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Leader As Convener
Leader As Convener By Peter Block We know that leadership matters. Traditionally we have defined the function as visionary, role model, designer, inspiration, and voice of where we are headed. We ask our leaders to be coach, listener, and a gardener who grows people.   We also, as an expression of… Read Post
Are You Consulting Without a Safety Net?
Are You Consulting Without a Safety Net? What if we worked with clients in ways that could better leverage our expertise, foster trust sooner, galvanize stronger commitment, and make consulting more rewarding? I find these outcomes more likely occur when I weave a safety net in asking clients for what I want and voice them during contracting… Read Post
5 Reasons Why Consulting Is Always a Choice
5 Reasons Why Consulting Is Always a Choice “What if someone finds out I’m not supposed to be here?!” my inner voice whispered during my first Flawless Consulting workshop. Even my job title as a consultant couldn’t convince me I belonged. The problem was that I judged my value based on others’ perceptions rather than my own. Read Post
What are you agreeing to?
What are you agreeing to? As an internal consultant, I often hear messages embedded within the culture and hierarchy of the organization about how my work should be conducted. Pressure to be strategic in relationships, speak in an indirect way, and ignore what I’m experiencing at the moment. Those things define my dilemma. Mandates to… Read Post
Is Your Consulting Flawless?
Is Your Consulting Flawless? As consulting professionals, each interaction with a client offers an opportunity to allow the flawless consultant within us to emerge. So is your consulting flawless? The preliminary events of consulting are where we have the most leverage to create successful outcomes during implementation. Furthermore, our reactions to a client,… Read Post
3 Reasons Why Reading Flawless Consulting Is Not Enough
3 Reasons Why Reading Flawless Consulting Is Not Enough Yes, reading is fundamental. And as a valuable and essential method of learning, it does have its limitations, particularly when it comes to acquiring practical skills. Solely relying on reading to learn a skill can be as limiting as learning how to ride a bike by only reading an instruction… Read Post
Change the Conversation – Change the Culture
Change the Conversation – Change the Culture By Jeff Evans “How do we change the culture?” It is a question I have been asked many times while facilitating Flawless Consulting® workshops. The answer? “One conversation at a time.”  Participants of Flawless find a lot of value in the tools and concepts we cover to… Read Post
‘Yes’ is the right question
‘Yes’ is the right question  Something in the persistent question, “How?” expresses each person’s struggle between having confidence in their capacity to live a life of purpose and yielding to the daily demands of being practical. It is possible to spend our days engaged in activities that work well for us and achieve our objectives… Read Post
Why should they trust you? Restoring Relationships Should be Top Priority for Today’s Business Leaders 
Why should they trust you? Restoring Relationships Should be Top Priority for Today’s Business Leaders  May 9, 2023 Building trust is imperative for organizations, especially during times of economic uncertainty. When trust is present, it can help to stabilize relationships, foster cooperation, and increase confidence amongst teams, clients, and key stakeholders. While trust is the bedrock of team success, there is no doubt that building… Read Post
Partnership – Great goal; Insufficient word
Partnership – Great goal; Insufficient word Building partnerships is not complex. In fact, it can be simple to understand. We create a common understanding of what we are going to do together (short-term or long-term) and we share what we want from each other and negotiate an agreement. Read Post