Why Companies Hire an External Consultant to Help Them

Strategy Driven

Specialized skills are expensive to develop in-house and you might only need them occasionally. This means they develop a network of connections. When you are making a proposal for a change or project it can sometimes be difficult to get a hearing from the decisionmakers in the company.

Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Prepared for the Job

Harvard Business

47% said that developing their senior leadership team was surprisingly challenging. Remarked one: “When you become the final decisionmaker, everything changes. ” This signals that something is missing in internal hiring and development processes, and in board management of CEOs. How should organizations address these CEO development gaps? Jan Stromme/Getty Images. CEOs are known for their confidence.

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Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-02-11

Tanveer Naseer

My latest blog post: Are You Using Dialects To Develop Your Employees’ Skills? RT @ ChareeKlimek : Are You Using Dialects To Develop Your Employees’ Skills? RT @ HireBetter : Interesting Post Today from @ TanveerNaseer Are You Using Dialects To Develop Your Employees’ Skills? The Leadership Development Carnival – A Love Story, this month’s carnival via @ stelzner [link] # leadership #.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-03-18

Tanveer Naseer

Here’s a compliation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Leaders, Are You Developing Your Employee’s Super Powers? 4 Problems With Our Brains That Cause Us To Make Dumb Decisions [link] # psychology #decisionmaking #. link] # leadership #. RT @ mikehenrysr : Consider yourself a “Thought Leader&# ? You might think twice & read this by @ mikemyatt # LeadChange [link] #.

The Startling Fact About the Criteria to Make More Effective.

CO2

Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. They have videos on the developers site that will take you three minutes to learn the tool. The Cartesian Coordinate system was developed by the philosopher and mathematician Descartes it was further developed in business to be thought of as the 2×2 model.

Stop People from Wasting Your Time

Harvard Business Review

Regina Walton, a social media and community manager, told me that she, too, hates talking on the phone, a habit she developed after years of living abroad; email is almost always better for her, as “I can respond when I have time and usually am very fast to reply.” Meetings are also dangerous when their list of invitees has been wantonly constructed, filled with irrelevant people and lacking decisionmakers with the authority to get things moving.

Criteria for a Critical Decision

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Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. They have videos on the developers site that will take you three minutes to learn the tool. The Cartesian Coordinate system was developed by the philosopher and mathematician Descartes it was further developed in business to be thought of as the 2×2 model.

Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Today, she’s the Head of Stakeholder Engagement for their in-development Dengue Fever vaccine — one of Sanofi’s largest business initiatives. Making the leap to a new career curve is a bold idea that also needs to be sold, and the importance of mitigating risk for the key decisionmaker — the prospective employer — holds true.

Is Economics Ready for a New Model?

Harvard Business Review

The conviction spread that, thanks in part to financial innovation, the world's developed economies had become more resilient even as financial markets became more volatile. You can find lots of scholars at top economics departments who study why bubbles and crashes happen, and how psychology and genetics shape individual decisionmaking. Economic theories based on rational behavior have been called into doubt by recent events.

Longrunonomics vs. Shortrunonomics

Harvard Business Review

Real business cycle theory continued to prosper, developing an increasing stranglehold over the professional journals. It doesn't offer much hope, though, for clear guidelines to macroeconomic decisionmaking. Something I wrote last week motivated Paul Krugman to riff : By 1988, it was already obvious that equilibrium business cycle theory had failed.

Take the Bias Out of Strategy Decisions

Harvard Business Review

One way is to develop and set a clear decision rule beforehand, when there is nothing concrete to decide upon yet. Depersonalizing decisionmaking can sound cold or aloof, but it’s the best way to ensure a better outcome, for ourselves and our companies. Some time ago, a London friend of mine in was diagnosed with a severe medical condition, which required urgent yet complex surgery.

Gene Sperling and Wall Street's Giant Sucking Sound

Harvard Business Review

A parallel that springs to mind is the deleterious impact that Western aid and development agencies have often had in Africa, at least in the past when they favored big-dollar projects. But on the whole, if you believe that people respond to economic incentives, you have to believe that Wall Street's artificially high pay scales have come to have a big impact on decisionmaking in Washington — and that this is an unhealthy development for our democracy and our economy.

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