Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle: A Guidebook for Organization Development Practitioners / Edition 1by Arthur M. Freedman
Pub. Date: 02/19/2001
Chart a path through a dangerous landscape! In a landscape cluttered with would-be consultants who lack the requisite competencies to deliver organization development services effectively, how does a true professional stand out from the crowd? Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle-the latest book in the Practicing Organization Development series-offers OD… See more details below
Chart a path through a dangerous landscape! In a landscape cluttered with would-be consultants who lack the requisite competencies to deliver organization development services effectively, how does a true professional stand out from the crowd? Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle-the latest book in the Practicing Organization Development series-offers OD consultants the information and guidance they need to understand their place in the consulting network, differentiate themselves from other types of consultants, and work with both clients and colleagues to make sure everyone's needs and expectations are met. Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle offers practical advice on how to:
• Market oneself
• Interview prospective clients
• Write proposals
This book also includes a wealth of resources such as worksheets, case studies, and other useful tools to help put the authors' cutting edge approaches into everyday practice. "Transports the reader from the safety of the classroom into the complex, unpredictable and often hazardous world that they describe as 'the consultant jungle.' It is a great resource for graduate level OD programs, consultant training courses, AND corporate managers who hire consultants." C. Patrick Fleenor, Ph.D., director, International Business Programs, Albers School of Business and Economics, Seattle University "I have been waiting for years for someone to write a book that covers the art of OD consulting form A to Z, and it has finally happened! It is valuable reading for consultants of all types. . .and a must read for OD consultants, regardless of their level of experience." Don Van Eynde, professor of management, Trinity University; past editor, OD Practitioner The Authors Arthur M. Freedman is director of OD and HRM masters degree programs at American University's School of Public Affairs. He is a past recipient of the American Psychological Association's RHR International Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology and the past president of the Society of Psychologist in Management. Richard E. Zackrison is the founder of Effectiveness Consulting International, and the primary designer and senior trainer for the organization's consultant training program. In 1999 his work with Zimbabwe's National Breweries earned him the OD Institute's award for Distinguished OD Application Worldwide. Editorial Board includes: David Bradford, W. Warner Burke, Edie Seashore, Robert Tannenbaum, Christopher Worley, Shaolin Zhang
Table of Contents
Contacts with Potential Client Systems.
Does the Organization Need a Consultant?
Types of Consultants.
The Selection Interview.
Consulting Proposals and Contracts.
Management of Change.
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