7 Ways to Promote Yourself as an Independent Consultant

First in a series about making it as an independent consultant  If you’re going to make it as an independent consultant, marketing yourself needs to be a top priority. It takes time, some resources, and a bit of bravado. But fortunately, you don’t have to be a marketing master to get potential clients to notice…

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5 Steps to Create a Data-Driven Culture

Demand for analytics professionals has become so intense, candidates can pick and choose among potential employers. One of the more important things they tell us they look for is the right culture: They want to work in an organization where data matters. Given all the talk about Big Data we hear today, you’d think it…


How to Prepare Your Team for An Interim Executive

Transitions are fraught with uncertainty, but the arrival of an interim executive often presents unique challenges. Among them: Employees may view the temporary executive’s mandate with some doubt, making them less inclined to follow her lead or invest needed effort into implementing her direction. Employees may be less inclined to follow an interim executive’s direction…


How to Position Yourself as a Thought Leader, Stand Out And Earn More

How do you command a premium price for your services? By cultivating your personal brand and building your reputation as the leading thinker in your own, special niche. Yes, I know the caliber of your expertise is already evident on your resume and LinkedIn profile. And, I’m sure your reputation among your professional network is…


How to be an Employer of Choice For Analytics Professionals

In today’s hiring environment, candidates for analytics jobs have the advantage. The market for their skills is tight, forcing employers to compete aggressively for top talent. To lure the best to your company, you have to stand out. A competitive salary is always important, of course, but it’s not enough – especially for younger professionals….