One of the best ways to give support to a client is to let them know what is working for you. This is what Peter calls, “Gift Mindedness”, or acknowledging the ways in which you interact with the client. In this video, Peter Block discusses the usefulness of Gift Mindedness in understanding how to work with clients. He urges you to ask the question, “What am I doing that is working for you?” and apply that feedback to your consulting in the future. Understanding the “gifts” of successful interactions with clients can help in any phase of the consulting process and create a better experience for both you and the client.
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