This comprehensive handbook covers the fundamental skills and attitudes required by successful consultants from novice to practitioner level, irrespective of their specialist area. It untangles the key variables present in any consulting service and introduces practical ways to improve their effectiveness based upon the author's experience of helping consulting organisations to develop and excel in the marketplace. The book explores consulting ‘from the ground up' steering away from theory and focusing instead on practical application, providing a solid platform upon which to build further domain-specific competence.
The Consultant's Handbook provides:
- An understanding of the key variables that can be addressed in order to improve one's own consulting performance
- A set of simple practices that can be implemented with immediate benefit to the reader
- Practical insight into day-to-day real life consulting interactions
- Confidence to implement the new ideas and approaches
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