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  • »Confluent Talent: It Might Just be Rocket Science
    While strategic HR decisions may not equate to life-or-death, for employers the alignment of talent management with business strategy will determine the future of the business. Employers with tens of thousands of employees are stuck in decision limbo.
  • »Breaking the Cycle of Volatility and Supply Chain Performance Deterioration

    The great moderation that lasted from the mid-1980s through 2007 was characterized by low volatility and strong gains in business performance that combined in the fashion of a virtuous cycle. The supply chain was a significant beneficiary and source of these gains.
  • »Disruption, Financial Services and the Buffalo Bills
    The year was 1996: Alanis Morissette and the Smashing Pumpkins dominated radio—we still listened to radio back then—while your Internet 1.0 experience began when your dial-up modem screeched for 20 seconds and then connected you to your AOL account. You had mail! It was in that year that Episode 7 of the fourth season of the popular SciFi drama The X-Files aired, during which a conspiracy was laid bare in a secret meeting by powerful men.
  • »It’s a Floorwax... It’s a Dessert Topping... Actually, it’s Both!
    There are few sure things in the world. One might cite death and taxes, but only slightly down the list is the inevitable answer a Big Four consultant provides to the question “What is your firm’s strength?” Everything, of course.
  • »Show Me The Money
    Management consulting is a cash business. Now salaries and bonuses within the consulting industry are certainly not at the stratospheric levels enjoyed by their kindred brethren in investment banking. But consultants generally do realize much-better-than-average wages relative to their counterparts in the corporate world.
  • »Will ‘Knowledge Workers’ (Consultants) Be Replaced by Machines? It’s Possible
    The management consulting industry to date has been largely unscathed by the wave of technological change. However, there are signs that digital technologies are now beginning to disrupt the management consulting industry as well, with potentially deep and far-reaching consequences.
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Travel Advisory

  • »Survey: Consultants Are On the Road Again
    After years of fits and starts in an uncertain economy, travel is back in the consulting profession, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
  • »Marriott Goes Big in NYC
    Marriott International, Inc. and G Holdings opened what they’re calling an “iconic addition” to the New York skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in midtown Manhattan. The $320 million, 68-story property is the tallest single-use hotel in North America.
  • »Best Places to Stay: Travel Bounces Back
    Consultants are on the road again, at least according to the results of our annual Best Places to Stay survey.
  • »FAA: ‘Staffing Challenges’ Causing Delays
    In case you haven’t noticed, non-weather related delays at U.S. airports are on the rise. (And I know you’ve noticed that weather-related delays are definitely on the rise.)
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Book It!

  • »Q&A: Keeping It Simple
    BCG’s Six Simple Rules sets out to simplify some organizational complexity.
  • »Review: Leading the Life You Want
    It seems that everyone has an opinion on work/life balance these days, but Stewart D. Friedman’s Leading the Life You Want isn’t necessarily one of them.
  • »Review: The Culture Map
    Globalization led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies, and now those same employees are expected to collaborate with colleagues scattered all over the world.
  • »Review: Twitter is Not a Strategy
    Today’s digital frenzy has led many to declare that advertising is dead… or at least dying. Is it?
  • »Excerpt: Procurement as Productivity
    The following is an excerpt from the book Procurement 20/20: Supply Entrepreneurship in a Changing World by a quartet of McKinsey & Company consultants—Peter Spiller, Nicolas Reinecke, Drew Ungerman and Henrique Teixera.
  • »Review: The Risk-Driven Business Model
    Most companies focus their innovation on new products.
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Each year, Consulting® magazine endeavors to identify “The Best” in a variety of areas important to the profession and its practitioners. Through extensive surveys and interviews with consultants our editors obtain a unique view of the latest and greatest trends shaping consulting.
Download the 2015 schedule of Annual Features/Rankings (including open, close and featured issue dates).
  • Small Jewels – our picks of smaller consultancies - with great potential
    Opens: November 3
    Closes: December 19
    Featured Issue: February 2015
  • The Rising Stars of the Profession – the very best consultants under the age of 35
    Opens: December 12
    Closes: January 30
    Featured Issue: March 2015
    Recognition Dinner: April 16
  • Top 25 Consultants – very best, brightest, and most influential consulting professionals
    Opens: January 20
    Closes: March 11
    Featured Issue: May 2015
    Recognition Dinner: June 18
  • Best Firms to Work For – large or small, these firms facilitate great careers – and lifestyles
    Opens: March 16
    Closes: June 19
    Featured Issue: September 2015
  • Excellence in Social & Community Investment Awards – time to acknowledge how the profession makes the planet a better place
    Opens: May 4
    Closes: July 15
    Featured Issue: October 2015
    Recognition Dinner: September 10
  • Women in Consulting – recognizing the very best woman leaders in the profession
    Opens: July 13
    Closes: September 9
    Featured Issue: December 2015
    Recognition Dinner: November 12
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  • 4 2 2015
    »The 2015 Rising Stars of the Profession
    The consulting profession is stocked with young talent. And we can prove it.
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  • 3 9 2015
    »The 2015 Seven Small Jewels: Uncovering the Hidden Gems of the Profession
    Growth, we learned the hard way a few years back, simply can’t be taken for granted. Our Seven Small Jewels, year in and year out, outperform the overall profession.
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  • 1 7 2015
    »The 2014 Women Leaders in Consulting
    Over the last eight years, Consulting magazine has set out to measure the impact of women on the consulting profession. While it’s impossible to quantify, it’s significant and growing every year. Women continue to make a profound difference to both their clients and their firms.
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  • 11 4 2014
    »The 2014 Excellence in Social and Community Investment Awards

    Consulting magazine recognizes that some of the most satisfying client work that consulting firms are doing these days is for a higher purpose. And now, to honor and formally recognize these efforts, Consulting is proud to introduce the Consulting magazine Achievement Awards: Excellence in Social & Community Investment.
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  • »8th Annual Women Leaders in Consulting Awards Dinner
    Every day, all across the consulting profession, women are breaking barriers and blazing trails. Consulting® is honored to recognize women leaders of the profession and the firms they represent.
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  • 7 8 2014
    »A Celebration of the Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35
    What can one say about our inaugural gathering of the Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35? Well, as it turns out, plenty.
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  • 6 5 2014
    »The Top 25 Consultants 2014
    The Top 25 Consultants are here. And, once again, we’ve done our very best to capture the true essence of their extraordinary client work.
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  • 4 4 2014
    »The Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35
    What can one say about our first Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35? Well, as it turns out, plenty. And we let them do just that over the next 35 profiles.
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  • 3 5 2014
    »The 2014 Seven Small Jewels
    One thing's remained consistent throughout every phase of the economy—Consulting’s Seven Small Jewels simply outperform the overall market every time.
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  • 10 10 2013
    »7th Annual Women Leaders in Consulting Awards Dinner
    Even though women make up just about a quarter of the consulting profession, their collective impact is exponentially larger.
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