Monthly Archives: March 2015

job description templates

The Essential Job Description Checklist

We know that the Internet and search engines have revolutionized the way companies conduct candidate searches and recruit new employees. But many firms probably have not updated their job descriptions since Google was just a Stanford grad school project.

Job descriptions that are out-dated, too broad or poorly written or both are bad for the employees as well as the employer.

In our latest ebook, The Essential Guide to Writing World Class Job Descriptions, we expand on these benefits and give you important questions that need to be asked to create the best job descriptions.

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Best Tweets of the Week

Best Tweets of The Week – 03/15

This week was an exciting week for us with the launch of a new March giveaway last week (Enter Below) To launch the Good Boss, Bad Boss month here at Think Like a Consultant, we discussed the Traits of a Successful Boss.

The response has been wonderful, and we are eager to share our Best Tweets of the Week with you! If you haven’t been following us on Twitter, free to do so, and while you are at it, subscribe to the Blog.

The Best Tweets of The Week:

Thanks to Robert Sutton’s (@work_matters) retweet, the giveaway announcement reached a wider audience, and was our most popular tweet of the week. His book Good Boss, Bad Boss, How to be The Best…and Learn From The Worst was chosen to be the giveaway book of the week. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter to hear first hand about our monthly giveaways.

Can you recognize the traits of a successful boss? To kick off our giveaway, we discussed the traits of a successful boss, and these 10 traits will help you manage your teams successfully and build more powerful brands.

We shared this post from Harvard Business News, and you responded well. Tools to Make Every Meeting Productive, and some of these tools can also help you to create more engaging presentations! Tools like mind mapping are not only great for organizing your thoughts to create better visual presentations for meetings, but can help keep your audience interested as well. Take a look for yourself and leave us your thoughts below!

And of course, our Best Tweets from the previous week were at the top of the list as well. From engaging presentations, to technology walls, you responded well and we were happy to share.

Top Mention!

Who doesn’t love to receive a shout out every once in a while? @AchimNowak gave us a shout out this week, and we are happy to share.

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10 Habits of a Successful Boss

10 Traits of a Successful Boss

Traits of a Successful BossWhat makes a great boss or leader?

Do you find that the people you should be leading are put off by you, resentful, or simply choose not to respect you?

What kind of people did you find yourself following throughout your life, what were the qualities that they had, why did you feel so comfortable submitting yourself to these people?  Success in everything requires the ability to look to those that came before you, and learning from their strengths and weaknesses, and being able to apply those qualities to your work.

This post is our kick off our March giveaway, in which two winners shall receive a copy of the best selling business title, Good Boss Bad Boss, How to be The Best…and Learn From The Worst, by Robert L Sutton.  Do you have the necessary traits of successful bosses?  Read the book and find out!

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Best Tweets of the Week

Best Tweets of the Week – 03/06

From exploring ways to improve your presentation skills, to brand ambassadors, and two giveaway winners, last week was an eventful one for the @Consultantthink team! We pulled together the best tweets of the week to share with you, in case you missed them.  We’re also excited to announce our new giveaway this week, and hope that you will subscribe to stay up to date on all of our latest news.

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creating engaging presentations

5 Rules for Creating Engaging Presentations

“Graphical excellence is that which gives to the viewer the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space.”

-Edward Tufte

Edward Tufte is an expert in the field of data visualization. While his methods may seem quite simple, they can be difficult for people to grasp in our world of information overload. With the entire Internet at our fingertips and 24-hour news cycles blasting massive amounts of content at us all the time, a streamlined approach almost seems impossible. Nonetheless, E.T. (as he is known) is revolutionizing the way we get our ideas across to audiences.

This is not to imply that your average audience can’t handle large concepts or high-volumes of data when it is presented. Instead, what he focuses on is changing and perfecting how that data is shown to your audience. As E.T. has said, “If the statistics are boring, then you’ve got the wrong numbers.”

I recently attended one of his conferences and it was a fantastic learning experience! His main theme was reducing confusion in your presentations and making information clear and concise for your audience. He provided a lot of valuable tips and I will share a few of them with you here.

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