Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle: A Guidebook for Organization Development Practitioners / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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"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)

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Because there are no regulatory, legal, or financial barriers to entering the field, virtually anyone can claim to be a consultant. This guide provides information to help professionals in the field of organization development understand their place in the consulting network, distinguish themselves from the crowd, and work with clients and colleagues most effectively. Includes tools such as sample worksheets and check lists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Contacts with Potential Client Systems.

Does the Organization Need a Consultant?

Types of Consultants.

Consulting Philosophy.

Consulting Competence.

The Selection Interview.

Consulting Proposals and Contracts.

Management of Change.

Consultant Ethics.

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