Category Archives: Business Acumen

Which advisory skill ranks highest with successful consultants?

Since August of 2016, Ascendent Leadership and colleagues at Partners International and Discovery Consulting have been surveying successful consultants, asking them which of 20 commonly accepted consulting best practices ranked the most important in creating authentic advisory relationships.  (Original blog … Continue reading

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How Perfect is Perfect Enough?

A business professor assigned a group of MBA students to visit a local custom door factory and observe some of the craftsmen there. The students arrived at the factory and were assigned to observe an elderly and obviously very seasoned … Continue reading

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