This is an excerpt from the newly released Case in Point: Crafting Your Consulting Career. The book captures insights from hundreds of hours of informational interviews and lessons learned from targeted interviews with nearly twenty consultants and breaks these lessons learned into 45 easily digestible chapters.

Rejection is part of…

Case In Point: Crafting Your Consulting Career is now available and covers topics like these to help you craft a successful consulting career. The book captures insights from hundreds of hours of informational interviews and lessons learned from targeted interviews with nearly twenty consultants.

Deadlines. Milestones. Deliverables. Meeting upon meeting…

Case in Point: Crafting Your Consulting Career is now available! This book covers topics like these to help you craft a successful consulting career. The book captures insights from hundreds of hours of informational interviews and lessons learned from targeted interviews with nearly twenty consultants.

As a professional problem-solver and…

A recent hack of renown cyber security firm FireEye may be linked to a “supply chain attack” across multiple government agencies. This “highly sophisticated attack” may have occurred through software updates through a network management system operated by SolarWinds. According to SolarWinds’ website, they work with more than 300,000 customers…

Technology Trends in Government

McKinsey research found that within the first eight weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer and business digital adoption accelerated by five years. Out of crisis comes opportunity and COVID-19 has certainly ushered in digital transformation across the public sector. The rapid shift to remote work has…

When will we return to “normal?” What will “normal” become? One aspect that COVID-19 has certainly ushered in is change. Whether its Operation Warp Speed to support a faster vaccine, businesses, nonprofits, and government reinventing their products and services, and organizations and people adapting to a more remote culture —…

Systemic problems require systemic solutions. A key concept behind this is collective impact — change generated through cross-sector collaboration. This idea stems from the notion that many challenges are so pervasive that they require organizations and agents from the government, nonprofit, philanthropy, and private sectors to solve them.

Technology has changed how we interface with companies and brands. Just a few weeks ago, after getting extremely poor service and little follow-up from Verizon, I tweeted my displeasure and received a response within minutes (as opposed to being told on chat that I needed to call, and facing long…

As Professional Problem Solvers (PPS), consultants thrive in environments where they have to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, develop a structured way to gather the information they need to efficiently and effectively solve the business challenge, and quickly drive towards a solution. …

Evan Piekara

Evan specializes in change management and is the author of Case In Point: Government and Nonprofit. https://publicsectorcaseinterviewprep.com/

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