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

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Overview

Chart a path through a dangerous landscape! In a landscapecluttered with would-be consultants who lack the requisitecompetencies to deliver organization development serviceseffectively, how does a true professional stand out from the crowd? Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle-the latest book in thePracticing Organization Development series-offers OD consultantsthe information and guidance they need to understand their place inthe consulting network, differentiate themselves from other typesof consultants, and work with both clients and colleagues to makesure everyone's needs and expectations are met. Finding Your Way inthe 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 thereader from the safety of the classroom into the complex,unpredictable and often hazardous world that they describe as 'theconsultant jungle.' It is a great resource for graduate level ODprograms, consultant training courses, AND corporate managers whohire consultants." —C. Patrick Fleenor, Ph.D., director,International Business Programs, Albers School of Business andEconomics, Seattle University "I have been waiting for years forsomeone to write a book that covers the art of OD consulting form Ato Z, and it has finally happened! It is valuable reading forconsultants 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, ODPractitioner The Authors Arthur M. Freedman is director of OD andHRM masters degree programs at American University's School ofPublic Affairs. He is a past recipient of the AmericanPsychological Association's RHR International Award for Excellencein Consulting Psychology and the past president of the Society ofPsychologist in Management. Richard E. Zackrison is the founder ofEffectiveness Consulting International, and the primary designerand senior trainer for the organization's consultant trainingprogram. In 1999 his work with Zimbabwe's National Breweries earnedhim the OD Institute's award for Distinguished OD ApplicationWorldwide. Editorial Board includes: David Bradford, W. WarnerBurke, Edie Seashore, Robert Tannenbaum, Christopher Worley,Shaolin Zhang

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"Transports the reader from the safety of the classroom into thecomplex, unpredictable and often hazardous world that they describeas 'the consultant jungle.' It is a great resource for graduatelevel OD programs, consultant training courses, AND corporatemanagers who hire consultants." (C. Patrick Fleenor, Ph.D.,director, International Business Programs, Albers School ofBusiness and Economics, Seattle University)

"I have been waiting for years for someone to write a book thatcovers the art of OD consulting form A to Z, and it has finallyhappened! It is valuable reading for consultants of all types. ..and a must read for OD consultants, regardless of their level ofexperience." (Don Van Eynde, professor of management, TrinityUniversity; 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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