Consulting Excellence

Welcome AlphaZetta members and fellow consultants!

This is your repository for resources that will enable you to become a more effective professional consultant.

Many who are in the consulting field today have had NO FORMAL OR INFORMAL training in consulting...some are still unaware that consulting is an actual discipline, with the same rules, guidelines, organizing constructs and tools as Data Science, and other technical disciplines. If you fall into this category, you are not alone! But, don't stay there. Start now to build you skills as a true PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT on your own time, at your convenience, and when you have a real time issue over which you want to gain mastery.

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Now is the time to create your strategic advantage over others in the marketplace by up-skilling your CONSULTING EXPERTISE as you deliver technical expertise to clients. Let us partner with you to make that a reality!

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DECEMBER FOCUS: POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A first impression is a first impression, whether it happens in person or virtually. You won't get a second chance to create it!  So, take some time to set up your environment and your appearance...Present yourself as the Consulting Professional your potential clients have been looking for. AlphaZetta members- follow the Consulting Excellence channel in Slack for tips and resources to enhance your First Impression power!

Upcoming Calls

Four separate boxes for Google Meets calls...One for each monthly Welcome Call by region/time zone. Posted with links on the AlphaZetta events calendar.

AZ Welcome Call
Asia Region

Time: Second Tuesday, every month at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., SGT

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AZ Welcome Call
Europe Region

Time: Third Tuesday, every month at 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., CET

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AZ Welcome Call
Americas Region

Time: Fourth Tuesday, every month at 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m., EST

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You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or interview. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

You will need a computer or device with a webcam and microphone to participate in a Zoom session.

Resource Archive

Here you will find some of the resources we recommend as foundational in each phase of the Consulting Cycle. As you conduct your own development journey, we hope you will find other valuable resources and that you will share them with us. Of course, we hope you will let us know how you're doing and allow us to partner with you to empower your success. Enjoy the journey!

Look for the following in support of each phase... Self Assessments Podcasts & YouTube videos Recommended Reading Links to websites and related knowledge resources ...AND make sure to register for ALL FIVE of the online 2021 LEARNING EXPERIENCES for greater upskilling and competency development.

CONSULTING PHASE ONE: ENTRY & CONTRACTING

Self-Assessments

Trusted Advisor
Communication Styles

Videos/Podcasts

Recommended Reading

  • Own Any Occasion--Erik Palmer
  • Trusted Advisor--David Maister
  • True Professionalism--David Maister
  • The Consultant's Calling--Geoffrey Bellman

CONSULTING PHASE TWO: DISCOVERY & DIALOGUE

Self-Assessments

Coming soon!

Videos/Podcasts

Recommended Reading

Coming soon!

Links

Coming soon!

CONSULTING PHASE THREE: FEEDBACK & DECISION TO ACT

Self-Assessments

Coming soon!

Videos/Podcasts

Start with Why- Simon Sinek

Science of Persuasion

Recommended Reading

CONSULTING PHASE FOUR: ENGAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

Self-Assessments

Influencing Styles
Conflict Styles
Personal Resilience

Videos/Podcasts

Coming soon!

Recommended Reading

  • Flawless Consulting--Peter Block

CONSULTING PHASE FIVE: EXTENSION, RECYCLE OR COMPLETE

Self-Assessments

Videos/Podcasts

Coming soon!

Recommended Reading

Coming soon!

Links

Coming soon!

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