Consulting in a flat world

Consulting in a Flat World

As client work habits and offices adapt to a world that is becoming increasingly flat, consultants should rethink their own approaches to serving clients. This article was originally published in Consulting Magazine According to recent Consulting Magazine study more than 51% of consultants reported that they spend an average of 100 days a year on the road. The amount of …

Technology Disrupt Consulting Webinar

Recap: How Emerging Technologies will Disrupt Consulting…And What You Can Do About It

Last Thursday we partnered with Consulting Magazine to sponsor a webinar that addressed the impending disruption of the consulting industry and discussed how consultants can stay ahead of the curve. The discussion included input from two consultancies, Ernst & Young and West Monroe Partners, Managing Director of Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory Tom Rodenhauser, and Edwin Miller, our own Founder and …

innovation consulting

Innovation Consulting: Internal vs. External Consultants

In order to be truly innovative, an organization not only needs employees who are natural innovators, but also needs to build an environment that is conducive to innovation. All too often, however, organizations stifle this environment in one of two ways. Larger organizations that started out as major innovators find themselves settling into their everyday operations, leaving little time for …

Goal Setting Activities

Goal Setting Activities: 5 Lessons from the Gym to the Boardroom

When I think about goals setting activities that I need to plan and help implement as a CEO, somehow my thoughts go back to all those movies about athletes and sports. My mind also wanders to some amazing quotes about setting and achieving goals. Here’s a quote that stands out and is especially relevant to this post: “The trouble with …

Business meeting

Get out of your own way in a Business Meeting

We all get in our own way in a plethora of ways  – self-doubt, over-compensating, over-thinking, over-confidence, wanting to be dominant or right, and sometimes even by being plain lazy! These traits do not necessarily always get in our way, but they can be triggered by certain situations or scenarios. For me, meetings were my Achilles heel, and in many …

Consulting Tools

Huge List of 43 Consulting Tools

For decades, top consulting firms relied primarily on the following elements to provide value to their clients: relationships, talent, thought leadership, knowledge management, proprietary frameworks/methodologies, and experience (industry/function). However, with the rise of technology, leading consulting firms have been both building and adopting new consulting tools and technologies that can provide greater efficiencies, more value to clients, and better competitive …

Innovation-Consulting

So, What Exactly is Innovation Consulting?

The consulting industry is multifaceted. From strategy consulting to social media consulting, different types of consultants excavate every part of a business, identifying areas of weakness to minimize and strategizing how to capitalize on areas of strength. One of the more recent branches the consulting industry has developed is innovation consulting. Innovation, a term that only garnered widespread use at …

Next Job

Know Thyself Before your Next Job

A few years back a question struck me – do you choose your job, or does your job choose you? I believe both occur, if we are in a healthy place in life. Every day, I’m fortunate enough to meet people who have their hearts and minds set on something. The most successful of these people, however, are the ones …