Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict resolution skills can turn a good consultant into a great one. You might think the keys to becoming a successful consultant are analytical horsepower, project management capabilities, or strong business acumen. Those skills are essential. You want and need…

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2×2 Matrix: Opposing Characteristics Framework

Consultants use visual tools to effectively structure their thoughts during brainstorming sessions and also to convey findings to clients. One such common tool is the 2×2 Matrix, also known as the 2×2 Decision Matrix. The matrix can be used in…

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Top Business Skills In Demand

Whether you’re at the beginning of your career or have already made your way to the C-Suite, developing new skills is a must. As the old adage goes: if you’re not growing, you’re dying. The question of course then becomes…

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Answer First Communication

It’s no secret that the news media begins broadcasts with the most attention-grabbing headlines possible and jumps straight into the meat of the content. The same style of communication is also highly effective in business – especially consulting – and…

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Emotional Intelligence in Business

Emotional… intelligence? Doesn’t that seem like a contradiction in terms? Wasn’t Mr. Spock’s cold emotional detachment what made the famous Vulcan so effective? Still, most people’s favorite boss is not the one with the most technical aptitude. It was the…

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Top 6 Leadership Skills for Managers

We’ve all heard the cliché that leaders are made not born, but is that really true? As is the case with most well-worn sayings, there is both accuracy and exaggeration involved. What are the top leadership skills to develop –…

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Amazon Leadership Principles

On January 7, 2019, Amazon grabbed the notable accolade of being the most valuable company in the world in terms of market cap. Later on in the year, the company also reached a value of over 1 trillion U.S. dollars…

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What Are Soft Skills?

Soft skills are often overlooked by candidates vying to enter the consulting industry. It makes sense as so much emphasis is placed on the case interview during the consulting recruiting process. In any field, despite the importance of basic data…

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