Travel, Training and Mentorship

Tom Spencer

Three significant aspects in the life of a management consultant: travel, training and mentorship. Travel. When it comes to travel, different consulting firms have different policies. Training. Management Consulting consulting formal training mentorship travel

Is More Effective Training the Answer?

LSA Global

More Effective Training Creates More Effective Performance. Three Requirements for More Effective Training. We have a hunch that ineffective training is part of the problem. For any training to have the desired impact, you need four things: #1.

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The Hidden Benefits of Short-Term Business Travel

Harvard Business

Despite the inherent fatigue and the surface appearance of monotony, business travel can be more than just getting work done in a new location. First, traveling abroad can build your confidence. In fact, short-term travel can often test people more than long-term assignments.

Traveling for Work? You’re a Prime Target for Hackers

Harvard Business

As if the stresses and headaches of business travel weren’t enough, there’s one more thing to worry about while traveling in unfamiliar places: the security of your email. Each time a traveling executive opens spymail, they reveal a wealth of private information — their current location, the time of day they read their email, the hotel at which they are staying. Here’s how: Train for awareness. Establish executive travel email protocol.

Driverless Trains: Why Does Chicago (US in General) Lag London (Europe Europe in General)?


Driverless trains are about to make a big impact in London. The Telegraph reports New 'Driverless' Tube trains unveiled by TFL. The trains are fully automated, but will initially be manned. By the mid-2020s the trains will be totally driverless.

Just How Bad Is Business Travel for Your Health? Here’s the Data.

Harvard Business

I went with the pizza, but my lack of choices was annoying — so much so that, when I got home, I started looking into the data on health and travel for work. According to the Global Business Travel Association and American Express , Americans took more than 500 million domestic business trips in 2016. To investigate the link between business travel and chronic disease conditions, my colleagues and I turned to de-identified electronic medical record data from EHE, Inc.,

German Reader on "Political Correctness"; Denmark Cancels All Trains From Germany; Juncker Pleads for Compulsory Refugee Quotas


Denmark Cancels Trains For Indefinite Period The BBC reports Denmark-Germany Rail Links Suspended Denmark's DSB rail operator said trains to and from Germany had been suspended for an indefinite period because of exceptional passport checks. Police also closed part of the E45 motorway - the main road link between Germany and Denmark - after about 300 migrants left another train and set off on foot towards Sweden near the border town of Padborg.

Cars, Trains, Planes Hacked… A Transportation Risk That Leaves Us All Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

If you work in the transportation and/or travel industry, this should scare the crap out of you too – otherwise, we’re all screwed. Oh my goodness.

Employee Burnout: How to Stop the Working Dead Apocalypse

Women in Consulting

Poor training. Train your managers: your managers should know that employees may face burnout, because they’re given vague or unclear instructions of what they should do. Train your employees: in addition to employee training , which deals with the elimination of knowledge and skill gaps, training helps to keep your employees engaged, motivated, and make them feel appreciated. One day, you enter the office and realize that things are going awry.

Tips for Helping Law Enforcement Position Itself as the Source of Trust and Credibility in a Crisis

Melissa Agnes

On their website , WINx writes: “This is not your normal law enforcement training event filled with long and often boring presentations.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

I get nervous that I may lose my train of thought or that I won’t impact my audience in an emotionally inspiring way. Melissa's Speaking and Travel FunEvery speaker dreams of taking the TED stage – or at least this speaker did!

Climate change consulting: Does it have a future?

The Source

As attitudes translate into behaviour (in 2018 a record 32 million passengers travelled by SJ, Sweden’s state train operator), the organisations they work in and buy from will need to change too.

Boeing Starliner Failure: Lessons for Your Lean Program

Markovitz Consulting

I’ve seen companies create a Kaizen Promotion Office, develop a comprehensive Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training curriculum, and invest in expensive andon systems, but they’re not making any real progress towards their business goals. Front line workers focus on meeting takt time, while the C-Suite leaders are sequestered in conference rooms or traveling. Boeing’s Starliner failed an important test flight two weeks ago.

S-Corp Checklist

Women in Consulting

Review the travel expenses. Make sure you separate out any personal travel. Count every travel day that you worked more than 4 hours. Consulting Training and Education Top Consulting Tips By: Renee Daggett I would have to say S-Corporations are my favorite entity. Because the entity has many options and advantages.

I’m the boss now! Top tips for new managers to make a successful transition into management

The Management Centre

The result of these mixed messages can lead to two common management mishaps – being inappropriately friendly and time travelling. The time traveller. Moving into your first role as a new manager is a big deal. In fact, it’s probably the biggest step you can take in your career.

Kim Ramko, Principal, Southeast Health and Life Sciences Industry Leader at EY

The Source

Kim Ramko’s travel schedule has been pretty hectic recently, even by her standards. Not long after, Ramko moved into a systems analyst role, travelling frequently and conducting training for business users on finance systems, working alongside EY.… It’s July 3rd 2017.

MC on The Road – LA

Management Consulted

We spend a lot of time on the road here at MC, travelling to colleges and universities in North America and beyond, giving training and advice on resumes, fit interviews, case interviews and beyond. Ever wondered what it would be like to come with us? Well wonder no more! Last year on our trip to L.A. we brought our media team to along with us for the ride! Enjoy! The post MC on The Road – LA appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting bootcamp Uncategorized

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: You know your seatmate is going to.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

Signs that the guy sitting next to you on the plane / train / bus / carriage / mule / elephant / etc. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, October 8, 2009. You know your seatmate is going to be bad when.

Top Tips for Consultants on the go!


One of the major draws for people wanting to get into management consulting is the potential for a lot of travel. Getting to see some of the world whilst working seems like an ideal job - but you must remember that travelling for business is very different to travelling for fun.

For Independent Consultants, Business Development = Relationship Development

Successful Independent Consulting

First, consultants are good at helping clients solve problems but usually aren’t trained in sales or marketing. It seems like a lifetime ago we worked together on the travel card rollout at NetApp.

MC on The Road – LA

Management Consulted

We spend a lot of time on the road here at MC, traveling to colleges and universities in North America and beyond, giving training and advice on resumes, fit interviews, case interviews and beyond. Ever wondered what it would be like to come with us? Well wonder no more! Last year on our trip to L.A. we brought our media team to along with us for the ride! Enjoy! The post MC on The Road – LA appeared first on Management Consulted. consulting bootcamp

How to fix your lame-assed email autoresponder

Rod Burkert

You are traveling? I travel full time in an RV and always have access to email. You are traveling out of the country. 1 – You have trained your clients that you respond instantly to their emails. I read your recent email autoresponder.

First Six Months – Adjusting to Consulting Life

Tom Spencer

The first week was mostly training and orientation. I’m on a local assignment, and while I may be around physically, the workload isn’t necessarily any lighter than it would be if I was travelling regularly.

An Unconventional Path: One Medical Student’s Journey Into Consulting

Tom Spencer

As I went through my medical training I even came to the point where I just knew I would be a surgical oncologist. As one could imagine, medical school doesn’t really train you to be a life sciences consultant.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Consultants Do It Better Than.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

I think they must have management "secret shopping" the parks, noting where to add a water fountain and how to better train employees. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, July 8, 2013. Consultants Do It Better Than Everyone (But Disney). Aah, vacation!

The Science of Burnout: Interview with Dr. Sangeeta Pati

Consulting Matters

Well I was born in the United States and traveled and got exposed to a lot of schooling abroad, which obviously ultimately has influenced where I have gone in medicine. If you think about how we've been trained in medicine, most of our emphasis has been on managing disease once we identify it.

FAQ “why do you want to be a consultant?”

Tom Spencer

There could be a variety of reasons you would like to truthfully shout out such as: high salary, prestige, MBA sponsorship, and travel. Training, training, training. Let’s admit it. At every single consulting interview the very first question you get is “why consulting?”.

Why Consulting?

Tom Spencer

(Source: Flickr ). In the consulting interview, your interviewer is likely to ask you the following straightforward question, “why consulting?”. Relevance of the question. The question is relevant for two reasons: Your interviewer is likely to ask it in the interview; and.

Coronavirus: Analysis, Conclusions & Takeaways

When I’m not teaching about case interviews and working with clients, I volunteer and train as an emergency medical responder. I’m trained for urban search and rescue, wilderness search and rescue, emergency medical response, basic life support, and mass casualty events.]

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at Accenture? Is training provided online or does Accenture bring consultants together as part of a regional or global training program? Accenture: From training courses in our regional training facility in Kuala Lumpur to on-the-job training we offer our graduates a wide range of training and development opportunities. Tom: What is Accenture’s travel model?

Doubling a $400,000 Revenue Model With Business Trainer Blair Enns: Podcast #22

Consulting Success

Self-described “recovering consultant” Blair Enns is the CEO of Win Without Pitching, a sales training organization for creative professionals in the design, advertising, and public relations fields. It’s a sales training organization to creative professionals.

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The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Does An Ideal Seatmate Exist?

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

” Throughout my travels over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to be. or someone whose travel etiquette and personality suite you just. As a rookie consultant who is trying to study for my MA in Philosophy whilst on trains at ridiculous times of the morning, please can you define 'a healthy backside' for me? skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Does An Ideal Seatmate Exist? Brought to you by Guest Blogger "Chloe Murray".

From the Bench and Bedside to the Boardrooms (How to transition from academia into consulting, Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

MD or PhD), is whether to pursue residency training for newly minted physicians or a post-doctoral research fellowship for PhDs. A second area of interest for many advanced degree candidates is the level of formal training that firms provide. Introduction.

Conversation with L.E.K. Consulting

Tom Spencer

Tom: What kind of training and mentoring can graduates expect to receive at LEK? This involves a high caliber professional development program which includes formal technical training as well as on-the-job learning experiences. Tom: What is LEK’s travel model?

Uber Thrives: Why?


In spite of the fact that Uber is the most banned company in the world, it thrives for one simple reason: People like it, especially business travelers and millennials, even if politicians don't. For the first time ever, Uber Tops Taxi Use for Business Travelers.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: Sorry Bill.I'd rather kiss my new boss.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Q&A on Sustaining and Building Business in Crisis Times

Alan Weiss

Once there is a relatively “all clear” signal, I think people are going to charge back to life as normal as they can make it in terms of recreation, travel, and entertainment. The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t another train, it’s the sun.