Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Megan Zavieh writing for attorneyatwork.com: Self-care and stress management are critical to the success of your law practice. They are as important as your email app or calendaring tool. Without you functioning at your best, deadlines will pile up, mistakes will happen, and there may be severe consequences for them. So take a day. Have … Continue reading Self-care and stress management are essential to successfully and sustainably delivering professional services

Presentation design and the intersection between consultant and data analyst

Nancy Duarte is truly one of the great all-time thinkers and strategists when it comes to presenting visual information. How influential is Nancy’s work? Ever heard of An Inconvenient Truth? When I saw that Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success interviewed Nancy for his podcast, I had to tune in. Here’s an excerpt: Sometimes, there’s a … Continue reading Presentation design and the intersection between consultant and data analyst

Consulting Fees and Uncertainty are directly related

The concept of Uncertainty Arbitrage is something Victor Cheng wrote about for consulting career prep website, Case Interview. The reason clients pay consulting firms seemingly enormous fees is directly proportional to:1) What's at stake for the client if they make the wrong decision2) Their dislike for uncertainty.The greater the uncertainty and the greater the consequence … Continue reading Consulting Fees and Uncertainty are directly related

Is the Consulting industry about to go the route of video rental stores and the Dodo?

Perhaps. That's the warning from Soren Kaplan, writing for Inc. on the upcoming disruption about to rock the world of business and management consultants everywhere. In an article titled, "The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It's About to Be Disrupted," Kaplan states: Here's the issue: Festering underneath myriad consulting offerings, methodologies, tools, and firms … Continue reading Is the Consulting industry about to go the route of video rental stores and the Dodo?

Would a consultant by any other name smell so sweet?

Consulting, as a profession, is in my humble opinion an extremely honorable pursuit that can bring tremendous value to the purchasers of consulting services. But that's only when applying a very narrow definition of the "consulting." What is that definition? A true consultant is an independent professional that through the application of their unique knowledge, … Continue reading Would a consultant by any other name smell so sweet?