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For many years, consultants, both internal and external, have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition. Anyone who must communicate in a professional context, and who doesn't, will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come!
Flawless Consulting (Save $18.98)
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I waited several weeks to get my copy of this book a little more than 9 years ago. Amazon was out, and Barnes and Noble was out. It was available with Audible but for 'self-help' type books, I prefer the physical copy, so I waited.
I needed it because the organization I worked in at that time was in the process of moving to a Shared Services HR model, and the HR Business Partners as a function needed to shift from a 'personnel management' (administrator) type function to more of a business consultant role to make the new model work. That is, helping the business executives understand the need for, and how to, connect their business strategy to a long-term people strategy.
The book was helpful as I worked through transitioning from the 'old school' HR role to one that required not only an understanding of business concepts but also the development of my personal brand and ways to market myself as an internal consultant to business executives. I found the transition exciting, requiring a creativity I hadn't needed before. I relied heavily on the concepts found in 'Flawless Consulting' along with other tools to help me get to success.
It's worth ten times the $7.00 if you're in an HR Business Partner role in a corporate organization transitioning to, or already using a Shared Services Model.
(Side Note: The book is a little longer across the top than all of the other books in our inventory. It's an odd size. I only mention it because it still bugs me that it doesn't line up as nicely as the rest. But then, I'm confident I have a 'tiny' bit of an OCD problem and, therefore, recognize for 99.9% of people it probably won't matter. :) So put me out of my 'misery' and buy this book.