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5 Steps to Successful Branding for Consultants

Here are five steps to setting yourself apart with a unique and compelling brand.

Author : Debbie LaChusa
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The First 10 Days: 3 Tips to Succeed for New Consultants

Whether you’re working at a major consulting firm or a boutique, here are three tips to succeed in your first 10 days. By focusing on these, you’ll develop the relationships, skills and insider knowledge to hit the ground running.

Author : John Shaughnessy
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Make Your Consulting Proposals More Compelling

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.

Author : Matt Kohut and John Neffinger
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Nathan Furr: Strategy doesn’t matter at the start of a new venture

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

Author : Nathan Furr
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Mac vs. PC - Which laptop should a consultant date?

As a consultant, your relationship to your laptop is comparable to the one between a marine and his gun as described in “Full Metal Jacket”: 100 % professional, 100 % personal, and 100 % vital. Do I purchase the same machine or do I go back to the good old Windows operating system?

Author : Pierre Guimard
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Consulting is a Contact Sport

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.

Author : John Kunzweiler
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An Inside Look at McKinsey with Duff McDonald

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.

Author : Duff McDonald
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Peter Sheahan: Research, Questions, & Patience Make Quality Insights

In this interview, Peter Sheahan discusses forming innovative strategies, making better proposals, and motivating your clients and your team.

Author : Peter Sheahan
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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.

Author : Robert Bullock
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Don't Panic: What To Do If You Aren't Staffed Right Away

You’re not staffed. What do you do now?

Author : John Shaughnessy
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Daniel Pink: Consultants Should Generate New Insights

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).

Author : Consulting Cafe
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Does Your Strategy have 5 Star Simplicity?

Take a moment to sense check your progress against the 5 key success factors we think a strategy needs if it is to succeed.

Author : Julian Wells