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Consulting with Ex-Employees

A question was recently asked: “One of my past clients has retired from his organization and is still consulting for them. I want to get back in this organization. Previously, the ex-employee brought me into the organization and I worked with the CEO who is no longer there. We are going to talk this week. Have you had any experience partnering with an ex-employee to …

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The Strategist Workshop

I just returned from Rhode Island, where I attended “The Strategist” workshop, which was conducted by Alan Weiss, Ph.D. It was simply outstanding. Here are some of my takeaways: Strategy is the what, tactics is the how Planning kills strategy. Strategy is top down, planning is bottom up. Strategy starts with the end desire. Paint a picture of the future. Being good at what you …

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Improve Your Communication with Concise Specificity

I believe the following are the top five ways to become a better and clearer communicator: Deliver direct and clear points and eliminate vagueness. Support with examples. Frame the issues with clear definition of what each one is and what it is not. Communicate on a level the other can understand. Test your assumptions as feedback is given and received.

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Five Inducted As Charter Members To Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame

May 1, 2007 For Immediate Release Five Inducted As Charter Members To Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame Five outstanding consultants from diverse disciplines have been inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame. Criteria for membership in this elite group are: • Serving as an exemplar to others in the profession. • Manifesting the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability. • Achieving …

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Chad Barr Graduated From Million Dollar Consulting College™ Graduate School

Press Release for MDCC Grad School Chad Barr is one of only 14 consultants in the world to have completed the inaugural Million Dollar Consulting™ Graduate School held in Naples, Florida in April 2007. Elite consultants representing the U.S., Canada, and Australia attended the program, all of them prior graduates of the Million Dollar Consulting™ College. “These people represent the finest talent in the profession,” …

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Consultant Traits

I came across a great article written by Lois Kelly, a radiant and successful colleague of mine, where she powerfully articulated the following 13 most important traits for a consultant: 1. Expertise that provides real business value 2. Ability to cut to the core of an issue or situation and diagnose causes of the problem 3. Creative thinking to develop pragmatic ways to solve the …

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