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So You Want to be a Consultant

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But Do You Have What it Takes? No, I don’t mean that in an arrogant, pompous kind of way.  Let me illustrate what I mean. Every week I get emails and LinkedIn messages from people that I know or whom somebody has referred to me—and the message goes something like this… “I have decided to get out of corporate life and thought maybe I could drop in for a...

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To be a Consultant you need to like Helping People

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OK, this might sound a bit obvious.  But consulting in my mind at least, is 95% a ‘people’ business.  But some consultants just don’t get it.     Over the years I’ve seen so many consultants, in large firms and small, who are really just technicians.  Technical specialists who build and analyse things for the client.  But...

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Business Consulting – What does it take?

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I’ve been Consulting since 1994, so that’s almost 20 years. And over those years, I’ve seen a lot of people who thought that business consulting and starting their own consulting business was a very attractive career option for them. But very few of those people actually understand what it takes to be: A. a really good business consultant and B. What...

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