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.

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.…

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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

Frameworks for the Case Interview (Part I: Market Study Framework)

Tom Spencer

Having said that, we will now begin by exploring the framework which is most widely applicable in case interviews: the Market Study Framework. The Market Study Framework, some others may call it the “market entry” or “business situation” framework, is a means of understanding how attractive a new or existing market is. The Market Study Framework has four parts starting with macro factors and then moving on micro factors. Chart 1 – Market Study Framework.

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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.

Fed Study Shows Phillips Curve Is Useless: Admitting the Obvious

MishTalk

A new Fed Study shows the Phillips Curve Doesn’t Work. The Phillips Curve , an economic model developed by A. Phillips purports that inflation and unemployment have a stable and inverse relationship. This has been a fundamental guiding economic theory used by the Fed for decades to set interest rates. more…). Economics

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How to Turn a Short-Term Project Into a Long-Term Profitable Client Engagement: Case Study with Barb Langlois

Consulting Business

How to Turn a Short-Term Project Into a Long-Term Profitable Client Engagement: Case Study with Barb Langlois is a post from: Consulting Success.

Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study NOW OPEN

Deltek

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

Case Study: Should an Algorithm Tell You Who to Promote?

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. nicholas blechman for hbr. Aliyah Jones was having trouble paying attention to the farewell toasts. Although she was sad to see her longtime colleague, Anne Bank, go, she was more consumed with trying to figure out who should replace her.

Study Shows Student Debt Delays Home Buying by Seven Years

MishTalk

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

Study: Replying to Customer Reviews Results in Better Ratings

Harvard Business

Approximately one-third of the hotels we studied increased their rounded ratings by half a star or more within six months of their first management response. hbr staff/john swope/life/Getty Images. Every now and then, firms make mistakes that leave their customers unsatisfied: a restaurant misplaces an order, a hotel’s air conditioning breaks down, or a dry cleaner damages a garment.

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.

5 Best Practices for Attracting Ideal Consulting Clients

Consulting Success

Better case studies. This allows you to create great case studies that resonate with the same type of ideal client and leads to attracting ideal consulting clients and winning more business. Consulting Articles Attract Ideal Consulting Clients Become an Industry Expert case studies

Using people analytics to drive business performance: A case study

McKinsey

A quick-service restaurant chain with thousands of outlets around the world is using data to drive a successful turnaround, increase customer satisfaction, and grow revenues. Our Insights

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.

Case Study: Is Holacracy for Us?

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. Rogier Maes, the CEO of Contect, wrapped up his year-beginning speech to all the company’s employees. Listening, Derek Melis, his friend and CFO, was relieved.

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

MishTalk

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 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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Engage Employees in Change: A Mini Case Study

Gina Abudi

This mini case study shares that story. The post Engage Employees in Change: A Mini Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. One of Abudi Consulting Group’s client’s wanted to engage their employees in change. For this brief story, I’ll use the exhibit below. The client is a retail organization that had changed leadership at the top. The new CEO and other newly-hired top executives had experience engaging employees [.].

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.

A&E Industry Benchmarking Study for 2015

Deltek

Study: A CEO’s Decision Making Is Shaped by Whether Their Parents Were Immigrants

Harvard Business

We conducted a study specifically focusing on whether the cultural values that CEOs inherit from their parents and grandparents affect their decision-making and their firms’ performance. At a time when the economic benefits of immigration are increasingly questioned, our study offers a glimpse of the positive and lasting contribution that people of immigrant heritage make in the business world. agalma/Getty Images.

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

MishTalk

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.”

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A&E Industry Benchmarking Study for 2015

Deltek

Learn how to measure, manage and grow your A&E firm with key insight from the 36th Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study

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.

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

Boomer Parents and their Millennial Kids: Study Regarding Care and Finances

MishTalk

Fidelity has an interesting Family Finance Study about the attitudes and expectations of boomers and their millennial children regarding retirement finances and healthcare. Clearly, that’s not a representative study. To qualify, parents had to be at least 55 years of age, have an adult child older than 25 and have investable assets of at least $100,000.

Case Study: How Would You Save This Farm?

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. Pete Walker liked to start each morning with a drive around the fields.

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

MishTalk

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

Case Study: How Do You Compete with a Goliath?

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.

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

MishTalk

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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Inventories and Sales: How Bad Are They? Study in Pictures

MishTalk

In response to GDPNow Rises to 0.3% Following Dismal Retail Sales and Inventory Reports; Fed vs. Fed Update I received … Continue reading → Economics

How to rock a prepared case study for a consulting interview

Killer Consultant

The original question was: “How should I prepare and what should I notice when I get a case study sent to my email to be presented in and for a management consulting interview?” This post is based on an answer I gave on Quora.

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.

Case Study: Follow Dubious Orders or Speak Up?

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. At first, Susan Kim wasn’t sure whether she’d heard her new manager correctly. The phone line was relatively clear for a call between San Francisco and Seoul, but she still asked Sukbin Moon to repeat himself.

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

MishTalk

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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We Can’t Study Short-Termism Without the Right Metrics

Harvard Business

The McKinsey Global Institute, in conjunction with FCLT Global, recently released research stating that long-term-oriented companies perform better than those that focus on short-term results. While a laudable effort in principle, measuring a company’s tendency to make myopic operating and investing decisions is fiendishly complex. Getting the measurement right is central to providing convincing evidence on the debate over short-termism.

Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study NOW OPEN

Deltek

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