I’ve often referred to myself (and others) as a “true consultant.” When looking for talent to bring into the TiER1 family, we often look for people with a consulting mindset, and have discussed whether it can be learned or if it’s innate. But what does it really mean to be a true consultant, or have a consulting mindset?
To me, true consultants share six key characteristics. While these tend to manifest themselves in different ways depending on the person, I’ve found them to hold true across disciplines, industries, and age groups.
1. Cognitive Adaptability
First and foremost,...
Pirates move past Cincinnati Reds after win against Toronto
By Jay Durler - Associate Consultant, TiER1 Performance Solutions
Life can be a funny thing, you know.
One minute, it’s April, and you are desperately waiting for the NFL season to start so that you can watch Pittsburgh surge past the "so-called" professional sports team in Cincinnati.
Next thing you know, it’s the end of June…..and that is EXACTLY what has happened.
Alex Presley, who was just recalled from Triple-A, started in left field, and added a 2-run homer that left the park faster than Carson Palmer...
A Gift of Service
First of all, thank you Greg, Kevin, Norm and the Service Board at TiER1 for giving me paid time off to do something that I love. Service, in the form of sacrificial giving of both time and resources, is a core component of the DNA at TiER1. I would have easily taken PTO to serve, but what a blessing to me and my family to be paid to serve others. TiER1 really is a super-duper-alley-ooper place to work.
So I got paid time off to do what? Some people build houses for Habitat, others love on those ravaged by hurricanes, some serve the homeless, and others serve on boards...
We had a great night Monday at the Reds game! A group of us from TiER1 and some of our friends got together for a night of baseball, food, and good company. It was an exciting game with two home runs and a win!