Infinite Shades of Grey – A year later and a little greyer

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One year ago I started the ISOG blog on consulting excellence. I have posted over 70 articles specifically targeted at consulting excellence. It’s time for a summary. Some posts were extremely popular (normally to do with consulting rates or how much a large consulting firm partner could make), others prompted emails or comments of appreciation and some were just products of a less-than-perfect day I had. Anyway, thank you for your continued readership and if you are new to my Blog, the ones in bold are the posts I highly recommend you look at first.

 

Best Regards

Ian

Consulting Excellence Post Topic Area (Alphabetical)

Consultants With Benefits

Benefits Analysis

Implementation and Leading The Change

Change Management

What does it take to make a big change?

Change Management

Gaining Accountability and Ownership in the Client’s Team

Client Relationship

Keep your sense of humour…

Client Relationship

Please hit any key to continue and any other key to quit.

Client Relationship

What’s going on in the new client’s head?

Client Relationship

Who is your client ? Get a fingerprint.

Client Relationship

Bear with me for a moment…as we look at advice

Communication Skills

Giving Bad News and Feedback to your client

Communication Skills

A double cheese burger, extra large fries, and a small diet Coke.

Consulting Process

Playing Favorites, Jumping to Conclusions and other Idioms

Consulting Process

The Bonaparte-Drake Methodology Adapter

Consulting Process

When you don’t sell the engagement, someone else does…

Consulting Process

Life in the Gutters

Consulting Roles

The Realities of the Consulting Role

Consulting Roles

The three faces of consulting

Consulting Roles

Versatile Consulting

Consulting Roles

What’s your favorite position?

Consulting Roles

It’s not easy being Grey…

Consulting Skills

More of the pie…

Consulting Skills

Sheepish Story…

Consulting Skills

The new and improved – Mr. Bill Gates

Consulting Skills

Why are there Infinite Shades of Grey?

Consulting Skills

Even the Odds in your Consulting Contract– Tips for the Client

Contracting

The Art of Estimating a New Project

Contracting

What’s your right rate?

Contracting

Thanks for Noticing – Responding to Criticism

Criticism

Facilitating the “Angry Mob” meeting Part 2

Facilitation

Facilitating the “Angry Mob” meeting Part 3

Facilitation

Facilitating the “Angry Mob” Meeting

Facilitation

Ambidextrous Influence

Influence

Mastering the Art of Influence

Influence

When the Calgary Flames got Jokinen and Kiprusoff, did Finland’s Nokia get a fair trade in Stephen Elop?

Influence

5 “Consultants” and Behavior you won’t believe.

Integrity

Against All Odds

Integrity

Integrity in the Deal

Integrity

Merry Christmas, Merry X-mas or Happy Holidays for the Consultant

Integrity

The “Expert” that Obnubilates

Integrity

The “Sin” of Omission

Integrity

The Babelfish for the Interviewer

Integrity

When is it time to leave?

Integrity

Being a success at the Consulting Firm – Reality Check

Internal Skills

How to deal with the Consultant Performance Review or a.k.a. Mastering the Unbalanced Scorecard

Internal Skills

So you are an Associate Consultant and want to be a Partner?

Internal Skills

You’re only a leader as long as people follow

Leadership

The People You Meet – Consulting Lessons from Goldie Hawn

Meeting Skills

Negotiating the Curve (part 2)

Negotiation

Negotiating the curve

Negotiation

Nailing the Presentation–10 simple rules

Presentation Skills

Golgafrincham “B” Ark – What to do when you don’t have one handy

Problem People

The Chronically Perplexed Client

Problem Projects

Watching for the signs of project trouble…

Problem Projects

What the bookies knew and didn’t know that consultants should still learn from today …

Problem Projects

Problem Solving … The PHD course (part 2) Understanding the Problem Space

Problem Solving

Problem Solving … The PHD Course (part 3) Defining Success

Problem Solving

Problem Solving …. The PHD course (part 1) Permission

Problem Solving

When you’re right and the question isn’t…

Problem Solving

Project Management – An Interview with Niccolo Machiavelli

Project Management

A user will tell you anything you ask, but nothing more.

Questioning Skills

The Great Question(s)…

Questioning Skills

Have you ever met Bill Gates?

Strategic Thinking

Thinking outside the box …

Strategic Thinking

Dangers of Living in the Past

Track Record

What’s the difference between a Janitor and an Enterprise Architect?

Track Record

A Consultant Did It

Value

Being in Demand… How to make it happen

Value

Communicating Your Value and Narcissism–Where’s the line between them?

Value

Finding, Understanding and Communicating Your Value

Value

Going the extra mile for your client

Value

Join the Systems Consultant Resource Union

Value

Just because you are necessary, does that make you valuable?

Value

Keeping the Vision is Harder than Creating It.

Vision

Up in the Air with Clooney

Work Life Balance

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2 Responses to Infinite Shades of Grey – A year later and a little greyer

  1. It’s an excellent blog, Ian. I’m a frequent return reader.

  2. Pingback: Finding that last bit of extra energy to get the job done | Infinite Shades of Grey

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