Flawless Consulting Enhanced Edition

Author: Peter Block
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118064690
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Third Edition to Peter Block's Flawless Consulting addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.

Flawless Consulting

Author: Peter Block
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118000878
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This Third Edition to Peter Block's Flawless Consulting addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.

Management Consulting Today and Tomorrow

Author: Flemming Poulfelt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135965323
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides a thorough examination of a variety of specialties within the broad range of management consulting. A book of such scope and depth could only be written by a large number of experts, each from one of the many specialties related to management consulting. Together, all 27 contributors take the reader through an industry that is currently undergoing significant change. While covering all the major practice areas of consulting, the book also offers new insights into change processes and addresses compelling management issues now facing consulting firms.

How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant

Author: Herman Holtz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471469100
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The classic guide to consulting–now updated and more comprehensive than ever! This latest edition of the independent consultant’s bible addresses all the ways the business of consulting has changed since the last edition–including new information on using the Internet for marketing and on the special concerns of internal consultants. Full of no-nonsense, step-by-step techniques for setting up your consultancy and bringing in clients, this helpful, handy guide will show you how to: Find more leads and close more deals Leverage technology to meet business needs and enhance productivity Market yourself and your services more effectively than ever–online and offline Write effective proposals that sell your ideas Make a winning impression in meetings with new clients Win over clients by knowing what to listen for when discussing potential projects Control your cash flow and spot the warning signs of trouble Excel at public speaking and give killer presentations Negotiate, set fees, and draft contracts so you come out ahead Deal successfully with the IRS Uncover new profit centers you didn’t know about

The Management Consultant

Author: Richard Newton
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273745093
Format: PDF, Docs
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“The secret for success in attracting, winning, retaining and growing client business – whether working as an independent or for a firm.” Mike Lander, CEO, Consulting Strategies Ltd “Richard knows what clients value and provides clear, practical and experienced guidance on how to become and more importantly, be recognised and selected as the best.” Mike Lander, CEO, Consulting Strategies Ltd WHAT DOES IT REALLYTAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT? The secret of being a successful management consultant is to focus on the genuine needs of the client. As a consultant, you must develop the skills that enable you to understand these needs, deliver real value to your clients and help them get the results they want. The Management Consultantis your ultimate guide to success as an expert professional consultant. It reveals the skills and attributes that make great consultants and shows you how to develop these to provide genuine client centric consulting. Whether you’re already working as a consultant, starting out on your own, or just considering the profession - this book is essential reading. It will also help those who train, employ or work with consultants regularly. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, DO AND DELIVER TO BE A GREAT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Learn the answers to the critical questions you need ask to be a top management consultant such as: How should you identify and define the services you will offer? Why do clients buy consultancy and what are they looking for? How can you bring maximum value to the client’s organisation? How do you engage clients and win work? How can you deliver results that will be sustainable for your client? How do you establish long-term relationships that bring you repeat business with clients? When should you say ‘no’ to a consulting engagement? How do you navigate your way through potential ethical dilemmas that face consultants? DISCOVER THE CLIENT-CENTRIC APPROACH TO SUCCESSFUL CONSULTING

The Empowered Manager

Author: Peter Block
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119282411
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Empowerment produces the conditions for high performance. Especially for middle managers and below. Empowered cultures attract and retain talent. They produce high achievement, high accountability and high commitment. The Empowered Manager uncovers a roadmap to creating a more accountable culture in today's fragmented and virtual world. Bestselling author Peter Block is a true visionary: author of the classic Flawless Consulting, his work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and reconciliation of community. In this book, he returns his eye toward management to renew our efforts to create a shift in the traditional hierarchy. Twenty years after the original book, Block talks of why it is so difficult to both open the door to empowerment and more importantly, have people walk through it. It is more important than ever to create a culture in which all members of an organization are treated as entrepreneurs, giving them ownership over their role and responsibilities. This is in the face of the reality that most employees want safety, not the adventure of empowerment. Peter enhances the first edition of the book by acknowledging employees wish for dependency. Their longing for the days when a job carried a promise of a future, and companies cared more about the product and the people, than about the money. This is written primarily for people in the middle. Good managers and employees who care more about doing good work and treating people right, than ambition and making it into the ruling class. The upper middle and below is where there is the greatest need for great management. Which builds on valuing strengths, and allowing talent the space to stretch and achieve. Almost independent of the power points of people at the top. This book shows you how a new approach to management empowers all employees at all levels, and culminates in better business outcomes for the entire organization. Help shape a culture of commitment Develop the political skills to negotiate successfully Take responsibility for your actions Learn to fail up, and face setbacks with courage If you feel controlled by bureaucracy, unrewarded for creativity, and from a distance, powerless to control your own destiny, this book is the breath of fresh air your career has been craving. Timeless tips from a master of business strategy alongside a framework for more effective management makes The Empowered Manager a must-read guide for anyone doing business today.

Relationships That Enable Enterprise Change

Author: Ron A. Carucci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787967254
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Relationships that Enable Enterprise Change—a title in Pfeiffer's Practicing Organization Development Series—is a practical resource for consultants who want to enhance their relationship with senior leaders in order to drive broad organization change. Written by Ron A. Carucci and William A. Pasmore—with contributions from senior consultants from the acclaimed Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting group—this invaluable guide shows you how to leverage relationships with your clients to ensure that sought-after change is realized. The authors present tested principles and approaches that will help transform your client relationships into engines of change throughout the organization and offer a wealth of new ideas that you can implement in your consulting practice.

The Answer to How Is Yes

Author: Peter Block
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609940407
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Modern culture’s worship of “how-to” pragmatism has turned us into instruments of efficiency and commerce—but we’re doing more and more about things that mean less and less. We constantly ask “how? and still struggle to find purpose and act on what matters. Instead of acting on what we know to be of importance, we wait for bosses to change, we seek the latest fad, we invest in one more degree. Asking how keeps us safe—instead of being led by our hearts into uncharted territory, we keep our heads down and stick to the rules. But we are gaining the world and losing our souls. Peter Block puts the “how-to” craze in perspective and presents a guide to the difficult and life-granting journey of bringing what we know is of personal value into an indifferent or even hostile corporate and cultural landscape. He raises our awareness of the trade-offs we’ve made in the name of practicality and expediency, and offers hope for a way of life in which we’re motivated not by what “works,” but by the things that truly matter in life—idealism, intimacy, depth and engagement.

The Business of Consulting

Author: Elaine Biech
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118047491
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed as the go-to reference for managing a consulting business, The Business of Consulting is candid, practical, and eminently useful. Fine-tuned to address the changes in today’s business environment, this vital resource outlines the basics for managing a consulting practice and shows how to · Develop a business plan · Market your business · Charge for your services · Build a client relationship · Grow the business · Ensure your continued professional growth · Make money in the profession

Helping

Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458777464
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often, to our bewilderment, our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused - and we often react the same way when people try to help us. Why is it so difficult to provide or accept help? How can we make the whole process easier? Many different words are used for helping: assisting, aiding, advising, care giving, coaching, consulting, counseling, guiding, mentoring, supporting, teaching, and many more. In this seminal book on the topic, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful. The moment of asking for and offering help is a delicate and complex one, fraught with inequities and ambiguities. Schein helps us navigate that moment so we avoid potential pitfalls, mitigate power imbalances, and establish a solid foundation of trust. He identifies three roles a helper can play, explaining which one is nearly always the best starting point if we are to provide truly effective help. So that readers can determine exactly what kind of help is needed, he describes an inquiry process that puts the helper and the client on an equal footing, encouraging the client to open up and engage and giving the helper much better information to work with. And he shows how these techniques can be applied to teamwork and to organizational leadership. Illustrated with examples from many types of relationships - husbands and wives, doctors and patients, consultants and clients - Helping is a concise, definitive analysis of what it takes to establish successful, mutually satisfying helping relationships.