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How Do You Bring About Real Time Strategic Change?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

How to bring about organizational change is one of the chief challenges of my own consulting clients, so I sat down with Jake Jacobs recently to get his take on how to be an effective change agent, and how to facilitate positive organizational change.

Autism Without Fear: Goodbye, New York. Hello... Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.27.2014 | New York
Michael John Carley

My problem is that when not at work, I'm not so diplomatic. How's the act of a loud, blunt, albeit happy, Asperger New York City personality going to play in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Days of Drudgery -- For Yourself or For Someone Else?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.23.2014 | Small Business
Gil Laroya

For many of you, chances are that there may be something bigger lurking in the back of your mind, that big break, that you may be holding back without even knowing it.

Owning No

Joanne Heyman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Saying "no" does not make you look weak-willed; it does not make you seem unappreciative. In fact, we are rethinking the negativity bias entirely.

9 People Reflect on Anxiety, Persistence, Success, Passion and More

Dave Gill | Posted 07.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dave Gill

It's a highly unlikely thing that they'd be shouting. Armed robbers wouldn't care. They'd probably want wallets and a code to a safe or to find nearby...

Owning Imperfection

Joanne Heyman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Our allergy to risking and potentially failing, all the while worshiping at the altar of perfection, may actually be hindering our health, happiness and achievement.

4 Essential Tips on How to Grow Your Consulting Business

Brian Horn | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

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

7 Insights for Unsticking When a Project Gets Stuck

Leah Mayor | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Leah Mayor

Success requires new learning, expanding my skill set, collaborating with a variety of personalities, and operating in vastly different sectors.

Memo to Principals: C-O-A-C-H is a Five Letter Word

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

I have routinely encountered hesitancy amongst school leaders to pursue relationships with coaches and/or to attend robust, sustained leadership seminars and trainings.

Understanding Your Value to Your Employer

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

There's an old saying that "A tool is only as useful as the next job it gets used on". People are generally not tools. But in the perception of an e...

Follow Your Feeling, Not the Money Trail

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

They gave me their business cards. I gave them mine. But on the way home, I began to feel a creeping sense of dislocation and dread -- like I was auditioning for a movie I wasn't quite sure I wanted to be in.

Today's Career -- We Are All Just Consultants

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Your skills, accomplishments and your background are the bullet points on your line card. The company is your client, not your friend. And when the you-know-what hits the fan, the company will not hesitate to chop your head off and throw you under the bus to save itself.

The Demise of Blockbuster: A Big LOL

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Stephen Robert Morse

LOL. That's really the only emotion that comes to mind when I read from the recent piece in PandoDaily: Back in the heady days of 2000, Netflix had 3...

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.

Professional Services as Business Training

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

We're breeding large battalions of indifferent professionals in a handful of cities, when what we need is something very different. We need committed builders.

McKinsey Junior -- The Jump 'Outside the Box' (Part 2)

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Even when a company is on the top of the game, it should dare to change the way to play the game going forward.

Sophie Wade: Your Diversified Career in 2014: Own It. Work It. Love It.

Sophie Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

Reframe your working experience and think about your past and potential future moves strategically, rather than as disconnected elements.

When Oversleeping Before a Big Keynote Presention Is the Perfect Thing to Do

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Two minutes. That is not a lot of time to shower, shave, answer nature's call, meditate, dress, review a stack of yellow-highlighted note cards, and descend 12 flights to Ballroom "A."

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.

I'm From Woodstock. Yes I Am!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

"Two hours north of Manhattan" was my standard response. "Upstate New York" was my backup, closely followed by "The Hudson Valley", "65 miles south of Albany", and the always dependable "Foothills of the Catskill Mountains".

How to Sell Without Selling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Two years ago, my wife and I bought a Turkish rug from Mehmet, Istanbul's Steve Jobs of rug merchants. If I could run my company as well he could sell...

Can Your Startup Get Just Corporate Enough to Yield Sustainable Growth While Maintaining Your Agile Culture

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 11.30.2013 | Small Business
Tiffany Crawford

As the startups of today, you are the future IPOs of tomorrow. You have the chance to change the face and experience of "Corporate America" into one that inspires us as much as the fast-paced, ever-changing, startup world does.

Consulting Giants Subpoenaed

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business

By Karen Freifeld NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - New York state's banking regulator subpoenaed PricewaterhouseCoopers (...

Week 2 of the Mongol Diaries - Lithuania to Russia: On the Road

Diana Lee | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Diana Lee

We have strolled along the hill-fortresses of Kernave, Lithuania, and bantered with the costumed vendors in Tallinn's Old Town. In these easy, carefree moments, there is a commune with nature and other individuals.

Why I Decided to Take Sabbatical

Women & Co | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Women & Co

I am on sabbatical. A clean out my closets, volunteer at school, re-evaluate my career sabbatical. I'm taking some time to figure out what I'm going to be when I grow up.