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.

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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.

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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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Consulting tool: #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: #1: How to screen stocks appeared first on Consultant's Mind. is a great way to filter stocks and generally get smart on specific industries.

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Bain & Co: Management tool and trends 2011 survey

Consultants Mind

Bain & Co conducts a survey every few years on how executives use management tools. Unsurprisingly, these are the exact tools that management consultants often use when coaching, prodding, and helping executive think about their business. If you want to … Continue reading → Consultant bain Best Practices Consulting Executives Operations Resources Strategy Survey Tools

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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.

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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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What’s the ROI of the ROI tool?

Ed Kless

The most popular business “tool” has a gaping hole in it. Has anyone ever put the use of the ROI tool through the ROI tool?” Indeed, they will note that any argument made to justify the use of the tool will just be assumptions with no ability to prove or disprove.

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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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Accelerating product development: The tools you need now


To speed innovation and fend off disruption, R&D organizations at incumbent companies can borrow the tools and techniques that digital natives use to get ahead. Insights on Operations

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Protected: Consulting tools in word

Consultants' Consultant

The post Protected: Consulting tools in word appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consultants Consultant: There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Start up your consultancy Secret stuff Your own consultancy: start up and run

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Can Online Tools Help Employees Build Resilience?

Harvard Business

A study explored new ways to help stressed-out workers. Stress Managing yourself Technology Digital Article

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Twitter Tools for Newbies (and the Rest of Us)

Joellyn Sargent

Eventually, I discovered the wealth of Twitter tools that had been built to make Twitter more practical. After getting over the irony that a service would require a host of 3rd party tools to make it useful at all, I started testing tools to see what worked. If you’re just getting started with Twitter or have been slowly crawling up the on ramp, here are a few tools and tips that should help: Getting Started with Twitter. Find More Twitter Tools.

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Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities


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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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 [.].

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New Tools! More Pure Bank Profit!


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.

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Should You Be Part of a Large Network with an Assessment Tool?

David A Fields

A consultant sent me the following question: I have been approached by a company that wants to market through affiliates. Their approach is to pitch free assessments that diagnose problems then call upon specialists to man the projects.

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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.

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How social tools can reshape the organization


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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A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks

Harvard Business

In addition, many security experts consider it the definitive assessment tool for protecting critical assets. David Crockett/Getty Images. One of the most overused expressions thrown around by wannabe “Wall Street Rambos” is business is war.

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Top Content Marketing Tools for Independent Contractors

MBO Partners

10 content marketing tools and tips to create brand awareness, engage your target audience, and achieve business goals

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What Marketing Strategy Is the Best for You?

The More Clients Blog

In my opinion, email is the most powerful overall marketing tool. Email is the online tool that’s been around the longest, and I think it’s taken for granted. If you pick the right marketing strategy, you’ll be like that little guy in the middle of my diagram above. Winning! Fist pumps!

Virtual Meeting Tools for Independent Contractors

MBO Partners

Four virtual meeting tools and platforms for independent professionals

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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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The US cutting-tools market: What changes lie ahead?


A new approach to segment strategy, distribution, and pricing can help companies win in the evolving cutting-tools market. Advanced Electronics Insights

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Naming tool of the year

Seth Godin Blog

When it''s time to name your project, you probably want to find a domain for it. And, alas, all the obvious and most of the silly dot com choices were taken a very long time ago. Time for wordoid. Scroll down on the left, put a short word in the ''pattern'' box and off you go

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Role models as a tool for decision making

Seth Godin Blog

Innovation is essential, but it’s rarely true that we do something that’s truly never been done before. And that means that our work is toward something. We’re making decisions, taking risks and expending effort to get from here closer to there, where there is a place that’s been visited before. Are you spending time in the gym trying to be more like Jackie Joyner-Kersee or Dwayne Johnson? Do your policies push our country to be more like China or Denmark?

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Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

Harvard Business

Listening is an overlooked tool that creates an environment of safety when done well. HBR STAFF. “What do you think?” ” I ask this question a lot. My team knows that when they come to me with a question, this is likely the question I’ll come back with first.

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


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?

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Why Customer Feedback Tools Are Vital for Nonprofits

Harvard Business

And how they’re using them. Social enterprise Customers Data Digital Article

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Top Four Productivity Tools I Cannot Live Without

Women in Consulting

I get asked a lot about all the various nifty tools I use to run ThinkResults (and me to be honest!), I discovered this tool while working with the first cohort of Microsoft Ventures as their Go-to-Market advisor. And if you have other tools that you love, let me know. By: Jennifer LeBlanc. so I decided to pick four of my faves and share them with y’all. I count on these to run aspects of our business every day and don’t know what I do without them.

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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.

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.

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4 Tips and Tools for Keeping Track of Your Expenses as an Independent Contractor

MBO Partners

Get a better handle on your income and expenses, and avoid year-end tax stress by following these four tax tips and tools for independent contractors

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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.

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.