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Consultant Secrets Revealed (And a few insights from Mike O'Connor)

Published 4 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Reader,

I hope all is smooth sailing at [COMPANY GOES HERE].

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Because novel insights should be shared, not shelved.

Here are few nuggets I hope you find useful...

IPEDS Data + Chat GPT = A Goldmine Unlocked

Navigating the data-rich seas of IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Data System) can be overwhelming.

Paired with Chat GPT, and you can turn cumbersome data into actionable insights. [Explore the Transformation via my dorky video]

The Untapped Frontier: Social Media Ghostwriting

Rubbing shoulders with Dakota Robertson, one of the top social media ghostwriters, I’ve gleaned some eye-opening insights.

Surprisingly, higher ed seems to be missing out on leveraging the brand power of their Presidents through ghostwriting. [Ghost Writing as defined by Dakota]

Buzzword Alert: Gen AI

Prepare to hear more about Gen AI – technology creating content beyond its programming, including text, images, and more.

This McKinsey article delves into the strategic resource allocation and the pivotal role of leadership in harnessing Gen AI’s potential. [Read the McKinsey Insight]

Professional Development Gem: The Consultant’s Toolkit

Ever seen external consultants under deliver? (I have...)

Harvard’s latest professional development offering caught my eye as an interesting way to develop talent.

If I were still in a President's Office role, I'd find ways to fund training for high-performing Junior Staff to learn Consulting basics.

[Harvard’s Course Details]

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O'Connor & Associates

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Hi, I'm Mike!

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