Getting the Most Out of Your Consultant
A Guide to Selection Through Implementation
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Consultants are a dominant force in the business world. At their best, they can pinpoint a company's shortcomings and suggest improvements-but many executives and managers do not know how to work with consultants in the most efficient and profitable ways.
Let a corporate executive-turned-advisor explain about Getting the Most Out of Your Consultant, with solid advice on how to select, hire, and build a constructive relationship with a consultant.
Table of Contents
Consultants, Specialists, Experts, Advisers, and Gurus: Who and What Are They?
What Services do Consultants Provide?
What Benefits do Consultants Bring Their Clients?
Activities, Questions, and Decisions for the Client
Finding and Selecting the Consultant For One's Needs
Working With the Consultant
Implementing the Advice
Evaluating the Consulting Services Received
To Continue to Hire Consultant? Or to Expand In-House Resources?
Reducing the Need for Consultants
The Future for Consultants and Consulting