Less is more. Flour. Water. Salt. Those are the only ingredients you need to make tasty Sourdough bread. Supermarket bread has five times the … [Read more...] about Subtraction and consulting skills
A collection of writing by Clive Griffiths.
Three things where we, as consultants, can aim for continuous capability improvement. 1. Asking great questions. Imagine you have a contact … [Read more...] about Three consulting skills …
As consultants our work has lots of variables and stakeholder perspectives. We have to sort through, and make sense of facts and opinions. Then … [Read more...] about Straight-talkers build client confidence.
... I ran workshops for leaders in large corporate organisations. They wanted change. Sometimes their situation was remedial, where something … [Read more...] about A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …
80% of people know about the Pareto Principle. Only 20% apply it. And only 20% of that 20% apply it with any rigour. 4% of the total. That's a big … [Read more...] about Pareto Principle is the ultimate performance hack.
Here's something you might find useful in your consultant, business developer, or leadership role. It's wisdom that comes from 20 years facilitating … [Read more...] about A big mistake leaders make with their team
Important question, because there's a difference. Practice building people are always busy, with delivery work. They never seem to have the time … [Read more...] about Are you building a consulting business, or a practice?
The first sign you're a trusted consultant is when a client calls you to talk about their issues. How do you get into that position? Not by making … [Read more...] about The first sign you’re a trusted consultant
"Can I get some Valium?" "Sure no problem." Imagine a teenager goes to their Doctor and asks for Valium, they say they need the pills for … [Read more...] about Can I get some Valium?
Many consultancy owners price work using a time-and-effort model. It’s simple, but is it fair? What if fees were based on the client's desired result … [Read more...] about Do you short change yourself?