Getting the Most Out of Your Consultant: A Guide to Selection Through Implementation

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CRC Press, Jul 13, 1998 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Consultants are a dominant force in the business world. At their best, they can pinpoint a company's shortcomings and suggest improvements-but many executives and managers do not know how to work with consultants in the most efficient and profitable ways.

Let a corporate executive-turned-advisor explain about Getting the Most Out of Your Consultant, with solid advice on how to select, hire, and build a constructive relationship with a consultant.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
8
Chapter
11
Outsourcing
19
Tasks From the Consultants Point of View
37
The Disadvantages
46
Chapter 4
54
Gathering and Reading the Signs
61
Establishing a Working Relationship
110
The Presentation
118
Implementation
125
Summary
137
Evaluating the Consulting Services Received
139
Summary
150
Considerations Respecting the Nature of the Tasks
156
Summary
162

Next Steps
70
Summary
82
Preparing the ShortList
94
Chapter 6
101
Preparedness
175
The Future for Consultants and Consulting
181
References
197
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