Mike Lander, CEO, Consulting Strategies Ltd
“Richard knows what clients value and provides clear, practical and experienced guidance on how to become and more importantly, be recognised and selected as the best.”
Mike Lander, CEO, Consulting Strategies Ltd
WHAT DOES IT REALLYTAKE TO BE A SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT?
The secret of being a successful management consultant is to focus on the genuine needs of the client. As a consultant, you must develop the skills that enable you to understand these needs, deliver real value to your clients and help them get the results they want.
The Management Consultantis your ultimate guide to success as an expert professional consultant. It reveals the skills and attributes that make great consultants and shows you how to develop these to provide genuine client centric consulting.
Whether you’re already working as a consultant, starting out on your own, or just considering the profession - this book is essential reading. It will also help those who train, employ or work with consultants regularly.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, DO AND DELIVER TO BE A GREAT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Learn the answers to the critical questions you need ask to be a top management consultant such as:How should you identify and define the services you will offer?Why do clients buy consultancy and what are they looking for?How can you bring maximum value to the client’s organisation?How do you engage clients and win work?How can you deliver results that will be sustainable for your client?How do you establish long-term relationships that bring you repeat business with clients?When should you say ‘no’ to a consulting engagement?How do you navigate your way through potential ethical dilemmas that face consultants?
DISCOVER THE CLIENT-CENTRIC APPROACH TO SUCCESSFUL CONSULTING
Successful project management is ultimately about effective communication, and more broadly, effective people management. Most books, however, deal largely with process - the mechanical, methodological side, and play down the human side.
The Project Manageris a fresh approach to project management: it moves beyond the formal methodologies and techniques to shed light on the core skills that will make you a great project manager. It puts the project manager centre stage and provides you with an invaluable set of experience-based lessons, tips, and advice to help you consistently deliver the results you want.
Whether you are a project manager yourself, or someone who works with or recruits project managers, this book will be essential reading.
DISCOVER WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO TO BE A GREAT PROJECT MANAGER
Almost every manager and businessperson finds at some time that he or she has to complete a task that has sufficient complexity and importance that an ad-hoc approach to getting it done is just not enough. Managers in this common situation need the structure and rigour of a project management approach, yet very few managers are formally trained in project management or have the inclination, time or finances to become trained. They need an approach they can feel confidant is sufficiently robust to ensure their success, but also simple enough to be immediately applicable. Project Management Step by Step provides the solution to this problem; a practical and immediate way to become a competent project manager.
This is a comprehensive and authoritative guide written and structured in a practical and rapidly applicable style.
You can think big or you can think small, it all starts in the mind. What have you got to lose? If you aim for the stars you might just get there. Sometimes it pays off to think BIG and Richard Newton is here to get us thinking on a bigger scale than we ever imagined.
With the right thinking tools and the right approach you can release your inspiration and creativity, reset your ambition and direct your attention to the things that truly matter to you. And that can change your life.
Short and punchy with quick tips and inspiring graphics, The Little Book of Thinking Big will have your imagination, creativity and determination firing on all cylinders. You'll come away with a set of BIG goals to fuel and drive your BIG life.
Here’s where it starts. This is a reset button. Push it.
Defining your project Understanding your role as a project manager Dealing with external problems Learning from Lean and Six Sigma Delivering projects in times of change It also includes a handy glossay of project management jargon
Focusing on the manager’s key role - managing teams to get things done, this book looks at the essential parts of management from unusual perspectives and different angles.
Structured with the busy manager in mind, you can dip into any section of the book and read it as an individual piece of advice or read it end-to-end to gain an overall picture of management.
A huge amount of approaches exist, in thousands of books, to help managers complete tasks. Occasionally, a manager has the time to go off and read a text on a topic like how to manage a project, but often they have an immediate requirement to do something now. There isn’t time to plough through a project management book. Usually, all that is needed is a simple list of steps, a checklist that the manager can read to kick start them into action.
The core contents of this book will follow a standard project management process – starting in initial concept identification, and going through to complete implementation. At each stage there are tasks and problems that face project managers, and for each identified task or problem there will be a checklist.
Unlike normal project management texts, which are written to be read end-to-end, this book is designed to act as an everyday reference source that will be picked up and used every time the question “how do I …..” comes into the readers mind. The book will sit on a manager’s desk at work and be referenced regularly. It will become as much an important supporting tool as a book to read.
The problems with change management is at all levels of management and many people have roles which require them to not only perform the traditional day-to-day tasks associated with being a manager, but also need to deliver ongoing change in their teams, departments or divisions. They want straightforward and practical advise that is easy to understand and can be applied immediately, which this book delivers. It shows how change management can be constructively approached by a practical frame work.
When you think of project management, you probably think of business projects and boring meetings. But every project, personal and professional, needs to be properly managed if you expect to turn what you can dream up into a reality you can live. We all have dreams we're passionate about—getting ahead at work, starting a business, or even learning to play an instrument—but it's difficult to live your dreams without a framework for getting from vision to achievement. Dream It, Do It, Live It offers practical, understandable, and doable guidance on achieving any goal in nine easy steps. With case studies of real people who achieved their own dreams, this easy-to-read illustrated guide will help you focus on the dream you want to make real and the constructive and meaningful steps you can take to today to make that dream happen.A short, easy-to-read guide full of practical advice and simple steps for getting started on the path to your ultimate goals Includes an easy-to-follow nine-step system that helps you reach any goal, professional or personal Ideal for professionals who want to get ahead, entrepreneurs who want to start their own business, hobbyists, and anyone who wants to turn the intangible into the tangible
No matter where you want to go in life, there's always a way to get there. Dream It, Do It, Live It gives you the practical, real-world advice you need to set out on the road to your ultimate success.