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255: Edward Sullivan, The Employee First Generation

June 29th, 2022

41:35

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 255, an episode with the CEO and managing partner at Velocity Group, Edward Sullivan. Get Edward’s book here:

254: Dr. Adam C. Bandelli, Relational Intelligence: The Key to Transform Relationships

June 27th, 2022

40:37

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 254, an episode with the Founder and visionary Managing Director of Bandelli & Associates, Dr. Adam C. Bandelli. Get Adam’s book here: https://amzn.to/3nhGgsC

“It is very important …

253: Richard Rumelt, How to Solve the Crux

June 22nd, 2022

1:00:47

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 253, an episode with Emeritus Professor at UCLA Anderson, Richard Rumelt.

Get Richard’s book here: https://amzn.to/3OrNfuK

In this episode, Richard iterated the real meaning of …

252: Jan Bonhoeffer M.D., Care: The Missing Piece of Leadership

June 20th, 2022

1:00:07

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 252, an episode with a thought leader and global expert on infectious diseases and vaccine safety, Jan Bonhoeffer M.D. Get Jan’s book here: https://amzn.to/3y2x4hZ

In this episode, Jan …

251: Barry Nalebuff, The Radical Way to Negotiate

June 15th, 2022

51:09

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 251, an episode with a leading Yale expert and serial entrepreneur, Barry Nalebuff. Get Barry’s book here: https://amzn.to/3OiNiJs

For thirty years, Barry has taught negotiation, …

250: Tom Eddington, Climate Change: The Root Cause of COVID

June 13th, 2022

53:37

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 250, an episode with one of Silicon Valley’s most renowned business advisors and coaches, Tom Eddington.

“There's always a challenge, and there's always an opportunity.” - Tom Eddington

249: If Objective Function Is Known, It's Not a Corporate Strategy (Strategy Skills Classics)

June 8th, 2022

13:53

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss how to identify a corporate strategy.

It is actually very simple to know if a study qualifies as a corporate strategy study. Irrespective of …

248: What Is a Conceptual Thinker? (Strategy Skills Classics)

June 6th, 2022

10:59

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we explain what it means to be a conceptual thinker and how to demonstrate this skill.

247: How to Communicate Recommendations (Strategy Skills Classics)

June 1st, 2022

14:21

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss how to communicate recommendations that are radical in nature.

If the recommendations are presented too early, they are hypotheses with little …

246: Grooming Corporate Leaders (Strategy Skills Classics)

May 30th, 2022

18:57

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we spoke about the approach and philosophy used by the study leadership team in …

245: Consulting: Confidence Getting Results (Strategy Skills Classics)

May 25th, 2022

17:10

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we discuss something that affects every consultant in the world: the issue of …

244: Satish Nambisan, Managing Digital and Globalization

May 23rd, 2022

55:05

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 244, an interview with globally recognized academic thought-leader on digital transformation and innovation management, Satish Nambisan. Get Satish's book here: https://amzn.to/3QpWQE3

243: Richard Hawkes, How Do Leaders Integrate?

May 18th, 2022

1:21:54

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 243, an interview with a business coach and change leadership expert, Richard Hawkes. Get Richard's book here: https://amzn.to/3Oe5ljU

In this session, Richard shared his experiences …

242: Eric Pliner, A Guide to Difficult Decision Making

May 16th, 2022

1:09:47

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 242, an interview with the CEO of YSC Consulting, Eric Pliner. Get Eric's book here: https://amzn.to/3HpM1hf

In …

241: Alex Bäcker, The Key to Happiness and Success

May 11th, 2022

53:21

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 241, an episode with scientist, inventor, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, Alex Bäcker. Get Alex's book here: https://amzn.to/3HqNfZu

In this episode, Alex spoke about the main …

240: Amy Herman, The Artistic Way of Problem Solving

May 9th, 2022

49:46

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 240, an episode with best-selling author, lawyer, and art historian, Amy Herman. Get Amy's book here: https://amzn.to/3tCU9oV

In this episode, Amy spoke about how art can renew our …

239: Dan Saladino, The Value of Food Diversity

May 4th, 2022

59:51

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 239, an episode with a renowned food journalist, Dan Saladino. Get Dan's book here: https://amzn.to/3NR1JV2

In this episode, Dan talks us through a very interesting topic: food …

238: Kian Gohar, How Radical Adaptability Sustains Continuous Change

May 2nd, 2022

1:03:40

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 238, an episode with a sought-after strategist and advisor, Kian Gohar. Get Kian’s book here: https://amzn.to/3mOXe1y

Many organizations have been caught flat-footed by disruptive …

237: Ryan Jenkins Steven Van Cohen, How to Defeat Loneliness Through Connection

April 27th, 2022

51:45

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 237, an episode with workplace loneliness experts and thought leaders, Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen. Get Ryan's book here: https://amzn.to/3xtoIi3

In this episode, Ryan and Steven …

236: David Siegel, How to Conquer as a New CEO

April 25th, 2022

1:01:12

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 236, an episode with the CEO of Meetup, David Siegel. Get David's book: https://amzn.to/39miGHV

In this episode, David talks us through his epic journey of becoming and remaining the …

235: John Boudreau Ravin Jesuthasan, Seeing Through the Future of Work

April 20th, 2022

55:40

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 235, an episode with Ravin Jesuthasan, a global thought leader and best-selling author, and John Boudreau, a Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization at the University of …

234: John A. List, Setting Up Scale: How to Avoid Voltage Drop

April 18th, 2022

1:00:35

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 234, an episode with a highly regarded economist and best-selling author, John A. List. Get John's book here: https://amzn.to/3MSCuAD

In this episode, John defined scaling – an …

233: Susan MacKenty Brady, Cultivating Your Best Self Through Inclusivity

April 13th, 2022

1:05:44

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 233, an episode with a highly regarded leadership well-being coach, relationship expert, author, and speaker, Susan MacKenty Brady. Get Susan's Book here: https://amzn.to/3xlNu3q

In …

232: Dr. Natalie Petouhoff, Shaping Empathy from the Perspective of Your Employees and Customers

April 11th, 2022

1:10:43

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 232, an episode with best-selling author and Customer and Employee Experience Strategist, Dr. Natalie Petouhoff. Get Natalie's book here: https://amzn.to/3O5lSqo

In this episode, …

231: Ravi Venkatesan, The Triumph within Mindset and Self Belief

April 6th, 2022

52:36

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 231, an episode with the Chairman of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), Ravi Venkatesan. Get Ravi's book here: https://amzn.to/3NUJOga

In this episode, Ravi …

230: Don Schmincke, The Compelling Saga: How to Lead an Organization Toward Success

April 4th, 2022

55:50

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 230, an episode with best-selling author and dynamic keynote speaker, Don Schmincke. 

In this episode, Don spoke …

229: Michael Reddington, Mindset Shift: The Key to Effective Communication

March 30th, 2022

1:01:23

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 229, an episode with a Certified Forensic Interviewer, Michael Reddington.

In this episode, Michael shares his knowledge as a CFI and how interviewing skills can be translated to the …

228: Fred Glass, Seizing Opportunities: How Indianapolis Kept the Colts

March 28th, 2022

44:21

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 228, an interview with former Indiana University athletic director, Fred Glass. Get Fred's book here:

227: Ben M. Bensaou, Innovation Through Customer Collaboration

March 23rd, 2022

1:14:07

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 227, an episode with a well-recognized professor, Ben M. Bensaou. Get Ben's book here: https://amzn.to/3xpI9Zb

Many people think that you need a genius leader or need to become a …

226: Alicia Hare, A Brighter Approach to Leadership

March 21st, 2022

58:36

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 226, an episode with the CEO of Tournesol, Alicia Hare.

In this episode, Alicia spoke about a new and unique …

225: Mark Sirower, How to Thrive and Win in MA

March 16th, 2022

1:01:48

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 225, an interview with expert M&A advisor and best-selling author, Mark Sirower. Get Mark's book here: https://amzn.to/39nd0O8

 

In this episode, Mark elaborated on the meaning of …

224: Patricia Stark, How to Build Genuine Connections

March 14th, 2022

1:00:33

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 224, an episode with sought-after keynote speaker and coach, Patricia Stark. Get Patricia's book here: https://amzn.to/3MQIzNR

 

In this episode, Patricia spoke about the importance of …

223: How to Conduct a Value Chain Analysis (Strategy Skills Classics)

March 9th, 2022

8:46

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we take a brief look at how to conduct a value chain analysis. 

Click here to …

222: Stan Bernard, MD, M.B.A., How to Win the Game as a Transcender

March 7th, 2022

1:02:49

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 222, an episode with bestselling author and award-winning consultant Stan Bernard, MD, M.B.A. Get Stan's book …

221: What the NYPD Teaches Us About Complex Corporate Strategy (Strategy Skills Classics)

March 2nd, 2022

32:38

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we discuss corporate strategy. In this episode, we explain why conventional and step-by-step strategy analysis will always yield the incorrect …

220: How and when a consultant must disagree (Strategy Skills Classics)

February 28th, 2022

13:28

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics, where we discuss when a consultant must dissent and how it should be done.

Enjoying …

219: 5 Tips To Fight Fatigue (Strategy Skills Classics)

February 23rd, 2022

16:05

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we shared five tips to fight fatigue.

Enjoying our podcast? Get access to …

218: Kindra Hall, How to Control Your Life Through Storytelling

February 21st, 2022

51:21
Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 218, an episode with a sought-after keynote speaker and a National Champion storyteller, Kindra Hall. Get Kindra's book here: https://amzn.to/3sRmOp3

In this episode, Kindra spoke …

217: Period Case Studies (Strategy Skills Classics)

February 16th, 2022

12:18

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we discuss a special type of case study called a period case study which is …

216: The Organizational Design Stream (Strategy Skills Classics)

February 14th, 2022

15:09

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we discuss the tough work being done by the Organizational Design team. We discuss the three tensions which drive all Organizational Design …

215: Catherine Bell, How to Awaken Company's Humanity

February 9th, 2022

47:24

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 215, an episode with an award-winning entrepreneur, business leader, and best-selling business author, Catherine Bell. Get Catherine's book here: https://amzn.to/3Gzdqvf

 

In this …

214: Emily Bermes, How to Thrive as a New Generation Executive

February 7th, 2022

37:28
Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 214, an episode with CEO and executive coach, Emily Bermes. Get Emily's book here: https://amzn.to/3B2vZXD In this episode, Emily spoke about the challenges that new generation …

213: Avoiding the Strategy Echo Chamber (Strategy Skills Classics)

February 2nd, 2022

14:47

For this episode, let's revisit one of Strategy Skills classics where we discuss why you should avoid the strategy echo chamber.

Enjoying our …

212: What Makes It a Transformation Study? (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 31st, 2022

22:18

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we discuss what makes a study a "transformation study" and how to determine if an organization is going through a transformation or something …

211: How To Complete Logical Case Studies? (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 26th, 2022

10:25

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we discuss how to complete logical case studies.

Enjoying our podcast? …

210: Three Career Path Options for Consulting Partners (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 24th, 2022

13:35

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we discuss the 3 career path options that consultants face once they …

209: When Should You Not Brand Yourself Ex McKinsey (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 19th, 2022

11:33

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we talk about one of the issues that we deal with at Firmsconsulting and …

208: Great Management Consultants are Artists (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 17th, 2022

24:11

How do you become an outstanding management consultant? Should you excel at analysis? Should you master problem-solving? Should you become the …

207: Tesla's strategy. Co-hosted by Bill Matassoni (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 12th, 2022

34:45

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills with Bill Matassoni, where we discussed a topic about Tesla's strategy.

Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management …

206: Can a functional partner lead the workshop over a sector partner? (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 10th, 2022

20:35

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we discuss whether a strategy (functional) partner can/should lead the …

205: Does the strategy workshop offer precise answers? (Strategy Skills Classics)

January 5th, 2022

15:30

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we answer a question, "Does the strategy workshop offer precise answers?"

Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training …

204: Adam Levin, How to Protect Yourself from Cyber Threats

January 3rd, 2022

1:08:14

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 204, an episode with a recognized expert on cybersecurity, privacy, identity theft, fraud, and personal finance, Adam Levin.

In this episode, Adam speaks about various digital threats …

203: Should I email the full deck to participants before the strategy workshop? (Strategy Skills Classics)

December 29th, 2021

14:51

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we answer a question, "Should I email the full deck to participants …

202: Jeff Rosenblum, What Is Good Marketing?

December 27th, 2021

58:20

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 202, an episode with one of the leading innovators in digital marketing, Jeff Rosenblum.

In this episode, Jeff speaks about effective marketing and advertising that both informs and …

201: When consultants overbill a client (Strategy Skills Classics)

December 22nd, 2021

45:22

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we cover a topic about how to handle a difficult client situation and …

200: Jason Goldsmith, The Art of Self-Coaching and Awareness

December 20th, 2021

55:58

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 200, an episode with a globally recognized performance coach, Jason Goldsmith. Get Jason's book here:

199: Are the analyses always the same for a strategy workshop? (Strategy Skills Classics)

December 15th, 2021

19:36

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we covered a topic about analyses.

- Are the analyses always the same for a strategy workshop? In other words, what determines the analyses …

198: What if the client demands more analyses? (Strategy Skills Classics)

December 13th, 2021

23:36

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we cover a topic about what to do if the client demands more analyses.

Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes …

197: What happens if the client asks for proof of the strategy? (Strategy Skills Classics)

December 8th, 2021

20:34

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we cover a topic about what happens if the client asks for proof of the strategy.

Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced …

196: Kay Formanek, Embracing Diversity in the Workplace

December 6th, 2021

57:18

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 196, an episode with an inspiring speaker, author, and coach, Kay Formanek. Get Kay's book here: https://amzn.to/3EgXNYP

Kay Formanek is the Founder and CEO of Diversity and …

195: How confident must I be to lead the workshop? (Strategy Skills Classics)

December 1st, 2021

22:28

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills, where we cover a topic about understanding the readiness and level of confidence required to go out there and lead.

Enjoying our podcast? Get …

194: Your Body Image Impacts Your Confidence, Which Impacts Your Leadership (Strategy Skills Classics)

November 29th, 2021

21:54

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we cover a topic which we believe is very important and we think will resonate with everyone. As always, we focus on critical yet overlooked …

193: Shir Nir, Lifestyle Check: Improvement through self-assessment

November 24th, 2021

49:41

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 193, an episode with a master executive coach, Shir Nir. Shir Nir is the CEO & Partner at Handel Group an …

192: Sabrina Horn, How to Lead with Authenticity

November 22nd, 2021

57:38

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 192, an episode with an award-winning CEO, communications expert and advisor, Sabrina Horn. Get Sabrina’s book here: https://amzn.to/3oNDHz9

Sabrina Horn is currently CEO of HORN …

191: Carole Robin, Connecting Across Differences

November 17th, 2021

56:57

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 191, an episode with a highly regarded lecturer, Carole Robin. Get Carole’s book here: https://amzn.to/3lAmUhi

190: Simon Mainwaring, Lead with We Workshop

November 17th, 2021

1:01:50

Welcome to the bonus episode of Strategy Skills with a sought after international speaker and leader, Simon Mainwaring. Get Simon’s new book here: https://amzn.to/3wxrEZX

Simon Mainwaring is the founder/CEO of We First, …

189: Michael Sacca and Mike Belsito, Customer Empathy: User persona or Jobs to be done?

November 15th, 2021

1:11:07

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 189, an episode with Rocketship.FM hosts, Michael Sacca and Mike Belsito.

Michael Sacca is the General Manager at Dribbble.com and co-founder of Rocketship.FM. He was the President at …

188: Simon Mainwaring, The Future of Collaborative Leadership

November 10th, 2021

1:08:21

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 188, an episode with a sought after international speaker and leader, Simon Mainwaring. Get Simon’s new book here: https://amzn.to/3wxrEZX

Simon Mainwaring is the founder/CEO of We …

187: Jon Picoult, Why Customer Experience Matters

November 8th, 2021

55:02

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 187, an episode with a sought-after business advisor and speaker, Jon Picoult. Get Jon’s new book here:

186: Amanda Lotz, How the Internet Disrupted Media Industries

November 3rd, 2021

52:32

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 186, an episode with a professor at Queensland University of Technology, Amanda Lotz. Get Amanda’s new book here:

185: Why You Should Read Bill Matassoni's Memoir (Strategy Skills Classics)

November 1st, 2021

18:21

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we discuss why everyone should read Bill Matassoni's book.

Every now and …

184: Kent Taylor, The Man Behind the Success of Texas Roadhouse (with Travis Doster)

October 27th, 2021

59:43

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 184, an episode with the Vice President for Communications of Texas Roadhouse and Kent Taylor's close friend, Travis Doster. Get Kent's new book here: https://amzn.to/30Q9SW7

Kent …

182: What is Corporate Strategy? (Strategy Skills Classics)

October 20th, 2021

12:52

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we discuss the most important concepts you need to understand in order to advance your career.

Be reminded about what is Corporate Strategy …

181: How to Handle a Horrible Client (Strategy Skills Classics)

October 18th, 2021

14:27

For this episode, let's revisit one of the classics by Strategy Skills where we answer a question from our audience.

Facing a "horrible" client is a …

180: Jonathan Brill, Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity

October 13th, 2021

41:27

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 180, an episode with the former Global Futurist at Hewlett Packard, Jonathan Brill. Get Jonathan's new book here: https://amzn.to/3uG0m2F

Jonathan Brill is an expert on resilient …

177: Matt Blumberg, How to Build a Successful Startup

October 4th, 2021

44:18

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 177, an episode with the CEO and Co-Founder of Bolster, Matt Blumberg together with his Co-Founder Jack Sinclair. …

176: Kayvan Kian, Step Back to Move Forward

September 29th, 2021

43:41

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 176, an episode with a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company (Amsterdam), Kayvan Kian. Get Kayvan's book here: https://amzn.to/3kntLLF

Kayvan Kian is the founder of the Young …

175: David Bradford, What Makes a Good Leader in 2021

September 27th, 2021

50:38

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 175, an episode with the Eugene O'Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of …

172: Charlene Li, Grow Your Business Via Disruption

September 15th, 2021

56:02

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 172, an episode with a sought-after public speaker and an influential thought-leader, Charlene Li. Get Charlene's new book here: https://amzn.to/2XhSdFv

Charlene Li is a guide on …

171: April Rinne, Rethinking Humanity's Beliefs

September 14th, 2021

54:41

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 171, an episode with one of the world's leading female futurists, April Rinne. Get April's new book here: https://amzn.to/38iGhFp

April Rinne is a navigator in a world of flux. She is …

170: Gary Hamel, EVERYONE should be the Manager

September 9th, 2021

1:09:34

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 170, an episode with one of the world's most influential and innovative business thinkers, Gary Hammel. Get Gary's new book here: https://amzn.to/3DkAvRZ

Gary Hammel is the founder of …

169: Tom Eisenmann, Startups and their Wrong Decisions

September 7th, 2021

48:10

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 169, an episode with the Howard Stevenson Professor of Business Administration of Harvard Business School, Tom …

168: Jeff Kavanaugh, Unleashing Your Employees

September 2nd, 2021

57:30

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 168, an episode with Jeff Kavanaugh. Get Jeff's new book here: https://amzn.to/3Bfd8Hr

Jeff Kavanaugh is the global head for Infosys Knowledge Institute - the research and thought …

167: Mike Zani, How Data Science could boost your workforce

August 31st, 2021

50:52

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 167, an episode with Mike Zani. Get Mike's new book here: https://amzn.to/3kskiBp

Mike Zani is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a platform that is dedicated to talent optimization …

166: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century. Tim Higgins (WSJ reporter)

August 28th, 2021

49:46

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 166, an episode with Tim Higgins. Get Tim's new book here: https://amzn.to/3BiHWai

Tim Higgins is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He writes about tech and auto companies, …

165: Rob Lachenauer, How Family Businesses Span Generations

August 1st, 2021

56:51

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 165, an episode with Rob Lachenauer. Get Rob's new book here: https://amzn.to/3iRZ531

Rob Lachenauer is a Managing Partner and the founding CEO of BanyanGlobal. He has been both a …

164: Josh Baron, family business during the pandemic

July 31st, 2021

1:03:18

Welcome to. Strategy Skills episode 164, an episode with Josh Baron. Get Josh's new book here: https://amzn.to/3iRZ531

Josh Baron is a partner and …

160: Rob Barnett, increase your hire-ability

July 14th, 2021

54:06

Welcome to. Strategy Skills episode 160, an episode with Rob Barnett. Get Rob's new book here: https://amzn.to/3i9rMbo

Rob Barnett is a headhunter, management executive, podcaster, entrepreneur and author of NEXT JOB, …

159: Ash Fontana, the AI-first company

June 23rd, 2021

1:03:46

Welcome to. Strategy Skills episode 159, an episode with Ash Fontana on the future of AI. Ash just published a great book on AI, THE AI-FIRST COMPANY, please see a link below.

THE AI-FIRST COMPANY:

158: Location is leverage or proximity is leverage (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #29, part 3)

May 26th, 2021

15:50

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

157: Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook's AI advantage (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #29, part 2)

May 25th, 2021

9:19

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

156: 7-Eleven’s inconvenient truth about convenience (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #29, part 1)

May 24th, 2021

10:06

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

155: Taming the beast tech has become with actionable solutions. With Cognizant's Ben Pring

May 20th, 2021

1:01:26

How can we take back control of technology so it will shape the society we want for ourselves instead of becoming a monster we can no longer tame?

154: Harvard's Gorick Ng on career secrets

May 19th, 2021

59:39

"The book demystifies what managers expect but never explain and what top performers do subconsciously. These unspoken rules create an unlevel …

153: The experience economy strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #28, part 2)

May 18th, 2021

11:18

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

152: The checkmate asset the world doesn’t know China is attracting (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #28, part 1)

May 17th, 2021

17:12

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

151: Jonathan Byrnes, MIT. Build a targeted business that the likes of Google Amazon can’t match

May 16th, 2021

1:13:45

Every year, managers at companies large and small are finding it harder to compete with the likes of Google and Amazon, who are muscling into their businesses, stealing their customers, and cornering every conceivable …

150: A strategy expert vs. a CEO (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #27, part 3)

May 14th, 2021

14:41

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

149: Sanctions are like punishing your spouse by letting them date other people (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #27, part 2)

May 13th, 2021

10:22

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

148: Three people that influence you the most (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #27, part 1)

May 12th, 2021

13:04

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

147: What's going to happen seven moves down the chessboard (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #26)

May 3rd, 2021

21:40

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

146: Interview with 5-time tech CEO Josh Linkner about building a culture of innovation

May 2nd, 2021

55:24

In an era of dizzying speed, complexity, and competition, harnessing innovation is the only way to fuel growth and beat the old guard. Linkner’s …

145: When promotions end and the runway ends (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #25)

April 28th, 2021

40:36

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144: If Disney+ is just starting with streaming, where is Disney+ going? (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #24)

April 21st, 2021

40:19

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143: Jim Hemerling, BCG. Co-author of Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution

April 14th, 2021

1:01:53

Jim Hemerling is Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group’s San Francisco office and a leader in the firm’s People & Organization and …

142: The Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils aren’t sports organizations (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #23)

April 13th, 2021

29:22

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141: Tesla is not an electric car company (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #22)

April 5th, 2021

38:11

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140: The unspoken truth about strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #21)

March 29th, 2021

47:18

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139: The six tools of successful leaders (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #20)

March 22nd, 2021

34:27

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

138: Mothering a Strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #19)

March 15th, 2021

41:28

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137: Blair Sheppard, PwC global strategy head and author. On four urgent global crises and their strategic solutions

March 11th, 2021

1:10:52

In today's episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, we have a conversation with Blair Sheppard, Global Head of Strategy and Leadership for PWC. Blair shares his views of looming global crises driven by wealth disparity, …

136: Rethinking MA (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #18)

March 9th, 2021

38:56

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135: Apple disrupts a decades-old value chain migration (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #17)

March 1st, 2021

38:41

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134: How to stop blaming Covid and start building revenue growth, with Kent Billingsley

February 26th, 2021

58:07

Welcome to the Strategy Skills podcast, from FIRMSconsulting.com. Today we have a very interesting guest, Kent Billingsley, who is going to talk …

133: The single biggest strategy shift for the next few decades (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #16)

February 22nd, 2021

40:01

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132: Apple car Amazon's core strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #15)

February 15th, 2021

35:33

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m. (#15), a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, …

131: Defense is not a strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #14)

February 8th, 2021

32:47

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m. (#14), a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, …

130: How to create a career strategy for an executive (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #13)

February 1st, 2021

37:32

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129: The nuances of a private equity strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #12)

January 25th, 2021

30:36

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128: How to eliminate bureaucratic red tape and bad excuses, with Martin Lindstrom

January 21st, 2021

1:17:38

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Meet New York Times bestselling author Martin Lindstrom (one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People).

We interviewed Martin about his new book 

127: Fear is not a strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #11)

January 18th, 2021

30:35

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126: One of the biggest strategy shifts ever in the next 10 to 20 years (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #10)

January 11th, 2021

28:42

Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re …

125: Netflix vs. Disney+ vs. AppleTV vs. HBO Max (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #9)

December 21st, 2020

30:05

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124: What Bob Dylan Teaches Us About Digital Strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #8)

December 14th, 2020

28:58

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123: Career strategies don't build themselves (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #7)

December 7th, 2020

28:57

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122: What is strategy, Understanding Michael Porter, ex HBR editor MBB partner. Joan Magretta

December 4th, 2020

59:20

Joan Magretta, M.B.A (Harvard)., Ph. D., is an award-winning contributor to the HBR, where she was the strategy editor (1990s). Prior to that Joan was a partner at Bain & Company. As part of her distinguished …

121: Strategy is in the details (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #6)

November 30th, 2020

25:36

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120: Focus only on valuation is shortsighted (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #5)

November 23rd, 2020

28:05

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119: How to be a leader (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #4)

November 16th, 2020

28:18

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118: How to build a pandemic strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #3)

November 9th, 2020

22:58

Hello, everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this week’s newsletter, …

117: Interview with the former CEO of Dunkin' Donuts, Robert Rosenberg

November 6th, 2020

1:02:19

Robert Rosenberg served as chief executive officer of Dunkin’ Donuts from 1963 until his retirement in 1998. For over 35 years!

Under Robert's leadership, Dunkin’ Donuts grew from a regional family business to one of …

116: What is Netflix’s real strategy? (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #2)

November 2nd, 2020

32:09

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115: Tech, Pandemics, Growth, Valuation (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #1)

October 26th, 2020

21:24

Hi, everyone. This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a newsletter that goes out—as you guessed it—every Monday. You can listen to the audio version of this Monday Morning 8 a.m. episode by searching “Strategy Skills” in any …

114: Design Thinking. With IBM Director, Damon Deaner

October 14th, 2020

1:02:40

Damon Deaner is a director at IBM. In this interview, we focus on design thinking. 

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113: Interview with McKinsey senior partner, Aaron De Smet (Houston office)

September 23rd, 2020

55:40

Welcome to episode 113 of the Strategy Skills podcast. An interview with McKinsey senior partner, Aaron de Smet (Houston office).

Aaron counsels leadership teams as they transform their organizations to improve …

112: IBM Vice President Senior Partner, North American Talent Transformation Leader, Victoria Pelletier

August 25th, 2020

1:13:33

Let us introduce you to a recognized expert in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, HR/Talent, career change and growth.

Victoria Pelletier is an IBM Vice President & Senior Partner, North American Talent & …

111: Interview with Airbnb Chief Ethics Officer Rob Chesnut

August 5th, 2020

55:31

An interview with Rob Chesnut, Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb, about his new book INTENTIONAL INTEGRITY: How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical …

110: Ex senior McKinsey Partner and worldwide strategy practice co-leader, Kevin P. Coyne

July 30th, 2020

40:05

Kevin P. Coyne is a founder of Coyne Scientific. He is the former Director and co-leader of both McKinsey’s Worldwide Strategy Practice and CEO …

109: Bain senior partner Sarah Elk, co-author of Doing Agile Right

July 18th, 2020

1:07:37

Strategy Skills iTunes channel episode with Bain senior partner Sarah Elk.

- Global leader of Bain's Operating Model practice

- Author of Doing Agile Right

- Member of Bain's global governance committee for compensation …

108: McKinsey's Tim Koller, coauthor of Valuation, leader of McKinsey Corporate Finance practice

July 11th, 2020

1:01:27

Conversation with Tim Koller, a core leader of McKinsey & Company’s Corporate Finance Practice.

“WHAT is the most influential contemporary book …

107: Consulting workshop best practices

June 9th, 2020

9:18

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106: Overall goal of every consulting interaction

June 2nd, 2020

8:06

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105: Advanced predictive problem solving (Turquoise Eyes: A Novel about Problem Solving Critical Thinking)

May 26th, 2020

29:46

Turquoise Eyes started off the groundbreaking new genre developed by FIRMSconsulting that combines compelling narrative while teaching problem …

104: How to resign from your job the right way

May 9th, 2020

18:30

How can you resign from your job with dignity, compassion, and grace, without burning any bridges with your employer? Here we share simple principles …

103: The secretive world of Samsung, the South Korean tech giant. Geoffrey Cain

April 15th, 2020

1:30:40

Strategy Skills Podcast 103: The secretive world of Samsung, the South Korean Tech Giant. With Geoffrey Cain

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102: Current crisis = golden opportunity to transform your life

March 19th, 2020

7:38

Our clients are often facing crises and catastrophes somewhere in the world. From virus outbreaks to earthquakes, wildfire evacuations and more. And they write to us about their immediate plans to manage the situation. …

101: Interview with McKinsey partner Peter Dahlström on the source of competitive advantage in the digital era

February 28th, 2020

58:02

This is #101 episode of the Strategy Skills podcast. In this episode we interview senior partner at McKinsey & Company Peter Dahlström on the source of competitive advantage in the digital era. 

Peter …

100: What a strategy workshop will not give you at the end

February 18th, 2020

8:55

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99: The one thing every consulting case study must produce

February 4th, 2020

9:12

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98: Ten warning signs for a consulting workshop

January 30th, 2020

10:51

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97: The most important output in a consulting study | Management consulting project  | Benefits case

January 21st, 2020

10:58

An episode 96 of Strategy Skills iTunes podcast is here (Strategy Skills podcast is ranked among 5-10 top for careers in many countries worldwide). 

One thing you always need to present in all of your management …

96: Are You Undervaluing Your Customers? with Bain Company's Rob Markey

January 14th, 2020

1:09:13

Listen to this thought-provoking discussion between Michael and Rob Markey, Bain and Company's partner. 

Rob Markey, a partner and director at Bain & Company and the founder of the firm’s Global Customer Strategy …

95: Value chain mapping | When value chain analysis are useful | Strategic management

January 7th, 2020

9:25

We have seen many value chain mapping examples. We have seen good value chain mapping, bad value chain mapping, incomplete value chain mapping. Ultimately, given the nature how value chain mapping will work, it can only …

94: Design the value chain you need | Value chain analysis | Management consulting

December 31st, 2019

17:14

An episode 94 of Strategy Skills iTunes podcast is here (Strategy Skills podcast is ranked among 5-10 top for careers in many countries worldwide). 

93: How to Manage Like Amazon (with CEO Advisor Ram Charan)

December 11th, 2019

51:19

Every business wants to succeed like Amazon so we invited New York Times bestselling author & CEO Advisor Ram Charan to talk about How to Manage Like Amazon.

From their high-velocity decision-making to their top …

92: Senior partner at McKinsey a global leader of their Organization Practice

October 25th, 2019

1:10:17

Meet Bill Schaninger, Senior Partner at McKinsey and a global leader of their Organization Practice (based in Philadelphia). Bill focuses on driving …

91: How do I know what is corporate strategy

September 24th, 2019

5:35

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90: What makes corporate strategy different

September 21st, 2019

5:16

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89: How important is corporate strategy?

August 27th, 2019

10:26

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88: Scenario planning's common problems

August 23rd, 2019

9:57

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87: How to think about financial strategy | management consulting

July 10th, 2019

10:36

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86: Finalize the overall storyboard for the client

July 10th, 2019

21:43

"Finalize the overall storyboard for the client" is an episode 86 of the Strategy Skills iTunes podcast (Strategy Skills podcast is ranked among 5-10 top for careers in many countries worldwide).

85: Management consulting storyboards

June 7th, 2019

21:22

How do I build the storyboard and why is it done so early? is a new strategy skills video podcast we released this week. It is one of our more in depth episodes taken as sample video from one of our strategy studies. …

84: How accurate was our financial model for the market entry strategy study?

June 7th, 2019

13:43

How accurate was our financial model for the market entry strategy study? is the newest Strategy Skills podcast (video version). This episode is complimentary and available on iTunes, Youtube, Spotify and many other …

83: Netflix's strategy. Discussion with Bill Matassoni (former McKinsey and BCG senior partner)

May 6th, 2019

25:05
PLEASE KINDLY NOTE: The sound was not very clear at times but we decided to still release this free podcast so those interested can have an opportunity to hear this discussion.

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82: Can you swap out the partner during a strategy consulting engagement

April 19th, 2019

19:50

"Can you swap out the partner during a strategy consulting engagement" is episode 82 of strategy skills iTunes channel.

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81: How to convert insights into Strategy Maps

March 19th, 2019

24:50

Today we have a treat for members who are not Insiders (Insiders have had access to this and thousands of similar videos for a long time). We released a new video episode of the Strategy Skills podcast (number 81) this …

80: How to handle a horrible client?

March 11th, 2019

16:00

In this 80th and a new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, an audio version we answer a listener's question, "How to handle a …

79: Tesla's strategy. Co-hosted by Bill Matassoni

February 18th, 2019

35:23

Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his …

78: Should I email the full deck to participants before the strategy workshop?

December 29th, 2018

15:36

In this 78th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version we answer a question, "Should I email the full deck to …

77: Does the strategy workshop offer precise answers?

December 17th, 2018

16:09

In this 77th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version we discuss does the strategy workshop offer precise answers. 

76: Why you should read Bill Matassoni's memoir

December 2nd, 2018

20:58

Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his …

75: Interview with Bill Matassoni

November 30th, 2018

46:59

Every now and then, someone comes along and makes the subject of management both fun and insightful. That’s what Bill Matassoni has done in his …

74: When consultants overbill a client

November 18th, 2018

47:11
In this 74th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, video version, we answer:

- What happens when a strategy firm overbills a …

72: What if the client demands more analyses?

May 15th, 2018

21:33
In this 72nd and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss what to do if the client demands more analyses. 

71: What happens if the client asks for proof of the strategy?

January 20th, 2018

21:09

In this 71st and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss what happens if the client asks for proof of the strategy.

This podcast is currently available on our new Apps in …

69: Can a functional partner lead the workshop over a sector partner?

October 28th, 2017

21:10
Hi everyone,

In this 69th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we discuss whether a strategy (functional) …

68: How To Improve Your Performance, The Right Way

October 18th, 2017

1:15:34
In this 68th and new episode of the Strategy Skills complimentary podcast, audio version, we introduce you to an amazing neuroscientist, Dr. Wendy Suzuki.

Wendy and Michael discuss how much many of us compromise our …

67: Your Body Image Impacts Your Confidence, Which Impacts Your Leadership

October 8th, 2017

23:09
In this 67th and new episode of the complimentary Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, we continue to extract themes and lessons from the critical visioning/strategy workshop. Things you may not have considered that …

66: Avoiding the Strategy Echo Chamber

September 17th, 2017

15:19
This 66th and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, is about avoiding the strategy echo chamber.

If you genuinely find our …

65: What Makes It a Transformation Study?

August 29th, 2017

22:43
In this 65th and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, we discuss what makes this study a transformation study and how to determine if an organization is going through transformation or something …

64: What the NYPD Teaches Us About Complex Corporate Strategy?

August 25th, 2017

33:17
In this 64th and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, audio version, we discuss corporate strategy. In this episode, we explain why conventional and step-by-step strategy analysis will always yield the incorrect …

63: How To Complete Logical Case Studies?

April 27th, 2017

7:51
In this 63rd and new episode of the Strategy Skills podcast, video version, we discuss how to complete logical case studies.

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62: Top-Down View of Energy

December 22nd, 2016

9:50
It is crucial to provide boundaries when discussing sector wide issues or the executives may get lost in the detail and miss the key levers.

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61: How to Conduct a Value Chain Analysis

August 28th, 2016

8:47

In this episode of the strategy skills podcast we take a brief look at how to conduct a value chain analysis. 

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60: Business Unit Strategy: Core Critical

August 13th, 2016

7:25

In today’s podcast we discuss the role of the business unit strategy stream within a corporate strategy study.

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59: What is Corporate Strategy

August 5th, 2016

12:53

Corporate strategy is very different from other types of strategy. In this video podcast we explain why.

Click here to see the full study and here to …

58: Structure of the Visioning Workshop

July 23rd, 2016

11:37

In this podcast we go back to the visioning workshop part of the study and re-visit some of the most important points you need to keep in mind.

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57: How Too Much Debt Impacts Cost of Capital

July 2nd, 2016

21:15

In this podcast we discuss how your cost of capital changes as you take on more debt and how this change is different between organizations. Its a crucial concept for this utility. We explain how the cost of capital …

56: Why Approve Investments with Negative Returns?

June 22nd, 2016

9:22

Welcome to the 54th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

In this podcast we look at the problem of superficial financial analysis. One way to save the client money, before they run out of cash …

55: How and when a consultant must disagree

June 13th, 2016

13:20

When a consultant must dissent and how it should be done.

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54: 5 Tips To Fight Fatigue

June 1st, 2016

16:48

This is the next Strategy Skills podcast. In this episode we discuss 5 tips to fight fatigue.

 

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53: Key Milestone for Power Study

May 26th, 2016

9:12

This is the 50th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we are wrapping up week 4.

In this podcast we recap a crucial …

52: Conditions for great powerpoint slides

May 17th, 2016

16:12

Welcome to the 49th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

This podcast is for those who have mastered all the basics on slide …

51: Workshop Structure, Process and Outcome

May 11th, 2016

17:52

Welcome to the 48th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4.

The previous podcasts discussed each of the …

50: How to run a scenario planning session

April 27th, 2016

14:46

Welcome to the 47th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4. And as I mentioned in previous posts, the …

49: Handling Client's Difficult Questions

April 13th, 2016

15:12

In this podcast, and related article, we address how to answer difficult questions raised by the client during a executive workshop or another type …

48: What is the Big Picture Thinking?

April 5th, 2016

12:16

Welcome to the 45th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4.

At least once in your life you would have …

47: Initial Logic and Objective Function

March 31st, 2016

18:52

Welcome to the 44th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

In this phase of the podcast series we are focusing on week 4 …

46: Professional Values on Studies

March 22nd, 2016

16:29

Welcome to the 43rd podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

In today’s podcast we will talk about about general professional …

45: Being Competitive the Right Way

March 15th, 2016

14:52

Welcome to the 42nd podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

What I noticed on this, and other studies, is that the associates …

44: Promoting Women into Senior Roles

March 1st, 2016

17:14

Welcome to the 41th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4.

Promoting women into leadership roles is a …

43: Audemars Piguet Leadership

February 16th, 2016

16:24

Welcome to the 40th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4. 

In this podcast we explain how leadership …

42: Consulting: Confidence Getting Results

February 9th, 2016

17:36

In today’s podcast we step away from Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and discuss something that affects every single consultant in the …

41: Benchmarking Analysis

February 2nd, 2016

16:40

Welcome to the 38th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4. As we teach in all the Executive Program

40: Market Trends Analysis

January 26th, 2016

13:31

Welcome to the 37th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain in week 4.

Let’s be honest. Most consultants simply go …

39: Value Chain Analysis

January 19th, 2016

13:48

Welcome to the 36th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we continue discussing the critical 4th week visioning workshop. We now into discussing each of the components that went into the …

38: Period Case Studies

January 12th, 2016

13:08

Welcome to the 35th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and we remain focused on the big 4th week visioning workshop.

A large part of the visioning workshop is presenting case studies …

37: Visioning Workshop Overview

December 15th, 2015

18:18

Welcome to the 34th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and a major focus on Week 4 over the next few podcasts. This is a big week since it is the first visioning workshop with a client.

This …

36: The Organizational Design Stream

December 8th, 2015

15:54

Welcome to the 33rd podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study. In this podcast we discuss the tough work being done by the Organizational Design team. We discuss the three tensions which drive all …

35: 3 Career Path Options for Consulting Partners

December 1st, 2015

14:03

In this podcast we discuss the 3 career path options that consultants face once they become partners. We discuss each career path and what it means …

34: When Should You Not Brand Yourself Ex McKinsey

November 24th, 2015

11:34

Welcome to the 32nd podcast on the power sector study. As you know, we are building up towards the update for week 4, when the corporate strategy planning workshop will take place.

Today's podcast is not about the …

33: Great Management Consultants are Artists

November 17th, 2015

24:28

How do you become an outstanding management consultant? Should you excel at analysis? Should you master problem solving? Should you become the …

32: What is the role of government

November 10th, 2015

18:35

This is the next podcast discussing the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study

In this podcast we use economics to explain what is the role …

31: If objective function is known its not a Corporate Strategy

November 3rd, 2015

14:01

Welcome to the 29th podcast where we are covering the corporate strategy study, a transformation of the major power sector company.

In today’s …

30: What is a Conceptual Thinker?

October 27th, 2015

11:51

This podcast explains what is a conceptual thinker and how to demonstrate this skill.

If you work at any major consulting firm, and especially if you …

29: EVA Analysis

October 20th, 2015

19:55

In many cases, especially in a tough study like this turnaround, there is just not enough time and money to find the ideal evidence, or any evidence at all. In such situations you need to be creative because the …

28: Managing the Big Picture vs. Details

October 14th, 2015

15:59

 

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.

In just the last week we have had several issues erupt on the study.

(1) A rival (?) firm …

27: Management Skills Analysis Challenges

October 6th, 2015

14:00

This is the 25th podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


A stream of our …

26: McKinsey Appointed to EE

September 29th, 2015

12:06

This is the 24th podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In an update meeting with the CFO of EE who sits on the board of EI, he mentioned that …

25: Early EVA Analyses

September 24th, 2015

11:47

This is the 23rd podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


The first cut of the EVA analyses is done. In this podcast we discuss why EVA was selected as …

24: Power Outages Escalate

September 22nd, 2015

13:03

This is the 22nd podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


As power outages escalate across the region, EI remains focused on growing internationally. It …

23: Managing Fatigue as a Partner

September 17th, 2015

21:06

This is the 21st podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


Many readers have …

22: Challenged at the Steering Committee

September 15th, 2015

20:24

This is the 20th podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In the Steering …

21: Determining the Capital Requirements

September 10th, 2015

15:21

This is the 19th podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


As the transformation …

20: Grooming Corporate Leaders

September 9th, 2015

19:34

This is the 18th podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In this podcast we …

19: How to Communicate Recommendations

September 3rd, 2015

14:10

This is the seventeenth podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


This podcast discusses how to communicate recommendations which are radical in nature.


18: Corporate Strategy Analysis Process

September 1st, 2015

15:29

This is the sixteenth podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In this critical podcast, we focus on two things.


First, we discuss the reason why …

17: Evolving International Business Ideas

August 27th, 2015

7:10

This is the fifteenth podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In an earlier 

16: Governance in Transformation Studies

August 25th, 2015

17:30

This is the fourteenth podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


This podcast defines governance versus project management and explains the 6 governance …

15: Keep the Telecom License?

August 18th, 2015

20:51

This is the thirteenth podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In this podcast we discuss how the client came to be the primary bidder for a telecom …

14: Invest in 4th Gen. Nuclear Technology?

August 18th, 2015

14:00

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


The client has invested …

13: Women in Consulting

August 6th, 2015

22:49

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


This podcast covers …

12: Corporate Strategy Always Lacks Detailed Analyses

August 6th, 2015

20:32

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In an earlier podcast, …

11: Building Leaders in Broken Companies

August 6th, 2015

20:52

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


Building leaders in …

10: Implementation of the Recommendations

August 6th, 2015

11:20

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


Implementation of our …

9: Profit from the Core

August 6th, 2015

16:22

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In this study we are …

8: Top-Down Financial Analyses

August 6th, 2015

20:29

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


The start of week 2 is …

7: Transformation vs Corp. Strategy

August 6th, 2015

21:28

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


This podcast wraps up a …

6: 3 Critical Analyses for Overall Hypotheses

August 6th, 2015

16:14

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


To support the overall …

5: How Strategy Shapes the Structure

August 6th, 2015

16:30

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


The organizational …

4: Flawed Corporate Strategy Case Studies

August 3rd, 2015

11:40

This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


In this podcast we …

3: Early, Bold Hypotheses for the Study

July 28th, 2015

23:54

This is the second podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.


This podcast explains …

2: Leadership Challenges on the Study

July 28th, 2015

24:43

The power sector corporate strategy study is now underway and is scheduled to be released later this year, as part of our Executive Program. This is …

1: Bill Matassoni on Competitive and Comparative Advantage, Why Strategy is Less Analytic than it Seems and how McKinsey Really Makes Decisions

July 21st, 2015

1:08:30

One of the great privileges of our unique network is that we have access to some of the most eminent former partners like Kevin Coyne and Bill Matassoni. We adopt their insights when designing our case training and …

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