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by Steven Forth |
Dec 28, 2015
2015 was a year of change for many people. The impact of the contingent economy on professional services companies became a common theme, as was the need for these companies to become agile and make better use of the...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 30, 2015
For professional services firms long-term value comes from just two things: client relationships and firm capabilities. Both of these are built on trust. It is pretty obvious how client relationships rely on trust. They are built up over time...
by Steven Forth |
Nov 9, 2015
Some professional services firms are proud that they use only employees for projects. They think that this is the best way to control quality, deliver consistency and optimize utilization. Other firms are making a strategic choice in favor of...
by Rita Trehan |
Sep 29, 2015
The United States is gearing up toward election time, and that means certain newsworthy changes that affect the economy are used as battleground for the candidates vying for position. One of these topics that has gained heat most recently...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 28, 2015
Project success rests on three things: goals (and goal alignment); team chemistry (including communication) and the skills of your team. TeamFit is focused on skills, specifically how skills get applied to projects. You can’t build a great team using...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 8, 2015
Good companies have skill gaps. One default response is to see this as a recruiting problem that HR can solve with more and better recruiting. But this is wrong. A skills gap is in essence an operations problem, one...
by Steven Forth |
Sep 1, 2015
What does it really mean to know what your own skills are? Or the skills of the people you work with? And why should you care? We are moving away from a world of rote, process driven work. If...
by Steven Forth |
Jul 29, 2015
Last week, we asked some of the world’s top consultants “What are the skills of a top management consultant?” One of the most intriguing comments came from Duncan Sinclair of Deloitte Canada, who noted the importance of: “Being able...
by Violetta Yan |
Jul 1, 2015
Goal-oriented, driven and well trained – this is who we are as MBAs. In a sense, we are like Everest climbers – we take risks, work hard and rely on our capabilities to make it. But how do we...
by Violetta Yan |
May 15, 2015
Based on a conversation with Dan Ronald, VP Product Management at Optigo Networks It was a rare sunny spring day in Vancouver’s when I met with Dan Ronald in search of new insights into team performance. Dan is an experienced...