Articles for consultants to watch trends, improve strategy, and manage the lifestyle
Have you ever faced off with a client that is trying to teach you how to do your job? For the veteran with 20 years experience, it wouldn’t be too hard to show the client who’s boss. But when you’re a 20-something consultant new on the scene, the task might not be so easy. How can you establish your credibility nonetheless?
7 tips to help you make it through your first three to six months so you can go on to build a profitable business you can enjoy for years to come.
Here are a number of secret weapons of the modern consultant (arranged roughly in order from foundational to more advanced)
Nathan Furr is one of the world’s leading and recognized experts in innovation and entrepreneurship. His last acclaimed book "The Innovator's Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization" offers a beginning-to-end guide for helping large companies to innovate in the Digital Age. Interview by Pierre Guimard, CEO of Keley Consulting – a fast-growing digital consulting firm with locations in Paris & London
We wrote this article to help you assess your own face-to-face communication and improve your skills.
There is also a big difference between good and great. In consulting world, there is no average because average means fired. Good = easy to work with, someone who is a reliable asset to the team. Great is a leader = someone you want to stay in touch long term because that person will be hugely successful in life.
In this interview, authors Matt Kohut and John Neffinger discuss techniques that consultants can use to become more effective leaders and more compelling in giving proposals.
In our interview, Duff addresses the unique characteristics of a McKinsey consultant, the history behind the behemoth brand, and what makes their services worth (or not worth) the hefty price tag.
On the beach or on board, fishing for new clients or on-site, a consultant’s main job is selling his skills and his ideas. It’s a matter of survival. We tend to get caught up in cases and forget the very basics of client seduction. Let’s return to the fundamentals.
They are often hired by clients to provide an outsider’s view, a fresh perspective, unburdened by the politics, cynical attitudes and prejudices that are ingrained with tenured client employees.
When making the decision to apply for a position in consulting, candidates struggle to choose between a big firm and a small boutique. It is a highly personal choice that will impact the course of your career in major ways. Graduates and experienced hires will take in account 5 main factors. Understanding those is key to influence a candidate’s decision to join your firm.