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If you are a subscriber, this your repository for resources that will enable you to become a more effective professional consultant.
If you are wondering about becoming a subscriber, perhaps this information can guide your decision. Are you like many in the consulting field today who have had NO FORMAL OR INFORMAL training in consulting? Perhaps you are 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 this describes you, be assured that 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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OCTOBER FOCUS: TIME TO CHANGE, YOU FIRST!
We all know that continuous, relentless change is a reality so why not get good at it? You don't have to love change to become an effective and resilient change master, but you do have to be willing to adopt new mindsets, try new things and learn from your experiences. Good news is "change mistakes" are rarely fatal and often very valuable learning opportunities. So, as long as you are going to have to change and keep changing why not take the lead and build your skills now?
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Resource Archive - UNDER DEVELOPMENT for 2022 Launch
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 2022 LEARNING EXPERIENCES for greater upskilling and competency development. Dates to be published January 2022.
CONSULTING PHASE ONE: ENTRY & CONTRACTING
- Own Any Occasion--Erik Palmer
- Trusted Advisor--David Maister
- True Professionalism--David Maister
- The Consultant's Calling--Geoffrey Bellman
CONSULTING PHASE TWO: DISCOVERY & DIALOGUE
CONSULTING PHASE THREE: FEEDBACK & DECISION TO ACT
CONSULTING PHASE FOUR: ENGAGEMENT & IMPLEMENTATION
CONSULTING PHASE FIVE: EXTENSION, RECYCLE OR COMPLETE