Tag: consulting

I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company – Another Problem with Management Consulting

"I'm Sorry" is not the traditional academic thesis based on years of "research" which characterize most management literature. The book is based on Karen's personal experience, her common sense and some secondary source research. The book has several illustrative examples from Karen's own praxis and also refers to other cases...

Management Consulting Essentials: The Quest for Certainty

The title of this post #13 can be rephrased this way: Will the engagement of management consultants improve the probability of success? Occasionally I get this question from potential clients, who do not have much experience, have bad experience or are otherwise skeptical towards using management consultants. My answer...

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...

Management Consulting Essentials: Self assessment

I meet and talk with a lot of independent management consultants.  99% of them are extremely busy.  They are so busy that they have little time to learn new approaches, keep up with the development in their area(s) and develop their business. Most of them even complain that they...

Management Consulting Essentials: The first meeting

I meet and talk with a lot of independent management consultants.  99% of them are extremely busy.  They are so busy that they have little time to learn new approaches, keep up with the development in their area(s) and develop their business. Most of them even complain that they...