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Arth and eminently practical guide to excellence in consulting If you are new to the practice Flawless Consulting will chop years off your learning cycle And even if you're an old pro Block's insights will elevate you to new levels of effectiveness Flawless Consulting is not simply about becoming a better consultant; it is about using consulting as a path toward becoming a better person Barry Oshry president Power Systems Inc; author of Seeing Systems and Leading Systems. I picked up a public policy capstone class to teach this semester and this book was suggested for the students who are doing consulting projects for government entities cities counties state agencies etc It's fine book has good basic material and a website for checklists My primary concern is it is way too expensive over 60 for a hardcover for pretty basic information There isn't anything here you couldn't find elsewhere online

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The second edition of the consultant's bible is here For over fifteen years consultants both internal and external have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller Flawless Consulting to learn how to deal effectively with clients peers and others Using illustrative examples case studies and exercises the author one of the most important and well known in his field offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much awaited second edition Anyone who must communic. A number of years ago I found myself without a job for the first time in my adult life At 40 this was scary until I woke up one morning created a subchapter S corporation and became a consultant This book along with others by Peter Block was a significant help in getting started and having the confidence to persevere for two years independently Now I'm a consultant in a big four firm and the things I learned from this book still ring true Men in Kilts peers and others Using illustrative examples case studies and exercises the author one of the most important and well known in his field offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much awaited second edition Anyone who must communic. A number of years ago I found myself without a job for the first time in my adult life At 40 this was scary until I woke up one morning created a subchapter S corporation and became a consultant This book along with others by Peter Block was a significant help in getting started and having the confidence to The Killing Of Katie Steelstock persevere for two years independently Now I'm a consultant in a big four firm and the things I learned from this book still ring true

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Ate in a professional context and who doesn't will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come Who would have thought the 'consultant's bible' could be improved upon Count on Peter Block the consulting profession's very own revolutionary to push us to confront and struggle with the paradoxes inherent in our work Candace Thompson organization development consultant First Chicago NBD A Bank One Company Block has distilled years of experience into a wise down to e. I wish I could give this book five stars is has that much good content But it's so formal in style that it reads like a textbook It's a really really good textbook though If you're someone who helps other people solve problems whether a traditional consultant or a coach a teacher or even a leader then this book has rich insights for you Be patient and read slowly Each paragraph has as much content as some chapters do in other books It will be worth it Stage Mum professional context and who doesn't will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come Who would have thought the 'consultant's bible' could be improved upon Count on Peter Block the consulting A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, profession's very own revolutionary to Sweet Mandarin push us to confront and struggle with the Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and their Journey from East to West paradoxes inherent in our work Candace Thompson organization development consultant First Chicago NBD A Bank One Company Block has distilled years of experience into a wise down to e. I wish I could give this book five stars is has that much good content But it's so formal in style that it reads like a textbook It's a really really good textbook though If you're someone who helps other The Lost Heart of Asia people solve The Secret Life And Brutal Death Of Mamie Thurman problems whether a traditional consultant or a coach a teacher or even a leader then this book has rich insights for you Be The Tavern on Maple Street patient and read slowly Each The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich paragraph has as much content as some chapters do in other books It will be worth it


10 thoughts on “Flawless Consulting A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used

  1. says:

    A number of years ago I found myself without a job for the first time in my adult life At 40 this was scary until I woke up one morning created a subchapter S corporation and became a consultant This book along with others by Peter Block was a significant help in getting started and having the confidence to persevere for two years independently Now I'm a consultant in a big four firm and the things I learned from this book still ring true


  2. says:

    Since Goodreads lost my old review while trying to upload it I'll give you this I think Block focuses a lot on being blameless as a consultant than on being effective I agree in principle with lots of what he says but the overarching idea was the downfall of this book in my eyes I can't stand the kind of advice that admonishes well paid experts to constantly deny their responsibility for the outcomes of projects and to distribute the blame for their projects by coercing everyone in the organization to participate in discovery and design thereby implying that the attendees agreed implicitly to the design of the project by not being vocal enough to shoot the project downIt's not a bad book but Block does not seem to be the style of writer that speaks my language There a lot of positive reviews maybe it's just me


  3. says:

    From the dust jacket Flawless Consulting affirms the notion that authentic behavior and personal relationships are the key to technical and business success That's really the book in a nutshell Not that that isn't a valuable insight But you can save yourself a bunch of time by not reading the book because the book mainly restates that premise over and over again using every combination of words the author could think of to say basically same thing The author makes the case that people are emotional creatures and as a consultant the best way to approach clients is to build relationships in order to build trust And the author makes the complementary case that the wrong way to approach clients is to diagnose their problems rationally and explain to them what they need to change in order to be successful This is an important insight and probably true today than at any time since the beginning of the Enlightenment If you successfully engage with the client at an emotional level the client is less likely to view you with resistanceBut then the author undermines his premise with chapters on healthcare reform and education reform Not that these systems don't need reform but the author posits that Flawless Consulting is the answer to what ails these systems and recounts a doctor and a high school teacher who claim to have used this book to reform their respective institutions Color me skeptical For one thing the surgeon was apparently fired because the healthcare system just wasn't ready for the greatness of Flawless Consulting The teacher changed the paradigm to put the students in charge of their learning This is based on the reality that successful learning is random discovery The teacher told the students If you are tired take a nap Tests are bad because students become performers rather than learners In this model the teacher doesn't teach but is rather a consultant and the student is a self directed adventurer encouraged to fail often since if the goal is learning failure is a big way it happens One hopes that none of these students are surgeons or engineers todayThese two chapters then cast the rest of the book in a different light In an Enlightened world the consultant would engage with clients in a rational analytical way diagnose their problems and present solutions based on evidence and logic The author makes the case that people are by and large too emotional for that Better to focus on building relationships and be authentic and that's really all the consultant has to do The client will then magically become successful The world will provide the events that will force movement Life provides the disturbance We do not have to induce change drive it or guide it All we have to do is join it The consultant doesn't need to teach or advise or be any kind of motive force It will be enough if we simply show upThis manner of consultancy may work in say social services but organizations that build bridges or airplanes might want to think hard before taking this leap of faith It may be better to sum up the book this way There are people in this world who are analytical thinkers and can be approached in an analytical rational way Then there are people in this world who are emotional thinkers and who need to be approached in an emotional authentic relationship based way And there are many people in between who can be rational but really only after engaging with them to build relationships first and then approach them with rational thought and analysis only after trust has been established Therefore it's safer to start by approaching everyone in a relationship based way first Okay fair enough In a way it's an indictment of our educational system that people are apparently not taught to be approached in a rational way as can be seen today on college campuses but rather have to be coddled emotionally until a friendly relationship is established before a rational thought might be floated toward them Which would indicate that real education reform might actually be the opposite of what the author is promoting in this book


  4. says:

    This is an amazingly comprehensive manual to consulting It covers techniues in detail while also discussing mindset and sharing recommendationsThe author's focus is on the process of consulting The title is derived from this process view If you followed the process then you consulted flawlessly regardless of the outcome Therein lies a seed of humility As consultants we learn advise recommend and encourage action we do not have the power to guarantee outcomesFor all the wisdom in the book reading it is a bit of a hard slog I wish the content was available on a platform like Udemy Lynda or Coursera instead preferably with exercises included


  5. says:

    I wish I could give this book five stars is has that much good content But it's so formal in style that it reads like a textbook It's a really really good textbook though If you're someone who helps other people solve problems whether a traditional consultant or a coach a teacher or even a leader then this book has rich insights for you Be patient and read slowly Each paragraph has as much content as some chapters do in other books It will be worth it


  6. says:

    It is a textbook However great book to read for understanding the people within organizations Recognizing the barriers to success include allowing the tension to build within a conversation to the point of uncomfortable Then guiding people through the tension with recognition of each silos perspective towards a new balancing point in the dichotomy of leadership and power within an organization is productiveOr the alternative is watching a few of sharks fight it out while tearing the place the people and the clients to shreds with immature playground bullying tactics while a bunch of people duck for cover


  7. says:

    Great book for looking at authentic side of consulting It contains philosophy with grounding why suggested way of consulting should work based on author experience Also it contains process in which to conduct consulting that would be both professional and authentic As my lecturer in a university commented a consulting in a humane way Currently I use this book as a guide to establish my own consulting practice and it sure helps for important things not to slip through my fingers in times of rush or stress


  8. says:

    Read it for work Decent relevant to the work we are doing but not life changing


  9. says:

    I picked up a public policy capstone class to teach this semester and this book was suggested for the students who are doing consulting projects for government entities cities counties state agencies etc It's fine book has good basic material and a website for checklists My primary concern is it is way too expensive over 60 for a hardcover for pretty basic information There isn't anything here you couldn't find elsewhere online


  10. says:

    I have to admit that I really liked Peter Block's Flawless Consulting This book was originally written in 1978 and then revised in 1998 I expected the book to be dated and irrelevant but it wasn't The concepts that Block wrote about many years ago are still very much applicable today Having been a consultant for 6 years I especially liked this book because it focuses on the style of consulting I like or rather liked to do improving the capability of the client to find and implement hisher own solutions I was especially impressed by the emphasis Block places on how to establish a relationship with the client as well as defining the assignment Consultants love to define assignments but often don't give much thought to the relationship The book is also well balanced between the needs of those who are internal consultants as well as external consultantsexperts A great strength of the book is that there are extensive examples of the same issue so that you can get a good perspective even if you don't yet have much experience as a consultant So it is a terrific book for those who are new to consulting For those of us who have had consulting experience there is still a lot to learn The uestions and checklists Block provides throughout the book are practically a book by themselves They are very well designed and address the most important issues What I especially found useful were the extensive list of ways to diagnose what may be going wrong when the client asks uestions or is inactive I found even useful the many ingenious responses to those situations that had never occurred to me I have stumbled into a few successes in my consulting career and can look back and see it is because I applied the concepts of this book whether by design or accident Conversely I can also see some other situations where the application of these concepts would have been very usefulBlock strikes a perfect balance between theory and execution In fact there is a lot of both He backs up his theories with flowcharts checklists and even cartoons This book is the real deal Block clearly knows what he is talking about when it comes to organizations and the consulting process There is no doubt you will be a much improved consultant or manager if you learn and apply the methods in the book Truly a classic and a must have for anyone who consults or who hires consultants


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