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Why We Say Yes When We May Want to Say No Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors The phone rings on a Friday afternoon. It’s a key internal client and he’s got a problem. The urgency in his voice rings as someone who wants help, wants it now and wants it from you as a trusted and respected consultant in… Read Post
Bringing Your Authentic Self to Work Webinar with Joe Maalouf Designed Learning Consultant Joe Maalouf will share what it means to show up authentically, why it matters, and how interacting from a place of authenticity will improve outcomes in your organization. Joe Maalouf has been a consultant with Designed Learning since 1993. He is a founding partner of the Canadian… Read Post
Signs That You May Be an Internal Consultant I never thought of myself as a consultant. I was a director of training for engineering, not a consultant. The people who worked for me were technicians and engineers not consultants. The people I worked with were engineering managers, not clients. Read Post
Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors In Flawless Consulting, author Peter Block writes, “Most consulting projects get started because managers feel pain. When the organization feels the pain, managers start to describe for themselves why the pain exists.” It should be no surprise then that projects defined from an initial place of pain may be a… Read Post
Consulting Complexities: How Intention Gets Undermined in Change Management This post on the complexities in change management work is the fourth in our series that looks at what interferes with our capacity to serve, even in the face of our best intentions. It speaks to the industry as a whole, though both internal and external consultants will recognize… Read Post
Consulting Complexities: How Growth Undermines Service The growing marketplace for consulting services intensifies the complexities around the commercialization of our profession. Read Post
4 Principles for Building Influential Business Relationships Learn to quickly build authentic business relationships that will help you grow and sustain your organization. We will share 4 principles from Peter Block's Flawless Consulting that you can immediately apply in your work and business relationships. Read Post
Consulting Complexities: The Commercialization of Service When consulting becomes a business first and a service second, something fundamental about the work is changed. Read Post
Consulting Complexities: Introduction Contrary to popular belief, the world’s oldest profession is consulting. The first consultant was the Serpent in the Garden of Eden, who – with the encouragement of top management –– assumed an advisory role with Eve. Read Post
3 Pitfalls that Cause Projects to Fail Below you will find Peter Block's answers to all of the questions he did not have time to answer during "The 3 Pitfalls that Cause Projects to Fail" webinar. Read Post