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After recently watching every James Bond movie in sequence, it occurred to me that 007 has a lot of lessons for those of us in consulting.
You know what separates your consulting services from the rest of the pack, but how do you communicate this advantage to potential clients? Here are 5 easy steps to creating a brand that differentiates your expertise and attracts clients.
The Internet has made many consultants’ past competitive advantages easy to attain – unique methodologies, privileged information, and specialized training. Does that mean consulting is dead? Maybe not - it just means that we need to change the way we work and the value we provide to clients.
In consulting, what ultimately determines success? Increased profitability, satisfied clients, or met objectives? Not exactly. These criteria are very important, but not always sufficient. Many times, it is the client’s employees who hold the key to your success.
In today’s markets, strategic plans can get off track faster than a speeding bullet train. If you don’t constantly monitor and measure your plan’s progress, you may end up at a very different destination than originally planned. So whether it’s once a quarter, once a month, or once a week, you need to regularly assess and update your strategic plan.
Here are six ways to establish your expertise so you become the go-to expert in your field. When that happens, you’ll be surprised how clients and opportunities start coming to you, instead of you having to chase them down!
A fundamental change is quietly but most assuredly taking place in the American workplace: the balance of power is shifting from employers to professionals who work contingently. While those may be magical words to some in the field, it’s downright scary to others because many companies are yet to fully realize the dramatic shift or know how to respond to this pivotal change.
Running your own consultancy practice can be exciting and rewarding, but deciphering what insurances to buy and specifically which types can be exactly the opposite. We have compiled a list of insurances to consider and gathered some important information you must know when shopping for insurance.
Nearly 50% of workplace stress comes from too large of a workload, according to the American Institute of Stress. With this number, it is no wonder that most of us feel overwhelmed at one point or another with our never-ending “to-do” list. Here are 10 ways to manage your time more efficiently, accomplish more at work, and have more time to unwind and maintain a healthy work/life balance.
We all know that a plan of action should be drafted before starting a mission, but we have also all been tempted to shorten (or completely cut out) the planning phase and jump straight into the doing phase. It is OK if you have previously completed a similar mission, right? Wrong. Drafting a good plan of action is essential for any mission, no matter the circumstances.
The first days at a new client can be challenging for the consultant as well as the client. There are steps a consultant can take to make it easier for both.
Don’t have enough time in the day to accomplish all the things you need to get done? Find out how focusing on winning can help. Following these steps to win in both big and little ways will keep you and your organization on track.