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Building virtual leadership skills that last

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Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still figuring out what virtual leadership looks like. Maybe your business is familiar with this sort of experiment: Face-to-face meetings were replaced with video conferencing in an attempt to replicate the office environment, but Zoom or Skype fatigue eventually set in.  You’ve started re-evaluating which meetings are truly essential….

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Leading confidently through crisis: insights from Alyssa Dver

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There’s no doubt confidence is a coveted attribute, especially for leaders and managers. However, it’s rarely clear what it is or how it’s obtained.  Neurologically and definitionally, confidence is actually a decision anyone can proactively make in a given situation. We just don’t always realize that, and few people are trained in how to do…

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Top management consulting frameworks to drive your recommendations

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The work of a management consultant may be ever-changing, but here are five management consulting frameworks that can provide structure and boost ROI.

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COVID-19 Silver Linings

25 silver linings found amidst the crisis

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We reached out to some of our friends and colleagues with a simple question: What’s one silver lining that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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How to stop micromanaging your teams and start promoting leadership

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What’s one thing all micromanagers have in common?  They don’t trust their people, and as we know, trust is at the core of any high-performing team.  Particularly in industries like tech, where autonomous work is essential to efficiency, micromanagement can be a morale killer. The best managers are adept at delegating work to highly engaged…

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How to transition to virtual consulting

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Virtual consulting can present a unique learning curve for you and your clients. Here’s how you can overcome the initial hurdles.

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PI Reference Profile Zoom backgrounds

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Download your PI Reference Profile Zoom background. Use it to start conversations about behavioral factors, self-awareness, and awareness of others.

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Black Lives Matter

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If you haven’t already spoken out against the violence and injustice black Americans face, now is the time.

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3 steps to resolve workplace conflict efficiently

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We’ve all seen it. Two co-workers, like cars skidding toward a low-speed collision, are increasingly at odds with each other. Disagreements and miscommunications pile up, and the next thing you know they can barely speak to each other, let alone work well together. Workplace conflict isn’t just a headache for managers and team members. It…

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3 keys to career pathing in times of change and uncertainty

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When someone brings up “career pathing,” your brain is programmed to zoom out. Instinctively, you think about the big picture.  It can be tough to view things at that sort of scale when the next month, or even the next week, is indefinite. If there’s one certainty about the COVID-19 crisis, it’s that nothing is…

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The top business consulting software used by industry leaders

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Managing a consulting firm is challenging enough as it is. To make things a bit easier, here are 19 of the best business consulting software tools around.

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5 key takeaways from the Rethinking Your Business Strategy with Talent Optimization webinar

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If you didn’t get the chance to attend the May 19 webinar, Rethinking Your Business Strategy with Talent Optimization, read this blog post to get key takeaways from each speaker you can implement immediately at your own organization. Key takeaway #1: Organize your talent for adaptability. JD Conway, Head of Talent Acquisition at BambooHR: “We’ve…

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Building and maintaining culture with remote teams

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Don’t let anyone fool you—company culture can be tough to define with a remote workforce. It takes a concerted effort, and even if you have flexible, experienced people, you still straddle a fine line. Go too heavy on the perks and icebreakers and you might come off as contrived. But remote teams require you to…

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7 consulting skills and competencies needed to succeed in 2020

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Consultants may be diverse, but there are several core competencies all good ones share. Here are seven consulting skills you need to succeed in 2020.

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