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'Yes People' Will Kill Your Business: It's Time to Identify and Engage Your Advisors

Ciara Pressler | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Ciara Pressler

One of the worst things you can do as an entrepreneur (or celebrity, or politician, or, ahem, combination of all the above) is to surround yourself with Yes People: those who have an interest in hiding reality from you for their own benefit.

Leading Teams: You Can Deliver Bad News to Your Team Without Crushing Them

Michael S Solomon | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Michael S Solomon

Our job and the job of our tech consultants that we contract out to the world's best and most innovative companies, is to shoot straight. This often requires addressing issues and problems that people would rather leave uncovered.

When You Have the Life of a Big 4 Consultant's Wife

Sharmistha Sahoo | Posted 03.21.2017 | Weddings
Sharmistha Sahoo

No consultant husband was hurt while writing this article. Jokes apart, I love my husband a lot and I am super proud of his achievements. And I know, he is doing it all, for both of us as a family.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Michelle L Evans | Posted 02.15.2017 | Business
Michelle L Evans

What gives you the right to do the work you do? To build the business you're building? To ask your clients to trust and buy from you? If you're ready...

How To Become Irresistible To Your Clients

Michelle L Evans | Posted 01.13.2017 | Business
Michelle L Evans

Success stories are really the key to attracting new clients easily. They don't have to be long, but they do need to engage and excite potential clients.

People of Action: Gary Coxe

Dr. Cheryl Action Jackson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Impact
Dr. Cheryl Action Jackson

I'm always fascinated by the people I have met who have experience extreme challenges and tragedy, but never give up. They remain so dedicated to th...

Do You Freelance?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Jill Jacinto

Did you know that 53 million Americans are currently freelancing? That comes out to roughly 34 percent of the workforce. Are you a 1099 or freelance p...

No More Moralizing About the Gig Economy

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The gig economy is developing faster than anyone imagined. Jobs -- or, more specifically, tasks -- that no one imagined could be automated or made digital even five years ago are becoming commonplace.

Consultant in Chief: Advice Alone Won't Defeat ISIS

Bryan Schonfeld | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Bryan Schonfeld

To combat the ISIS threat, President Obama must recognize a harsh and sobering reality: no amount of American advice will suffice to "degrade and destroy" an increasingly powerful terror state. President Obama must keep all options open.

5 Keys to a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

Giovanna Garcia Malagon | Posted 01.10.2015 | Small Business
Giovanna Garcia Malagon

The fear of taking action almost always disappears shortly after you begin moving forward. You suddenly realize that you were worrying over nothing, and you actually begin to enjoy making progress.

Miami: The Land of Gimme

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2014 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

A few years ago, walking into a club I had been invited to by the promoter, I found him snapping this huge rubber band on his right hand. I asked him ...

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

"Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization?

4 Essential Tips on How to Grow Your Consulting Business

Brian Ainsley Horn | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Brian Ainsley Horn

For many successful entrepreneurs, the business that can deliver many lucrative rewards is a consulting practice.

Beyond Sage on the Stage Consulting

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

While many patients, anxious about their well-being, simply want the doctor to tell them what to do, that is, ultimately, a prescription for failure. Sustainable change only happens when people take full responsibility for their own condition.

What All Good Clients Have in Common

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Lisa Rinkus

"This business would be great if it weren't for the clients." A partner at the PR agency where I got my first job made this statement. While not exac...

Grabbing Every Opportunity

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Here is troubled organization which has a thin staff and a modestly involved board with an ambitious plan for survival and growth. Can this group really afford to grab at every opportunity?

Why Company Owners Are Saying Goodbye to Consultants and Hello to Interims

Robert Jordan | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Robert Jordan

Owners say it all boils down to shoveling out a lot of cash to an outsider without being sure that it will pay off.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Consultants

Kate Gale | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Kate Gale

In an ideal world, a consultant would work like a running coach or a marriage therapist. There are good consultants and bad ones, but the important idea to start with is: Are you ready for a consultant?

3 Ways to Build a Trust-centered Consulting Practice

Robbin Steif | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Robbin Steif

Filling up a leaky bucket is an expensive proposition. Ultimately, a customer-trust business is end to end. It's about your receptionist being helpful and open when s/he answers the phone. It's about not landing large accounts and then scrambling to find any warm bodies you can to put on the project.

Entrepreneurialism: Is It a Help or a Hindrance?

Dan Russon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Dan Russon

When it comes to entrepreneurialism, even within the same organisation there will be roles and functions where this trait is essential and others where it will be anathema.

The Joy of Heckling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

The person who is heckling you (at work, on the street, in your home) is most likely having a bad day, week, month, quarter, year, or life. If Jesus, himself, was to make a sudden appearance, your heckler would probably find fault with JC's hair, clothes, or accent.

About Leadership: Consultants Can Make You Powerful

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

As new initiatives arise, the environment changes or questions are raised about whether to continue an ongoing activity, how do we find the resources to answer these questions?

About Leadership: Getting Advice -- The Advisory Council (Part 2)

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

A first question is the balance between external and internal members. For the Technology Advisory Council of BP we started with a structure that was about an equal number of internal and external as regular attendees.

Could Newt Gingrich Attack On Rove Signal Beginning Of Public Intra-Establishment Fight?

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Newt Gingrich has a unique position in the Republican Party and in conservative politics. He's been the Speaker of the House. He's run for president. ...

About Leadership: Getting Advice on the Advisory Council (Part 1)

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

What is the next thing to think about? You have to decide to whom the council is advisory. For example, if it is a technology advisory council, does it advise the chief technology officer, or his/her boss, or the CEO and managing directors?