Business Leaders

Nine Lessons from Google for Business Leaders (Part 1)

As business leaders, we are probably always reading up about leadership, strategy, and ideas for becoming better at our leadership roles. At least, this is what we need to do as business leaders – have an unquenchable thirst for learning, knowledge, and constant improvement. While reading books and a gazillion blogs posts and articles online, it is easy for us …

Accelerating New Leader Assimilation

Accelerating New Leader Assimilation [Case Study]

There is no doubt that effective new leader assimilation is a critical part of an organization’s overall success. Because new executives hold important strategic positions, it is imperative that they are able to make impactful decisions as quickly as possible. Studies show, however, that leaders on average take over six months to reach the “breaking-even” point where they are contributing …

Three Cs of Data For Top Consulting Firms

Three C’s of Data That Top Consulting Firms Should Focus On

While big data consulting has become more mainstream than it probably was five years ago, there is still untapped opportunity for consulting firms to specialize in this field. From the success stories of top consulting firms, however, it is evident that these firms approach the process of big data consulting differently. Rather than focusing on just hard numbers, these firms …

Asset-Based Consulting

Three Key Aspects of Asset-Based Consulting

Previously we discussed the Seven Key Stages of a Consulting Project that are common to most consulting engagements with the client. To recap, we outlined the below phases: RFP/Bidding Entry/Onboarding Data Collection/ Discovery Analysis Recommendation Implementation Post-Implementation The nomenclature of these phases might vary across consulting firms, but in essence they are universal to the consulting industry. While the seven …

Chief Strategy Officer Summit

Join Us For Chief Strategy Officer Summit San Francisco 2015

Join us in San Francisco next week for the Innovation Enterprise’s Chief Strategy Officer Summit 2015! We are excited to announce our co-sponsorship of the event, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco from May 21-22. The Innovation Enterprise is the leading global voice in enterprise innovation, and the summit will explore the role of Chief …

Cool Vendor by Gartner

Named 2015 HCM Cool Vendor by Gartner

We are pleased to announce that 9Lenses has been recognized as a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in its 2015 Cool Vendors in Human Capital Management (HCM) report. About the Cool Vendor Report According to Gartner, “Emerging digital workplace pressures are triggering HR and HR IT leaders to look beyond their traditional HCM vendors. This research highlights innovative vendors focused on …

Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference 2015

Join Us For Association for Strategic Planning Annual Conference 2015

We are excited to co-sponsor the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) Annual Conference 2015 from May 6-8. The event will be held at the Sheraton in Tysons Corner, VA. The ASP Conference is the world’s premier forum for the exchange of professional ideas and experiences among strategy professionals and organizational leaders. Each year the conference brings together thought leaders and …

Consulting Process Discovery

Consulting Process: Why Consultants Need to Accelerate Client Discovery

In yesterday’s post, we outlined the process for and importance of the client discovery phase in the consulting process. This post will discuss why consultants should strive to accelerate client discovery. Traditional client discovery methods can decrease the overall value of consulting, and consultants should leverage technology to overcome the challenge traditional methods pose. Where Current Discovery Can Decrease the …