12 Emerging C-Level Positions

On business cards  and on LinkedIn profiles too, business titles are the epicenter of the corporate ladder of power and professional recognition. When new business titles emerge, they are likely to be much more than mere semantics. More commonly, they reveal deeper shifts in corporate strategies and directions. We have observed that 12 C-level roles nearly non-existent a mere… More

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21 Hacks for Your Business Intelligence

The earliest known use of the term “Business Intelligence” (BI) dates back to 1865.  It was found in the Cyclopædia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes. The author used the term to describe how an English trader gained profit by receiving and acting upon information prior to his competitors. Today, while BI is booming, this is… More

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The Best BtoB Sales Triggers

Business to business (BtoB) customers typically search the web before contacting a potential supplier. One would think that this would accelerate the BtoB selling cycle, but experience shows that just the opposite is happening. Why is this? When some steps in the selling process are shortened, others are lengthened because customers are assessing their options… More

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Seizing Sales Triggers

There is perhaps no greater opportunity for a business than reaching the right person with the right message at the right time. But how do we know when the sales stars are aligned? When events are unfolding with prospects, experienced sales people know that their prospects are more likely to quickly place an order.  Such… More

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It’s Better to Address God Than His Saints

  The French, we have a proverb that, translated to English, goes like this: It’s better to address God than His Saints. In no profession is it more applicable than sales, where the difference between success and failure is reaching the right person with the right message at the right time. But who is the… More

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Seven Trends Poised to Drive Business Development

In recent weeks, we have highlighted trends likely to impact the executive recruiting and management consulting industries in the year to come.  We conclude with a look at one of the most vital functions of any company: business development. There is every good reason to believe the year to come offers a continuation of some… More

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Seven Trends for Management Consulting in 2015

Management consultants have good reason for cheer.  Their industry segment in the US only has grown over 4% every year since 2009, reaching $165 billion in 2014 (IbisWorld). Their revenue is poised to keep growing in the year to come. 2015 also presents new realities and challenges in an industry that is ever-evolving and that is impacted by… More

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Five Apps for Sales and Business Development

For the sales professional, the diverse, vast and hugely critical functional responsibilities associated with the sales function have led to the development of literally thousands of apps that may be useful in various components of the sales process.  As we did in our prior posts for CFOs and HR professionals, however, we have honed in… More

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Software powers the World

Software and Digital are game changers that have become highly sophisticated. They require hard work from smart, experienced specialists. The good news is that those specialists now exist!

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