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

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

Arthur M. Freedman, Richard E. Zackrison

ISBN: 978-0-787-95919-7

Feb 2002

272 pages

$45.99

Description

Chart your path in the consulting jungle!

Finding Your Way in the Consulting Jungle--a 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:

  • Differentiate and market yourself
  • Interview prospective clients
  • Write proposals

""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

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.
""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)