Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, 4th Edition

  • 10h 38m 21s
  • Peter Block
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

Renowned consultant and author Peter Block delivers the latest and fourth edition of his bestselling Flawless Consulting, an intuitive and insightful step-by-step guide to the five phases of effective consulting. The book offers a deep exploration of the skills, tools, and behaviors required to successfully influence others. You'll see exactly what you need to say and do to help others achieve their goals, whether you are an internal or external consultant or anyone in a leadership position who wants to build effective partnerships in business, healthcare, education, or community work.

Along with newly updated examples, case studies, stories, and suggestions for putting the flawless consulting process into everyday practice, you'll find: a new section for consultants living in a highly virtual world that explains how to achieve authentic engagement with your clients in virtual and hybrid environments; invaluable information for leaders and internal consultants operating within their organizations; and techniques for successful contracting and discovery.

For over forty years Flawless Consulting has been the go-to guide to building trust and structuring meaningful partnerships with others for greater influence and impact. This latest edition ensures that the book will remain the gold standard in the industry for many years to come.

About the Author

PETER BLOCK is a bestselling author and veteran consultant who creates workplaces and communities that work for everyone. He is the founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops to build the skills outlined in his books.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: What Is Enduring What Is New Keeping It Simple
  • Chapter 1 - A Consultant by Any Other Name ...
  • Chapter 2 - Techniques Are Not Enough
  • Chapter 3 - Being Right—Really
  • Chapter 4 - Flawless Consulting
  • Chapter 5 - Contracting Overview
  • Chapter 6 - The Contracting Meeting
  • Chapter 7 - Some Nuances of Contracting
  • Chapter 8 - Some Agonies of Contracting
  • Chapter 9 - The Internal Consultant's Dilemma
  • Chapter 10 - Understanding Resistance
  • Chapter 11 - Dealing with Resistance
  • Chapter 12 - Technology: A Marriage of Myth, Convenience, and the Virtual Hour
  • Chapter 13 - From Diagnosis to Discovery
  • Chapter 14 - Whole-System Discovery
  • Chapter 15 - Discovering Gifts, Capacities, and Acting on What We Know
  • Chapter 16 - Focusing on the Picture
  • Chapter 17 - Preparing for Feedback
  • Chapter 18 - Managing the Meeting for Action
  • Chapter 19 - Implementation
  • Chapter 20 - The Structures of Engagement
  • Chapter 21 - Transformation Will Not Be Televised, Livestreamed, or Managed
  • Online Appendix: Handy Checklists You Can Use