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Exactly How Much Effort to Put Into Your Consulting Firm’s Proposals

David A Fields

Good news: your consulting firm has been asked to submit a proposal by Phil Yerwiech, CEO of herb eradication giant, Thyme Begone. Bad news: developing that proposal will consume time, and you’re already busy. What’s the most effort your consulting firm should invest in developing the proposal and/or proposal presentation?

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How to Write a Dissertation Proposal

Strategy Driven

A dissertation proposal is a stepping stone towards drafting the final dissertation essay. The primary goal of a proposal paper is to exhibit how your dissertation research will supplement value to the existing knowledge in your fields of study to your academic supervisors. Nonetheless, the contents and structure do not vary.

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Breaking Down the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

HR Digest

We previously reported on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Proposed Rule that has sparked quite a stir. The Proposed Rule aims to ban companies from forcing employees to sign non-compete agreements. The Proposed Rule has garnered over 10,000 public remarks, many of them unfavorable.

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Proposing New Ideas Helps Men More Than Woman At Work

The Horizons Tracker

Machiavelli famously described the difficulties of proposing new ideas, for you will receive fervent opposition from those benefitting from the old ways and barely lukewarm support from those who might gain from the new. The post Proposing New Ideas Helps Men More Than Woman At Work first appeared on The Horizons Tracker.

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Cy Wakeman proposes a radically different approach to HR leadership. We now know it can easily consume up to three months per year of each employee’s time — potentially billions of dollars annually in the U.S. That's the Drama Quotient. A leader’s role shouldn’t be — cannot be — to motivate employees.

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Are proposals worth it?

Women on Business

As a professional services firm, I spend an awful lot of my time preparing and submitting proposals. I am not a formal person, but I do know what I know so when I submit proposals whatever feedback I get is usually starts with how much the proposal was liked. Why not use the proposal to show your company’s personality?

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Why A Receptive Environment Is Key If We Want Employees To Propose New Ideas

The Horizons Tracker

As Machiavelli famously said, proposing change is a risky endeavor, as you’re only likely to garner lukewarm support from those who could benefit from your proposal, but strong opposition from those who might lose out. If there is any sign that proposing improvements might be punished or frowned upon and people rapidly clam up.

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