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Create a Static Four Quadrant Matrix Model in Excel consulting frameworks and tools professional skills

The Four Quadrant – Matrix Model is a valuable decision making tool. This article will show you how to create a Four Quadrant...

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Calculating Project Based Consulting Fees consulting frameworks and tools consulting growth consulting startup

Most new consultants start their practice charging hourly or daily fees, but it is a good practice to move  as soon as possible to...

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Guide Your Consulting Clients to Success with SMART Goals consulting frameworks and tools

SMART goals are well-defined goals that can be personal or business focused. These tips will help you create, write, and achieve your...

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14 Top Tips for a SWOT Analysis that Works consulting frameworks and tools

Prepare for strategic plans, projects, organization changes, or career moves with a SWOT Analysis. 

A good SWOT Analysis...

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The Best Excel Checklist for Consultants consulting frameworks and tools

The Best Excel Checklist uses no Visual Basic, but has a great set of features. It’s easy to create and modify.

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Make Difficult Decisions with this Excel-Based Decision Matrix consulting frameworks and tools professional skills

Prioritizing, justifying, and documenting decisions are easier when you use an Excel-based decision matrix. However, there are a few...

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Create Excel Charts with Color Actual and Target Values consulting frameworks and tools

As a consultant you want your client to see when they have exceeded or fallen short of metrics and KPIs you have decided are critical to...

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How to Build a Gantt Chart in Excel for Your Next Consulting Project consulting frameworks and tools professional productivity professional skills

A lot of organizations use online project management systems, like Asana. But, sometimes you want a quick and dirty, light weight Gantt...

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Tips on Leading a Team in a SWOT Analysis consulting frameworks and tools

Prepare for strategic plans, projects, organization changes, or career moves with a SWOT Analysis. 

A good SWOT Analysis...

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Consulting Power Tools, 2X2 Four Quadrant Matrix Charts in Excel consulting frameworks and tools professional skills

The Four Quadrant or Matrix Model is a valuable and widely used tool for strategic decision making. I recommend strategy consultants use...

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Create a Strategy Map in PowerPoint with this Template consulting frameworks and tools

Strategy Maps are a visual diagram of the relationships between objectives in your strategy. It’s a tool every consultant working...

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Using an Actual vs Target Chart in Excel with Floating Markers in Your Consulting Presentation consulting frameworks and tools

Colored markers show target values against actual values in columns. They are excellent to illustrate variation in your consulting...

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Creating Your Core Value Statement consulting frameworks and tools consulting startup

Value statements, rather than being long statements no one can remember, should be concise statements that are so clear everyone knows...

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Does a Non-Profit Balanced Scorecard Need a Finance Perspective? consulting frameworks and tools
Building a Balanced Scorecard for non-profit organizations isn’t as straightforward as it is for businesses. Where does the...
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