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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2018 Consulting Fees Study

Consulting Success

I’m excited to share the results of our 2018 Consulting Fees Study with you. I’ll quickly mention that our 2018 Marketing for Consultants Study will also be. 2018 Consulting Fees Study is a post from: Consulting Success. Consulting Articles Consulting Fees Study Consulting Projects Consulting Questions and AnswersBefore I provide you with all the details and results — I’ll also tell you about a funny story. A bit of background first.

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Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study: 2018

Consulting Success

I’m excited to share the results of our 2018 Marketing Strategies for Consultants Study. In this study, we polled our list of 33,000 consultants and asked them about their marketing — and you’ll learn how you compare to other consultants when it comes to your own marketing. 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.

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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.…

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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

Two Case Studies in Winning Consulting Business. Connect the Dots.

David A Fields

Two case studies reported to me by consultants in the past couple of weeks: Rich, in South Carolina, nabbed a $64,000 project from a state agency. To win the project, he submitted a proposal that was easily accepted because he was the only consultant bidding.

Breaking Down Case Interview Frameworks – Market Study

Management Consulted

In this article, we’ll be looking at Market Study. 3 – Market Study. The Market Study framework basically takes the Profitability framework and flips it on its head. Whereas the Profitability framework works when you have intimate knowledge of the client’s accounts, working from the internal to the external, market study starts externally and works its way in. How to use Market Study: The first thing you do is assess what type of question you are answering.

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.

A case study in combating bias

McKinsey

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

Study: When Leaders Take Sexual Harassment Seriously, So Do Employees

Harvard Business

One study estimated that for each employee who was sexually harassed, the company lost an average of $22,500 in costs associated with just lost productivity. thatsval/Getty Images. When it comes to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, employees demand leadership accountability.

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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

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

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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What We Can Learn About the Economics of Discrimination from a Chilling Study of 1930s Germany

Harvard Business

Our recent study breaks new ground by measuring the economic losses caused by discrimination. While our study covers what’s arguably the most severe form of discrimination against a particular group of individuals, even less severe forms of discrimination can lead to a loss of talent.

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Using Strong Emotional Intelligence to Manage Conflicts: A Case Study

Gina Abudi

The post Using Strong Emotional Intelligence to Manage Conflicts: A Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. Many organizations focus on strengthening emotional intelligence (EI) of their management staff. While this is important, just as important is strengthening EI of all employees – at all levels, especially those employees who interact with customers. Strong emotional intelligence enables us to avoid or reduce conflicts and to manage through them when they do occur. [.].

A study in complex change: Transforming a global public-sector organization

McKinsey

Agus D. Martowardojo discusses the strategies and culture changes he implemented to set a new path for Bank Indonesia. Public Sector Insights

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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Case Study: When Two Leaders on the Senior Team Hate Each Other

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. kuritafsheen/Getty Images. The feedback in the 360-degree reviews was supposed to be anonymous.

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 [.].

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: 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.

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

Case Study: A Founder Steps Back from Her Start-Up

Harvard Business

Peter Lourenco/Getty Images. Sitting on a bench in the dog park, Elena Pelc glanced at her phone. She’d hoped to escape from work for the morning, but as the founder and CEO of 2 Proud Pups, a maker of all-natural dog care products, she didn’t have much free time. She decided to ignore e-mail for a few more minutes. This was a rare outing with her pets, so she wanted to enjoy it. Maggie, a yellow lab, was rolling on the ground.

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 [.].

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.

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.

Helping Too Quiet Employees: A Case Study

Gina Abudi

The post Helping Too Quiet Employees: A Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. Jack was concerned about Mary, one of his employees. He knew she had much to share and was very knowledgeable; but she was always quiet in team meetings. In fact, during the last team meeting when a problem was being discussed, and Jack knew that Mary had a few great ideas to solve it, she [.]. Leadership managing employees managing shy employees quiet employees team leadership

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.

Learning to Delegate: A Mini Case Study

Gina Abudi

The post Learning to Delegate: A Mini Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. Consider this situation: This is the fourth project that Anna has delegated to Amanda and she is starting to feel she would be better off doing it herself! While Amanda is willing to take on additional assignments, she just doesn’t seem to be willing to be responsible for the assignment. She won’t do anything without [.]. Leadership managing employees building relationships delegating

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.

A Study Shows the Best Times of Day to Post to Social Media

Harvard Business

cintascotch/Getty Images. companies are expected to spend more than $37 billion dollars on social media promotion annually each year by 2020, representing 24% of the economy’s total digital advertising spend.

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Case Study: Can You Fix a Toxic Culture Without Firing People?

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. Illustration by James Yang. The flight attendant had to ask her twice, “Anything to drink, ma’am?”

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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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: 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.

A Study of West Point Shows How Women Help Each Other Advance

Harvard Business

Studies show that women in undergraduate engineering programs with more female graduate mentors are more likely to continue in the major , and women who are friends with high-performing women are more likely to take advanced STEM courses. But these studies are limited.

Looking to Drastically Reduce College Costs? Study Abroad!

MishTalk

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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A Mini Case Study: Team Problems – Part 2

Gina Abudi

Read Part 1 of the mini case study. The post A Mini Case Study: Team Problems – Part 2 appeared first on Gina Abudi. The team does not seem to understand, nor value, teamwork or the benefit of being on a team. Likely, team building did not take place early on in the initiative. It is just as likely that the team did not spend time collaborating on how they will [.]. Team Building leading teams resolving team issues team problems teams

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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Managing the Complaining Employee: A Case Study

Gina Abudi

The post Managing the Complaining Employee: A Case Study appeared first on Gina Abudi. There is always one in the group – and Sarah had him in hers! Alex was really good at his job, but he was constantly complaining about something. Whether it was the time of the weekly team meeting, a customer on the phone, or that someone else in the group wasn’t working as hard as [.]. Leadership difficult employees managing complainers managing employees team leadership

Case Study: Resolving Serious Conflict between Team Members

Gina Abudi

The post Case Study: Resolving Serious Conflict between Team Members appeared first on Gina Abudi. Background: The members of your project team are in serious conflict. They have split into two camps. The last team meeting was a disaster with four members of the team sitting on one side of the table and the other four on the other side. You could feel the tension in the air. You ended [.].

Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part 2

Gina Abudi

Talking with the Marketing Group and Developing the Communication Plan Read Part 1 of the case study. The post Engaging Stakeholders – A Mini Case Study – Part 2 appeared first on Gina Abudi. The day of the meeting with the marketing group arrived. Sam introduced Alex to the group and told them that Alex was leading the project to update the marketing portal. Sam also noted that Alex was interested in [.].