From Zero to $300,000 in 18 Months — An Interview with Organizational Development Consultant Betsy Jordyn – Episode 2

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Consultants can increase their value by identifying and focusing on natural strengths and limiting their specialized area of expertise. Description: Betsy Jordyn is the founder of Accelera Consulting Group. She is an organizational development and strategy consultant who previously worked with Walt Disney World. Even Walt Disney World needs consultants to take their concepts for future improvements to the next level.

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Tell Us What You Want | Consulting and Organizational Development

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. ————————— For more resources, see the Library topics Consulting and Organizational Development. « Previous Next » Meet this Blog’s Co-Hosts Carter McNamara of Authenticity Consulting, LLC, provides organization development and consultant training services, and is developer of the Free Management Library.

How to Get Your Clients to Participate in Their Consulting Projects (Part 1 of 3) by Carter McNamara

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A common question that we get is “How can I get my clients to participate in the consulting project when they seem too busy to even attend our meetings?” ” This question is relevant whether you are an internal or external consultant. Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, faculty member of the Consultants Development Institute. Uncategorized change agent consultants consulting Managing Change organization development organizational development

Challenges in Consulting to Small Organizations (Part 2 of 3) by Carter McNamara

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This post is a continuation of the previous post in this forum, “Challenges in Consulting to Small Organizations” (Part 1 of 3). So when they do hire consultants, it is usually for specific, low-cost technical advice – and that advice had better solve the organization’s problems and fast. So consultants might form relationships with these organizations primarily by promoting their technical skills.

Challenges in Consulting to Small Organizations (Part 1 of 2) by Carter McNamara

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This presents special challenges for consultants when working to help leaders of these organizations to solve problems and learn at the same time. However, this also presents opportunities for the consultants who understand the nature of small organizations and how to work with them. Thus, consultants might be both proactive in promoting themselves to these organizations, yet judicious and tactful in how they inform the leaders of their potential value.

Your Consulting Niche vs Jack-of-All-Trades Myth

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My company represents self-employed professionals across the country, and over the last seven years I have interviewed, coached, or worked with more than 200 independent management consultants. Conversely, I represent several consultants who are always in demand.

Positioning Yourself As The Expert — How To Develop A Consulting Voice That Clients Will Listen To with Ron Carucci: Podcast #21

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Discipline and patience are two of the essential keys that will bring you the greater consulting success you are seeking. Description: Today I’m joined by seasoned consultant and passionate leader Ron Carucci. Building A Consulting Firm To The Perfect Size.

Management Consulted West Coast Tour – Fall 2014

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After our East Coast Fall Tour concluded, we flew back over to the West Coast to host events with consulting clubs from Arizona State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University. consulting news

Technical and Interpersonal Skills Aren’t Enough for Consulting by Carter McNamara

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Peter Block, in his seminal consulting book, Flawless Consulting , writes, “There is a set of skills that is an essential part of consulting over and above technical expertise and interpersonal skills – and these are consulting skills” (Jossey-Bass, 2000, p. Yet, the myth continues that technical and people skills are sufficient for successful consulting. Perhaps that is why so many consulting projects fail.

Foundations of Consulting ? Part 5: Internal and External Consultants

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Foundations of Consulting — Part 5: Internal and External Consultants By Carter McNamara on March 6, 2013. Welcome to this six-part series on the foundations of consulting. We highly recommend his book “Flawless Consulting.”) ”) This article describes the many commonalities between external and internal consultants. Library.

Foundations of Consulting ? Part 2: How Do Consultants Work.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Foundations of Consulting — Part 2: How Do Consultants Work? Part 1 of this series is What Do Consultants Do? which defines a consultant (as Peter Block puts it) as someone who is trying to change another person, process or organization, but who has no direct control over what they are trying to change. Many consultants use a systematic, or planned, approach.

Types of Consultants - Free Management Library

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Foundations of Consulting — Part 4: Types of Consultants By Carter McNamara on November 15, 2010. Part 1 of this series is What Do Consultants Do?, which defines a consultant (as Peter Block puts it) as someone who is trying to change another person, process or organization, but who has no direct control over what they are trying to change. Technical consultants.

How to Manage Resistance in Consulting ? Part 1 of 3: What is.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. How to Manage Resistance in Consulting — Part 1 of 3: What is Resistance? Welcome to this 3-part article on managing resistance in consulting projects. Training and Development.

Foundations of Consulting ? Part 1 - Free Management Library

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Foundations of Consulting — Part 1: What Do Consultants Do? Peter Block, in his seminal book, Flawless Consulting , explains that a “consultant” is someone who is trying to change another person, process or organization, but who has no direct control over what they are trying to change. Educator/trainer – helping others develop new knowledge, skills and insights.

Foundations of Consulting ? Part 6: Good Reasons to Hire.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Foundations of Consulting — Part 6: Good Reasons to Hire Consultants and Poor Reasons to Hire Consultants By Carter McNamara on February 6, 2013. Welcome to this six-part series on the foundations of consulting. We highly recommend his book “Flawless Consulting.”) Good Reasons to Hire External Consultants. How Do Consultants Work?

Dick and Emily Axelrod's Method for Holding Better Meetings

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Veteran organizational development consultants Dick and Emily Axelrod explain how to hold meetings in which work actually gets done

Why I'm Cynical about the Consulting Profession | Consulting and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Why I’m Cynical about the Consulting Profession By John Dupre on April 14, 2013. Years ago, I remember going out on sales calls with one of the partners in our consulting firm, Marv Weisbord. Yet, ironically, it is probably the most critical skill in consulting. Most consulting firms are now “expert” oriented. Consulting and Organizational Development.

Quick Tips for Consulting to Small Organizations | Consulting and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Quick Tips for Consulting to Small Organizations By Carter McNamara on October 26, 2011. Instead, I’ve been more successful with, e.g., ”turnaround specialist” or “business developer.” Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD – Authenticity Consulting, LLC – 800-971-2250. Read my weekly blogs: Boards, Consulting and OD, Nonprofits and Strategic Planning.

What really motivates you as a consultant? What really motivates your clients? by Carter McNamara

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Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, is faculty member of the Consultants Development Institute. The post What really motivates you as a consultant? appeared first on Consulting and Organizational Development. Consulting Process General Resources Interpersonal Skills Marketing and Sales Skills clients consulting motivation Different people are motivated by different things. It’s very important to know what really motivates you.

How Disconnected Conversations Can Hurt Your Consulting by Carter McNamara

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A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about a particular consulting project. Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, is a faculty member of the Consultants Development Institute. The post How Disconnected Conversations Can Hurt Your Consulting appeared first on Consulting and Organizational Development Here’s an Example of a Disconnected Conversation.

Training Versus Consulting ? a Story - Free Management Library

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Training Versus Consulting – a Story By John Dupre on February 3, 2013. Recently a student asked me what the primary differences in skills were required between a consultant and a trainer. When I was working in the OD firm, Block Petrella Weisbord, I was on the consulting side of the business with Tony Petrella and Marvin Weisbord. I trust you to find a good consultant.”.

How Can I Market My Consulting Business (Part 1) by Carter McNamara

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There are numerous sources of online information about how to market a consulting business, for example, use your browser to search at inc.com, marketingsuccess.com and entrepreneur.com. We have been teaching consulting skills for many years, and the advice that we hear from our students about what has been successful for their marketing often does not closely match the advice in the online information. Consulting Process General Resources Marketing and Sales Skills

When Consultants Should Facilitate, Coach or Train | Consulting.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. When Consultants Should Facilitate, Coach or Train By Carter McNamara on April 13, 2010. There are strong feelings that consulting, facilitating, coaching and training are very different roles. I believe that a good consultant should be able to use any of the roles for different purposes. That usually requires a highly facilitative role in your consulting. Library.

How to get your clients to participate in their consulting projects (Part 3 of 3) by Carter McNamara

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As we clarified in Parts 1 and 2 of 3, if your clients don’t participate in the consulting to improve their organization, then you are faced with the dilemma: “Should I just do the work for the client, or should we keep slipping deadlines in the project”. Consequently, the CEO may want Board development to occur as soon as possible. Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, is a faculty member in the Consultants Development Institute.

How to get your clients to participate in their consulting projects (Part 2 of 3) by Carter McNamara

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As we clarified in Part 1 of 3, if your clients don’t participate in the consulting to improve their organization, then you are faced with the dilemma: “Should I just do the work for the client, or should we keep slipping deadlines in the project”. Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, is a faculty member of the Consultants Development Institute.

How Much Should the Client Be Involved in Consulting Projects.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. How Much Should the Client Be Involved in Consulting Projects? Peter Block, author of Flawless Consulting, asserts that, as a consultant, you should not be contributing more than 50% of the effort in a consulting project. This is especially true for external consultants. Internal consultants might do more than 50% of the work. Training and Development.

As a Consultant, Know When You're Giving Away Too Much - Free.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. As a Consultant, Know When You’re Giving Away Too Much By Carter McNamara on October 15, 2011. During a recession when potential clients are more reluctant to pay consultants for services, it can be very enticing for consultants to do almost anything to win contracts, even to do a lot of free consulting — to give away what the consultants otherwise would be paid for.

7 Options for "Success" in Consulting Projects | Consulting and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. 7 Options for "Success" in Consulting Projects By Carter McNamara on June 10, 2010. Consider the following possible definitions of what might be considered as “success” in your consulting project, and work with your client to select one or more. This outcome should be one of the major goals for any consultant. Consulting and Organizational Development.

A First Set of Questions to Ask Your Potential Client | Consulting and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Consulting books often suggest a sequence of steps or phases that a consulting project goes through. Did your client establish criteria for selecting a consultant, for example, do a Request for Proposal? (If If they did an RFP, they very likely are quite thorough in analyzing their issue and in ensuring they get the best consultant. Phase 1 of the consulting process.

Challenges in Consulting to Small Organizations (Part 3 of 3) by Carter McNamara

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See Challenges in Consulting to Small Organizations (Part 1 of 3) and Challenges in Consulting to Small Organizations (Part 2 of 3). The focus of consultant projects can change frequently. As a result, they might seek consultants on an emergency basis. Thus, the consultant needs to be patient and adaptable, yet useful and persistent. When management consultants are hired, it usually is for focused and short-term needs.

Links to Build a Consulting Practice - Free Management Library

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Links to Build a Consulting Practice By Carter McNamara on January 7, 2011. Our firm gets 4-5 calls/month from people wanting to know how to start or grow a consulting practice. It depends on the nature of the service you’d offer as a consultant. To learn more about consulting processes, see the topic Consultants in the Free Management Library.). Library.

Organizational Character and Leadership Development | Consulting.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Organizational Character and Leadership Development By Jim Smith on December 16, 2010. For the last 50 years it has not been fashionable to talk about moral development, yet the subject of moral development is all about being a grown up. Loevinger, Ego Development. Isn’t this what practitioners of organization development are trying to help organizations do?

Consultant ? What's Your Natural Approach to Problem Solving.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Consultant — What’s Your Natural Approach to Problem Solving? As a consultant, you work with clients to solve problems. Always consider that diversity in your consulting projects. Develop an orderly implementation plan to implement that best alternative. For many people it is an approach to organizational consulting. Training and Development.

Systems View: A Social-Technical Perspective | Consulting and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Think about consultant organizations – we are humans employing methodologies that experience leads us to believe benefit organizations. Consulting and Organizational Development.

Foundations of Consulting ? Part 3: Primary Working Goals and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Foundations of Consulting — Part 3: Primary Working Goals and Assumptions of Consultants By Carter McNamara on April 19, 2010. Peter Block, in his book, Flawless Consulting, suggests that certain goals and assumptions always be primary for consultants, that is, for individuals working to help people, but not having authority over those people. Library.

Challenging Our Own Mental Models Our Growth as Consultants.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Challenging Our Own Mental Models Our Growth as Consultants (Part 3 of 3) By Jim Smith on March 19, 2011. Given the uncertainty and complexity in our organizations, dealing with ambiguity is a critical skill for consultants. In consulting, what I think I know always gets me in trouble because it is usually not accurate in the moment. Consulting and Organizational Development.

Working on Ourselves, as Consultants - Free Management Library

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Working on Ourselves, as Consultants By Jim Smith on June 14, 2010. Why It’s Important to Work On Ourselves, as Consultants. This is why it is so important for consultants to “work on” ourselves. Sometimes consulting is operating in a house of mirrors. Consulting in the field of organization development is a vehicle for personal and collective growth.

How "Disconnected Conversations" Can Kill Consulting and.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. How "Disconnected Conversations" Can Kill Consulting and Collaboration By Carter McNamara on June 17, 2010. A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine and I were talking about a particular consulting project. Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD – Authenticity Consulting, LLC – 800-971-2250. Read my weekly blogs: Boards, Consulting and OD, Nonprofits and Strategic Planning.

Consultant ? What's Your Natural Approach to Gathering and - Free.

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Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Consultant — What’s Your Natural Approach to Gathering and Processing Information? Myers-Briggs is a registered trademark of Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.), Myers-Briggs is a registered trademark of Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.), Also see: Consultant — What’s Your Natural Approach to Problem Solving? Consulting and Organizational Development.