A New Brand of Expertise: How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Interim Managers are Transforming the World of Work

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001 - Business & Economics - 179 pages
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A New Brand of Expertise uniquely clarifies the dynamics of the red-hot "free agent" workplace and teaches the new skills and employment strategies independent professionals must master to succeed. In today's quick and turbulent markets, companies often need specialized professional talent on an interim basis to solve specific business problems, a major trend creating huge opportunities and an alternative career track for many professionals.

A New Brand of Expertise clarifies for independent professionals why companies need interim talent and how to develop a skill set that matches market needs. Readers will learn effective methods for uniquely marketing and branding themselves in order to develop a sustainable and successful free agent career.

Explains the booming market for "free agent" professional talent
Details effective workplace strategies for both experienced and new independent professionals, such as consultants and laid-off managers

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Born in Portsmouth England, and educated at the Grammar School. Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford. Pilot R.A.F. Trained in major London Advertising Agency, then into Consumer Products Marketing with Nabisco, Cerebos and Rank Hovis McDougall (General Manager, Sales and Marketing). Joined the Crown Wallcoverings Division of Reed International as Marketing Director, later Managing Director, Crown International and then Head of Planning, Reed Decorative Products, North America. Returned to UK as MD of DIY manufacturers Harrison Beacon. Created, then bought out "Mr Plumber", the initiator of DIY Plumbing. After this was sold, joined Career-Counsellors InterExec as Regional Director. Since 1992, Director of Client Services for Praxis the leading Interim Management Agency - now active as a Consultant and writer.

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