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Why management misalignment is a productivity drain

If you are a frequent business traveler who travels alone, then you often have the opportunity to overhear other business travellers’ conversations. What do your fellow business people actually talk about? How they can make the world a better place? … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company – Another Problem with Management Consulting

Karen Phelan’s new book: “I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company – When Management Consultants are the Problem. Not the Solution,” is a must read for all management consultants and for all companies that engage management consultants.

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Management Consulting Essentials: The Quest for Certainty

The title of this post #13 can be rephrased this way: Will the engagement of management consultants improve the probability of success? Occasionally I get this question from potential clients, who do not have much experience, have bad experience or … Continue reading

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Management Consulting Essentials: Delivery

This is the 12th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. See the end of this post for a summary and a list … Continue reading

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Management Consulting Essentials: Client references

This is the 11th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. See the end of this post for a summary and a list … Continue reading

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Management Consulting Essentials: Pricing

This is the 8th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. It is my objective to inspire as many independent management consultants as … Continue reading

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Management Consulting Essentials: The objectives

This is the 6th post in a series of post addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. It is my objective to inspire as many independent management consultants as … Continue reading

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Management Consulting Essentials: Positioning

I meet and talk with a lot of independent management consultants.  99% of them are extremely busy.  They are so busy that they have little time to learn new approaches, keep up with the development in their area(s) and develop … Continue reading

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The Fifth Perspective

This post is claiming a need for a fifth perspective in business leadership. The management perspective = Leadership & Execution capability. The fifth perspective is critical for any company in the software industry with ambitions of achieving global market dominance.

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Strategy & change: are they related?

I recently came across a statement saying that only around 25% of all companies have a strategy in place.  The statement also referred to statistics saying that 80% of all change efforts failed. The question is: are the two phenomena … Continue reading

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