Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Advanced Consulting: Earning Trust at the Highest Level

Friday, May 1, 2020

Book Review - Advanced Consulting: Earning Trust at the Highest Level

Advanced Consulting: Earning Trust at the Highest Level

About the Book
This is the first book to address the specific needs and challenges faced by high-level consultants, who work on very complex projects and must win the confidence of the most senior leaders in organizations.

Advanced consulting requires both expertise and personal qualifications that are distinct from those needed in everyday consulting. Advanced consultants work with high-level executive teams on complex issues such as strategy, organizational design, merger integration, digital disruption, culture change, and system-wide transformation. While neophyte consultants are often given a playbook to follow, advanced consultants need to invent methods that take full advantage of the opportunities that their work with clients presents.

There is an art to advanced consulting as well as a science; who you are is as important as what you do. Bill Pasmore draws on his four decades of experience as a consultant and teacher of consultants to show readers how to see possibilities that are not evident, conduct analyses that support the value of more comprehensive work, build relationships that engender deeper trust, adapt to changing circumstances, and empower members of their team to take independent actions while maintaining overall control of an engagement. Illustrated with vivid real-world examples and including a self-assessment to measure your progress, this book equips you to advance to more senior positions in your firm or to build a successful independent practice.

My Take on the Book
I have tried my hand at consulting in the past and it takes a special finesse to do it right. This book would have been an amazing asset to have when I first started to consult with others. This book really gives you an inside look into what it takes to consult at the next level. I loved that the book really allows you to experience the author's own journey to advanced consulting. You learn so many practical tips about how to work with others and how to win the trust of the people you are working for and with. This is a must read for for anyone that is currently consulting or looking to do so in the future! You will learn a ton!

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