Build Your Brand By Finding Your Passion

Build Your Brand By Finding Your Passion

Over my 20+ year career, every year it seems there is a chorus from leadership of “You need to Build Your Brand,” or as we frequently hear in consulting, “You need to Be Known.” Over the last few weeks after having several conversations with my team on this topic, I’ve realized these remarks are not any more familiar than they were 20 years ago.…

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The War for Talent is Heating Up  

The War for Talent is Heating Up  

As West Monroe’s CEO, one of my imperatives is to focus on issues that are top of mind for our clients. In my interactions, I see that while we run different businesses, we have a common challenge and priority: the war for talent. Yes, the competition to attract and retain the best people possible is back again—and it is perhaps bigger and more urgent than ever before.…

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Coffee & Change, Episode 2: Change and Mentoring

Coffee & Change, Episode 2: Change and Mentoring

Bill Kirst, our West Coast Organizational Change Management Lead in Seattle shares the second episode of his podcast series on the topic of change management. In this episode, Bill interviews his colleague Julia Ko, a Customer Experience Strategy Consultant, on how mentorship and mentoring is changing in 2017. Together they discuss and share insights on how to survive and thrive professional...

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Water: Too Much, Too Little, Not Clean

Water: Too Much, Too Little, Not Clean

This is a guest blog post by Microsoft’s Adam J. Hecktman, Director of Technology and Civic Innovation for Chicago. To hear more of Adam’s perspective, come meet him at our World Water Day Summit on March 22nd. There is a spotlight on water.  No other natural resource is as critical to life, while being ironically threatening to it.…

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A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Part 1 – The Tipping Point

A Conversation About Inclusion & Diversity: Part 1 – The Tipping Point

Workplace inclusion and diversity is a priority for organizations in all sectors, and West Monroe Partners is no different. Inclusion and diversity are vital to our firm’s ability to deliver consistent value and differentiated services and solution, and more importantly, are embedded in our core values. As we’ve grown to more than 800 people in 11 offices across the United States, fostering an...

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Business Case Analysis for Water Utilities to Strategize & Achieve Grid Modernization

Business Case Analysis for Water Utilities to Strategize & Achieve Grid Modernization

State of the water industry Water utilities are struggling to meet the demands of outdated infrastructure, changing workforce makeup, and the overall need to address inefficiencies in sourcing water. On the macro-level, population migration in suburbs and cities, reliability of water resources, rising customer expectations for real-time information, and increasing interest in water...

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Artificial Intelligence In the Banking Industry

Artificial Intelligence In the Banking Industry

Over the past year I have become increasingly interested in artificial intelligence (AI), in part because I try to stay abreast of fintech and in part due to my curiosity of how the general public welcomes or shirks such a radical technology shift. While I have not yet adopted a Google Home device nor Amazon’s Alexa (these would terrify my dogs..it’s not for lack of want), I think it is safe...

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Turning M&A into a Woman’s World – Leading from the Front

Turning M&A into a Woman’s World – Leading from the Front

Mergers, acquisitions, and separations create springboards for individuals looking to grow into senior leadership positions. Navigating the compressed timeline to meet Board and shareholder expectations by close, while positioning the company for a successful post-close transformation requires confidence, collaboration, and a balance of technical and soft skills.  As both International Women’s...

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How to Love your Job: Surprising Inspiration from a Disney Short Film

How to Love your Job: Surprising Inspiration from a Disney Short Film

I had one of those “I love my job” moments the other day at a cardio class. Not as an instructor, but as a consultant (and class member). I was there to observe the experience of the class for a customer engagement project and to interview some participants afterwards. It was the first moment I realized, while doing my high knees and grapevine, that this was my job.…

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