Articles for consultants to watch trends, improve strategy, and manage the lifestyle
For the past three months, I have been conducting a strategy review for a retail chain. As any consultant would do, I had gathered data, had conducted interviews, had prepared analysis, had derived recommendations and had begun preparing for a series of presentations.
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.
We wrote this article to help you assess your own face-to-face communication and improve your skills.
In this Q & A, Daniel Goleman discusses his new book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, and answers consultant’s questions about attention, leadership, and team management.
Modern technology makes it easy for workers to get things done away from the office. But as the contingent workforce swells into the tens of millions of professionals, many independent consultants are faced with the question of where they should ideally do their work. The short answer: the client site.
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.
In this interview, Peter Sheahan discusses forming innovative strategies, making better proposals, and motivating your clients and your team.
Systems Thinking: A Consultant’s Guide to Working through Complexity Thumb_systems_thinking_consulting
The purpose of this article is to discuss one particular aspect of systems thinking – dealing with complexity – and explore how you as a consultant can develop this skill.
I run into a lot of folks who use the term "management consulting" a lot more loosely than I would use the term.
Some tricks to making transitions smoother for both clients and consultants
Here are my Top 10 Tips to help you deal with conflict with your clients
"Instead of admitting that you graduated from college last spring, just say that it's been a while since you were in school," was the answer I was advised to give. The underlying message was that we needed to portray ourselves as having more knowledge and experience than we actually did.