The Management Consultant: Mastering the Art of Consultancy
Discover the Client-Centric Approach to Successful Consulting
What does it really take to be a successful management consultant?
The secret of being a successful management consultant is to focus on the genuine needs of the client. As a consultant, you must develop the skills that enable you to understand these needs, deliver real value to your clients and help them get the results they want. The Management Consultantis your ultimate guide to success as an expert professional consultant. It reveals the skills and attributes that make great consultants and shows you how to develop these to provide genuine client centric consulting. Whether you're already working as a consultant, starting out on your own, or just considering the profession - this book is essential reading. It will also help those who train, employ or work with consultants regularly.
Everything you need to know, do and deliver to be a great management consultant
Everything you need to know, do and deliver to be a great management consultant. Learn the answers to the critical questions you need ask to be a top management consultant such as: How should you identify and define the services you will offer? Why do clients buy consultancy and what are they looking for? How can you bring maximum value to the client's organisation? How do you engage clients and win work? How can you deliver results that will be sustainable for your client? How do you establish long-term relationships that bring you repeat business with clients? When should you say 'no' to a consulting engagement? How do you navigate your way through potential ethical dilemmas that face consultants?
About the Author
Richard Newton is an experienced executive who has worked both as a management consultant and a senior manager in a number of major corporations. Over the past twenty years he has built a superb track record in the successful delivery of projects and business change, the setting up and management of project and business improvement teams, and advising companies on how to ensure successful delivery on an ongoing basis. He is an advocate and successful practitioner of simple approaches to project and change management.