As a consultant you’re supposed to be an expert in your field. Many mistake that expert label as a know-it-all. This error is usually fueled by the fact that many consultants act like they know it all.
The obvious truth is that you can’t know everything about any subject. But an expert knows an above-average amount. A subject matter expert (SME) is usually the go-to person that either knows the answer to a question or knows where to go to get the answer. Continue reading How to Keep Up On Your Industry→
It has often been said that success occurs when preparation meets opportunity. It’s always been one of my favorite sayings and I’m amazed how often it rings true.
How to be prepared as a meeting attendant
One of the most obvious settings where this occurs is in meetings. Most business meetings are scheduled through Outlook, Lotus Notes or some type of integrated calendaring software. Along with the invitation that comes in your email, there may be documents attached. This can be as simple as an agenda, or any number of documents that are intended to be reviewed during the meeting. Continue reading How To Be Prepared in Business→