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The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook & Companion

A guide to understanding your expertise

Paperback Engels 2001 9780787948047
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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.


Aantal pagina's:440
Uitgever:Jossey Bass


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Over Peter Block

Peter Block is oprichter en partner van het opleidingsinstituut Designed Learning Inc., en het adviesbureau Block Petrella Weisbord Inc. Andere internationale bestsellers van zijn hand: 'Empowerment in organisaties' en 'Rentmeesterschap'. Hij is een veelgevraagd spreker en al meer dan dertig jaar actief als adviseur van overheden, bedrijven en instellingen over de hele wereld.

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List of Figures and Exhibits vi

Welcome xi

Quick Guide to Contents xxi

Part 1 No Fast and Easy Way 1
1 Flawless M. J. Wheatley 5
2 A Sensible Oxymoron Andrea Markowitz 7
3 Risk Is Where You Find It Peter Block 13
4 The Journey Idries Shah 21
5 Consultant, Flawed: A Story of Eternal Internal Triangles Ken Murphy 23
6 The Power of Conversations at Work Joel Henning 43

Part 2 The Complexity of Advice 65
7 What Should I Do? Peter Block 69
8 Four Communities Idries Shah 75
9 Changing Focus: Consulting in the New Economy Patrick Dolan 77
10 Be Careful Who You Ask: Perils of Wisdom Andrea Markowitz 81
11 Dealing with Resistance: Having the Right Conversation in Difficult Situations Phil Grosnick89
12 The Case of Pricilla and the Red Pen Andrea Markowitz 97

Part 3 The Power of the Question 117
13 Making the System Fully Known to Itself: Discovery As a Collaborative Process Jill Janov125
14 Two Sides Idries Shah 135
15 Resolving a New Paradox with Old Wisdom Marvin Weisbord 137
16 Change Is in the Details Peter Block 149
17 Talk Is Walk: Language and Courage in Action Peter Koestenbaum 153
18 So, What’s Working Here? A Conversation with Elizabeth McGrath 167

Part 4 Emotions and the Personal 175
19 Balancing Competence with Consciousness: One Woman’s Wisdom Rosemarie Barbeau 179
20 Nobody’s Fool: Unconventional Guides for the Emotional Path Andrea Markowitz 187
21 In the Land of Fools Idries Shah 199
22 Up Front and Personal A Conversation with Charlotte Roberts 201
23 Women’s Leadership Collaborative: Investing in Our Humanity Nancy Voss 209
24 Sneaking the Spirit In A Conversation with John Schuster 229

Part 5 Valuing Capacities 237
25 Leading from Behind: Talking with Sled Dogs Sam Magill 241
26 Homeopathic Consulting: Learning Is Free, Teaching Is Not Cliff Bolster 249
27 Milk and Buttermilk Idries Shah 265
28 Consulting As Capability Building Lou Ann Daly 267
29 Getting Real John O’Connell 273

Part 6 Integrating Strategy and Experience 287
30 The Engagement Paradigm: Changing the Way We Change Organizations Dick and EmilyAxelrod 291
31 Caring about Place Peter Block 307
32 Unleashing the Spirit Kathie Dannemiller, Sylvia James, and Paul Tolchinsky 315
33 Nancy’s Checklist Nancy Sanchez 329
34 Anonymous Data Collection? Definitely Yes and No Neale Clapp 331
35 Toward a More Participative, Productive Workplace Marie McCormick 339
36 Co-Creating a Community’s Future: Once upon a Time in a Place Called Home David andCarole Schwinn 355
37 How Am I Doing? How Am I Doing? You Like Me! You Really Like Me! Peter Block 365

Part 7 No Masks No Bargains 375
38 My Worst Consulting Nightmare Amy J. Katz 383
39 Three Nightmares A Conversation with Henry Johnson 389
40 Twelve Questions to the Most Frequently Asked Answers Peter Block 393
Postscript 405

Thanks to Contributors 407
About the Author 427
Index 429
Flawless Consulting Workshops 441

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