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Science-Based Motivation Tips and Productivity Hacks to Be More Productive at Work

How to be more productive at work? That’s probably the question that brought you to this article. Unlike most of the articles about this ...

How Do We Get More Women into Consulting?

Women have come a long way since they first fought for their right to vote and to have a life beyond the kitchen and ...

EI: The Difference Between a Book Smart and Street Smart Consultant

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5 Body Language Skills That Will Guarantee Success in Business

Imagine this: Your consulting client has paid you over $10,000 so far. And now, the day of presenting your analysis and recommendations has come. ...

The Best Freelance Platforms of 2022

Many Consultants are looking for good platforms to get freelance jobs. The good news is that, as the gig economy, work-from-home and freelancing have ...

A Guide to A Career in AI Consulting

No, robots have not taken over the consulting industry. But tech is playing a much bigger role in consultancy than we could’ve ever imagined.AI ...

A Consultant’s Guide to New Technologies: Web3, Digital Currencies, NFTs

Digital currencies, blockchain projects and cryptocurrency consulting have disrupted businesses. Moreover, web3 consulting is the most dramatic shift for IT consultants. It is equally ...

Every Consultant Should Know What Web 3.0 Is – Do You?

There is a technological revolution brewing that not many are aware of. We live in a world where the web and its algorithms are ...

The Secret to Every Consultant’s Productivity: TimeBoxing

How many items do you have on your to-do list right now? And how many of those items can you attend to today? Also, ...

Consultants, Here’s How to Create Value in a VUCA World!

Have you noticed how rapidly things change these days? Back in the day, humans went through different eras like the stone age, the bronze ...

Consultants, Here is How You Can Develop a Growth Mindset

To say that the consulting industry has been completely revolutionized in the last couple of years would be an understatement. Business consulting is no ...

4 Soft Skills to Master as a Consultant

What does it take to become a successful management consultant? Sure, analytical and problem solving skills, creative thinking, and knowledge of consulting frameworks are ...

How Can You Transition from Project Management to Consulting

If you’re a project manager, you might be wondering how to transition from project management and become a consultant. The truth is, if you ...

Offers from 3 MBB Consulting Firms? Here’s How to Choose the Right Fit for You!

All your hard work has paid off, and you’re sitting with three offers from prestigious MBB consulting firms: McKinsey, Bain, and BCG. In this ...
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10 Things To Avoid During Virtual Consulting

Virtual consulting has become commonplace as a means of communication with clients. However, we’ve moved beyond adapting to remote work and figuring out how ...

How to Transition from Management Consulting to Strategy Consulting

When I was researching the topic of strategy consultant vs. management consultant, I was surprised by the number of definitions of these branches of ...

What We Can Learn About Strategy Implementation From Ancient China

Very often, old ideas are highly relevant for modern times, if correctly interpreted and adapted to today's world. This holds true for the book ...
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How to Achieve Quick Success in a New Long-Term Consulting Project

Few things are as daunting as starting in a new position or on a new project. It can be even more daunting for a ...

Consultants, Here Are the Top 10 Productivity Tips for 2022!

If you clicked on this article, then it’s likely that you are a consultant who wants to be more productive. Welcome on board, you ...

11 Metrics That Should Not Be Missing in Your Consulting Firm Strategy

It is essential to keep track of certain key metrics within a consulting firm. Not only is this helpful in terms of evaluating and ...

What Type of Consultant Are You? – Find Your Niche!

If you’re reading this article, chances are, you have already decided that you don’t want to be a generalist. It is probable that you ...

Will AI in Consulting Ever Replace Consultants?

Along with the fast-paced requirements of the digital era (and a little nudge from a global pandemic ), the world of AI has been ...

Top 10 Hacks to Perfect Your Meeting Plan

Sometimes business seems marked with one tedious meeting after another - whether meeting with clients or colleagues. In fact, there are times where it ...

How to Nail Top-Down Communication

One may think that a consultant's job revolves around data, insights, and analyses. Although it’s true, there’s one more key skill that will shape ...

How can Consultants Find Hidden Gem Projects and Win Them

Perhaps it’s a sign that you’ve made it when you can select only the management consulting projects you like! When you first set out, ...

2022 and Beyond: How does Management Consulting Future looks like?

Remember how passengers used to wave at those yellow cabs back in the day? But now, with Uber, they can call a cab at ...

Consultants! Here’s How to Get Over “The Imposter Syndrome” Early in Your Career

Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve the job position you’re in? Or maybe you feel like your salary is too high for ...

Mentors in Consulting: Why You Need Them and How to Find the One

Do you know what most successful consultants have in common? Well, if your answer is ‘talent’, ‘hard work’, ‘skills’, etc., then you’re not necessarily ...

The KPIs You Should Be Tracking As a Project Management Consultant

“It’s all about the money…” That's how the song goes. But in the world of project management consultants, it’s all about the metrics. Without ...

Change Management: The ADKAR Model Explained With Examples

How would you feel if your employer called the whole team for a meeting and asserted that all of you will have to follow ...

MBA and it’s Alternatives for Consulting

Are you thinking about doing an MBA to impress recruiters at top consulting firms? If yes, then you have landed on the right article. ...

How to Ensure that Consulting Implementation will Actually Take Place

It’s one thing to know that change is needed, it's another to actually implement it. Especially once the watchful eye of the consultant is ...

Steps To Kickstart Your Project and Succeed Quickly

The fact is: management consulting projects can be a time-consuming affair. Consultants put in many hours to solve problems and take companies to their ...

The Consulting Pitch Deck Mistakes You Must Avoid

A consulting Pitch deck or consulting PowerPoint presentation is your pitch to a potential client. Unfortunately, presentation mistakes can cost you the business you ...

Joining an Existing Boutique Consulting Firm Vs. Starting Your Own

The global consulting market is one of the most well-established of all professional services. It is expected to grow to nearly $900 billion by ...

Top 5 Things to Avoid while Writing the Freelance Consultant Proposal

Creating a pitch or a proposal for a project is never easy. Unlike punting a product, you are your product. Yet, as a consultant ...

Consultants! Discover Client’s Sustainable Competitive Advantage

A sustainable competitive advantage refers to a company’s assets, characteristics, and capabilities that are difficult to replicate by other companies and are sustainable. If ...

Types of Freelance Consultants: Specialized Vs. Diversified

With freelance consulting comes flexible hours, the ability to choose one’s own projects, working from one’s preferred location, and most importantly, more time for ...

How to Accelerate Your Consulting Business During Great Resignation

A lot has been happening in the world and the way we do business has changed forever. Uncertainty is evident everywhere and at the ...

4 Quicks Tips to Improve Your Data Visualization

Data visualization is an integral part of consulting slide decks. As a consultant, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of numbers. ...

4 Practical Tips for a Better Consulting Work-Life Balance

Long working hours and frequent travels! Does that sound familiar? Working as a consultant is both challenging and rewarding. The rewards are obvious: a ...

Consulting Presentation Checklist: Make Sure to Include These 7 Elements

Consulting presentations are different from the usual university presentations. If you make mistakes in school, you may get a lower grade and life would ...

Got a PhD or an Advanced Degree? Transition to Consulting

Studying to get a PhD or an advanced degree is not a walk in the park. To be an outstanding PhD student, you will ...

4 Exciting Exit Opportunities as a Management Consultant

Consulting is a highly competitive industry with a strict hierarchy. Not only will you have to be better than other candidates during the interview, ...

The 10 Consulting Practices for a Successful Client Partnership

In recent years we’ve seen many overnight consultants with no real training, skill or experience popping up, thinking that they can get paid for ...

How to Collaborate with Other Consultants to Create your Consulting Team

Be truthful about this: Does working as a solo freelance consultant get lonely sometimes? Do you ever feel like you’re carrying too much of ...

How to Win Consulting Projects That Make You Feel Like a Rockstar

“It’s too expensive, could you adjust your price, please?” “I don’t like this solution, it needs way more work.” “I don’t always respond to ...

A Consultant’s Guide to Understanding Companies’ Internal Structures

A company structure can be a bewildering – and frustrating - aspect of starting a new client project. Yet, if you don’t have the ...

The Red Ocean vs. Blue Ocean Strategy – Which One to Choose?

Business is not just about creating new products and services and selling them in the market. Strategy is also one of the very important ...

The MECE Principle: What Is It? And Why Should All Consultants Master It

MECE, pronounced as me-see, stands for Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive. As a consultant, you’ll probably hear this term thousands of times in your career. ...

6 Consulting Frameworks Each Freelance Consultant Should Master

Frankly, ask yourself: “What consulting-related topics do I thoroughly remember from my bachelor degree?” Well, it’s true that you generally need to go to ...

Which Agile Framework Should Your Company Adapt

Is Scrum Agile? The question of “is scrum agile” is one we often get, and we should address right from the get-go. Many get ...

North Star Metric: Why Should Every Consultant Know This Term

Even if you’ve only been a consultant for just a month, you’re probably aware of various consulting KPIs and know how business growth is ...

How to Create a Great Consulting Case Study Portfolio as a Freelancer

A portfolio of consulting case studies is a powerful tool for freelancers. You can use it to showcase your authority and expertise in your ...

An Essential Skill for Consultants: How to say no to clients

Whether it’s a request to go above and beyond the agreed-upon project scope or an offer for a new project, you, as a consultant, ...

Top Tips for Starting a Booming Consulting Business

When it comes to starting a business, consulting can seem like one of the simplest roads to venture down. Presumably, you have the knowledge ...

How to Build and Maintain Great Client-Consultant Relationships

Why is building strong relationship with your clients important? Well, the consultants who are good at client consultant relationship building are the ones who ...

How a PPC Consultant Will Maximize Your Business Performance

For many, it took a global pandemic to realise the importance of digital. It is an actual modern psychological phenomenon; if it’s not online, ...

Case Interview Season: Everything You Need to Know to Ace the Interview

Congratulations! All your hard work at the Consultport Academy has paid off. You are now ready to become a consultant. Applying for jobs is ...

How to invoice your client for travel expenses as a Freelancer in Germany

What's up, freelance consultants? Have you ever wondered if you can have your clients pay for your travel expenses? And if yes, then how ...

The Easiest Explanation of PESTEL Analysis You’ll Ever See

What is a PESTEL analysis? Well, there are hundreds of articles on the internet on this topic, but a lot of them are written ...

Hacks for Consultants: How to Have Entrepreneur Mindset

There are a lot of similarities between a freelance consultant and a large-business owner. Both freelance consultants and entrepreneurs need to build their own ...

The Playbook to Independent Consulting

This article has been created to act as a playbook for navigating the sometimes difficult waters of becoming an independent consultant and setting up ...

Top Habits Every Consultant Should Develop

Isn’t it incredible that when we hear the word “habits” associated with success or effectiveness, we immediately think of Steven Covey and The 7 ...

Kick Start Your Independent Consulting Career with this 6-Step Guide

How do you decide between branching out and starting your own independent consulting business based solely on your own merits or sticking to working ...

Consulting Resources and Tips for the Ones Branching Out

Yes, working hard is an essential key to success. However, it is also important to work smart. We live in an age of information ...

How to Handle Contracts, Pricing & Payment as a Freelance Consultant

A few decades ago, the term “freelancing” was not used much often. In fact, most people wouldn’t even consider it as a viable career ...

The Five Noteworthy Habits of Successful Consultants

To be ahead of the game as a professional, it’s worth analyzing the habits of successful people. As a matter of fact, what one ...

How to Become a Consultant Who Gets High-Paying Projects

When you become a consultant who works independently, you have a lot of freedom and flexibility in your career. Also, you could earn way ...

Prospecting 101: How to Find the Clients as an Independent Consultant

As a consultant employed by a consulting firm, you wouldn’t need to worry about prospecting or closing sales. But when you’re an independent consultant, ...

How to Build a Personal Brand as a Consultant

There are so many blogs and articles about personal brands – personal brand examples, personal brands on social media, or tips for building a ...

How to Market Your Consulting Business Effectively

If you are considering independent consulting work, the first question you’ll be asking yourself is, “How to market my business?” No matter how good ...

How to Raise Your Freelance Consulting Rates with Existing Clients

Raising rates on existing clients may seem a bit off-putting to most consultants. First of all, you will need to have the nerve to ...

Here’s Why, Every Freelance Consultant Should Use a Consulting Platform

Are you a freelance consultant? If yes, then do you have a catchy LinkedIn profile and a well-designed independent consulting website? If yes, then ...

What do Digital Consultants need to do to succeed?

It’s a competitive world out there. Whether it’s management consulting or digital consulting, businesses now have more options than ever. Moreover, finding the right ...

How to Conduct Effective Client Meetings

What do you think about online meetings? Do they make you nervous or anxious? Or do you feel like you may not be able ...

The Fundamentals of How to Start Freelance Consulting

Consulting is one of those industries in which freelancing is not just possible, but it could also be a better choice. In fact, there ...

Top 22 Consulting Books You Should Read – and Why

An online search will display multiple lists of “best consulting books.” They may all have merit, but there are so many on the market ...

4 Certifications for Consultants to Impress Your Clients

There are several reasons to consider certifications for consultants – and impressing your clients may be one of them! Reasons for Certifications The problem ...

The Best Software You Should Be Using as a Consultant

Smart consultants use consulting software to make their job easier. Fortunately, we are living in the age of apps and software. Developers, innovators, and ...

5 Examples of Great Top-Tier Consulting Advertisements

Advertisements - some people like them, some people don’t, but they most certainly work. Advertisements used by big consulting firms have helped them stay ...

Should You Become an Independent Consultant? Here’s How to Tell

What is a consultant? Simply put, a consultant is an intelligent and knowledgeable individual who provides expert advice to companies. So, what is an ...

5 Qualities a Consultant Should NOT have

You’ll find a lot of articles on the internet about the strengths of a consultant, but today, let’s discuss some weaknesses that could affect ...

The Independent Consultant’s Essential Guide to Virtual Communication

The changes to how we communicate with clients have been extraordinary over the past year. They might have been forced on us by lock-down ...

How to Generate a Passive Income as a Consultant

2020 has taught us that having only one source of income may put us in a difficult situation financially. However, the economy is slowly ...

Consulting Terms that You Need to Know

Many articles take a lighthearted look at consulting terms, giving advice about learning “consultant talk” and fitting in at a consulting firm. This article ...

How to Use Consulting Platforms to Find Lucrative Freelance Projects

The consulting industry is not what it used to be before. The way consultants work and the way businesses hire consultants have changed. You ...

5 Types of Digital Tools Every Consultant Should Use

Tool (noun): A device or implement used to carry out a particular function. That’s the dictionary definition of a tool. In short, tools make ...

A Starter Guide to LinkedIn Social Selling for Consultants

Did you know that you could use LinkedIn to find more clients? Unlike other social media platforms that focus more on entertainment and news, ...

5 Steps to Starting a Freelance Consulting Business

Being a freelancer is very similar to running a small business. You have to find new clients yourself, you have to handle your accounting ...

Are You a Consultant? Here’s How You Can Use LinkedIn Better

Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn can help you skyrocket your career if you know what you’re doing. It’s a shame that not every ...

The Art of Great Meetings: How to Wow Clients and Earn Their Respect

“Well, this meeting should have been an email.” Sounds familiar? If you scroll through your LinkedIn feed, chances are, you will come across posts ...

4 Qualities Highly Paid Freelance Consultants Have

Consulting is an exciting profession in which one gets to experience different challenges every day, meet awesome people, and travel to new places. But ...

The Pros & Cons of becoming an Independent Consultant

Millions of professionals in every industry are now embracing the freelance lifestyle. Consulting is no different. A lot of consultants are now quitting their ...

Post-COVID: 4 Tips to Succeed as a Freelance Management Consultant

We are very fortunate to be using the term ‘post-COVID’ these days. Before, it was just COVID, and it was very frustrating. Although COVID-19 ...

Things You Can Learn From Management Consulting

Management consulting is one of the most prestigious and rewarding professions in the world. Most importantly, the management consulting skills are usually very sought-after. ...

8 Quantum Leap Questions Consultants Should Ask to their Clients

Top freelance consultants add real value to their clients. This is why they win consulting projects even though these are trying and uncertain times ...

How to Find Management Consulting Work

The economy is like waves of an ocean. Sometimes, it’s easy and manageable, but sometimes, things get out of anyone's control and all one ...

4 Unconventional Tips for Successful Project Management

What makes a project successful? Usual project management tips include ‘plan in advance’ or ‘set achievable milestones’. In fact, you’ll find a lot of ...

6 Growth Hacks for Great Consultants. Do you have what it takes?

The best management consultants know that being busy every day is not necessarily a sign of business growth. In fact, it might be a ...
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