2020

A Superior Response to “What Makes Your Consulting Firm Better?”

David A Fields

You know a rain barrel full of reasons why your consulting firm is better than other firms that do what you do. Among the reasons, of course, is you. Your experience and ideas and unique perspective.

How to Uncover Your Big, Sexy Breakthrough Idea

Consulting Matters

All thought leaders have a big breakthrough idea that they contribute to global conversation. Brené Brown is known for her contributions of our understanding of "shame and vulnerability." Marcus Buckingham brought "strengths" to our awareness.

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Scaling A Multi-Million Dollar Consulting Firm With Jennifer Brown: Podcast #122

Consulting Success

The journey to scaling your business can be quite complex, but with the right guidance, you will eventually get to the top.

How to Get 100 Meetings

The More Clients Blog

When we think of marketing our professional services, we often think about all the things we need to do to be visible and get known. “I I need to have an online presence, post regularly on social media, write articles for LinkedIn, join organizations, and network like crazy, and, and, and…”.

The Surprising Effects of Business Vs. Leisure Travel

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Boeing Starliner Failure: Lessons for Your Lean Program

Markovitz Consulting

Boeing’s Starliner failed an important test flight two weeks ago. It was supposed to rendezvous with the International Space Station, but was unable to reach the correct orbit. The problem with this engineering marvel? Not the complex aerodynamics, not the critical separation from the Atlas V rocket, not the all-important re-entry heat shield. No, the problem was with the internal clock.

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Your Consulting Website is Your “Center of Marketing Gravity”

Tsavo Neal

“I just don’t know how to generate meaningful leads.”. Have you’ve ever felt like this in your consulting business? If so, this post will provide you with a new way of thinking to generate these meaningful leads. I’m sure you already know all the latest marketing “tactics.”

166: Brit Arthur—Changing An Entire Industry, One Swimsuit At A Time

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how this entrepreneur brilliantly capitalized on unmet needs! Brit Arthur is one of those creative women who sees a problem and just wants to solve it. Who says women aren’t as ingenious as men? They haven’t met Brit.

Are You Ready For The Digitalization Disruption?

Simon Associates

Back in the 1990s, the only way to communicate with out-of-office employees was by sending a personal message via colleague or landline phone. I can also remember when we wanted someone in the office to read something, we passed it along with a “buck slip.”

Core versus non-core: Organisations have a new vision of their future

The Source

Thirty years ago, business in mature, largely Western economies was upended by the realisation that they didn’t need to do everything.

The Definitive Guide to Becoming a High-Growth Company

Why do some companies grow at a double-digit pace every year, while others experience nominal (or even flat) growth year over year? Discover the common attributes that your High-Growth Clients have in common as they outperform their competition in top-line growth!

An Introduction to the Complete Strategic Planning Process (Step-by-Step)

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

The strategic planning process contains various steps, exercises and opportunities to develop a culture of alignment and follow-through within your organization. This resource will serve as a step-by-step overview for the strategic planning process.

The Perfect Consulting Firm Introduction Email Template

David A Fields

Bernie’s Bagel Empire (BBE) is the perfect client for your consulting firm. They’re in an industry your consulting firm targets, and Bernie himself revealed in a recent trade magazine article that his company is struggling with the wheaty weighty challenges your consulting firm solves.

Beyond Referrals: How to Build a Predictable Client Pipeline

Consulting Matters

When you first start your consulting and coaching business, you are likely to get a lot of referrals to potential clients. But referrals will only take you so far, especially if you want to scale up your business.

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Selling Consulting To Fund New Software With David Jenyns: Podcast #121

Consulting Success

If you into being a consultant and advisor, you need to know how to provide services to your clients. Our guest for today is business owner and consultant David Jenyns. David started his SEO business fourteen years ago providing done-for-you services to clients in the areas of video production, SEO services, and systems and processes. Selling Consulting To Fund New Software With David Jenyns: Podcast #121 is a post from: Consulting Success.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

What to Say Once You Get a Meeting

The More Clients Blog

I’ve been writing a lot about the importance of setting up meetings with prospective clients and those who can lead you to prospective clients. How to Get 100 Meetings. More Meetings = More Clients.

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

McKinsey

How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers. Insights on Sustainability

Guide to Commercial Due Diligence

Tom Spencer

Before reading this article, check out “ Due Diligence by Management Consulting Firms ”. What is due diligence? Due diligence is one of the most overused and understated terms in business.

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2020: forget the resolutions, build your confidence instead

The Management Centre

January is traditionally a time of looking forward and looking back. A time to consider the challenges – and failures – of the year before. To set resolutions and plan for a better year ahead. Full of good intentions, these resolutions are usually broken by the end of the month.I

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168: Amanda Zuckerman—How To Turn A Big Idea Into A Huge Blue Ocean Success!

On the Brink Podcast

Hear how if you can dream it, you can do it! We met Amanda Zuckerman when she spoke at the HER Summit (Helping Entrepreneurs Rise) at Washington University this past October.

Why It Is Easier To Do Nothing Than To See The Obvious?

Simon Associates

Back when I ran a company, at one point we thought a situation was one way, and then the facts changed and it became another way. Yet when we reviewed our strategy, the new facts were not considered. New facts…no shift in direction!

The physics (and economics) of value

The Source

We’ve talked before about how challenging it is for consultants to convince their clients that they really deliver value.

How to Communicate During Organizational Change - Interview with Shawn Hall

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

In this episode of the Strategy & Leadership Podcast , we were joined by the Principal of Apogee Public Relations and instructor at UBC's Sauder School of Business, Shawn Hall.

The 26 Greatest Motivational Quotes of All-Time

Rick Conlow

Who doesn’t want the motivation to achieve more success? Therefore, may these quotes support and encourage you on your journey this year. Further, the number 26 signifies gaining wealth, prosperity, happiness and balance. In addition, it emphasizes real positive change in life.

How to Treat Your Business as the Ultimate Job Promotion

Consulting Matters

The best thing about leaping from corporate into running your own business is having control over your career, time and earning potential. But for a lot of us - we don't fully take advantage of this power we risked so much to find. We work a ton of hours.

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The Strange Case of the Missing Floor

Alan Weiss

How strong are myths and “taboos”? In the US, you’ll seldom see a 13th floor on the elevator buttons or rooms that begin with “13.” ” There IS a 13th floor, of course, but the hotel labels it the 14th and skips 13.

More Meetings = More Clients

The More Clients Blog

What is the purpose of marketing? It’s to attract new business, right? . Well, not if you’re a B2B Professional. The purpose of B2B marketing is to get meetings with prospective clients. What’s the difference and what does that mean for your marketing?

How artificial intelligence will impact K-12 teachers

McKinsey

Existing and emerging technologies can help save teacher time—time that could be redirected toward student learning. But to capture the potential, stakeholders need to address four imperatives. Social Sector Insights

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Why do companies use cloud computing services? 

Tom Spencer

Cloud computing has become a fundamental part of the IT architecture for all shapes and sizes of companies. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association , around half of all US companies have 30-60% of their IT systems based in the cloud.

Leaders – who do you think you are?

The Management Centre

In this blog, =mc Director Charlotte Scott asks leaders to take a look under the rock…. Leaders who want to do the very best for their team and organisation tend to have some awareness of their impact on their teams already. Especially in the charity, social and public sectors.

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