Management Consulting Essentials: SPIN Selling

If there is one sales approach that an independent management consultant should master, my recommendation is SPIN Selling. SPIN Selling is the brainchild of Neil Rackham who wrote a book of the same name in 1988. SPIN was the first approach to try and kill the perception that selling...

Management Consulting Essentials: The Quest for Certainty

If everything is running according to schedule, you are ahead of your budgets, you are winning market share, you can find all the top qualified people you need, your margins are improving, your net profit is increasing, your customer satisfaction is increasing, your employee satisfaction is increasing and your...

Management Consulting Essentials: Delivery

The 7-step model is simply a framework enabling the management consultant to work structured and secure alignment with his client at all times mitigating project risk as tight as possible....

Management Consulting Essentials: Client references

This is the 11th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. See the end of this post for a summary and a list of subjects in the series. This post is about winning...

Management Consulting Essentials: The proposal

This is the 9th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. See the end of this post for a summary and a list of subjects in the series. This post is about...

Management Consulting Essentials: Pricing

This is the 8th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. It is my objective to inspire as many independent management consultants as possible to exercise their profession and approach their clients...

Management Consulting Essentials: The deliverables

This is the 7th post in a series of posts addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. See the end of this post for a summary. This post is about defining what you will deliver during your management...

Management Consulting Essentials: The objectives

This is the 6th post in a series of post addressing the issue that too many independent management consultants are working too many hours for too little pay. It is my objective to inspire as many independent management consultants as possible to exercise their profession and approach their clients...

Happy New Year

I wish all my readers a happy New Year. May 2012 fulfill your ambitions and bring joy, happiness, fun and prosperity to you and those you care about. This blog grew its’ readership from 20.000 visits in 2010 to almost 86.000 visits in 2011. In December 2011 we had...