Flawless Consulting

A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 182

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.

The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion

A Guide to Understanding Your Expertise

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 873

Don't venture into the consulting field without this essential Fieldbook & Companion! Following on the heels of the best-selling Flawless Consulting, Second Edition comes The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion. Whether you work as a consultant or you work with consultants, this relentlessly practical guide will be your best friend as you discover how consulting influences your business- and real life-decisions and those of others. The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion is packed with: Sample scenarios Case studies Client-consultant dialogues Hands-on tools Action plans Implementation checklists "Wow! A companion a business owner can't be without! The insights of 30 consultants the caliber of Peter Block is priceless." --Sue Mosby, principal, CDFM2 Architecture Inc. "This book is a companion piece for both the desktop and bedside of those who do consulting full time or in their role as leader. I plan to keep this book close to me to both guide and inspire my work." --Phil Harkins, president, Linkage, Inc.

Flawless Consulting

A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Flyer

Author: Block

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Peter Block Flawless Consulting

A Guide To Getting Your Expertise Used, Second Edition

Author: Janis Nowlan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Career development

Page: 400

View: 892

The second edition of Peter Block's Flawless Consulting gracefully updates what many consider the best resource of its kind. New chapters on implementation, "whole-system" strategies, and ethics are included, but in general it simply fine-tunes Block's proven advice to match the transformations that business and society have undergone since initial publication two decades ago. "The days of long studies and expert-driven answers are passing," the author proclaims in his new preface. "The task of the consultant is increasingly to build the capacity of clients to make their own assessments and answer their own questions." He then subtly modifies his established recommendations accordingly for every step, from the initial client meeting and problem diagnosis through data collection and the execution of solutions. In the section on "Conducting a Group Feedback Meeting," for example, he advises: "Treat the group as a collection of individuals ... Ask each person what he or she wants from the meeting. This will surface differences and force the group to take responsibility for some of the difficulties that may arise."--Howard Rothman.

Flawless Consulting, Enhanced Edition

A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 829

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 Set , Flawless Consulting (Second Edition) and The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: Pfeiffer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

View: 615

SAVE on our FLAWLESS SET! The set includes Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Second Edition and The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion: A Guide Understanding Your Expertise. About Flawless Consulting: For over fifteen years, consultants--both internal and external--have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition. Anyone who must communicate in a professional context--and who doesn't?--will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come! About The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion: Following on the heels of the best-selling Flawless Consulting, Second Edition comes The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion. Whether you work as a consultant or you work with consultants, this relentlessly practical guide will be your best friend as you discover how consulting influences your business--and real life-decisions and those of others. Included are sample scenarios, case studies, client-consultant dialogues, hands-on tools, action plans, and implementation checklists. These products are also available separately. See More By This Author for details.

The Practice of Professional Consulting

Author: Edward G. Verlander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 672

The Practice of Professional Coaching Change is the life-blood of consulting just as organizations endure only through successful change. The reality of this mutual need lies at the heart of what consulting is all about. Consultants solve problems created by the powerful forces of change in an organization's environment and in so doing, create change themselves. The Practice of Professional Consulting is a comprehensive examination of what has been called "the world's newest profession." In this practical resource Edward Verlander offers an overview of the industry and includes the most useful processes, tools, and skills used by successful consultants to produce solutions for their clients. The book also reveals why consulting is a growing and attractive career option. The best practices used by leading consulting firms are included in the book as well as the capabilities skillful consultant use in each stage of engagement. Verlander also recommends ways to ensure a consultant can solve a client's problems in a systematic, professional way. At the very heart of the book is the emphasis he puts on what is needed to become a truly trusted consultant. Filled with a wealth of must-have information from a wide range of consulting professionals, the book includes: a model of the consulting cycle; a diagnostic instrument for assessing consulting roles; ideas of how to develop political intelligence to navigate client organizations; tools for managing consulting meetings, risk assessment, and skills transfer; techniques in communications, emotional intelligence, presentations, and listening; and much more. Written for anyone wishing to start a consulting business, new employees at established consulting firms, facilitators of consulting training programs, and faculty at business schools, this important resource provides an easy way to understand the stages, roles, and tasks of consulting found in any type of consulting and it provides simple and easy-to-use techniques and templates for implementation.

Successful Inside Consulting

Author: Theodore Pietrzak

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 132

Can you add value to your organization by becoming an internal adviser? Would you like to know how to do that? In this Info-line, you'll learn to assess your ability to provide and your organization's receptiveness to this kind of solution and determine what additional competencies you'll need. Finally, design your own roadmap to becoming a successful inside consultant!

Tools for Project Management, Workshops and Consulting

A Must-Have Compendium of Essential Tools and Techniques

Author: Nicolai Andler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 910

Typically today's tasks in management and consulting include project management, running workshops and strategic work - all complex activities, which require a multitude of skills and competencies. This standard work, which is also well accepted amongst consultants, gives you a reference or cookbook-style access to the most important tools, including a rating of each tool in terms of applicability, ease of use and effectiveness. In his book, Nicolai Andler presents about 120 of such tools, grouped into task-specific categories entitled Define Situation, Gather Information, Information Consolidation, Creativity, Goal Setting, Organisational Analysis, Technical Analysis, Strategic Analysis, Decision Making, and Project Management. Checklists and application scenarios further enhance the use of this toolbox. Information provided by this book is: - comprehensive and sufficiently wide in scope, combined with a practical level of detail without being too academic - reliable and proven in numerous real implemented cases - easy to apply due to many different search options, checklists, application scenarios and guiding instructions. Written by a professional consultant, business analyst and business coach, this book is a unique reference work and guide for those wanting to learn about or who are active in the fields of consulting, project management and problem solving in general. "This book is of the kind you always wanted but didn't think would or could ever exist: the universal field theory of problem solving." Tom Sommerlatte.

From Training to Performance Consulting

Author: Madelyn Callahan

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 454

Reinventing your training department into a performance consulting department requires a roadmap. This Infoline is your quick and dirty guide. Not only does the issue give you the basics of performance consulting, but it provides detailed descriptions of the responsibilities, duties, and competencies expected of new performance consultants. Your roadmap for change also includes advice on how to make the transition successful by following a carefully crafted transition plan.

Aligning Training and Client Expectations

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 926

here are no promises that a training session will be a success. In fact, there most certainly will be some friction between a trainer and a client. However, you can improve the chances for a positive interaction by ensuring that the expectations of your client and the training you plan are in alignment. Open communication and confirmation in writing will help both sides understand what is expected and what will be delivered. This Infoline will: explain how you as a trainer can approach the engagement with HEART—honesty, empathy, accountability, resiliency, and trustworthinessoffer tips on handling the contracting processoutline the advantages and disadvantages of various data collection methodsprovide guidance on how to achieve a successful intervention so that training recommendations are implemented.

The Psychology of Executive Coaching

Theory and Application

Author: Bruce Peltier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 638

With the first edition of this text, Peltier drew on his extensive experience in both the clinical and business worlds to create a comprehensive resource that brought psychological and coaching concepts together. It quickly became a practical and invaluable guide for both mental health practitioners looking to expand their practice into coaching and business professionals interested in improving their own coaching skills. In this updated edition, topics reflect the latest developments in the field of executive coaching. Peltier describes several important psychological theories and how to effectively translate them into coaching strategies; essential business lessons in leadership, marketing, and the corporate viewpoint along with vocabulary for the therapist; the challenges women face as managers and executives and effective coaching methods for working with them; and lessons from successful athletic coaches that can be integrated into consulting skills. This edition includes four new chapters, one describing psychopathology likely to be encountered by coaches. Another describes and evaluates emotional intelligence, a third summarizes adult developmental theory for coaches, and a fourth sorts out the popular and scientific literature on leadership and leader development.

Why Should the Boss Listen to You?

The Seven Disciplines of the Trusted Strategic Advisor

Author: James E. Lukaszewski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 692

This is a book about gaining influence and becoming a key trusted advisor. It is for everyone who advises leaders and senior managers (accounting, finance, human resources, IT, law, marketing, public relations, security, and strategic planning) and for outside consultants in these functional staff areas. It’s also for operations people yearning to finally be heard and heeded by their boss.

Business

Author: 布卢姆斯伯里出版公司

Publisher: 中信出版社

ISBN:

Category: Business

Page: 2114

View: 754

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The Business of Consulting

The Basics and Beyond

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: Pfeiffer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 951

Worksheets, sample letters and sample dialogues are used in this work to help the consultant pursue a successful career in the world of consulting. The disk provides sample worksheets, invoices and correspondence.

Organization Design

Engaging with Change

Author: Naomi Stanford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 488

As the purse strings tighten company costs need to be cut without this affecting performance or sales. A common solution to this problem is to restructure the organization of the company i.e. adjust the lines and boxes on the organization chart with the aim of setting it up for high performance. This inevitably fails because an organization is a system; change one aspect and other facets will also change. Organization Design: Engaging with change looks at how to (re) design the organizational system in order to increase productivity, performance and value; providing the knowledge and methodology to design an agile organization capable of handling the kind of continuous organizational change that all businesses face. The book clarifies why and how organizations need to be in a state of readiness to design or redesign and emphasizes that people as well as business processes must be part of design considerations. Responding to developments across the world since the first edition, this book covers, among other topics: Technology changes that have impacted upon organizations Increased demands for ‘sustainability’ and corporate social responsibility The pressure on organizations to be smarter, more efficient and more effective Whilst the material on this subject targets a wide management audience, this book is specifically written for consultants, OD/HR practitioners and line managers working together to achieve the goal of organizational redesign for changing circumstances. Aided by a range of pedagogical features, this book is a must-read for students or practitioners involved in the field of organizational design, development and change.

Nursing Leadership

A Concise Encyclopedia, Second Edition

Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 580

View: 343

A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry

Beyond Free Coffee & Donuts

Marketing Training and Development

Author: Sophie Oberstein

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 197

View: 279

Beyond Free Coffee and Donuts provides today's training and development professional with creative and effective ways to capture the attention of an increasingly overtaxed learner audience. This is not just a book of quick tips and techniques to help trainers fill empty seats, but offers a more valuable brand of advice on how to get the right learner in those seats.