Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

N2Growth Blog

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. Disclaimer: This article is intended to be a satirical depiction of a consulting engagement. The first item on the agenda was a proposal by ACME Consulting.

Why Businesses Need Management Consulting

Strategy Driven

Management consulting is something you may want to consider, even if you run a small business. These are a few of the complex issues that a consultant of this kind can help you with: Team Leadership. A management consulting firm can also conduct research and analysis for you.

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Work Like a Consultant

Lead Change Blog

With over 35 years under my belt as an independent consultant, I’ve learned much about how to make life work and make work come alive. In that sense, I wish everyone could be a consultant. But, I have noticed that employees who assume the style and manner of a successful independent consultant are the ones that get ahead and seem to have a great time doing it! Still, there are features of work life as an independent consultant that can be embraced by anyone in a work role.

How to Use an Online Consultant

Strategy Driven

Because of this, there are online consulting firms that give people the answers they need. Online consultants can help in a variety of ways. Having an online consultant can help business owners avoid embarrassing and unsuccessful social media marketing campaigns before they start.

Differentiating Your Consulting Business

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Learn the importance of communicating what sets your consulting firm apart from your competition. When you run a consulting firm, you have to answer one very important question. Read the rest of this post at thoughtLEADERS, LLC: Leadership Training for the Real World.

How to Generate Reactions to Your Consulting Firm’s Marketing

David A Fields

Your consulting firm can increase the amount and quality of engagement from the readers, listeners and viewers of your marketing content (a.k.a. your thought leadership). The post How to Generate Reactions to Your Consulting Firm’s Marketing appeared first on David A.

[Checklist] Create a Great Marketing Piece for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Content marketing is all the rage, and for good reason when it comes to building your consulting firm. Your consulting firm’s thought leadership is a cornerstone of your efforts to be perceived as a credible, compelling resource for prospective clients. Fields Consulting Group.

So… What Do Consultants Actually Do?

Nathan Magnuson

” “Well, I’m a consultant.” ” “A consultant? Human Resources Leadership Organizational Effectiveness Personal Effectiveness analyze consulting design development evaluation gap analysis implementation management methodology programs project management requirements “So Nathan, tell me what you do for a living?” But what do you actually do?”

Transforming Deloitte’s Approach to Consulting

Harvard Business

What does it take to bring disruptive innovation to an established consulting firm? Leadership Innovation Organizational change Talent management Disruptive innovation Business consulting services Audio

Hidden Benefits of Off-Strategy Consulting Projects

David A Fields

You’re diligently working away at your consulting practice, winning projects and creating exceptional value for your clients. Your current cash situation and your consulting firm’s idle capacity are top of mind for you. I’m all for acting opportunistically if it keeps the lights on and your consulting firm afloat… as long as it doesn’t eat up more than 40% of your capacity. Each “No” clarifies your consulting firm’s focus, values, and ideal client.

Why Consultants Suck

Women on Business

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Is Consultant a Four-Letter Word?

Kevin Eikenberry

Well, by the math, consultant is an ten-letter word. And while I am biased about the role, since I have been one for many years, I do know that many people have bad experiences with consultants – both working with them and hiring them. The post Is Consultant a Four-Letter Word? appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Personal & Professional Development consulting results hiring consultants

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Major Consultancy Simplifies Performance Reviews

Tony Mayo

For Executives Leadership Development Team Manager Skills Executive Leadership Leadership Leadership Skills Development Performance Reviews Everyone loves to hate performance evaluations, and with good reason: Research has shown them to be ineffective, unreliable and unsatisfactory for seemingly everyone involved. They consume way too much time, leave most workers deflated and feel increasingly out of step with reality.

July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Bill Treasurer of Giant Leap Consulting contributed Try Courage. Liz Weber of Weber Business Services provided Leadership Dysfunction – Doing What You’ve Always Done. You may have a leadership dysfunction problem.

Major Consultancy Simplifies Performance Reviews

Tony Mayo

For Executives Leadership Development Team Manager Skills Executive Leadership Leadership Leadership Skills Development Performance ReviewsEveryone loves to hate performance evalua […].

May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Stop Saying Stupid Things. Stephanie Skryzowski of 100 Degrees Consulting provided Four Tips to Manage Your Email. The same is true for your leadership career.

How to Dramatically Expand the Audience that Sees Your Consulting Firm’s Content

David A Fields

Being smart and producing high-value content aren’t sufficient to win new consulting clients. Your consulting firm’s thought leadership on chocolate soufflés is [ ] Consultants ConsultingUnless you expose a broader universe of prospects to your content, your opportunities to win business will stay narrow. On the up side, you have a right to be proud of your work.

Affordable Business Consulting – Experienced Advisors

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s radically different approach to management consulting provides you the access you want – no more and no less – to the business executives and senior managers who have the hard-earned experience needed to get the job done faster, better, and ultimately cheaper. Ever wonder why your consultants’ teams are so large? When the need is temporary, the engagement of high-quality consultants is a great way to fill these gaps.

June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership. Robyn McLeod provided The Do’s and Dont’s of Inclusive Leadership.

August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 3 Steps to Achieving Inner Stillness. Practice these steps to improve your coaching, leadership, and parenting.

Affordable Business Consulting – Low Overheads

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s radically different approach to management consulting eliminates the bricks and mortar consulting firm offices that sit empty most of the time and then passes that cost savings on to our clients. Ask yourself, when was the last time your consultants’ downtown office building bring ground-breaking insight to your business? When was the last time you even visited your consultants’ offices?

Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Bring in new employees, consultants and use secret shoppers to get a fresh perspective. In the middle of The Leadership Process diagram are the words “Involve Others/build Relationships.”

How to Make Your Organization Smarter: A Conversation with Renowned Business Leadership Consultant Liz Wiseman

leaderCommunicator

While we read and consult a number of business leadership books to help our clients, one book recently stood out for its compelling research and guidance: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter , by Liz Wiseman. Liz is CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Ken Byler of Higher Ground Consulting Group contributed Seek Common Ground. They don’t believe in your leadership.

Thoughts on Effective Management Consulting

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com 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. " Why has consulting earned a bad name?

March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Stop Trying to Pay Attention. David Moser of Decisive Blog writes The Power of “And” in Leadership Communication. And CULTURE is a symptom of LEADERSHIP.

Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. ” As I listened to her powerful message, I thought about how great leadership needs to be totally real before it is attractively adorned; jarringly authentic, not just charmingly presented. Baldheaded leadership is genuine and trust-building. Baldheaded leadership is courageous and transparent. How would your leadership actions change?

How To Get a Consult With Me

Kevin Eikenberry

Years ago, early in my consulting career, it was easy to get a spot on my calendar. If you wanted to get some insight into a problem or a challenge, you could email or call me, and we could have a quick consultation. The post How To Get a Consult With Me appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills

Improving Leadership Bench Strength

N2Growth Blog

A fter reading Gartner’s report on How to Build Leadership Bench Strength , these are my conclusions: HR already invests 23% of its Training and Development budget in Leadership and 27% on the high potential professionals. How do they affect Leadership?

A Street View On Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It is often said that the subject of leadership is the most studied and least understood. Participants will have a comprehensive understanding of leadership effectiveness after hearing Bob Anderson and Bill Adams present their latest research.

Scaling Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. In the words of Robert Anderson and William Adams, authors of Scaling Leadership , “We are running an Internal Operating System that is not complex enough for the complexity we face. The solution is to scale our leadership. Leadership must learn to scale itself, but not any kind of leadership will do. Leadership Development

The Best Leadership Books of 2021

Leading Blog

Leadership is about hope. These foundational leadership skills will make all aspiring executives more effective in their roles today and lift the trajectory of their careers. At the end of the year, Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison releases The Five Graces of Life and Leadership.

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February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Erik writes: “ Among the strategies already in place or currently under consideration to help encourage vaccination of employees is the essential role of leadership in pro-vaccine messaging. True Thoughtful Leadership strength.

October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting shared Values Amidst the Storm. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Maybe leadership is doing it all wrong.

Helicopter Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Stephen Klemich : It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management? It’s what we refer to as helicopter leadership. This is how we came up with the idea of helicopter leadership. Charisma-Based Leadership Stephen Klemich

November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Is Your Empathy Serving or Hurting You ? Jon Lokhorst of Lokhorst Consulting shared This Underrated Leadership Skill Is More Important than Ever.

Affordable Business Consulting – Use Your Own Staff

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven’s radically different approach to management consulting allows you to use your own staff, not requiring you to use ours, so your people benefit from the project experience and then keep this knowledge within your organization. Ask yourself, when was the last time you paid your first or second year associates $180,000 to $240,000 per year commensurate with your consultants’ $90 to $120 per hour consulting rate for staff personnel?

5 Tips for Inspiring Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karlin Sloan: As a leadership development consultant, I have spent my career with people in business, NGOs, government, and not-for-profits who are focused, competent, talented and who have a deep sense of their personal power to impact those around them.

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August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Eileen explains: “ For anyone in a leadership position, the ability to craft solid ground in white water times becomes paramount. Ken Byler of Higher Ground Consulting Group contributed Introverted Leadership in a Pandemic.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Ken Byler of Higher Ground Consulting Group contributed How Not to Be Defensive. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You.

When to Say “No” vs. “Yes I Can” to Consulting Opportunities

David A Fields

FishCo) asks whether you can help with his plasma node leadership challenge. Although plasma node leadership isn’t your consulting firm’s focus, you feel great about the lucrative project you’re about to capture. “No, No, I’m afraid that’s not in my wheelhouse,” [ ] Consultants ConsultingBarnstable Balderdally, EVP at Ghoti Corporation (a.k.a. Two options: “Yes I can!” you confidently pronounce.

September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Lisa Kohn of Chatsworth Consulting Group shared Why tough conversations are so tough to have – and what to do about it. Claudio Morelli of Leadershipisheart writes Theo, an Inspirational Leadership Voice.

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2021. The Five Graces of Life and Leadership by Gary Burnison. Five simple qualities that captures the essence of outstanding leadership today.

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