What Consulting Firms Can Learn From Roger Federer

What Consulting Firms Can Learn From Roger Federer

Roger Federer is one of the most adored and respected tennis players of all time. He is the most consistent player on any surface and holds the record for winning the most major tournaments. Here is what consulting firms can learn from “The Maestro”: ROGER FEDERER CONSULTING FIRMS Put Your Strengths to Work He has the most amazing backhand motion of any player I have seen.…

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Large vs. Small: Why West Monroe Was Right for Me

As the countdown to graduation becomes a savory pastime, the inevitable questions flow from loved ones and peers: “where are you going to land when you graduate?” The question of what field to enter wasn’t nearly as difficult for me to answer as it was for others, and little did those asking the question realize I’d be flying on regional jets most Monday mornings.…

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3 Big Reasons Why Liberal Arts Students Make Great Consultants

A liberal arts education refers to college studies that provide general knowledge and develop intellectual ability. It is a well-rounded education that goes beyond career prep in a narrowly defined field to give students the foundational skills of critical thinking, quantitative analysis, writing, and speaking that tend to serve graduates well in diverse fields of human endeavor. …

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Top 5 Lessons Learned for Buyer Success in a Seller’s M&A Market

With low interest rates making debt cheap, corporate balance sheets with excess cash to exploit on inorganic growth and private equity buyers with record high amounts of dry powder, 2015 is shaping up to be another “white hot” M&A market. A year crowded with hungry buyers. From a supply perspective, valuations are passing pre-recession highs and thus owners realize now is the time to sell...

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Consultative Learning: Why CRM Shouldn’t Feel Like Chemistry

As CRM Consultants, we are often tasked with educating our client on the most effective solutions for their business. Often times CRM platforms are viewed by the client as an incredibly effective tool, but one they don’t know how to use, or the true capabilities. It’s up to us to gain an understanding of the business needs and translate to the client exactly what can be built and how CRM can...

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This Is (Was) My Consulting Nightmare…..

This is (was) my consulting nightmare….. For anyone in consulting (or any line of work requiring business travel), the ability to travel and earn hotel points is the number one perk of being on the road. However when I chose this profession, what I didn’t fully understand is the mayhem (and stress) that can ensue when booking travel and managing expense reports.…

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What’s Your Personal Brand? Manage Your Brand for Career Success

 “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss This inspirational quote from Dr. Seuss reminds us of the importance of being ourselves. This lesson from childhood applies to personal branding in the workplace today. In this blog post, part 1 of a 2 part series, I share my personal branding experience and explore the need for managing...

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The Right Port in a Storm

Imagine if you will, you are the captain of a ship. (I’m from Baltimore, land of tall ships.  Please pardon my nautical references.)   You have been commissioned to deliver goods and passengers from point A to point B.  You are uncertain where point B is but you have 16 years of experience sailing this ship and you earned your title of Captain. …

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It’s a Team Sport…

Selling professional services and consulting is, and always will be, a team sport. As Rudyard Kipling so aptly states in The Jungle Book, “the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” Truly a law of the jungle! The business developer, aka the wolf in our case, who prefers to go at it alone, is severely disadvantaged, as is the firm who promotes this...

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