Several years ago, while Dimitri and I were still doing consulting, the dream gig came our way. A national organization with 50+ independent chapters in cities around the US wanted our help in designing a board education program from the ground up. Bill had been put in charge of the group’s effort to train all … Read more
It is no secret that programs are more effective when the people who will be impacted by those programs are the ones to help build them. And it makes logical sense that the time to engage folks in dialogue about a new program is not at the program’s formal coming-out party, but at the moment … Read more
Most of us have had the experience of sitting by the sea, or on a mountaintop, looking out over the vastness of everything. Sitting there quietly, breathing in and out and in and out, the world seems to all make sense. We feel small, we see the inter-relatedness of everything. For a moment, we get … Read more
Part 1: The Analysis “How can I convince clients to try something other than the same old thing they’re used to?” I wish I had a dime for every consultant who asked a version of that question. How can I convince them? How can I get them to try? Unfortunately, the questions often show up … Read more
In Part 1 of this post, we talked about using The Pollyanna Principles as a guide to creating visionary end results for your consulting practice. (If you missed it, that post is here.) The remaining four Pollyanna Principles focus on the means we use to attain those results. If we are to reach for our … Read more
The term Best Practice has always made me nuts. In the past week, though, I am convinced the term is following me! First there was this week’s live Twitter Chat, where consultants from around the world grappled with the extent to which inspiring vs. prescribing to clients is most effective. In that context, the words … Read more
You show your clients how to reach for their highest potential. Are you doing the same for your consulting practice?