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When to Start a Consulting Project

By Adrian Travis, President   When I meet with executives, the notion of ‘the right timing’ frequently comes up as a question as part of the scoping and structuring process.  While there’s never a convenient time to undergo an intensive consulting project that is going to challenge staff and drive business results, there are some… read more →




Onboarding: Optimizing New Hire Success

Following the employee recruitment and selection process, onboarding is one of the most critical functions for effective talent management in any organization. Onboarding, in numbers: Companies lose 25% of all new employees within the first 12 months As much as 20% of employee turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment It costs $3,000… read more →




7 Factors for Effective Management

We have seen various styles of management across many verticals, whether it’s in energy, financial services or healthcare, the underlying essence for effective management remains the same. Despite the excellence in resources provided to an operating organization, the challenge remains in the hands of an “Active Manager” to deliver business and bring new opportunities to… read more →




Time is Money – and Must Be Measured with the Same Diligence

With the arrival of fall comes the season of business planning and budgeting for many organizations. Not surprisingly, cost management is often the focus of these exercises. What should not be overlooked, however, is time management. Saving time through productivity improvement has numerous financial and non-financial benefits. In addition to having a financial cost, time… read more →




Effective Change Management in a Nutshell

In today’s fast paced world, every organization will encounter some type of change whether it’s cultural, operational, process, or technological change. The ability to adopt changes and manage changes effectively are being viewed as a competitive advantage in our ever changing business world. But what is Change Management? It is a structured approach that leads… read more →




Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Emerging from academia to enter the mainstream lexicon in 1995, emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to perceive, understand, manage, and use emotions. Management consultants need to be emotionally intelligent when they engage clients. It is not enough to perceive and understand a client’s emotional state, as consultants also need to be self-aware enough to… read more →




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