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Synergy and Other Stuff That Really Works for Consultants Synergy and Other Stuff That Really Works for Consultants

There are things we all face and things we all share, with years of experience and project after project of delivering trusted advice and reliable implementations. So how can we stand out as consultants?

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Leadership Spotlight: Fran Labate Leadership Spotlight: Fran Labate

Fran is Fuel Consulting’s VP for Advanced Analytics.

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Meet John Crooke Meet John Crooke

John is Fuel’s senior engineering consultant — with “expert engineering capability,” according to a prime contractor we’re supporting.

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What My Father Taught Me: 3 Enduring Tips for Consultants What My Father Taught Me: 3 Enduring Tips for Consultants

My father imparted three enduring pieces of wisdom that have served me well as a consultant.

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For Mother's Day: Thanks, Mom, for the consulting tips! For Mother's Day: Thanks, Mom, for the consulting tips!

For this Mother's Day, I want to honor Mom by sharing her nuggets of consulting brilliance.

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Rafting for Consultants: What the River Teaches Us Rafting for Consultants: What the River Teaches Us

I took my family on a raft trip on the San Juan River for spring break. What does my raft trip have to do with consulting? Much more than I realized at the time.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Organizations The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Organizations

I was fortunate to take a two-day course on The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People from FranklinCovey recently. Although Stephen Covey’s book is focused on personal growth, while taking the course I frequently thought of how the habits could be applied at the organizational level.

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Inspiration for Consultants: Need to Be Creative? Resolve to Draw More Inspiration for Consultants: Need to Be Creative? Resolve to Draw More

When I engage my brain and body at the same time, it sets off sparks. ... So, this marketer resolves to drop the excuses and draw more. What are your more nontraditional marketing resolutions?

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A Consultant's Experience as a Baldrige-based Award Examiner A Consultant's Experience as a Baldrige-based Award Examiner

Earlier this year, I was invited to be an examiner for the U.S. Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia (SPQA). This was my eleventh year as an SPQA examiner. Other consultants and businesses in Northern Virginia can benefit from my experience.

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Bringing Value to IT Consulting Bringing Value to IT Consulting

A strong client relationship and trust are far more important than what amazing technology solutions and IT services you have to offer.

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Sapphire Leadership Symposium: Responsibilities on Social Media Sapphire Leadership Symposium: Responsibilities on Social Media

I was asked to lead a session as part of the Sapphire Leadership Symposium, the program’s cornerstone event. My topic? I was assigned to discuss “leadership challenges with respect to social media and technology in the modern world.” Wow. Nothing complicated or sensitive about that in today’s world, right?

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Leadership Spotlight: Amy Choi Leadership Spotlight: Amy Choi

Amy Choi is Fuel Consulting’s COO, making things run smoothly so that our great team can focus on clients.

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Foundational Principles for Consultants: Part 2 Foundational Principles for Consultants: Part 2

I have three years of consulting experience — I'm a newbie compared to most of my counterparts at Fuel who are contributing to this series. Nevertheless, I have learned several important lessons so far, and I’m sharing some with you here. Enjoy Part 2 of 2. (Miss Part 1? Read it here.)

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Foundational Principles for Consultants: Part 1 Foundational Principles for Consultants: Part 1

I have three years of consulting experience — I'm a newbie compared to most of my counterparts at Fuel who are contributing to this series. Nevertheless, I have learned several important lessons so far, and I’m sharing some with you here. Enjoy Part 1 of 2, and stay tuned for the next installment of this portion of our series.

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Top 3 Traits of High-Performing Consultants Top 3 Traits of High-Performing Consultants

Some consultants just have “it” — that certain something that makes them the best at their crafts. In my many years of consulting, I’ve observed outstanding consultants at work and have identified three key traits they share: strong listening skills, deep expertise, and humility.

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5 Things I Learned as a Fuel Intern 5 Things I Learned as a Fuel Intern

With the fall semester starting, I’ll be having one conversation over and over: what I did this summer. My name is Nate Brodsky, I am a sophomore at Penn State University (We Are!) with an intended major in finance, and I like to say that my summer was a whirlwind.

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