Articles for consultants to watch trends, improve strategy, and manage the lifestyle
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.
It would be wise to understand the mechanics of why feedback often fails to obtain its primary objective (to improve performance or effectiveness).
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.
In this interview, Daniel Pink offers fresh ideas about essential right-brain skills for consultants, motivational techniques for stimulating clients, and tips for selling proposals (and staying afloat after rejection).
Take a moment to sense check your progress against the 5 key success factors we think a strategy needs if it is to succeed.
Often, staffing decisions are made on Friday afternoon. That doesn’t give you much time before you fly to your new client on Monday morning. So, once you get off the phone with the staffer, do these five things to make sure you’re ready to rumble.
If you’re going to do traditional networking, here are a few things to keep in mind if you want it to work
There are 5 essential questions that you must answer for employees in order to create and sustain a motivating culture at the client.
Our most recent survey of 450 independent consultants found that even amid an uneven and slowly rebounding economic recovery, independent consultants are very upbeat about their chosen career path.