Consulting Conversations: Adopting a Strategic Plan - What's Next?

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the questions in this episode of Consulting Conversations.I would say, normally, the answer to that is quarterly. You could make the argument that you don't want the strategic plan to exist in a parallel universe to running your business, so you want to ...
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Consulting Conversations: Updating a Strategic Plan

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris explains in this latest edition of Consulting Conversations.I would say, normally, the answer to that is quarterly. You could make the argument that you don't want the strategic plan to exist in a parallel universe to running your business, so you want to try to...
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Consulting Conversations: Consultant Certifications

Author: Hank Harris

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Are there any certifications you have to have to be a consultant?In this latest episode of Consulting Conversations, Director of Consulting Hank Harris explainsI don't believe there are any certifications that have to be had to be a consultant. Consultants are a broad term. I came up in managemen...
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Consulting Conversations: Interviewing a Consultant

Author: Hank Harris

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Find out in the latest installment of Consulting Conversations from our Director of Consulting Hank Harris. Watch it now!Probably the biggest thing I think you want to ask is the consultant's experience. First of all, potentially with the kind of business that you happen to have. And secondly, if...
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Consulting Conversations: A Code of Ethics in Consulting

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the question in this installment of Consulting Conversations.There have been a couple of associations that have put out um codes methods for consulting. One of them was called the Association for Management Consulting Firms, which actually is no longer a...
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Consulting Conversations: The Strategic Planning Process

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting Hank Harris answers the question in this installment of Consulting Conversations.The strategic planning process for most companies,...you might think of it in three phases.The first phase is going to be what's commonly called a situationalanalysis and sometimes people boil ...
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Consulting Conversations: When to Hire a Consultant

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris answer the question in an installment of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!That's a great question. I think that if you consider why CEOs hire consultants -- because it seems somewhat improbable on many levels -- but what it boils down to is most CEOs of a...
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Consulting Conversations: Working with a Consultant

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris, addresses this question in the latest Consulting Conversations episode. Watch it now!The short answer to that question is you should expect that your condition or concerns are improved or alleviated. In other words, a consultant, you know, interaction with you...
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Consulting Conversations: The Value of a Company

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris answers the question in this episode of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!So, there are three generic approaches to evaluation, which is a very complicated topic. But typically, there's what's called the market approach, the second one is called the income...
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Consulting Conversations: Selling a Company vs ESOP

Author: Hank Harris

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Director of Consulting, Hank Harris answers the question in this episode of Consulting Conversations. Watch it now!Selling to an outside party versus doing an ESOP: First of all, ESOPs are not for every company. There are only some companies for whom that would make sense for. The same thing coul...
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