Category Archives: Consulting Excellence

Ensuring substance not just the form of communication

A while ago I  spent 40 minutes of valuable time having a presentation broadcast to me that I had: already reviewed provided important commentary on the content in the hopes of revising it and had that commentary subsequently ignored without … Continue reading

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Choosing your role – Just Another Eagle

A wise and perhaps a tad acerbic colleague of mine once commented on my then pending decision to change consulting companies with the following advice. “If you stay you will always be an eagle among turkeys, but if you go … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Arrogance?

When you are accused of being arrogant there are three possibilities: you are actually arrogant your behavior is being perceived as arrogant the person making the assessment is, as usual, wrong about you or the definition of the word arrogant … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Expensive Consultant

Purportedly, the world’s most expensive consultant bills out at $120,000 (USD) per day. That’s $15,000 per hour or $250 per minute… and he is fully booked. He studied clarinet at the Julliard School of Music, dropped out of Columbia University … Continue reading

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How to Make More Money in Consulting

The “Jack of All Trades, Master of None” Consultant. This is the consultant that can write some C# code, do a bit of SQL, understand basic database design, code up a web page, knows how to build a basic web … Continue reading

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Choice–Where is your IT career going?

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan In his memoir “Idea Man” he quotes his colleagues … Continue reading

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Leadership … Taking the lead when you need to

My daughter (working in an office job now) posed the following question on Facebook last night. “How did it come to be that stereotypical group dynamics acknowledge the loudest, most social and conversationally dominating person in the room as a … Continue reading

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