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Design Your Organization to Match Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Six strategies to ensure you’re crafting a strategy that your company can actually execute. Organizational transformation Strategy execution Competitive strategy Digital Article

Does Your Strategy Have a Spine?

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Competitive strategy Business models Digital ArticleHere’s how to build one.

What We Learned From Our Own Data-Driven ABM Strategy

ZoomInfo has created the following eBook to help other B2B organizations gain insights on how to launch their own data-driven ABM strategy. In this eBook, we will reveal the good and the bad from our own campaign and highlight some key takeaways on how to improve your ABM strategies moving forward.

How AI Can Make Strategy More Human

Harvard Business Review

It’s opening up a new world of strategy innovation. Corporate strategy AI and machine learning Technology and analytics Digital Article

Don’t Confuse Strategy with Lofty Goals

Harvard Business Review

Too many companies communicate strategy as a set of aspirations, leaving employees in the dark about the intended direction. Strategy Corporate strategy Digital Article

Does Your Company’s Culture Reinforce Its Strategy and Purpose?

Harvard Business Review

Strategies for leaders to align all three. Corporate strategy Strategy execution Organizational culture Digital Article

Build a Strategy that Addresses Your Gnarliest Challenges

Harvard Business Review

Effective strategies are more than glorified to-do lists. Corporate strategy Competitive strategy Strategy execution Digital Article

Adjusting Your Strategy in a Tight Market

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Digital ArticleAs investment capital becomes less abundant and debt more expensive, companies need to reevaluate their plans.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Best Practices for Strategy Implementation in 2022

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Anthony Taylor here, I'm the Managing Partner at SME Strategy. And today, I wanted to make a short video about best practices for implementing your strategy in 2022. Strategic planning strategy strategic priorities communication CEO strategy implementation

Using Fiction to Find Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Design thinking Digital ArticleImmersing yourself in possible futures allows you to be creative and open to unexpected possibilities.

Stop Tinkering with Your Corporate Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Digital ArticleIf you keep changing it, did you even have one to begin with?

4 Steps to Creating a Strategy in an Uncertain World

Harvard Business Review

Corporate strategy Strategy formulation Customer-centricity Digital ArticleFocus less on what your company can do and reimagine what it could do.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

6 Factors Driving Changes to Today’s Corporate Strategies

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Corporate strategy Digital ArticleCompetitive advantages don’t last as long as they used to.

Agile Strategy Enables Significant Growth

Brimstone Consulting

Agile strategy leads to 220% increase in revenue. Following the assessment, Brimstone began by working with the leadership team to develop a comprehensive strategy. The SBF ensures the entire team owns the strategy. CASE STUDY.

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Million-Dollar Financial Strategies For Consultants With Dan Cuprill: Podcast #157

Consulting Success

Million-Dollar Financial Strategies For Consultants With Dan Cuprill: Podcast #157 is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Success Podcast building a business Financial Advisors Financial Strategies For Consultants Long-Term Wealth Marketing Million-Dollar Strategies

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. Write a book, or track consulting project profitability, or win a consulting project from the Danish royal family.) Or some Godzilla task smashed its way to the forefront and all your (consulting firm’s) work has … Continued.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Two Questions to Ask Before Setting Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Strategic analysis Digital ArticleFirst: Is there a problem to be solved?

Strategy VS Tactics: Answer These Questions To Grow Your Consulting Business

Consulting Success

Believe it or not, Strategy VS Tactics: Answer These Questions To Grow Your Consulting Business is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles business growth strategies Marketing Tactic Sales Strategy for Consultants

Planning and Running a Strategy Offsite

Tom Spencer

As part of a consulting engagement or broader enterprise strategy alignment, you can expect to plan and run an offsite at one point of your career. Image: Unsplash The post Planning and Running a Strategy Offsite first appeared on Tom Spencer. Skills, Tips, and Tactics Strategy Offsit

4 Common Reasons Strategies Fail

Harvard Business Review

Stop blaming execution, and start identifying the underlying flaws. Digital Article

Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

This eBook takes a look at three headache-free strategies you can employ today to accelerate selling the right way. Read on to learn how to adopt specific workflows and approaches that append your existing processes to deliver value to your prospects and internal counterparts.

Triple Your Consulting Sales With These 2 Strategies

Consulting Success

Triple Your Consulting Sales With These 2 Strategies is a post from: Consulting Success. Do you ever feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle in your consulting sales, trying to prove your value to potential consulting clients?

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Your Corporate Purpose Changed. Has Your Strategy Kept Up?

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Digital ArticleWith the shift towards stakeholder capitalism, companies have to redefine what success looks like — and how to achieve it.

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

Take Your Corporate eLearning Strategy to the Next Level

Clarity Consultants

If you’d like to take your corporate eLearning strategy to the next level, here’s how to go about it. Developing an Effective eLearning Strategy. The process above is a reliable way to outline your eLearning strategy. Corporate Learning Corporate Strategy eLearning Strategy

The Modern Customer Success Playbook

The evolution of every high-functioning, effective customer success strategy centers around three C’s: connected experiences, an engaging customer journey, and a culture built on customer-centricity. Find out how to transform customer success teams into revenue-drivers by downloading the playbook today!

Internal Strategy: Lessons Learned (1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

I initially started out my career in management consulting, exited to an internal strategy team in industry, and pivoted back to consulting. In this article, Part 1, I will describe my experience of working in an internal strategy team and some of the main projects and activities I undertook.

How Consultants Can Create & Implement Winning Business Strategies With Christian Stadler: Podcast #214

Consulting Success

In this episode, Christian Stadler talks with host Michael Zipursky about the winning business strategies you can use to grow, adapt, and beat your competition. The only way to prevail as a small consulting firm is to do something different.

Want to Excel in ESG? Craft a “Green Ocean” Strategy.

Harvard Business Review

Corporate social responsibility Competitive strategy Digital ArticleTo stand out, look for areas where your competitors aren’t investing.

Align Your Board & Increase Your Chances of Strategy Implementation

SME Strategy

SME Strategy is a strategy consulting company that specializes in aligning teams around their vision, mission, values, goals and action plans. alignment implementation strategy implementation Board governance

A Proven Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

It's not efficient to be in active recruitment mode all the time. It's important to also invest in building a passive candidate pipeline. Download the guide to help you build a recruitment strategy that attracts both active and passive candidates.

When Shifting Strategy, Don’t Lose Sight of Your Long-Term Vision

Harvard Business Review

Strategy Strategy formulation Leadership vision Mission statements Diversity and inclusion Digital ArticleShort-term pivots are unavoidable. But if they don’t align with your big-picture plan, they’ll likely fail.

Internal Strategy: Lessons Learned (2 of 2)

Tom Spencer

This article continues on from Part 1 , in which I shared some of my experiences of working with an internal strategy team at a large financial institution, and some of the main projects and activities I undertook. 7 differences between internal strategy and management consulting.

Profitable Growth Strategies for Consultants with Thomas Michael Hogg: Podcast #182

Consulting Success

The greatest challenge of all companies is to figure out and properly implement profitable growth strategies to boost sales and enter the profit zone. Today’s guest is Thomas Michael Hogg, the author of Profitable Growth Strategy: 7 proven best practices from German companies.

Unconventional PR Strategies To Get Consulting Clients with Darian Kovacs: Podcast #218

Consulting Success

Many people take their marketing strategies for granted, and thus continue using old, ineffective techniques. Setting aside tactics that do not work in favor of unconventional PR strategies is always recommended.

Data-Driven Marketing 101

This eBook highlights how data-driven strategies empower marketing campaigns through personalization tactics.