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

Corporate training: $70 billion largely wasted?

Consultants Mind

Training magazine estimates here that it is approximately $70 billion annually for companies with more than 100 employees. All of this training takes the form of L&D headcount, outside consultants, training tools, travel, and other education spending. They estimate… Read More » The post Corporate training: $70 billion largely wasted? Learning training workshopCorporate learning and development is a huge market.

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.

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.

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.,

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.

What Nursing Parents Need to Know About Pumping During Work Travel

Harvard Business

But if the new parent’s return involves business travel, and that parent has chosen to nurse, it’s even more complicated. While it’s common for new parents to feel stressed about juggling life at work and home, for a pumping, traveling parent the stress can be heightened. “I went about looking for how to pump and travel,” she told me. Become a Travel-Logistics Master.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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!

Review: McKinsey- Digital America’s Tale of the “Haves” and “Have Mores”

Consultants Mind

Insurance broker and travel agent are two examples of jobs that are fast disappearing. McKinsey notes that from 2000 to 2014, online travel booking increased 10x, but the # of agents dropped by half. McKinsey published a 120 page report on the digitization of America here (2.6Mb).

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".

Cultivating a Mindset of Imperfection Action: Interview with Consulting Success Founder Michael Zipursky

Consulting Matters

Spend more time with loved ones, travel, do whatever is most meaningful for them. I remember I had to jump into a taxi and go down to the office and have a meeting and we got on a bullet train and we had to the bullet train up to Tokyo because I was based on Osaka at that time. I remember I had to come back later that day so I took the bullet train back down and then I had to meet some family who was flying in.

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

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

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Why Consulting?

Many consulting firms also invest significant dollars in their knowledge management and training programs. Multiple day trainings off-site at each step in the career path in appealing destinations such as Cape Cod, Cancun, and Barcelona are common investments at top firms. The third challenge is coping with the additional hours and travel demanded by the consulting lifestyle.

Top Consulting Firms

However, they tend to have an intense lifestyle with lots of travel, face-to-face engagements, and long hours as a result. If you are interested in a career with a lot of travel, this could be a good place for you. What are the Top Consulting Firms?

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.

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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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.

An Ex-Consultant’s Jump into the Start Up World

Management Consulted

He co-founded MobileSuites, an app that puts travel concierge services and hotel information at your fingertips, and which you can (and should) find and sign-up for here. Did you have any idea of what you might have wanted to do later, that you wanted to get training for, in all these broad areas, or was part of the process just exposing you to things because you didn’t know whether you would like them or not?

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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?”.

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.

Diversify and Create Multiple Income Streams as a Consultant with Dorie Clark: Podcast #11

Consulting Success

That opportunity gave her the training on the job that she needed to successfully go out and start her own business, where she is thriving today. To promote her book Reinventing You, in 2015, Dorie gave 160 podcast interviews and traveled around the country to deliver 74 speeches.

What are good side projects for an aspiring consultant?

Killer Consultant

a certification), this might be easier to handle – many companies actively support their employees wish to train and improve themselves. Go travel, if you can. This post first appeared as an answer of mine on Quora.

Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

Consulting compensates with perks that banking does not offer – from better travel allowances to more generous health and retirement packages. Travel. Consultants – depending on firm – travel anywhere from 25-75% of their time.

Simon-Kucher & Partners Interviews & Culture

Management Consulted

Transportation, Travel & Tourism. Intern pay and training are on-par compared to what you will find at many other consulting firms, and prior interns have found it a good foot in the door for landing permanent positions. Travel is unavoidable at Simon-Kucher.

AlixPartners Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Even for such a high travel firm, which we’ll discuss below, they all seem to be so gosh darn chummy with each other. Travel – Now don’t get us wrong, warning a prospective consultant about travel is a bit like warning trainee surgeon that they may see blood once in a while. But where AlixPartners differs from a lot of other firms is the amount of Monday-Friday travel you’ll be doing as compared to Monday-Thursday travel that you can expect at even the very top firms.

Winter 2014 East Coast Tour Recap

Management Consulted

On our January 2014 Consulting Bootcamp tour, we travelled to several universities up and down the East Coast – Duke, Georgia Tech, UGA, Penn, Harvard, McGill, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Cornell. *. After a full day (8 hours) of interview training, our group had bonded big-time.

Future of Healthcare: Virtual and Augmented Reality

Tom Spencer

Medical student education and resident training, patient therapy, and physician operations are three segments in healthcare with high growth potential for VR and AR technologies. Medical Student and Resident Training.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants: A few of my favorite things.

The Crazy Lives of Consultants

they are: 1) watching those luggage cart trains speeding across the airport tarmac 2) getting free watery coffee at my clients offices 3) boarding my flight ahead of the common people 4) hotel upgrades 5) airline upgrades 6) eating out without having to pay for it 7) new laptop every 2, er, 3, um, 4, ah. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tuesday, April 14, 2009. A few of my favorite things.

Management Consulted Goes to London (and Beyond)

Management Consulted

As if traveling across the ocean on the plane wasn’t enough, we felt it necessary to use as many forms of transportation as necessary…so we took a train up to Durham University.

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.

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?