Flawless Consulting 3rd Edition
Peter Block’s “Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used” is considered the “consultant’s bible” and a landmark bestseller that explains how to deal effectively with clients, peers and others. This third edition addresses new business challenges since the second edition was written and also explores what’s on the minds of “next generation” consultants.
It also includes more guidance on how to ask better questions and how to help clients understand the importance of what is invisible but near at hand from the recently emerging field of Positive Deviance. Extensive examples are cited from healthcare and education as well as a discussion of the agonies of contracting and, finally, the impact of technology and the virtual world on consulting relationships.
High Praise for Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting 3rd Edition
Roger Harrison, independent consultant and author of Consultant’s Journey: A Dance of Work and Spirit
“Peter Block has written a masterful third edition of his masterpiece, Flawless Consulting. A powerful message that emerged gradually in editions one and two comes clearly to the surface in this latest edition. Important additions to edition three are the strength-based strategies that many are beginning to use…in solving seemingly intractable problems in health care and other industries. They are featured in a new Chapter Twelve and form a common thread that runs through this entire path-breaking book.”
Samuel R. Strickland, chief financial and administrative officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
“…surpasses the high standards of relevance, clarity and wisdom characteristic of previous versions…Whether one’s consulting experience spans five years or fifty, there is a great deal in this new edition to prompt us to reflect upon our own practice and to discuss with colleagues.”
Jim Kouzes, award-winning coauthor of the best-selling The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership; Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
“Flawless Consulting is not just a practical, useful and inviting book for practitioners. It’s all those things, but it’s also a book about some of the most vexing issues we face when consulting to organizations–issues of resistance, truth, doubt, vulnerability and accountability. If you find yourself giving advice to people making choices, then this book is a must-have for you. Buy it today, use it tomorrow.”