How social tools can reshape the organization

McKinsey

In a new survey, respondents say the most valuable tools make it easier for employees to collaborate—and could even transform the way organizations work. Not all social technologies bring equal benefits. Our Insights

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Tools and Tips for Content Marketing Success

Women in Consulting

Several of these tools and techniques were covered in a recent C i sion webinar, “ Nine Tools and Tips That Drive Content Marketing Success.” ” The speaker, Ian Cleary , is the founder of RazorSocial , a blog providing insights on social media tools and technology.

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A Tool to Map Your Next Digital Initiative

Harvard Business

One tool that I have used to great effect to improve the likelihood of a successful result from digital investments is the benefits dependency network (BDN). A tech company that I worked with rolled out a suite of collaborative tools on employees’ desktops.

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Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company

Seth Godin Blog

Hundreds of years ago, Hermes and Louis Vuitton started out as luxury makers of tools. They competed on luxury, which is a fundamentally different promise than the optimal design of a tool. Patagonia is still a luxury tools company.

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Essential Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs

Women in Consulting

It’s also key to have practical tools to get established and maintain your workflow. Here are a few valuable use cases and my go-to technology tools: Keep track of the interwebs. By: Josh Zerkel. :: Entrepreneurs need lots of support to be successful, and it can take many forms.

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Exhaustive lists as a reliable tool for unstucking yourself

Seth Godin Blog

When in doubt, or when it''s just not good enough, make an exhaustive list. Every complaint someone might have about a particular product. Every media outlet that might be interested in your story. Every time you''ve ever been rejected and what it has cost you.

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Until You Have Productivity Skills, Productivity Tools Are Useless

Harvard Business

Making the switch to electronic tools was difficult and disruptive, and initially I didn’t want to do it. But the truth is, it wasn’t the tools alone, it was also the workflow management process —or methodology—I applied to the tools.

New Tools! More Pure Bank Profit!

MishTalk

It proposes a new tool to pay banks even more interest on money banks don''t lend and cannot use (as an alternative to shrinking money supply). New Tools! Policy makers are testing a new tool intended to improve their control of near-term borrowing costs.

5 Online Tools I Use to Grow My Consulting Firm

David A Fields

The right tools can multiply the effectiveness of your efforts, enabling you to grow your consulting firm’s revenue and profit faster.

The Innovative Tool That's Transforming Customer Experience Training

1 to 1

Companies want customer-obsessed cultures that will help them differentiate in the age of the customer. But transforming a culture can be a challenge: It requires all employees to understand who their customers are, how customers perceive their interactions with the company, and what roles employees need to play in delivering the overall experience. Enter learning maps, which are fast becoming the centerpiece of small-group interactive training sessions at many companies.

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The 8 Digital Productivity Tools Everyone Should Adopt

Harvard Business

For most people, the goal is to adopt the smallest number of tools necessary to work efficiently. While I often find myself recommending specific technologies to people with particular challenges, there are some tools I suggest again and again, because they are useful to just about everybody.

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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

McKinsey

Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side solutions to make progress. Meeting Society’s Expectations

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Consultant’s Tool: What is a maturity model?

Consultants Mind

Management consultants are always looking for ugly problems and broken things to fix. After all, we only get paid when we uncover difficult problems and fix them. Clients do not always know what is wrong What really surprises me is … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture AICPA Assessment AT Kearney Booz Allen Consultants Consulting Deloitte Maturity Assessment Maturity Model Survey

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A Tool to Capture and Categorize StrengthsFinder Results

Leadership Vision Consulting

Your Tools What tools have you found helpful when collecting StrengthsFinder results? When you use StrengthsFinder with a group, it can be a challenge to collect everyones results.

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4 Tools to Help You Identify the Skills You Need to Grow

Harvard Business

There’s also a tool from Heidi Grant Halvorson that will improve the odds of sticking to your development goals once you’ve set them. A Tool to Help You Reach Your Goals in 4 Steps. This tool breaks down the process of goal setting using if/then statements into 4 steps.

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5 Best Lead Generation Tools for Your Consulting Website

Tsavo Neal

It’s a tool that can help bring you more leads. To get more leads through your consulting website, you need the right tools to do the job. The right tools to acquire leads are ones that… Foster interaction between you and your potential clients.

Facebook Tries to Woo SMBs with New Customer Engagement Tools

1 to 1

Yesterday, I did something I haven't done in years: I picked up my phone and called a store to ask a question. A friend told me about a farm that sells lavender but she wasn't sure whether customers could pick their own flowers.

NSA tool collects "Nearly Everything You Do On the Internet"

MishTalk

NSA tool collects "Nearly Everything You Do On the Internet"; Targeting Journalists; What Google Knows About You; Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Upheld. Lets kick off with the Guardian XKeyscore: NSA tool collects nearly everything a user does on the internet. MISHS. Global Economic.

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Design Your Room, Quadcopters, Tools, With Holograms: Are Holograms, the Next Deflationary Force?

MishTalk

Reader Thoughts on Holograms Reader "DT" from Brazil emailed a link and some thoughts on holograms. "DT" DT" writes. Hello Mish, I'm from Brazil and I have been reading your blog daily for the past 2 or 3 years.

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How Digital Tools and Behavioral Economics Will Save Retirement

Harvard Business

If a basic digital tool like email is so effective, I’m optimistic we can get even better results using text messaging, personalized videos, and chat bots. If we don’t provide them with easy digital tools for savings, we could be looking at a generation of workers struggling to achieve even a semblance of financial security in retirement. ryccio/Getty Images.

Yellen Discusses “Tools”: She’s 70% Confident That Rates will Be between 0 and 4.5% in 2018

MishTalk

Today Fed Chair Janet yellen gave a speech at the “Designing Resilient Monetary Policy Frameworks for the Future,” symposium in … Continue reading → Economics

Sam Zell Warns Recession Coming, Provides Opinions on 22 Topics Including Fed Tools, Equities, Real Estate, Energy, China, Brazil, Mexico, Climate Change

MishTalk

Fed Tools: “Uh” … [as in the Fed has none] Asset Prices: Assets will get cheaper. What tools does the Fed or the US government have to help us out of it? ZELL: Uh-- RUHLE: Because that's many peoples fear, she's got no tools left. If that's what you believe, and Janet Yellen doesn't have any tools left, we see you selling some assets. WESTIN: There is one other tool we never talk about which is fiscal rather than monetary.

Consulting tool: Finviz.com #1: How to screen stocks

Consultants Mind

While there are multiple tools on the website, will focus on something call the screener. As you can see here and below, there are 60+ filters (industry, country, P/E, operating margin, dividend %, beta, EPS growth rate) you can apply… Read More » The post Consulting tool: Finviz.com #1: How to screen stocks appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Finviz.com is a great way to filter stocks and generally get smart on specific industries.

Virtual Training Best Practices – Common Collaboration Tools

Gina Abudi

There are a variety of collaboration tools common to virtual training environments that enable you to effectively engage participants and enable for them to collaborate and share with each other. These include: TOOL USE FOR… Whiteboard Brainstorming solutions to case studies/problems Summarizing what participants have learned using annotation tools Having participants debrief on their individual [.].

On Digital Tools, Behavioral Economics, and Retirement

Steve Shu Consulting

How Digital Tools and Behavioral Economics Will Save Retirement. Just wanted to share a Harvard Business Review post by my colleague, Shlomo Benartzi. In a nutshell, the digital world opens up many possibilities to apply behavioral economics to help people.

Bank of Canada Announces Tools Including -0.5 Interest Rates; Loonie Sinks to 2004 Low; Right Tool at the Right Time

MishTalk

Tools Needed Isn't a sinking currency supposed to help exports and the economy in general? Instead, the Bank of Canada announced it has Tools Beyond Zero Rate if needed. If the Fed knew how to use tools, why was there a global financial collapse?

What Tools Do You Need to Start Your Own Consulting Business

Consulting Business

Search for: What Tools Do You Need to Start Your Own Consulting Business. Therefore as with any new business, success in a new consulting business requires starting with the right set of tools. Inner Tools. Is a website a necessary tool for a consulting business?

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A Tool for Balancing Your Company’s Digital Investments

Harvard Business

Instead, they should use a portfolio tool that classifies all existing, planned, and potential digital investments into four categories based on an assessment of their current and future contribution to business success. The portfolio tool can be used as a common frame of reference in management discussions about a number of areas. How does your organization manage the money it spends on digital?

Getting better than the tools we’d been taught: Lean and people

McKinsey

An auto-industry veteran describes how rededication to lean-management principles—especially to fostering leadership at every level—led his organization to new performance breakthroughs. Our Insights

What is RACI?

Consultants Mind

This is a tool consultants use on any project which requires clear definition of roles and more communication on a new process. When you have more than a handful of people involved, it’s very easy to get confused and make incorrect assumptions … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Consulting Tools Management consulting

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What do consultants do?

Consultants Mind

We span all industries, … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Consulting Career Consulting Team Consulting Tools Management consulting WebsiteIt’s one person’s opinion, but here are 130 blog posts which I wrote over the last 3 years to describe my world-view of consulting. Hope you find it useful. Consultants are a strange breed of animal.

When Will the Fed Hike Part II - Discussion of Debt Duration - Communication the Only Tool Left

MishTalk

In response to When Will Interest on US National Debt Exceed $1 Trillion some readers objected stating "things are different now". I had to laugh at that. Others stated that I ignored duration.

Consulting formula: think + write + communicate + revise

Consultants Mind

This post … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Consulting Tools Management consulting On a large project with so many moving parts, people, stakeholders, and organizational history that I sometimes get lost in the activities, status reports and project management mess. Stop. I need to come back to the basics of consulting.

A Guide to Leading Change Management

Strategy+Business

Ten time-honored tools and techniques in a graphic

Using 360 Assessments in the Organization

Gina Abudi

Human Resource 360 assessment process 360 assessments 360 best practices 360 communications 360 tool LeadershipDo it right the first time! 360 assessments are a great way to evaluate development needs as well as performance of employees throughout the organization – from the top down, across, and from the bottom up. Some organizations use 360s solely for professional development planning; others use it as part of the performance review process. [.].

2 tools you need in every client meeting

Killer Consultant

The two tools that you need in every client meeting are – you might have guessed it – pen and paper. You got a meeting with a client scheduled. Maybe just a “if you have five minutes, would you swing by my office? Thanks!”-type ”-type of event.

2 tools you need in every client meeting

Killer Consultant

The two tools that you need in every client meeting are – you might have guessed it – pen and paper. You got a meeting with a client scheduled. Maybe just a “if you have five minutes, would you swing by my office? Thanks!”-type ”-type of event.

5 Timeless Social Media Marketing Tips|Women In Consulting Blog

Women in Consulting

all while using the most innovative event fundraising tools available for nonprofits. Peer-to-peer Fundraising Email Marketing Website Management Website Design Payment Processing Sphere Know How Blog Sphere Knowledgebase Sphere Forum Case Central Sphere Connect Sphere Connect Partners Blackbaud Connect Partner Network Overview Partner Login. Get the Flash Player to see this player. -->.

DMAIC: A great consulting tool

Consultants Mind

It is a tool often used in process improvement projects. … Continue reading → Consultant Learning Consulting Consulting Approach Consulting Framework Consulting Process DMAIC Management consulting Process Improvement Six Sigma Tools DMAIC. Ask any consultant, and I mean ANY consultant (strategy, process, IT) and they will know what DMAIC stands for. It is an abbreviation for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control.

Why IoT Analytics Are a Manufacturer’s Most Important Tool - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM COGNIZANT

Harvard Business

IoT analytics can be an important tool for manufacturers as they are pressured to quickly overhaul business and production processes to meet the growing customer demand for higher and customized levels of service, a superior experience, and personalized products. The increasing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is presenting manufacturers with tremendous business opportunities.