Articles in the Your First 90 Days Category
Orders for the Home Study version of my New Consultant Boot Camp have been rolling in and I’m so honored to have the opportunity to help so many new consultants get their career started right – without giving up their life! But TODAY is an important day – it’s the LAST DAY you can get $50 OFF my training program. If you’ve been thinking about it, don’t wait…sale ends at midnight!
This & That, Your First 90 Days »
One of the things that cracks me up about consultants is our total unwillingness to admit when we don’t know something and ask for help . We’re all guilty – especially when it comes to things we think will make us look somehow less capable than our peers. When you’re surrounded by rock stars, no [...]
Do you ever feel like a broken record, doing the same “crap work” over and over again? You wonder how any of it could really matter. It’s easy to lose sight of how the “little stuff” could possibly make an impact. So, here’s a little reminder of how that which seems insignificant can make or break a client engagement.
What is a day in the life really like? There are many places that offer a perspective and, as you would expect, they run the gamut in terms of detail and realism. Nonetheless, here are 12 that certainly offer the most detailed depictions, from both consulting firms and independent websites. But the bigger question still remains. Which is the most realistic? You decide.
Skills, The Career, This & That, Your First 90 Days »
Featured, Networking, The Lifestyle, The People, This & That, Travel, Your First 90 Days »
Philly and I have a long history. It’s where I was staffed on my first client as a consultant. Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun eating my way through the city. Here are some of my favorites for team and client dinners (and yes, as you can tell from the list I’m definitely a fan of Starr Restaurants).
Balance, Featured, Moving Up, The Career, The Lifestyle, This & That, Travel, Your First 90 Days »
Featured, Social Acumen, The Image, This & That, Your First 90 Days »
Balance, Featured, Networking, Relationships, Social Acumen, The Image, The Lifestyle, The People, This & That, Your First 90 Days »
Do you know any consultant that isn’t glued to their cell phone? I don’t. It’s almost like a nervous twitch that all become afflicted with as soon as they join a firm. You may think your constant emailing and conversation makes you seem indispensable and highly responsive. In reality, however, it could be suggesting more about how you view those around you. While it’s great to be connected and in the know, there are some places that are not appropriate for conversations or emailing.
When you’re trying to break into consulting, there’s a lot of prep that goes into getting past the interview. But, once you land the job, the real fun begins! Have you ever considered the things you need to do — right now — to start building valuable experience, perform well on your projects, and really differentiate yourself as an up and coming star? All you need are the answers to 3 questions…
Common Challenges, Featured, Skills, Social Acumen, The Career, The Image, The Stories, Your First 90 Days »
Everyone has had those moments: You accidentally send an email to the wrong “Jane,” dial into a client meeting an hour late because you forgot you were in a different time zone, or call your partner by the wrong name. If you’ve been fortunate enough to avoid these little hiccups, don’t laugh just yet. Your time will come. But when it does, don’t panic. You absolutely CAN recover from these embarrassing moments even if they are a little painful. Here’s how to do it.
Featured, Skills, Social Acumen, The Career, The Image, Your First 90 Days »
On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I was catching up on email in the hotel lobby. While happily typing away with the low hum of conversations around me, I suddenly was jarred by an incredibly loud talker in my ear. I quickly looked up, annoyed that someone would so rudely use their outside voice. Then I noticed there was no one around me. After scanning the crowd, I confirmed it was two men across the room. Learn how this sparked a few rules for office conversation, and if you’re a “lady”, dating too.
There are some people that know exactly what they want to do professionally for as far back as they can remember. And then there are the rest of us that are slightly later bloomers in that department. One big reason many pursue a path in consulting early in their career is to get a lot of different experience so they can figure out exactly what they want to do later. There are lots of problems with this approach that lead to frustration and burnout. If you are bold enough to declare your focus early, however, you reap many professional and personal benefits.