2017 Consulting Fees Study

Consulting Success

We recently asked over 25,000 consultants about their approach to pricing and fees as part of our 2017 Consulting Fees Study. On question we’ll look at in a further study is “The intensity and number of hours worked to generate a certain level of income.”

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Post Some Good (and Readable!) Case Studies

The Clever Consultant

When done right, case studies are valuable marketing tools. We see quite a few case studies that don’t do any of these things. Peoples’ eyes glaze over and suddenly, instead of helping you drive new leads, your case study is taking up space at best, and exhibiting to potential buyers your poor writing skills at worst. Next time you want to create a good case study – one that gets read and gets results – keep these tips in mind: Tell the Right Story.

5 Core Case Study Principles Every Interviewee MUST Know

Management Consulted

The case study question is a fundamental portion of any consulting interview. When it comes to evaluating case studies, none of your other skills really matter. The bad news is that case study questions require a very particular way of thinking. case studies

A case study in combating bias


Following several disappointing investments, the German electric utility RWE overhauled its decision-making processes. Learn how from the CFO who spearheaded the effort. Our Insights

Essential Consultant Website Pages Part 4: Case Studies That Win

Tsavo Neal

Unless your case studies show your potential clients that you’re capable of solving their problem, they are nothing but wasted space on your website. Your website’s copy certainly helps — but case studies provide an extra layer of credibility.

McKinsey Study Shows 81% of US Worse off Than in 2005, France 63%, Italy 97%


The McKinsey study Poorer than Their Parents? offers a new perspective on income inequality over the period 2005-2014. Based on … Continue reading → Economics

Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study NOW OPEN


The 37th Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study is now open! Help us identify the trends that are shaping the architecture and engineering market

Seth's Blog: Studying entrepreneurship without doing it

Seth Godin Blog

Studying entrepreneurship without doing it.is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Studying entrepreneurship without doing it : « Most people, most of the time (the perfect crowd fallacy) | Main. 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.

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Study Shows Student Debt Delays Home Buying by Seven Years


The Student Loan Debt and Housing Report 2017 by the National Association of Realtors and the nonprofit group American Student Assistance shows the obvious: Student debt delays household formation, home buying, and saving. more…). Economics

A&E Industry Benchmarking Study for 2015


Study: What CEOs Really Think About Customer Experience

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While some past studies have revealed a disconnect between the quality of the customer experiences the CEO believes a company delivers to its customers and what customers' actual perceptions are, a recent survey of CEOs finds that many chief executives view customer experience as the most effective opportunity for obtaining a competitive advantage. As the leader of the company, the CEO often sees himself or herself as the person who is ultimately responsible for the customer experience.

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Harvard Business

We conducted a 10-year study, which we call the CEO Genome Project , in which we assembled a data set of more than 17,000 C-suite executive assessments and studied 2,600 in-depth to analyze who gets to the top and how. The catapults are so powerful that even people in our study who never aspired to become CEO ultimately landed the position by pursuing one or more of these strategies. John Holcroft/Getty Images.

A Self-Study in Practical Lessons from Top Performers

Leadership Vision Consulting

The post A Self-Study in Practical Lessons from Top Performers appeared first on Leadership Vision Consulting. During the past 15 years, I have learned a lot about how people are successful. Top performers in any industry have things in common that we can all learn from.

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Why Innovators Should Study the Rise and Fall of the Venetian Empire

Harvard Business

Most organizations would be happy to last for centuries, as the Venetian Republic did. From 697 to 1797 AD, Venice’s technological acumen, geographic position, and unconventionality were interlocking advantages that allowed the Most Serene Republic to flourish. But when change comes suddenly, it can turn strengths into weaknesses and sweep away even thousand-year success stories.

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Consulting tip: study charts, tables, graphs

Consultants Mind

Find good presentations and study them. Read More » The post Consulting tip: study charts, tables, graphs appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Consultants see patterns. It’s a core part of our job to analyze data, separate the signal from the noise, and interpret the patterns. Some are better than others and it’s a talent that takes time to turn into a skill. Like an craftsman who can appreciates solid work, geek out on graphs and analyses.…

How I Doubled My Consulting Business In Less Than 12 Weeks: Case Study with Sonaya Williams

Consulting Business

How I Doubled My Consulting Business In Less Than 12 Weeks: Case Study with Sonaya Williams is a post from: Consulting Success. The Sonaya Williams Group helps small businesses streamline their teams, so the owners have more time to make money and enjoy their lives.

A Study of 46,000 Shoppers Shows That Omnichannel Retailing Works

Harvard Business

We studied the shopping behavior of just over 46,000 customers who made a purchase during the 14-month period from June 2015 to August 2016. Of the study participants, only 7% were online-only shoppers and 20% were store-only shoppers. Our study’s results are revealing. We can say from our study that omnichannel shoppers are more valuable to the retailer with confidence. Traditional retailers are feeling the heat.

Fed Study Finds 2 million in "Forced Retirement", 52% Cannot Afford an Unexpected $400 Expense


We can now put some numbers on "forced retirement" thanks to a Fed study that shows 40% of households show signs of financial stress Four out of 10 American households were straining financially five years after the Great Recession -- many struggling with tight credit, education debt and retirement issues, according to a new Federal Reserve survey of consumers. Study Results The above is from the LA Times which (as typical of mainstream media) did not bother linking to the study.

Self-Serving Obama-Sponsored Study Concludes “Student Debt Helps Economy”; Mish Rebuttal


When you want to get your message across, you sponsor a study that is 100% guaranteed to come to the … Continue reading → Economics

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Framing Change Behind the Scenes

Gina Abudi

A Client Case Study. This case study is the story of one of Abudi Consulting Group’s (ACG) clients, a national IT professional services firm. Change Management change case study change leader change projects client case studyACG has been working with this client for over three years; providing consulting services that have included facilitating annual strategic planning sessions with executives and bi-annual 360 assessments. This particular case [.].

Looking to Drastically Reduce College Costs? Study Abroad!


Why go $40,000 to $100,000 or more in debt for a college education when studying in Europe will cost far less, possibly even be free, and you will pick up a foreign language or two in the process? Hello Mish Your points are generally correct, but at the same time, more and more students choose to study abroad. My oldest son is studying film-making in one of Europe''s newest and most modern film schools, located right here in Tallinn, for 3,400 EUR total per year.

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Australia Central Bank Worried About Deflation – Does Study, Blames Aldi


The Reserve Bank of Australia is so concerned about deflation that it did a study on why prices are so … Continue reading → Economics

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A Study Used Sensors to Show That Men and Women Are Treated Differently at Work

Harvard Business

A study by Iris Bohnet of Harvard Kennedy School showed that thinking about candidates in groups helped managers compare individuals by performance — but when managers evaluated candidates individually they fell back on gendered heuristics. Marion Barraud for HBR. Gender equality remains frustratingly elusive. Women are underrepresented in the C-suite , receive lower salaries , and are less likely to receive a critical first promotion to manager than men.

Strategy, Simplified

Management Consulted

case studiesWhat 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. The post Strategy, Simplified appeared first on Management Consulted.

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

Harvard Business

Thousands of studies have concluded that most human beings thrive when they have strong, positive relationships with other human beings. Moreover, other studies have found that social media use has a positive impact on well-being through increased social support and reinforcement of real world relationships. Most studies done to date only use one period of data, limiting interpretations of conclusions to simple associations.

How to Get Clients: 3 Step Case Study

Consulting Business

The best way to combat this is to offer them educational and … CONTINUE READING » How to Get Clients: 3 Step Case Study is a post from: Business Consulting Buzz. On a coaching call today I spoke with a seasoned European executive. For confidentiality I’ll call him Dino.

ZEW Study Concludes Deutsche Bank, Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas Have Capital Shortfalls Totaling €214 Billion


A ZEW study … Continue reading → EconomicsThe EBA’s latest “Stress-Free” tests of 51 banks Eurozone have a minuscule overall capital shortfall of 5.6 billion euros.

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Study: Customer Service Differentiation Struggles to Get Out of the Gate

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But in too many cases, company leaders have an inflated view of their brand's customer service capabilities, as evidenced by the findings in a recent Pegasystems study. Most business leaders would be thrilled to have their companies be able to deliver a differentiated customer experience. But many organizations are often hamstrung by a lack of insights about individual customers and process gaps that are needed to provide personalized, smooth, and tailored experiences.

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Case Study: An Office Romance Gone Wrong

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study will appear in a forthcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, along with commentary from experts and readers. FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY. Brad: Drink after the conference? Elizabeth: The whole gang? Brad: Just me. Others flying back tonight.

Understanding Why Conflict Happens – A Mini Case Study

Gina Abudi

The post Understanding Why Conflict Happens – A Mini Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. I have been coaching a client around conflict they are having within their project team. In talking with my client, she shared the following information: “Conflict is happening more and more on the project team. It seems that even the smallest issue becomes a big issue in just a matter of minutes! We are getting [.].

The best time to study for the test

Seth Godin Blog

is before it's given. The best time to campaign is before the election. And the best time to keep a customer is before he leaves

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Case Study: A Luxury Brand Competes Against a Flashy New Rival

Harvard Business

Editor's Note This fictionalized case study, based on the HKUST Thompson Center for Business Cases case study “Baume et Mercier: Battling Giants for China’s Luxury Consumer,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of HBR, along with commentary from experts and readers. Anh Phan. Wei Song noticed the fashion models first. Preening in chiffon-and-lace gowns, they flanked the entrance to Shanguang Jewelers’ flagship store on Nanjing Road.

Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?

Harvard Business

While these efforts have brought in more women to study engineering, the problem is that many quit during and after school. So why do women who study engineering leave to pursue careers in other fields? Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM.

LA Commission Studies Pension Crisis, Recommends New Commission; Bankruptcy Inevitable


The Los Angeles 2020 Commission studied amongst other things the sorry state of LA''s pension mess. In a case of can-kicking extraordinaire, its recommendation was to appoint another commission to further study the problem. Bankruptcy Inevitable The 2020 report is sure to gather dust like all studies before and after until the inevitable happens.

Fed Study Shows "Persistent Fed Overoptimism about Economic Growth"; What Will They Do About It?


In a cross-country study of private-sector forecasts from 1989 to 1998, Loungani (2001) finds that “ the record of failure to predict recessions is virtually unblemished. ” A study by Alessi, et al. The SEP growth forecasts fit the pattern of these various studies.

Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study: Key Characteristics of High Performing Firms


In this year’s Deltek Clarity A&E Clarity Study, we broke out a group of high performers to see what makes them successful. When a bench player becomes part of the starting lineup, there is a turning point when the average person decides good isn’t good enough.

Study Says by 2030 1/4th of Miles Driven will be Driverless


Additional effects would include a sharp drop in fuel demand—an impact looked at in depth in an upcoming comprehensive powertrain study by BCG. The study concludes “The next car you own may be your last.”

A Case Study of Crowdsourcing Gone Wrong

Harvard Business

We have interviewed Quirky executives and studied each of the company’s product offerings, publicly available product reviews, and their development process. Marrion Barraud for HBR. For those who believe in the promise of open innovation, the 2009 startup Quirky was an exceptionally exciting company. Founded by entrepreneur Ben Kaufman, Quirky developed a platform that connected the company with outside inventors and project contributors.

How to Get Clients: 3 Step Case Study

Consulting Business

He […] How to Get Clients: 3 Step Case Study is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Consulting Clients Corporate Consulting Running a Consulting Business coaching for consultants Consulting Case Study How to get clients Success Coaching working with a coach

Resolving a Team Conflict: Take These Steps – A Mini Case Study

Gina Abudi

The post Resolving a Team Conflict: Take These Steps – A Mini Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. About 2 months ago a client asked me to come in to their office to help a 5-person project team resolve a conflict they were having on the team. She had tried to resolve it herself but was having difficulty getting the team to agree on a solution and felt an independent party may be [.].