Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

N2Growth Blog

When you look back on your career, you remember the jobs you took, the jobs you declined, the opportunities realized and the opportunities lost. You also remember the Consultants. As a consumer of consulting services for more years than I care to admit, I have developed a well defined view of a typical engagement. To illustrate the viewpoint of a consumer of consulting services, I want to present a satirical view of a typical engagement.

The Keys to Becoming a Great Consultant: A Practical Guide

Strategy Driven

Consulting can be a lucrative way to make a living. But becoming a great consultant requires more than just learning how to do the job. If you’re ready to put in the work, here are some things you can do to become a great consultant. Partner with other consultants or firms.


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How Can You Progress In Your Career?

Strategy Driven

When it comes to your career, you’ll often want to know that you’re doing everything that you can to get to where you want to be. It doesn’t matter if you have a corporate career, are an entrepreneur , or fall anywhere between, you will always be able to progress.

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Number #1 Factor for Career Success: Increased visibility in Your Job

Career Advancement

In all that time, what’s the one thing people should know… but probably don’t… that would have the greatest impact on their career? If you fail to make yourself recognized at work , you run the risk that your peers and management may not actually know your impact. Gaining job visibility is vital to career success at work. But in middle management, sometimes there are more steps between your work and the bottom line of the company.

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Nine Ways You Can Further Your Career

Strategy Driven

Career development is not the responsibility of your manager. The manager is liable for your output. These 9 career-boosting steps you can take today and in the coming months will boost your career. Consult experts. Get advice from colleagues and managers.

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Thoughts on Effective Management Consulting


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Thoughts on Effective Management Consulting Consulting is a trust game. Consultants are hired because they have an expertise and deeper understanding of a particular area. Core expectation from any consultant is that they deliver results. A few years back, when I undertook my first consulting assignment, I was warned, "Consulting has earned a very bad name.

Workplace Trends – The Portfolio Career

Survive Your Promotion

If they had more work to do, they could bring on more contractors or ramp up the number of hours that their existing consultants were working, but they were not tied into the costs and inflexibility of full time employees. For companies this means figuring out new ways to manage and engage with a mix of employees and contractors. It’s Monday morning and the first rays of the rising sun glint off the rooftops of lines of cars inching their way into cities across the US.

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Ask Rich Gee: Career Questions From Quora.

Rich Gee Group

Here are some of my best answers to great questions concerning people’s careers: What is more difficult in the long run, working for a company or running your own business? You also need to see how the company reacts to emergencies, slow-time, reactive decisions from management, and industry shifts. Where on their resumes might long-term unemployed job candidates address their current career gaps? a lot of opportunities/recruiters/ hiring managers passing on you?).

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Take Charge of Your Career Like a Boss

Lead Change Blog

I train a lot of managers. Here’s just a snippet of what I suggest to managers that they [.] As a coach, trainer and consultant, Mary Schaefer''s expertise is in helping managers and employees conquer their dread about difficult conversations, to go into them feeling equipped and confident. Mary is a former HR manager, holds a Master''s degree in HR and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

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The Right Foundation for Your Career Advancement Strategy

Strategy Driven

However, Bob’s career advancement strategy had not panned out as he had hoped. From the beginning, Bob had taken a thoughtful approach to his career advancement, but the design of his strategy overlooked a key element: character development.

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45 Career Advice Experts Offer Career Success Secrets

Miles Anthony Smith

45 Career Advice Experts Share Their Blueprint for Career Success (Plus Leaderboard)​ Does your career seem to be a struggle at times? It’s why I wrote my book Why Career Advice Sucks™ … to share the stories of my own career success and failures and help you grow your career more quickly. Recently, I wondered what other career advice experts would add to the conversation about what’s vital for career growth.

How to (not) plan your career


learned the hard way how to plan my career by not planning. There are some things you can do to fast-forward your own quest for the perfect career without planning it out in minute detail (which might cause you to miss the perfect opportunity). ” Take reputable self-assessments (not the Facebook kind) like DiSC and Myers-Briggs or the Enneagram and hire a consultant or coach to debrief them for you. Ask your manager.

Get There and Keep Going: Managing Your Career Journey


The 7,000 professionals attending the conference were at various levels in their career development, from those just starting out to seasoned executives, yet all were focused on continuing to enhance their careers. What do you consider as keys to successful career advancement? What Was The Most Calculated Career Risk You Have Taken And How Did You Assess The Pros and Cons? What helped you make successful career changes?

Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

We all know the common and famous careers out there. Did you know there are many great career paths that are ‘hidden’ from the normal news mainstream? Careers we probably know exist if we really thought about it, but we tend to forget them when we look at the entire career picture. All the military benefits and living by the ocean or water your entire career with very few exceptions. If you keep moving up you can triple that as a General Manager.

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Enroll Now: Job Roles after Masters in Management

Strategy Driven

As a result, the need for skilled workers in management and leadership has developed significantly over the ages and continues to grow even further. With a master’s degree in management, you will help companies overcome their problems and secure your future. Management consultant.

25 Career Options in Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Interested in a career in leadership development? Mid-level or Senior Manager : m anagers developing the managers below them. Leadership Trainer or Training Manager : c onducting or managing leadership and management training programs. Executive coach : h elping to unlock the potential within managers through assessment, feedback, questions, etc…. Sales or Marketing Manager : s elling leadership programs and services.

GPS Your Career Presentation Featured at GirlWorks Website

ReImagine Work

Talent management consultant Mary Schaefer offered a speech called “GPS Your Career: Tools and Tips to Get You Where You Want to Go.”. The post GPS Your Career Presentation Featured at GirlWorks Website appeared first on ReImagine Work. As Seen On career empowerment performance self-development STEM women Press release featured at GirlWorks website , “the magazine for smart girls.”

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Women Want a Purpose-Driven Career, Gartner Finds

HR Digest

Other changes, according to the organization, such as establishing an outcome-based management structure and focusing on purpose-driven work, might also be beneficial. ” The post Women Want a Purpose-Driven Career, Gartner Finds appeared first on The HR Digest.

Top Careers for HR Professionals to Pursue

HR Digest

Are you seeking career growth in human resources? Here we have listed top careers for HR professionals to help you carve a niche in the industry you desire. If you want to follow a career in human resources, there are many options open to you. Careers for HR Professionals .

A Survey for Trainers, Consultants and Coaches

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe A Survey for Trainers, Consultants and Coaches by Kevin Eikenberry on December 20, 2010 in Personal Development , Surveys , Telesminars This announcement and opportunity is a bit more targeted than what I normally post here. This post is specifically for external trainers, consultants and/or coaches – or those considering this as a career option.

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How to Make Strategic Career Decisions, Even in a Crisis (Back to Work, Better)

Harvard Business

A conversation with consultant and author Dorie Clark about focusing on the big picture. Career planning Managing yourself Burnout Audio

Fear Can Kill Your Career

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Wonderful Richard St. John Talk on Success Don’t be that guy… → Fear Can Kill Your Career Posted on February 14, 2010 by Katy How many times growing up did you hear the words “be careful”? Contact me to find out what a little coaching can do for your career! Survive Your Promotion!

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Millennial Managers

Coaching Tip

Millennials or Gen Y bring their generational mindset to their work as managers. Yet, due to their youth and exuberance, young managers are often dismissed by their bosses--and their peers--as too immature to be taken seriously. Millennials are highly subject to being stereotyped," co-author Chip Espinoza acknowledges in their new book, "MILLENNIALS WHO MANAGE: How to Overcome Workplace Perceptions and Become a Great Leader" written with Joel Schwarzbart.

Love it. Own it. Your Dream Job with Carson Tate

Let's Grow Leaders

In this episode, Carson Tate, one of America’s top productivity consultants talks about why you don’t have to rely on your company or your boss for your professional fulfillment. Instead, you can take ownership of your career, your life, and your happiness?right

Learn How to Manage Stress

Coaching Tip

Eighty-five percent of employees report they are losing sleep due to work-related stress , according to a survey by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. Coupled with this, we sometimes stagger under the weight of our personal burdens, everything from managing the home to maintaining relationships, handling workplace issues, addressing health concerns, finances, and day-to-day decisions.

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Development Program Offered for Veterans Working on Their “Career 2.0”

Strategy Driven

military will transition into civilian careers. That’s why leadership and talent consulting experts at Korn Ferry Hay Group are teaming up with partners Science Applications International Corp. The pro bono program is designed to guide successful transitions from military to civilian careers and is open to veterans of any rank who separated from military service in the last two years or who will transition in the next 12 months.

3 Tips for Career Conversations That Energize and Engage Employees

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Recently Forbes Magazine cited a study reporting that a majority of employees are dissatisfied and that “many feel stuck in their jobs, unable to consider a career move even if they’re unhappy.”. The most effective and easiest way to help employees feel valued and find a career path is for their manager to hold regular “career conversations.”. Here are 3 tips for holding a great career conversation: Tip #1: Ask juicy questions. Guest Post career conversations

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5 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Strategy Driven

As an entrepreneur, you know how important money management is. For this reason, money management simply must be a skill that you work on and try to become well versed with regards to. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, then learning how to manage money is an absolute must.

Career Growth: 4 Signs That Your Company Will Give You a Fair Shot

Women on Business

Guest Post By: Rania Stewart, senior product manager with Ask any career-oriented woman about her top work-related concerns, and she will likely rank having access to high-quality jobs at desirable companies and having equitable opportunities to advance within those organizations at the top of the list. Despite that poor showing, some companies are doing right by women and minorities to promote, encourage and support career growth.

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Krishen Iyer’s Outline for Middle-Managers Navigating Return-to-Work Anxiety

Strategy Driven

As a result, executives and managers alike have started to brainstorm strategies for returning to the office. More specifically, it may be difficult for middle-managers to balance their team’s concerns with the organization’s intentions.

Downsizing your career

Chartered Management Institute

As well as considering the importance of work-life balance in today’s workplace, other circumstances may mean that you need to downsize your career, but what are the consequences of doing so?

You can’t manage time, so manage your priorities

Tony Mayo

The most valuable time management skill is recognizing the important tasks and ignoring the rest. I first observed it early in my consulting career, at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York, after a meeting with my manager and our client, the Vice President of a large energy company. After the client left, my manager [.]. For Executives Goal Setting Time Management

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Management vs. Leadership

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← If you could not fail… at work 10 Tips for New ManagersManagement vs. Leadership Posted on February 1, 2010 by Katy Recently I was asked to explain the difference between management and leadership. Must all managers be leaders? Are your management skills up to scratch?

Executive Time Management

Coaching Tip

That is one of the central findings of a team of scholars from London School of Economics and Harvard Business School , who have burrowed into the day-to-day schedules of more than 500 CEOs from around the world with hopes of determining exactly how they organize their time—and how that affects the performance and management of their firms. Career Women Must Decide: To Be or Not to Be. Choosing to take the appropriate measures to advance our careers is a significant decision. .

Leaders vs. Managers

Great Leadership By Dan

In this second installment, Jim offers his take on the difference between managers and leaders. I've always thought the "leader vs. manager" debate was kind of useless, and I wrote an early post about it here. Leaders vs. Managers. Over the last month, I've participated in and observed a heated debate among academics (on-line) about the differences between leaders and managers. So, here's the distinction I draw between leaders and managers.

Master Time Management From Inside Out

Lead from Within

Time management is an art. The word NO can sometimes be the greatest time management tool of all. Prioritize time: To master time management is to set priorities among your goals. Lolly Daskal is the president and founder of Lead From Within a coaching and consultant firm that manages large scale corporate coaching and custom made leadership programs. The post Master Time Management From Inside Out appeared first on Lolly Daskal.

Consulting, Content and Context: A Fable


It was the first day of his job as a consultant with this large consulting house. The consultant entered the office and walked across the corridor confidently, armed with his knowledge about methodologies, tools and best practices. In next few weeks of his induction, the challenge was to apply his knowledge on several simulated situations that consultants usually face during their real assignments. The consultant was curious to know more about the context.

Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

As our new leadership team began to plan for 2020, I saw my role shifting from one of building something new to more maintaining and managing. Those who know me know I am not a good manager and fundraising doesn’t excite me. Consulting. A Life Transition for The Edmondsons.

Wait, I’m the Boss?!? The Guide for New Managers to Succeed

Skip Prichard

New managers , or those aspiring to manage a team, often are looking for a playbook to help them get started. And, let’s face it, seasoned managers often need a refresher on some of the basics. How I wish we had an entire day to talk about management and leadership.

Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics Here is a simple idea: Whenever you have a new manager (project manager/departmental leader) joining in your organization, put him/her through a simple training program on how to manage people. Train existing managers as well. The premise: Most project managers/team leaders get work done through team.

Many Aren't Concerned Regarding Work/Life Balance

Coaching Tip

About 52% of 571 such executives worldwide are satisfied or very satisfied with their work/life balance, according to a new survey by, an online career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. Agno: Women and Time Management. . . John Agno: When Doing It All Won''t Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women. . Find Your Career Blueprint with Women''s Coaching.

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Leadership And Management Lessons From The Christmas Train

Joseph Lalonde

The multiple themes are best summarized by a repeated line: “ There’s something about a train. ” Delightfully, when viewed from the perspective of leadership and management, there are some good insights. Too many leaders and managers elevate their role into a marquee starring role. That’s an attitude all leaders and managers should have. But even before the journey begins, Tom displays skills that every leader and manager should develop and practice.

5 Money Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Strategy Driven

As an entrepreneur, you know how important money management is. For this reason, money management simply must be a skill that you work on and try to become well versed with regards to. If you feel that your career as an entrepreneur is being held back by a lack of knowledge on your part in the art of money management, then make sure to check out the five pieces of advice below.