The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook And Companion Practical Strategies for Getting Your Expertise Used
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In this time of free agency, out-sourcing, and cross-functional work teams, consulting has become a part of everyone's job. Plus, we live in an era in which we are forced to hire professionals to provide the help we used to seek from friends. Some of this need for instant expertise is for reassurance; some is just that we do not have time to learn it ourselves. So, despite all the ambivelence surrounding consulting, it has grown into bug business and generally infiltrated our lives. Following on the heels of the best-selling Flawless Consulting, 2nd Edition comes The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook & 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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 260
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.25 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 0787948047
ISBN-13: 9780787948047

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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PETER BLOCK has been a consultant and speaker all over the world for more than thirty years. He is the founder of two well-known training and consulting firms, Designed Learning and Block Petrella Weisbord, and the author of three best-selling books, Flawless Consulting (1981; 1999), The Empowered Manager (1987), and Stewardship (1993). Peter has received several national awards for outstanding contributions to his field, is the creator of the Flawless Consulting Workshops, and has joined with the Association for Quality and Participation to create the School for Managing and Leading Change. For more information visit www.PeterBlock.com and FlawlessConsulting.com; or email Peter at pbi@att.net.

Editorial Reviews

"This is content as rich as tiramisu. I find that I can digest onlya small portion at a time; yet I'm always back for more. Anindispensable resource for the consultant seeking ideas andinspiration." (Kathryn Heath)
"Wow! A companion a business owner can't be without! The insightsof 30 consultants the caliber of Peter Block is priceless." (SueMosby, principal, CDFM2 Architecture Inc)
"This book is a companion piece for both the desktop and bedside ofthose who do consulting full time or in their role as leader. Iplan to keep this book close to me to both guide and inspire mywork." (Phil Harkins, president, Linkage, Inc.)
"No matter how proficient, companies who fail to understand andapply Block's concepts risk operating at the vendor level withtheir clients rather than at the partner level-a potentially mortalrisk in an increasingly strategic marketplace." (Fred Lamparter,director of worldwide training, Ogilvy & MatherWorldwide)
"As we encourage our IT professionals to pursue continuouslearning, this 'Fieldbook' will be added to their skill-buildingtoolkit. We've used Block's Flawless Consulting guidelines todefine the basic consulting skills program." (Cassandra A.Matthews, vice president, Information Technology and CIO, PECOEnergy Company)
"When it comes to prioritizing my reading, Peter Block is secondonly to the sports section. In this book, Peter provides differentpoints of view and stories that plunge deeply into the human andorganizational experience." (Paul Anderson, convener, NorthernCalifornia School for Managing and Leading Change)
"Peter's work always challenges me to think about things in newways and pushes me to take risks I might not have had the couragefor otherwise. This long awaited companion to Flawless Consultingis no exception." (Jennifer Powell, human resources manager, AetnaUSHealthcare)
"Peter Block and his friends have produced an indispensablecompanion to Flawless Consulting. Providing help to others is noeasy task, but these philosophical, therapeutic, and artisticessays bring to life the spirit and hope of change practitionerseverywhere. Ultimately, they deliver practical insights to theconsulting craft." (Christopher G. Worley, director, MSOD Program,Pepperdine University)
"If you're new to consulting, or if you need reinforcement thatrelationships are the heart of successful consulting, read thisbook. More experienced professionals will find some real gems alongthe way like Peter's Twelve Exits. And where else will you findSufi wisdom, Bertrand Russell, and Marvin Weisbord all under oneroof?" (Rick Maurer, author, Beyond the Wall of Resistance andBuilding Capacity for Change Sourcebook)
"In Peter's characteristically accessible style, this complement tothe recently revised Flawless Consulting skillfully challengesconsultants to learn what moves us towards more accountability andto discover what releases the commitment and passion inherent tothe experience of being human." (Gordon C. Brooks, MSOD programadministrator, The Graziadio School of Business and Management,Pepperdine University)
'This book is a must read for anyone consulting or consideringconsulting. Peter has once again broken new ground with theFlawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion." (Steve Gibbons, pastpresident, The Association for Quality and Participation)

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