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Dec
2016
 
     
 
 
ICMCI Board Update
 
   
     
 

This Month we are pleased to present a YouTube presentation by Sorin Caian on the future of Management Consulting at the IMC Jordan Conference Nov 20, 2017.

Also, please view and share our short presentation on the ICMCI Strategic Plan.

     
CMC Toolkit
 
 
 
     
 

If you consult in the fields of HR, Change and/or Learning Organizations, these classic reference books should be on your bookshelf, and their principles/techniques imbued into your personal toolkit! Lots of books hit the bookstores every year; very few become the timeless classics. These are they…

Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson, M.D.

The Corporate Mystic – Hendricks & Ludeman

The Brand You 50 – Tom Peters

The Fifth Discipline & Fifth Discipline Fieldbook & The Dance of Change – Peter Senge

New Passages – Gail Sheehy

Leading Change – John Kotter

The Balanced Scorecard – Kaplan & Norton

Managing in Turbulent Times – Peter F. Drucker
 

 
     
FEATURE ARTICLE
 
 

Getting To The Partner Level
A Practical Guide for Management Consultants
© 2016, CMC Today & Nitin Kumar, FCMC

I have recently counselled many people on what it takes to get to a Partner level in the consulting profession. While firms may have different titles like Partner, Principal, Senior Managing Director, Partner, MD or Vice President, the fundamental aspects on what the profession demands remain the same. There could be variables like business cases, pecking orders at the
Pre-Partner levels or promotion/admission policies of various firms, but those barriers are temporary for the most part. 

Are Your Staff as Committed to Results as You? 
© 2016, CMC Today & Doug Macnamara, CMC

Have you ever wondered if your employees are as committed to achieving the goals and results set for this year as you are? You come in early, work late, and put in high intensity days to achieve corporate goals. Yet, as you observe the work ethic of your employees, you wonder if they share the same commitment to success.

Cultural Transformation – the Art and Science 
© 2016 CMC Today & Harold Schroeder, FCMC

The Importance of Culture Change in Organizational Transformation.

One of the main barriers to successful organizational transformation is the culture of the workplace; the need for cultural change is often neglected in transformation initiatives, and this is one of the factors known to contribute to the high rates of transformation project failures.

Learning Family 
A Promising Message to Create a Better Future
© 2016, CMC Today & Dr. Mahmoud Ajami, CMC

The idea of learning family sparked in the author’s mind when studying an article by Marianne Knuth printed in Reflections, the SoL Journal, about a learning village (Knuth, 2006, PP. 55-68). In 2014 a large family, living in Tehran, invited the author to deliver a speech on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of their regular monthly meetings. This happening revived the idea and made the author decide to carry out a research on the topic. 

 
Caught in the Action!
 
   
     
 

Pictures from the 2016 CMC Global Conference, Constantinus Award, and Annual Meeting of Delegates all held in Toronto:

CMC International Conference

Constaninus Int'l Award

Annual Meeting of Delegates

     
Astana Kazakhstan 2017
 
   
     
 

Plans are underway for the hosting of the CMC International Conference 2017 & Annual Meeting of Delegates in Astana, Kazakhstan September 4-7, 2017.

More information to follow in this space! In the meantime please view announcement video by clicking on the read more button below:

 
     
 
 
IMC Share Zone
 
 

1. CMC – Austria: i-volution Conference, 1000th CMC Certification, National Award for Consulting

2. IMC New Zealand: IMCNZ Strategy Prize & The Neuroscience of Engagement

IMCNZ Member Initiatives & NZ as the Trump-era “Athens”

3. ICMCI Appoints the profession’s first Representative to the United Nations

4. IMC Jordan: The Future of Mgt Consulting in Jordan & Arab World

 

Constantinus Awards 2016
 
   
 

 

Hungary Strikes Gold Again! Silver for Finland and also Great Britain. 

 
 
 

The annual international awards for excellence in management consulting were presented in Toronto, Canada. 

This generated some new enthusiasm for the Award within the Canadian CMC community and an interest in joining the initiative in coming years.

Below link provides you with the full Constantinus Award Press Release.

 
     
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
 
May
   
May 5 - 6, 2017  

Asia-Pacific Hub Meeting

WHERE:
Singapore - Venue TBD
 

 

September

   
September 4 - 7, 2017  

ICMCI Annual Meeting of Delegates and International CMC Conference

WHERE:
Astana, Kazakhstan - Venue TBD
 

Feature YOUR
Knowledge/Experience in a 
CMC Today Article!

Calling all CMC's and leading-edge consulting practicioners!

Will you take up the challenge?

2017 CMC Today Publishing Schedule & Themes

Please submit articles, photos, business exchange requests, etc., addressing the theme of each issue, by the 10th day of the first of the two Publishing Months to: cmctoday@cmc-global.org

Click HERE to get a copy of the CMC Today Article Criteria. Failure to submit your article according to these criteria may cause your article to be rejected.


 
 
Quick Quiz
 

HR Excellence Practices

This issue’s Quiz addresses HR practices at your firm or at clients and relates to our Feature Articles.

Q1 – Are potential career paths understood by junior consultants or entry-level staff?

 
 
     
     
Video or Audio Blog
 

 

Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

How to Live Before you Die
At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks — including death itself.

5 Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change
Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all.

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. 

 

 
 
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