The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion

A Guide to Understanding Your Expertise

Author: Peter Block,Andrea Markowitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470927054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 610

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Flawless Consulting Set , Flawless Consulting (Second Edition) and The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: Pfeiffer

ISBN: 9780787957124

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

View: 8416

SAVE on our FLAWLESS SET! The set includes Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Second Edition and The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion: A Guide Understanding Your Expertise. About Flawless Consulting: For over fifteen years, consultants--both internal and external--have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition. Anyone who must communicate in a professional context--and who doesn't?--will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come! About The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and 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. Included are sample scenarios, case studies, client-consultant dialogues, hands-on tools, action plans, and implementation checklists. These products are also available separately. See More By This Author for details.
Posted in Business & Economics

Erfolgreiches Consulting

das Berater-Handbuch

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453155565

Category: Unternehmensberatung

Page: 316

View: 6346

Posted in Unternehmensberatung

Flawless Consulting, Enhanced Edition

A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118000878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6750

This Third Edition to Peter Block's Flawless Consulting addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.
Posted in Business & Economics

Flawless Consulting, Enhanced Edition

A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118064690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2636

This Third Edition to Peter Block's Flawless Consulting addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.
Posted in Business & Economics

Performance Consulting

A Practical Guide for HR and Learning Professionals

Author: Dana Gaines Robinson,James Robinson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576757773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 1007

In 1995 the first edition of Performance Consulting introduced a concept which has since become a cornerstone of the human resource, learning and organizational development fields: training and HR solutions do not take place in a vacuum but must be tied to an organization's business goals. Performance consulting is a process in which a client and consultant partner to achieve business goals by optimizing workgroup performance. In this updated edition, Dana and Jim Robinson draw on what they've learned since the first edition was published twelve years ago, providing both a robust conceptual framework and improved tools and techniques to help the reader move from the traditional role to that of a Performance Consultant. They show readers how to form partnerships with management, help to identify performance required to ensure that business goals are achieved and assist management in taking actions needed for performance to change. They also illustrate the “how-to’s” for assisting management to identify the performance required to achieve business goals; and determining the degree to which the work environment supports and encourages the performance required. Effective HR and learning consultants master both the “science” (the analytical and assessment techniques) and the “art” (the consultative and partnering practices) of performance consulting. For the science of performance consulting, dozens of analytic tools, templates and assessment techniques are provided in the book. Regarding the art, the Robinsons describe the concepts and practices of ACT—building Access, Credibility and Trust—with business managers. In addition, two brand new chapters are dedicated to the skills of reframing requests for solutions into discussion of business goals and performance requirements; and Initiating business goals discussions with business managers and identifying strategic opportunities to partner with those managers in a proactive manner. Performance Consulting Toolkit - The second edition of Performance Consulting references graphic and adaptable tools that can be downloaded to support the performance consulting work the Robinsons describe. These tools are available to purchase and download from this product page. See the Table of Contents link for the full listing of the tools. Some tools (in Adobe PDF) can be printed and shared; others (in Microsoft Word) can be adapted to your specific needs and application requirements.
Posted in Business & Economics

Consulting für Dummies

Author: Bob Nelson,Peter Economy

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527700240

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9202

Sie möchten Consultant werden oder sind es sogar schon und wollen einfach einmal schauen, ob und wie Sie Ihre Arbeit hier und da noch etwas verbessern können? Dann gucken Sie einfach den beiden Profis Bob Nelson und Peter Economy über die Schulter. Sie zeigen Ihnen, worauf Sie als Consultant achten sollten und wie Sie sich bei Ihren Kunden unentbehrlich machen! Sie erfahren: * Was ein Consultant eigentlich alles macht * Welches die Schlüsselqualifikationen eines Consultant sind * Wie Sie erste Kundenkontakte knüpfen * Wie Sie die Probleme Ihrer Kunden gezielt angehen: Informationsbeschaffung, Informationsauswertung und Lösungsstrategien * Wie Sie Ihre Vorschläge, Berichte und Empfehlungen professionell verfassen und präsentieren * Was Sie bei der Gründung einer eigenen Consulting-Firma beachten sollten: Honorare, Verträge, Budgets und Ihre Büro-Ausstattung
Posted in Business & Economics

The Practice of Professional Consulting

Author: Edward G. Verlander

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118283112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9583

The Practice of Professional Coaching Change is the life-blood of consulting just as organizations endure only through successful change. The reality of this mutual need lies at the heart of what consulting is all about. Consultants solve problems created by the powerful forces of change in an organization's environment and in so doing, create change themselves. The Practice of Professional Consulting is a comprehensive examination of what has been called "the world's newest profession." In this practical resource Edward Verlander offers an overview of the industry and includes the most useful processes, tools, and skills used by successful consultants to produce solutions for their clients. The book also reveals why consulting is a growing and attractive career option. The best practices used by leading consulting firms are included in the book as well as the capabilities skillful consultant use in each stage of engagement. Verlander also recommends ways to ensure a consultant can solve a client's problems in a systematic, professional way. At the very heart of the book is the emphasis he puts on what is needed to become a truly trusted consultant. Filled with a wealth of must-have information from a wide range of consulting professionals, the book includes: a model of the consulting cycle; a diagnostic instrument for assessing consulting roles; ideas of how to develop political intelligence to navigate client organizations; tools for managing consulting meetings, risk assessment, and skills transfer; techniques in communications, emotional intelligence, presentations, and listening; and much more. Written for anyone wishing to start a consulting business, new employees at established consulting firms, facilitators of consulting training programs, and faculty at business schools, this important resource provides an easy way to understand the stages, roles, and tasks of consulting found in any type of consulting and it provides simple and easy-to-use techniques and templates for implementation.
Posted in Business & Economics

Why Should the Boss Listen to You?

The Seven Disciplines of the Trusted Strategic Advisor

Author: James E. Lukaszewski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118041123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 674

This is a book about gaining influence and becoming a key trusted advisor. It is for everyone who advises leaders and senior managers (accounting, finance, human resources, IT, law, marketing, public relations, security, and strategic planning) and for outside consultants in these functional staff areas. It’s also for operations people yearning to finally be heard and heeded by their boss.
Posted in Business & Economics

Retreats That Work

Everything You Need to Know About Planning and Leading Great Offsites

Author: Merianne Liteman,Sheila Campbell,Jeffrey Liteman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 2361

Based on the best-selling first edition, this greatly expanded and updated version contains forty-seven new activities, more information about how to design and lead retreats, and additional suggestions for how to recover when things go wrong. A CD-ROM allows you to print out chapters for distribution to key leaders, duplicate templates, and produce handouts for specific exercises. Whether you're planning to lead an offsite retreat for the first time or the ninety-ninth time, this easy-to-use, one-stop resource provides: Step-by-step instructions for leading a wide variety of tested exercises. Insight into establishing effective working relationships with clients. Information on what to include in your retreat designs. Suggestions for encouraging participants to speak up and play an active role. Tools for managing conflict. Guidance on making decisions during a retreat and changing course when necessary. Strategies for developing and implementing action plans. Tips for follow-up so you can keep the change train on track. Order your copy of this practical guide today!
Posted in Business & Economics

Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527503742

Category: Executive ability

Page: 382

View: 8519

Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
Posted in Executive ability

Passionate Principalship

Learning from the Life Histories of School Leaders

Author: Ciaran Sugrue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113436606X

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 5540

This book puts 'real life' back into the literature on school principalship. Through a life history approach, it portrays daily life in schools as a much more messy, contested and precarious existence, where principals struggle with passionate commitment to find continuity amongst frequently changing and often conflicting policy initiatives. The book draws on comprehensively in-depth interview data with new, experienced and veteran principals. Their life stories illustrate the struggles involved in the ongoing negotiation of identities through unprecedented change. The authors lucidly argue that: * The realities of principals' lives are much more demanding that rational linear approaches to reform suggest; * A revolving door approach to the appointment of principals is inadequate * Passion is central to the lives and work of principals, but this passion needs to be rejuvenated and rekindled through opportunities for learning * There is a need for further research on the relationship between the lifecycles of principals, the leadership legacies of school communities and the cycles of mandated reforms as a means of lending coherence to leadership learning and sustained and renewed leaders. This is essential reading for principals and their professional bodies, academics and researchers, school leaders on leadership courses internationally.
Posted in Education

The Answer to How Is Yes

Acting on What Matters

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609940407

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

View: 8720

Modern culture’s worship of “how-to” pragmatism has turned us into instruments of efficiency and commerce—but we’re doing more and more about things that mean less and less. We constantly ask “how? and still struggle to find purpose and act on what matters. Instead of acting on what we know to be of importance, we wait for bosses to change, we seek the latest fad, we invest in one more degree. Asking how keeps us safe—instead of being led by our hearts into uncharted territory, we keep our heads down and stick to the rules. But we are gaining the world and losing our souls. Peter Block puts the “how-to” craze in perspective and presents a guide to the difficult and life-granting journey of bringing what we know is of personal value into an indifferent or even hostile corporate and cultural landscape. He raises our awareness of the trade-offs we’ve made in the name of practicality and expediency, and offers hope for a way of life in which we’re motivated not by what “works,” but by the things that truly matter in life—idealism, intimacy, depth and engagement.
Posted in Self-Help

The CPA Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Accounting

Page: N.A

View: 4505

Posted in Accounting

Freedom and Accountability at Work

Applying Philosophic Insight to the Real World

Author: Peter Koestenbaum,Peter Block

Publisher: Pfeiffer

ISBN: 9780787955946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 8168

Peter Koestenbaum and Peter Block offer you a new perspective for viewing the workplace through the lens of philosophy so that you may have a better understanding of how to reclaim your freedom and accountability and encourage the same in others. They provide a radical new approach to your work-a-day life that will bring true meaning and power to your work. Freedom and Accountability at Work offers you the information you need to: * Gain strength and meaning by transforming your thinking on how you view anxiety, doubt, death, and guilt * Find new ways to bring spiritual and ethical values into your workplace * Engage in profound change that will help you overcome cynicism that comes from superficial change * Replace your loss of organizational loyalty and safety with a sense of freedom and accountability "Both Koestenbaum and Block are such passionate men who bring together what we all seek in our work life-meaning, insight, and humanness. Bless them for this book." --Joyce DeShano, board chair, Ascension Health
Posted in Business & Economics

Tochter der Steppe: Die Steppenwind-Saga - Zweiter Roman

Author: Wolfgang Jaedtke

Publisher: dotbooks

ISBN: 3958245196

Category: Fiction

Page: 445

View: 6424

In Schande geboren – zu Großem bestimmt: „Tochter der Steppe“, der zweite Roman der Steppenwind-Saga von Wolfgang Jaedtke, als eBook bei dotbooks. Der Schock sitzt tief: Die bei friedlichen Bauern aufgewachsene Manja ist noch ein Kind, als sie erfährt, wer ihr Vater war – ein Anführer der Skythen, der erklärten Feinde aller sesshaften Menschen! Wenig später entkommt Manja nur knapp einem Angriff des mörderischen Reitervolks und wird von Kämpfern der Sarmaten gerettet. Bei ihnen herrschen nicht die Männer, sondern die Frauen; bei ihnen ist es möglich, dass das mutige Mädchen zu einer Kriegerin heranwächst, wie es vor ihr keine andere gegeben hat. Aber ist Manja auch gewappnet gegen eine Intrige, die sich wie eine unsichtbare Schlinge um ihre Kehle legt? In Wolfgang Jaedtkes großer Trilogie erwachen das siebte Jahrhundert vor Christus und die antiken Völker zu neuem Leben, die als Amazonen und Zentauren in die Geschichte eingehen sollten – ein fesselndes Lesevergnügen über das Zusammenprallen von Matriarchat und Patriarchat voller Abenteuer, Sitten und Bräuche, die uns heute ebenso schaudern lassen wie faszinieren. Jetzt als eBook kaufen und genießen: „Tochter der Steppe“, der zweite Band der Steppenwind-Saga von Wolfgang Jaedtke – ein kraftvoller historischer Roman für alle Fans der Uhtred-Serie von Bernard Cornwell. Wer liest, hat mehr vom Leben: dotbooks – der eBook-Verlag.
Posted in Fiction

Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals

Author: Richard W. Sears,John Rudisill,Carrie Mason-Sears

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471705109

Category: Psychology

Page: 552

View: 9663

Consultation interventions are an increasingly popular alternative to clinical practice, allowing the practitioner to interact with and affect many different individuals and organizations. This type of work challenges mental health professionals, drawing on all the skills and resources they may possess, yet also offers some of the greatest rewards and opportunities for service. Filled with numerous case examples and checklists, Consultation Skills for Mental Health Professionals contains a wealth of information on this important area of practice. It provides a comprehensive source for working with a diverse clientele in a variety of settings, discussing both traditional mental health consultation models and the fast-growing field of organizational consulting. The guide is divided into four parts: Individual-Level Consulting Issues takes up individual career assessment and counseling, along with how organizational contexts affect individual jobs; leadership, management, and supervision; executive assessment, selection, interviewing, and development; and executive coaching. Consulting to Small Systems discusses working with teams and groups; planning and conducting training and teambuilding; diversity in the workplace and in consultation. Consulting to Large Systems covers how to work with large organizations, including organizational structure, terms, culture, and concepts, as well as processes such as change and resistance; how to assess organizations, and the characteristics of healthy and dysfunctional workplaces; and issues involved in organizational intervention. Special Consulting Topics include issues such as the practical aspects of running a consulting practice; the skills required for successful clinical consultation; consultation services for special populations; and crisis consultation, including critical incident stress management, psychological first aid, disaster recovery, media communication, and school crisis response.
Posted in Psychology

Organization Development

The Human and Social Dynamics of Organizational Change

Author: Janet Cooper Jackson

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 7251

This work addresses the human and social dynamics of change on organization members. The effects of such changes ultimately influence the success or failure of the organization's change initiatives. Rather than focus on the "process" or "technology" of change, as many previous works have done, the premise of this work is to address the human dynamics that are crucial for any change initiative to be effective. In essence, Jackson emphasizes that people do indeed come first for any plan involving organizational change. Other important factors addressed in Organizational Development include: considering the entire organization and understanding that each change affects the entity as a whole; recognizing organizational learning as a key to inspiring members to learn together; and the development of a cadre of leaders who are willing to take the organization forward as opposed to solitary leadership. This work is ideal for students or practitioners of Organization Development (OD), and provides methods and practices that focus on improving the effectiveness of organizations.
Posted in Business & Economics

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 5022

Posted in English literature