The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting
November 2012, Pfeiffer
The Leader in Resources for Consultants for the Past Four Decades
- Experiential Learning Activities
For more than 40 years, The Pfeiffer Annuals have helped consultants, experts, and academics in the field to stay informed and ahead of the curve.
The 2013 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual is a toolkit of ideas, methods, techniques, and models that support your work as an internal or external organizational consultant. It addresses the broad range of topics that are of most interest to professionals in the field. The materials provide accessible means of interacting with a diverse variety of systems and processesfrom collaborative workflows and executive coaching to strategic planning and organizational development.
This Annual puts the focus on preparing leaders for the future. Leader preparation is a topic that permeates our organizations and pervades all that you do as professionals in the learning and consulting arena. Developing leaders for the future is no longer simply a matter of cultivating a pre-defined set of skills. The Pfeiffer Annuals can help you give new leaders all the tools they need to face an uncertain future.
Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs) cover a broad range of consulting topics. The activities are presented as ready-to-use designs for working with groups: facilitator instructions and all necessary handouts are included. ELAs showcasing the theme including: conflict assessment, making difficult decisions, setting important goals, and managing stress.
The Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys section contains tools to help respondents take an objective look at themselves or their organizations and determine how a particular theory applies to their situations. Don't miss the assessing readiness for a mentoring partnership in this section.
The articles section presents the current thinking about workplace communications, leadership, and individual development. Beverly Kay, Hank Karp, Mohandas Nair, Vince Rogers, Rick Maurer, and Jeanette Goodstein contributed must-read articles. The article by Jo Lynn Feinstein highlights the topic of strategic leadership which is an essential issue for almost every organization.
Year after year, the Consulting Annual has provided thousands of professionals with up-to-date information and tools to make organizations more effective. Delve into this volume and you will understand why it is the most reliable source for practical, professional, performance-boosting tools and fresh ideas.
The Difference Between Training and Consulting: xxi
Which Annual to Use?
Introduction to The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting xxv
Experiential Learning Activities
Introduction to the Experiential Learning Activities Section 1
Experiential Learning Activities Categories 5
Mind Your Mind: Meditating on What Is 13
Team Disclosure: Opening Up to Others 17
Career Packages: Preparing Job-Seekers for Success 23
Travis L. Russ
Silent Greetings: Finding Value in Nonverbal Communication
Robert Alan Black
The Pitch: Creating Ideas 35
Strategic Execution: Bridging That Which Divides 39
Conflict Assessment: Examining Your Workplace 43
Dennis E. Gilbert
**Juggling Act: Multi-Tasking in Teams 53
Difficult Decisions: Shifting Perspectives 57
I Appreciate You: Bringing Closure to a Meeting 61
**Prioritization: Aligning Team and Organizational Goals
**I’m So Busy! Setting Important Goals 75
Snap, Snap, Change: Managing Stress in a Changing Environment
Sarah E. Hurst
Introduction to the Editor’s Choice Section 91
Off-the-Wall Values: Aligning Personal and Organizational Values
Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys
Introduction to the Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys Section 97
Assessing Readiness for a Mentoring Partnership 99
Team Role Adjective Differential Scale 111
Shailaja Karve and Surbhi Gandhi
Articles and Discussion Resources
Introduction to the Articles and Discussion Resources Section 123
**International Assignments: Selecting, Supporting, and
Retaining High-Performing Managers 127
Patricia A. Cassidy and Donna M. Stringer
**Mentoring: Fine-Tuning for Effectiveness 137
†Building Your Brand as a Consultant: Utilizing the
“Keys to Success” 143
From the Gestalt Perspective: A Primer for Fine-Tuning the
Interview Question 149
Hank B. Karp and Kanata Jackson
Mentoring: A Critical Process for Development 169
Bette Krakau and Beverly Kaye
Negotiation Consulting: A Ten-Element Toolbox for Managers
Noam Ebner and Yael Efron
Build a Strong Foundation for Leading Change Effectively
Improving Team Building in a Customer Care Department: A Case
Sohel M. Imroz
**Change and Leadership in Medical Practice: Grandfather to
**Prepare Human Resource Leaders to Think Like Strategic
Business Partners 215
**Natural Leadership 227
**Strategic Leadership: The Role of Perspective 237
Jo Lynn Feinstein
**What Holds a Virtual Enterprise Together? 247
M.K. Key and Brenda Barker
Contents of the Companion Volume, The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Training 261
Pfeiffer Publications Guide 265
Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. The recipient of ASTD's highest honor, the Gordon M. Bliss award, Biech is the author and editor of over four dozen books, including The Book of Road-Tested Activities, Pfeiffer Annuals of Training and Consulting, 90 World-Class Activities by 90 World-Class Trainers, Training for Dummies, The Business of Consulting, and others, all published by Wiley.