Tag Archives: Manager

Managers are the glue, be greedy for more work

I gave this advice to a newbie manager this week. The manager kept acting like an individual contributor, as if that was enough to succeed. He kept saying, “well, I do this” and “I do that”. Wrong point of view. No sense of managerial duties. Managers are the glue. Good managers give the consulting firm leverage and profitability… Read More »

Consulting attitude: Live to fight another day

It was a tough week. For all of my positive energy, pro-client attitude, and traveler’s stoicism, this week completely ran me over. Meetings going awry, data being wrong, unmet expectations, mis-communication among the team, cancelled flights, false accusations, 3am data crunching that does not work, re-scheduled client meetings, the list goes on and on. At one point,… Read More »