No More Consultants: We Know More Than We Think

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2010 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
This book provides you with the tools to tap into the capabilities that already exist in your organization, but are as yet inaccessible. The book shows you how to make maximum use and accessibility of existing knowledge by implementing a successful tool, The River Diagram. This tool will help reveal your organization's strengths and weaknesses, which will aid you in resolving an internal problem. Illustrated using an exciting range of case studies including BP, Oracle, UNAIDS, and others, this book will guide you towards saving both time and money.

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Chapter 1Introduction Why No More Consultants?
Discovering the River
Beating Consultants at Their Own Game
Chapter 3Building theFramework
Applying the Approach
Chapter 6Creating the River
Learning from Experience
Improving and Sustaining
Appendix B Learning and Development Self Assessment Framework
Creating a River Diagram with Excel

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Geoff Parcell is a successful business coach. He has worked with organizations in the private and public sectors to identify and build their capabilities, stressing team working and learning. He was a founder member of BP’s knowledge management team, and has also worked with the UN on sharing good practice in the response to HIV/AIDS.
With Chris Collison, he was previously author of the acclaimed Learning to Fly (Wiley 2004).
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Chris Collison is a leading business adviser, author and speaker. After 15 years working on knowledge and change management with BP and Centrica, Chris now helps a range of organizations to improve and innovate – from software engineers in Bangalore, to venture capitalists in Rome, biotechnologists in North Carolina and NHS hospitals in the UK.
He is an associate and visiting lecturer at Henley Management College and Cranfield School of Management, and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
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