Flawless Consulting

Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter Block
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Genres: Business & Economics
Publisher: Penton Overseas
Published In: October 2000
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

The second edition of the "consultant's bible" is here!

For over fifteen years, consultants--both internal and external--have relied on Peter Block's landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. Using illustrative examples, case studies, and exercises, the author, one of the most important and well known in his field, offers his legendary warmth and insight throughout this much-awaited second edition. Anyone who must communicate in a professional context--and who doesn't?--will use the lessons taught in this book for years to come!

"Who would have thought the 'consultant's bible' could be improved upon? Count on Peter Block--the consulting profession's very own revolutionary--to push us to confront and struggle with the paradoxes inherent in our work."
--Candace Thompson, organization development consultant, First Chicago NBD--A Bank One Company

"Block has distilled years of experience into a wise, down-to-earth, and eminently practical guide to excellence in consulting. If you are new to the practice, Flawless Consulting will chop years off your learning cycle. And even if you're an old pro, Block's insights will elevate you to new levels of effectiveness. Flawless Consulting is not simply about becoming a better consultant; it is about using consulting as a path toward becoming a better person."
--Barry Oshry, president, Power & Systems, Inc.; author of Seeing Systems and Leading Systems

Reviews (9)

Flawless Consulting

Written by Michael Munoz on March 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Nice calm voice of reader. Wise and mature explanations of how to consult through difficult situations.

Consulting Mindset

Written by Roland Jefferson on March 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book had some good ideas on certain topics, as far as though process on serving your clients and the proper mentality of a consultant vs. an employee. For the new consultant this audiobook is great. It also comes from a management consulting experience. for It consulting, many of the facts and recommendations were not an exact fit. Overall good to hear atleast once in your consulting life. Roland

Practical and Useful

Written by Amanda Rice on October 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Although this book wasn't written in the last few years, the information in it is not archaic or out of date. I found the discussion of the steps in the consulting process and how to recognize and deal with resistance to change extremely useful. Recognizing and dealing with resistance to change is key to consulting success and Block offers practical, useful examples I was able to easily recognize and transfer to my own situations.

Consulting the Consultant

Written by Alina Villasenor from Wheeling, IL on April 25th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I've been a consultant for about 3 years now. This book helped me with reviewing clients REAL issues.

Flawless Consulting

Written by Anonymous from Ashburn, VA on September 5th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I wish I had this to guide my thinking years ago! Well worth studying carefully.

Flawless Consulting

Written by Roy Godwin on January 6th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The presentation was rather boring. For me nothing new. It was difficult to stay attentive to listening.

Flawless Consulting

Written by Anonymous from Norfolk, MA on September 12th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you are in the world of consulting, business analysis, or any position wherein you provide a service to a customer, this book is essential. It is one book that I may purchase for my personal library. His concepts make complete sense and support my personal direction while providing consulting to my internal clients.

Flawless Consulting

Written by Anonymous on March 30th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I could not force myself to finish this cd. I didn't learn anything simply because it was so monotone, that my mind kept drifting.

Flawless Consulting

Written by James Callopy from Gresham, OR on February 12th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A must read for internal or external consultants. This book provides easy to follow guidelines on the delicate process of consultation.

Author Details

Author Details

Block, Peter

He is a Fellow in Media Management at the University of Hertfordshire Business School, Global CBT production manager for Management Consultancy Service for PricewaterhouseCoopers and former Multimedia consultant to Shell International.