How to set up a C...
Follow
Find
1.1K views | +0 today
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Organisation Development
onto How to set up a Consulting Services Business
Scoop.it!

Management - Do you run your business or does it run you?

Management - Do you run your business or does it run you? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
One of the risks of running a business, especially as a soloist, is that it will take over your life. Here are four key ways to mitigate the risks.

Via Anthony M Turner, Natalie Stewart, David Hain
more...
John Wade: Coach; consultant; mentor's curator insight, September 12, 2013 8:08 AM

Good advice. I know many small and micro business owners who are prepared to sacrifice that which is outside their business, for the sake of what should be happening inside their business.

 

Following any (all?) of thse will help mitigate what might otherwise be costly...

Greg Lustig's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:50 AM

Many if not most small business leaders are too busy creating business to effectively manage their business.Others simply are not good managers which is not a prerequisite for owning a business.In either case ,this results in a reactive management style as opposed to a proactive approach based on planning.Even in large corporations where actual management is delegated to the various members of the executive team,leadership can fall prey to the same challenges as they become too focused on producing projected results for their shareholders rather than actually managing the business.In such cases,the  business seems to take on a life of  its own In which its leaders are forced to react rather than manage.This can be avoided with foresight and careful planing for all foreseeable risks.

Phyllis Smith's curator insight, October 25, 2013 9:13 AM

No matter what anyone thinks about being a solo entrepreneur - you're still accountable for the productivity of your business and you will still wear the many hats it takes to have a successful business.  Don't think its a 9 to 5 job - as a business owner - you're always "on".

How to set up a Consulting Services Business
Thoughts and ideas for starting a business
Curated by Gary Bamford
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gary Bamford
Scoop.it!

Pocket : Can Startups Surf The Huge Information Tidal Wave?

Pocket : Can Startups Surf The Huge Information Tidal Wave? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gary Bamford
Scoop.it!

Pocket : Why Most People Fail To Cash In On Their Dream Idea

When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gary Bamford
Scoop.it!

5 Myths About Working With Big Brands - Fast Company

5 Myths About Working With Big Brands - Fast Company | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Fast Company 5 Myths About Working With Big Brands Fast Company From my days at the management consulting firm Accenture, where I typically worked with the same client on the same project for months, to my current role at the mobile platform...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

Why Leadership Development Programs Fail - McKinsey & Co

Why Leadership Development Programs Fail - McKinsey & Co | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders.


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Bobby Dillard
more...
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 1, 11:00 PM

McKinsey has featured some excellent stories and principles to take leader learning beyond the classroom with focused & clear strategies. ~ D

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 2, 12:57 AM

Context is important. This has been known for some time so it is not something new. The challenge is how do we change what goes on?

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The future of HR
Scoop.it!

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.

 

Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, HR Trend Institute
more...
Ray Fowler's curator insight, April 1, 6:14 AM

Reading through this for the second time I realised that so many of these were closer that we realise. The role of Supply Chain Optimiser I think is already upon us. But I want to be a Clone Rancher.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 7:42 AM
that is the decade of digital age
Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great

Leadership: How to Get From Good to Great | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Focus on a few core components of leadership and you can take your company to new heights.

Via Bobby Dillard
more...
Ali Anani's curator insight, March 19, 1:15 AM

Leadership and directions

Dan Biles's curator insight, March 20, 8:34 AM

Avoid paralysis by analysis..."Highly effective leaders are decisive when called upon to make tough calls quickly and confidently. Take a moment to assess a difficult situation and then calmly and rationally consider your options. As soon as you have the information you need to make an informed decision, make it. Don't let fear of being wrong prevent you from making what you know is the right call."

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, March 22, 9:29 AM

De lo bueno a lo mejor

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from First Class Collaboration
Scoop.it!

No Value Creation Without Culture - Corporate Culture Is The Glue

No Value Creation Without Culture - Corporate Culture Is The Glue | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Corporate culture is an incredibly powerful factor in a company’s long-term success. No matter how good your strategy is, when it comes down to it, people always make the difference. Not paying attention to culture undermines performance.

 

The most important thing about culture is that it’s the only sustainable point of difference for any organisation. Anyone can copy your strategy, but nobody can copy your culture. So don’t leave it untended!


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
more...
Christian Bartosik's curator insight, March 17, 4:53 AM

"Culture is everything. The culture is the number one most important thing about a company. And the success of the company really depends on having the right culture and keeping it strong."

Anne Landreat's curator insight, March 17, 7:39 AM

"Anyone can copy your strategy, but nobody can copy your culture."

So true and so undervalued !

Scooped by Gary Bamford
Scoop.it!

Pocket : Smart Entrepreneurs Anticipate Market Segment Gaps

Pocket : Smart Entrepreneurs Anticipate Market Segment Gaps | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Strategic management
Scoop.it!

12 reasons why people resist change - change management

12 reasons why people resist change - change management | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Change Management - 12 reasons why people resist change - Torben Rick (Because understanding people’s strategy of resistance is anticipating change #2BHUNT http://t.co/CEDVl19VJM)...

Via Stuart Goode
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

6 Dimensions of Organizational Culture - Which One is Right for You ...

6 Dimensions of Organizational Culture - Which One is Right for You ... | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
There is a strong focus on achieving an end result. Of the six dimensions, this dimension correlates most strongly with organizational effectiveness; organizations with goal-oriented cultures are more effective than those with ...

Via Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D., Ivon Prefontaine, Bobby Dillard
more...
Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 3, 1:43 PM

This is an interesting take on Organizational Culture that builds on the  Competing Values Framework,  but the approach is too rigid.  It is more useful to think about these 6 dimensions as the themes that all can get more or less emphasis within a given culture. It's likely that multiple, not a single one will dominate and that both extremes of the dimensions will be found in some parts of the organization.  In effective organizations  you will undoubtedly find a blend of the extremes of  all theses dimensions. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 8:02 PM

There are some interesting points here. The one about open vs. closed system suggests there is a bit of a small and intimate feel to an organization.

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Management and Agility
Scoop.it!

The Six Rules of Office Politics

The Six Rules of Office Politics | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
An adversarial relationship with a skilled office politician destroys opportunities. It could end your career. You despise their shenanigans, but unless you have authority to deal with them, learn ...

Via Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Pascale Mousset
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

Why You Should Put Yourself Out of Business If You Want To Save Your Company

Why You Should Put Yourself Out of Business If You Want To Save Your Company | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

Successful businesses constantly reinvent themselves. The CEO of HelloWorld explains how this may be your best hope to survive a perpetually evolving...


Via Bobby Dillard
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Beautiful: beyond practical
Scoop.it!

How to build a startup that learns quickly

How to build a startup that learns quickly | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The faster you learn what works, the faster you’ll make money. Here’s how.

Via HR Trend Institute
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gary Bamford
Scoop.it!

10 Clues That An Entrepreneur Is In Over His Head

10 Clues That An Entrepreneur Is In Over His Head | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
10 Clues That An Entrepreneur Is In Over His Head
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gary Bamford
Scoop.it!

Pocket : Britain must believe it can produce billion-pound start-ups

Pocket : Britain must believe it can produce billion-pound start-ups | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Organisation Development
Scoop.it!

8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble | PsyBlog - Understand Your Mind

8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble | PsyBlog - Understand Your Mind | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

The poet Tennyson once said that humility is, “the highest virtue, the mother of them all.”

Yet society celebrates over-confidence, entitlement and a perpetual focus on the self.

People are increasingly competitive, attention-seeking, narcissistic, obsessed with their appearance and entitled.

A new study, though, underlines eight ways in which being humble can help us improve our lives (Kesebir, 2014).


Via Anne Leong, David Hain
Gary Bamford's insight:

Kind of works at the business level too!

more...
David Hain's curator insight, April 3, 2:28 AM

Why is humility a source of counter-intuitive power? Research findings here.

donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 7:29 AM

(KEY QUOTE): Humble people may have better relationships because they accept other people for who they are.

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

Successful Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels

Successful Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Anybody who has ever watched interviews with managers or coaches of professional sports teams will have heard plenty of discussion of the need for leaders throughout the team. The same thinking is also increasingly a preoccupation of business people. Indeed, the need for “leaders at all levels” is one of [...]

Via Anne Leong, Wise Leader™, John Michel, Bobby Dillard
more...
Joyce Layman's curator insight, March 25, 9:23 AM

“Senior executives should create a culture that broadens the opportunity for leaders to develop in new ways,” writes the Deloitte team. “This means putting potential leaders in positions that stretch them beyond their current skill sets, and continuously coaching and supporting leaders so they can build their capabilities as rapidly as possible.”

John Michel's curator insight, March 25, 10:27 PM

According to a recent Deloitte study, “Today’s market environment places a premium on speed, flexibility and the ability to lead in uncertain situations. At the same time, the flattening of organizations has created an explosion in demand for leadership skills at every level.” The question for you is, how well are you doing in recruiting, training and retaining the right leaders?

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 26, 11:05 AM

Great article - Leadership starts at the bottom and only grows

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

Are you a boss or a leader? There are four key differences

Are you a boss or a leader? There are four key differences | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
How can businesses ensure its brightest stars see the big picture, work for the greater good and inspire their teams to greater heights as leaders, rather than just act like a boss and get the job done

Via Trumans, Bobby Dillard
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Strategic management
Scoop.it!

What is strategy?

What is strategy? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
The practice of figuring out the best way to get from here to there (#strategy fails | fluff, failure to face the challenge/hurdles, mistaking goals for strat | http://t.co/GD0aFoZ2Fv

Via Stuart Goode
more...
Stuart Goode's curator insight, March 17, 2:23 PM

The basics but it does help if you understand where "there" is. So often that is the fundamental we are unsure of

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from First Class Collaboration
Scoop.it!

Can People Collaborate Effectively While Working Remotely?

Can People Collaborate Effectively While Working Remotely? | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it

As more workplaces become knowledge based, more companies will experience the tension of helping employees work together effectively while allowing them to do their jobs from almost anywhere.

 

One of the most important questions regarding the ability to work from anywhere is the effect it has on employees' engagement levels. On the one hand, working remotely offers employees a measure of autonomy that helps them feel better equipped to do their jobs well. On the other hand, employees must have positive, trusting relationships with their managers and coworkers to stay engaged, and such relationships may be more difficult to sustain with fewer opportunities for face-to-face interaction.

 

Gallup's extensive employee engagement research - presented in its recent State of the American Workplace report -- suggests that the ability to work remotely corresponds with higher engagement, but primarily among those who spend less than 20% of their total working time doing so.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 15, 7:38 PM

It could be we need to find what works best and when it works best. It might be less about working remotely or working side-by-side and doing both at appropriate times.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 16, 6:58 AM

Gallup found that overall, remote workers are sllighlty more engaged (32%) than employees who work on site (28%). But there is a point of diminishing returns for engaging remote workers: Those who spend less than 20% of their time working remotely are the most engaged (35%) and have the lowest level of active disengagement (12%). These employees likely enjoy an ideal balance of both worlds opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie with coworkers at the office and the relative sense of freedom that comes from working remotely. #socbiz #agile

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 16, 8:46 AM

seems like the ability to discipline self to remain engaged is important

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

Become A Mindful Leader: Slow Down To Move Faster - Forbes

Become A Mindful Leader: Slow Down To Move Faster - Forbes | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Become A Mindful Leader: Slow Down To Move Faster Forbes For business leaders, encouraging mindfulness is more than just being tuned in; it's a strategy to improve personal and company-wide performance and productivity, both of which support...

Via John Michel, Bobby Dillard
more...
John Michel's curator insight, March 12, 11:00 PM

For business leaders, encouraging mindfulness is more than just being tuned in; it’s a strategy to improve personal and company-wide performance and productivity, both of which support overall organizational resilience.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 11:45 PM

Slowing down, being present, being aware are central. What we need to be cautious of is that mindfulness becomes a technique rather than a way of life which improves quality in the workplace and world.

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

The key to 21st century leadership

The key to 21st century leadership | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
Leaders must change their attitude to risk, innovation and technology.

Via Roger Francis, Wise Leader™, Sílvia Dias, Bobby Dillard
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 7, 6:15 PM

We make it sound like change is new. It is not. In fact, it is a constant and has always been. The way change is handled is important. Is it imposed or part of something bigger?

David Hain's curator insight, March 8, 6:23 AM

I'm not sure leadership has a key, but maybe this is part of the 21C security code...

donhornsby's curator insight, March 11, 7:26 AM

(From the article): The CEO needs to nurture innovation and therefore develop a leadership team that will encourage change and allow staff to try new things. However, business leaders also need to find the right balance between providing a clear governance framework and giving staff free reign.

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from Strategic management
Scoop.it!

For Stronger Work Relationships, Use This Formula

For Stronger Work Relationships, Use This Formula | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
In the new book The EROS Equation, relationship expert Eve Eschner Hogan offers a set of strategies that can help strengthen good relationships and can help strained relationships (whether work-related or personal) to mend.

Via Marty Koenig, Stuart Goode
more...
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, March 3, 5:44 PM

It seems the more educated we become the harder it is to hold good relationships and it should not be this way. A relationship should be simple, you talk to me and I talk to you, sincerely it is that simple, maybe too simple for some.

 

We have complicated our ways with endless formulas for every aspect of life. Stop trying to lord over and control people, no one owns anyone, simply appreciate people and respect their boundaries, people do not need to like the sport you engage into nor the places you attend, simply converse without ulterior motives, sarcasm, do not unleash an avalanche of advices if not requested.


Just tell me about you, what you do, your business, the groups you belong to, what you like and dislike, you can take a whole hour to tell me about you and more, but after telling me all of this about you there should NOT be any expectation that I will do what you do nor engage in your activities  and your beliefs, and this does not mean that we cannot be friends, we can meet once in a while to catch up. It is that simple, is this too hard for some to maintain?


This is the biggest key for good relationships >>> DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE TO BECOME LIKE YOU. Control is taboo in any and every relationship, don't people know this?


The reason why relationships fail is a lack of respect, many do not have a choice but to walk or breakaway from individuals and groups.


It is very sad that the most technologically savvy and most civilised and educated generation has so many relationship issues. I hope it changes.

Ravi Bhatia's curator insight, March 4, 12:05 AM
For Stronger Work Relationships, Use This Formula
Gregory Cheong's curator insight, March 9, 12:00 PM

Good one

Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

The Secrets To Hiring People Who Will Stick Around

The Secrets To Hiring People Who Will Stick Around | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
To hire candidates who will be in for the long haul, you need to change your strategy. Here's how to really hire for growth--be proactive...

Via Bobby Dillard
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gary Bamford from The Daily Leadership Scoop
Scoop.it!

How Employees' Strengths Make Your Company Stronger

How Employees' Strengths Make Your Company Stronger | How to set up a Consulting Services Business | Scoop.it
When employees know and use their strengths, they're more engaged, perform better, have higher well-being, are less likely to leave -- and boost your bottom line. (How Employees' Strengths...

Via Richard Andrews, Bobby Dillard
more...
No comment yet.