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Quintessential Guide to Using Consultants
Bringing in the right consultant and getting what you want from the relationship is importantÃÂyet there has been a lack of specific guidance in this area until now.
The Quintessential Guide to Using Consultants presents practical and clear guidelines for maximizing the results of the consulting relationship through each step of the process.
YouÃÂll get answers to such questions as: What does a consultant do? Should you use former colleagues with inside knowledge of your businessÃÂor outside experts? How can you avoid failed projects
and fingerpointing, finding fault and assigning blame? What isÃÂand isnÃÂtÃÂa consultant responsible for?
Thorough, straightforward and packed with real-world wisdom
Inside youÃÂll find priceless information on:
- Why use a consultant
- How to select a consultant
- Ways to contract with a consultant
- How to manage a consultant during the life of a project
- How to work withÃÂnot againstÃÂa consultant
- Evaluating a consultantÃÂs work
- Exiting the consulting relationship
While the book is written from the clientÃÂs perspective, consultants who want to strengthen their own approaches will also find The Quintessential Guide to Using Consultants valuable. Delve into how successful consultants think, act and behave and identify ways to gain an advantage over your competition.
Features include key learning points or skills to be mastered at the beginning of each chapter, personal examples from widely publicized cases, worksheets, checklists, and more.
246 pages; ISBN 9781599967356
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