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by Steven Forth |
Feb 2, 2017
Skill profiles are the new calling card. They are how we introduce ourselves to people and show what we can do. Building a great skill profile is part of the day-to-day work of all knowledge workers. So how do...
by Karen Chiang |
Jan 31, 2017
Your skill profile is as unique as you are, but unlike your fingerprints, your profile adapts with experience and you can intervene to shape these changes. Skills are the new currency of work. This is especially in the professional...
by Steven Forth |
Jun 2, 2016
What skills differentiate you from people in your profession? What skills do you have that surprise you? In my twenties I worked mostly on my own. I was what we call today a ‘sole contributor.’ I did a variety...
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 16, 2015
Last November we announced a pivot from team collaboration and decision making to team building. Why TeamFit. One more time around the sun is a good time to take stock of how far we have come and where we need...
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 Steven Forth |
Oct 5, 2015
TeamFit is undergoing a skill review at the moment. We are looking at the skills we have in the company and what skills we need to deliver on our goals. We are also trying to look out six months...
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 24, 2015
TeamFit is undergoing a skill audit at present. We want to test that we have the skills we need to deliver on our vision. Like most companies today, we view our skills not just as those we have internally....
by Steven Forth |
Sep 21, 2015
person’s job is to make sure that project teams are built quickly so that the company can start to book the projects it has sold. And as the job title implies, these people are expected to manage resources, that...
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 Steven Forth |
Jul 9, 2015
What are the most important skills to think about when it comes to building relationships with clients? I did a quick straw poll with a half dozen business leaders at professional services organizations. The responses came in three buckets:...
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 Karen Chiang |
Jun 16, 2015
The work economy is rapidly changing and companies are becoming increasingly discriminating as they select technology service providers to carry out projects. To keep up with the changing competitive landscape leading IT professionals are constantly looking to better position their...
by Karen Chiang |
May 25, 2015
I’ve been speaking to many firms over the last few months to get a better understanding of how companies that live on service revenues are managing and optimizing the allocation of people to teams. And as part of this,...
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...