Описание: Containing customizable templates and checklists, this workbook covers such key topics as awareness about personal style, how participants are selected and invited, where a session is held, how presentations are aligned with session objectives, how to use worksheets, what food to serve, types of reports, and approaches to soliciting feedback.
Описание: Provide organized, efficient, relevant consulting with lasting value Maximizing the Value of Consulting is an indispensable, practical guide for managing, measuring, and delivering the results that make internal and external consulting a lasting value to clients and the company.
Описание: In this new and revised edition of the landmark book "High--Impact Consulting", Robert H. Schaffer reveals how senior managers unwittingly collude with their consultants to perpetuate the great waste inherent in "the five fatal flaws of conventional consulting." Drawing on his own work with companies - Motorola, Rio Tinto, IBM, General Reinsurance Corporation, The World Bank, and other successful organizations - Schaffer offers a field-tested approach to working with consultants that has proven to get results. He identifies the key elements of an effective project design particularly that project objectives are defined in terms of client results rather than just consultant deliverables. The procesnables clients to be certain that the work is carried out in ways that ensure success.
Описание: Breakthrough Business Negotiation is a definitive guide to negotiating in any business situation. This smart and practical book by Michael Watkins, a leading expert in negotiation at Harvard Business School, presents principles that apply to any negotiation situation and tools to achieve breakthrough results. Step by step, Breakthrough Business Negotiation demonstrates how to diagnose a situation, build coalitions, manage internal decision making, persuade others, organize a deal cycle, and create strategic alliances. Watkins also explains how to prevent disputes from poisoning deals.
Описание: The root of failure, the author argues, is usually ineffective decision-making processes, and ultimately, bad decisions. In this work he presents what he believes are the underpinnings of successful thinking processes and their applications, drawing on practical, real-world experiences.
Описание: Facilitating with Ease! is an updated version of the best-selling resource that offers easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools that team leaders, consultants, supervisors, and managers have used to learn the basics of facilitation. Complete with worksheets on CD-ROM that can be customized to fit your personal needs, it's a complete facilitation workshop in a take-home format. Facilitating with Ease! shows you how to run productive meetings with skill and authority and includes the information needed to train others in your organization to become confident facilitators as well. The book is filled with dozens of exercis, surveys, and checklists that can be used to transform anyone into an effective facilitator.
Описание: Facilitating with Ease! offers a revised edition of the best-selling resource that includes easy-to-follow instructions, techniques, and hands-on tools that team leaders, consultants, supervisors, and managers have used to learn the basics of facilitation. New to this edition is information on why and when leaders should facilitate and how to manage neutrality; new material on diversity, globalization, new technologies, employee engagement; a wealth of new tools, techniques, and tips on when leaders should facilitate and when others should do it, a tool for sharing facilitation with other; and a website that includes meeting design template, surveys, and questionnaires.
Описание: Explains how to ensure that every project delivers measurable benefits every time. This book helps you find experts, invest wisely, accelerate change, and achieve your most important goals by tapping into the genius of others. It includes sophisticated new contract structures that maximize your ROI; and essential methods for reducing project risk.
Описание: This title offers a simple process for setting up a consulting firm. It provides an action plan for success for consultants in their first year of business, taking the reader step-by-step through a fill-in-the-blank process for setting up their own firm.
Описание: Since the mid-1980s, the world of governance has witnessed a transition from the Weberian model of bureaucracy to the "new managerialism". This text examines the differences in the extent to which France, Canada and Britain have embraced these ideas in the process of bureaucratic reform.
Описание: When it was published in 1994, Roger Schwarz's The Skilled Facilitator earned widespread critical acclaim and became a landmark in the field. The book is a classic work for consultants, facilitators, managers, leaders, trainers, and coaches--anyone whose role is to guide groups toward realizing their creative and problem-solving potential. This thoroughly revised edition provides the essential materials for facilitators and includes simple but effective ground rules for group interaction. Filled wi illustrative examples, the book contains proven techniques for starting meetings on the right foot and ending them positively and decisively. This important resource also offers practical methods for handling emotions when they arise in a group and offers a diagnostic approach for identifying and solving problems that can undermine the group process.
Описание: Following the "Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK), this volume provides thorough coverage of cutting-edge tools and techniques used in the successful implementation of project management, including expertidelines for initiating; planning; and executing, controlling, and closing projects.
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