Organisational Consulting: @ the Edges of Possibility

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Presenting contributions from 10 professionals, this collection describes what it takes to be a consultant in the organizational world. At times deeply personal and at others extremely practical, this record argues that it is essential to know people and organizations in a complicated and multifaceted way in order to effect lasting change. With tips on how to work with clients that challenge management orthodoxy, this book will interest consultants and developers both inside and outside organizations ...

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Overview

Presenting contributions from 10 professionals, this collection describes what it takes to be a consultant in the organizational world. At times deeply personal and at others extremely practical, this record argues that it is essential to know people and organizations in a complicated and multifaceted way in order to effect lasting change. With tips on how to work with clients that challenge management orthodoxy, this book will interest consultants and developers both inside and outside organizations who are looking for insight about nonprescriptive consulting.

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"Among the very best of a new genre of leadership texts, which I broadly characterize as 'action inquiry' books. . . . Full of usable clues and of inspiring examples of humility—a high virtue in communities of peer inquiry."  —Bill Torbert, director of research, Harthill Consulting

"This book offers a rich mixture of stories about people's actual experience when working with organizations and wanting to make a difference. The situations are vividly described, not sanitized in any way, and bring to life all the paradoxes and contradictions which we, as organizational leaders and consultants, face every day as we struggle to provoke thinking and bring insight through our work. . . . The book serves to inspire us to hold our nerve and go for it—sometimes in the smallest ways—to bring about surprising results."  —Sally Hulks, change leader, Civil Service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907471094
  • Publisher: Libri Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen King is a business director for Ashridge Consulting and the program director for the Ashridge Masters and Doctorate in Consulting. John Higgins is a research associate at Ashridge Business School. They are the coauthors of Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective.

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