Slow Economy Worrying Your Bottom Line? Interim Talent Can Save Your Budget

When a slowing economy puts revenues at risk, belt-tightening is often the preferred method of protecting the bottom line. Executives start by scaling back on discretionary costs such as travel and vendor services. All too frequently, however, they pare back the workforce or put promising initiatives on hold. As I discussed in an earlier post,…

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How Independent Consultants Pave the Way to Growth, Even in a Down Economy

Shortly after the Great Recession began, a billboard popped up along I-95, on the way to Philadelphia. “Recession 101: Bill Gates started Microsoft in a recession.” The campaign was meant to be an inspirational reminder that we have the grit it takes to get through difficult times. Yet, it’s also true that businesses can use…


Market Slowdown, Team Downsized, Now What?

Market slowdown, recession, need to downsize the team to meet profit targets. But…the work that needs to be done isn’t downsized. Sound familiar? When a market downturn hits, this becomes the standard playbook as companies try to meet their profit expectations by downsizing their teams and basically riding out a downturn. The problem is in…


You Lost Your Analytics Manager. Now What?

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Hopefully it was a peaceful, planned transition with sufficient time and a clear successor in place… but usually not. This departure can bring a pile of new problems onto your desk: Potentially expensive brain drain Highly distracted team and/or a major uptick in office politics Major loss of time and momentum Battle to get adequate…