Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781626567221
Language: en
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Consulting in Complex and Changing Times Organizations face challenges today that are too messy and complicated for consultants to simply play doctor: run a few tests, offer a neat diagnosis of the “problem,” and recommend a solution. Edgar Schein argues that consultants have to jettison the old idea of professional distance and work with their clients in a more personal way, emphasizing authentic openness, curiosity, and humility. Schein draws deeply on his own decades of experience, offering over two dozen case studies that illuminate each stage of this humble consulting process. Just as he did with Process Consultation nearly fifty years ago, Schein has once again revolutionized the field, enabling consultants to be more genuinely helpful and vastly more effective.

Humble Inquiry

Humble Inquiry
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2013-09-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9781609949839
Language: en
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Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” In this seminal work, Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational, and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it.

Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1626567204
Language: en
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This new book reveals what it takes for consultants of all types, as well as organizational leaders, to be really helpful in dealing with the complex, systemic, constantly changing organizational problems of today. They need to rapidly create a relationship of trust and openness that enables clients, subordinates, and team members to reveal what is really on their minds and to jointly develop a sense of what is the problem and what kind of adaptive response could best deal with it. Schein first introduced some of these concepts in his foundational 1969 book Process Consultation, which is still in use today. But now clients don't have the time or patience for the endless questioning that characterized much of process consultation. And clients still expect consultants to hand them answers. But Schein has come to realize that answers from outsiders are useless, because they're often working the wrong problem, don't understand the client organization's culture, or ignore the fact that constant change makes today's solutions obsolete tomorrow. To achieve a joint sense of what to do requires consultants and other helpers to develop a different kind of relationship with clients--a set of attitudes and behaviors that Schein calls humble consulting. Schein shows how helpers can display from the moment of first contact a level of caring and curiosity to move from relationships of professional distance to relationships of personalized trust and openness. And he gives many illustrations of the profound changes in mindset, behavior, and daily actions that flow from this new helpful consulting model.

Humble Leadership

Humble Leadership
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523095407
Language: en
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The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective. As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible. Without open and trusting communications throughout organizations, they will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and “climbing the corporate ladder”. Authors Edgar Schein and Peter Schein recognize this reality and call for a reimagined form of leadership that coincides with emerging trends of relationship building, complex group work, diverse workforces, and cultures in which everyone feels psychologically safe. Humble Leadership calls for “here and now” humility based on a deeper understanding of the constantly evolving complexities of interpersonal, group and intergroup relationships that require shifting our focus towards the process of group dynamics and collaboration. Humble Leadership at all levels and in all working groups will be the key to achieving the creativity, adaptiveness, and agility that organizations will need to survive and grow.

Humble Inquiry Second Edition

Humble Inquiry  Second Edition
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Release: 2021-02-23
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781523092642
Language: en
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This worldwide bestseller offers simple guidance for building the kind of open and trusting relatonships vital for tackling global systemic challenges and developing adaptive, innovative organizations—over 200,000 copies sold and translated into seventeen languages! We live, say Edgar and Peter Schein, in a culture of “tell.” All too often we tell others what we think they need to know or should do. But whether we are leading or following, what matters most is we get to the truth. We have to develop a commitment to sharing vital facts and identifying faulty assumptions—it can mean the difference between success and failure. This is why we need Humble Inquiry more than ever. The Scheins define Humble Inquiry as “the gentle art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building relationships based on curiosity and interest in the other person.” It was inspired by Edgar's twenty years of work in high-hazard industries and the health-care system, where honest communication can literally mean the difference between life and death. In this new edition the authors look at how Humble Inquiry differs from other kinds of inquiry, offer examples of it in action, and show how to overcome the barriers that keep us telling when we should be asking. This edition offers a deepening and broadening of this concept, seeing it as not just a way of posing questions but an entire attitude that includes better listening, better responding to what others are trying to tell us, and better revealing of ourselves. Packed with case examples and a full chapter of exercises and simulations, this is a major contribution to how we see human conversational dynamics and relationships, presented in a compact, personal, and eminently practical way.

Helping

Helping
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781605098807
Language: en
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A Strategy+Business Best Leadership Book of the Year: An “uncommonly wise” analysis of the psychological and social dynamics of helping relationships (Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader). Helping is a fundamental human activity, but it can also be a frustrating one. All too often, to our bewilderment, our sincere offers of help are resented, resisted, or refused—and we often react the same way when people try to help us. Why is it so difficult to provide or accept help? How can we make the whole process easier? Many words are used for helping: assisting, aiding, advising, caregiving, coaching, consulting, counseling, guiding, mentoring, supporting, teaching, and more. In this seminal book on the topic, corporate culture and organizational development guru Ed Schein analyzes the social and psychological dynamics common to all types of helping relationships, explains why help is often not helpful, and shows what any would-be helpers must do to ensure that their assistance is both welcomed and genuinely useful. He shows how to navigate the delicate acts of asking for or offering help; avoid pitfalls; mitigate power imbalances; and establish a solid foundation of trust—and how these techniques can be applied to teamwork and organizational leadership. From the bestselling author of Organizational Culture and Leadership, and illustrated with examples from many types of relationships—husbands and wives, doctors and patients, consultants and clients—Helping is a concise, definitive analysis of what it takes to establish successful, mutually satisfying helping relationships.

The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion

The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion
Author: Peter Block,Andrea Markowitz
Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780470927052
Language: en
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Don't venture into the consulting field without this essential Fieldbook & Companion! Following on the heels of the best-selling Flawless Consulting, Second Edition comes The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion. Whether you work as a consultant or you work with consultants, this relentlessly practical guide will be your best friend as you discover how consulting influences your business- and real life-decisions and those of others. The Flawless Consulting Fieldbook and Companion is packed with: Sample scenarios Case studies Client-consultant dialogues Hands-on tools Action plans Implementation checklists "Wow! A companion a business owner can't be without! The insights of 30 consultants the caliber of Peter Block is priceless." --Sue Mosby, principal, CDFM2 Architecture Inc. "This book is a companion piece for both the desktop and bedside of those who do consulting full time or in their role as leader. I plan to keep this book close to me to both guide and inspire my work." --Phil Harkins, president, Linkage, Inc.

Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Edgar H Schein
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781626567214
Language: en
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Consulting in Complex and Changing Times Organizations face challenges today that are too messy and complicated for consultants to simply play doctor: run a few tests, offer a neat diagnosis of the “problem,” and recommend a solution. Edgar Schein argues that consultants have to jettison the old idea of professional distance and work with their clients in a more personal way, emphasizing authentic openness, curiosity, and humility. Schein draws deeply on his own decades of experience, offering over two dozen case studies that illuminate each stage of this humble consulting process. Just as he did with Process Consultation nearly fifty years ago, Schein has once again revolutionized the field, enabling consultants to be more genuinely helpful and vastly more effective.

Process Consultation Revisited

Process Consultation Revisited
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 1999
Editor: Ft Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 020134596X
Language: en
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A new member of the renowned PH OD Series! The latest addition to the author's well-loved set of process consultation books, this new volume builds on the content of the two that precede it while expanding to explore the critical area of the helping relationship. Process Consultation Revisited focuses on the interaction between a consultant and client, and explains how to achieve a healthy helping relationship. Whether the advisor is an OD consultant, therapist, social worker, manager, parent, or friend, the dynamics between advisor and advisee can be difficult to understand and manage. Schein creates a general theory and methodology of helping that will enable a diverse group of readers to navigate the helping process successfully.

Process consultation

Process consultation
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Release: 1969
Editor: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Pages: 147
ISBN: 0201067331
Language: en
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Million Dollar Consulting Proposals

Million Dollar Consulting Proposals
Author: Alan Weiss
Release: 2011-10-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781118150023
Language: en
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Bestselling author of Million Dollar Consulting sharesthe secrets of writing winning proposals Intended for consultants, speakers, and other professionalservices providers, Million Dollar Consulting®Proposals ends forever the time-consuming and often frustratingprocess of writing a consulting proposal. It begins with thebasics—defining these proposals and why they arenecessary—and coaches you through the entire proposalprocess. In this book, you'll learn how to establish outcome-basedbusiness objectives and maximize your success and commensuratefees. From bestselling author Alan Weiss, Million Dollar ConsultingProposals delivers step-by-step guidance on the essentialelement in creating a million dollar consultancy. Outlines the nine key components to a Million Dollar Consultingproposal structure Presents a dozen Golden Rules for presenting proposals Offers online samples, forms, and templates to maximize theeffectiveness of these tools The New York Post calls bestselling author Alan Weiss"one of the most highly regarded independent consultants inAmerica." Alan Weiss's expert guidance can lead your consulting businessto unprecedented success, and it all starts with a million dollarproposal.

Diagnosing Organizations

Diagnosing Organizations
Author: Michael I. Harrison
Release: 2005
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 181
ISBN: 0761925724
Language: en
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How can organizations handle the opportunities and threats posed by rapidly changing markets and external conditions? How can they improve their overall effectiveness? The Third Edition of Diagnosing Organizations contains up-to-date treatments of techniques and models for diagnosing how organizations deal with challenges like these. The book also shows how consultants and applied researchers can help managers find ways to enhance organizational effectiveness. The completely revised edition of this best-selling book presents the latest techniques for gathering and analyzing diagnostic data. It also covers models and methods for diagnosing organizational designs, everyday practices, fits among organizational components, organizational politics, and power relations. Ethical and political dilemmas of consulting and diagnosis are also explored. The book retains its original coverage of the process of working with members of a client organization to plan and administer a diagnostic study and communicate its results.

The Ideal Team Player

The Ideal Team Player
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Release: 2016-04-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781119209614
Language: en
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In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.

Holding Back The Tears

Holding Back The Tears
Author: Annie Mitchell
Release: 2013-09-16
Editor: Rose Garden Press
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781843961222
Language: en
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This is true story about real people is set in Edinburgh City and Dundee, where a petite Scottish Lassie called Rosie Gilmour, mother to Finlay Sinclair, receives news of the death of her son - who tragically has taken his own life by hanging. Rosie pretends her son is still alive by talking to him, for that takes away the unbearable pain of her loss. But once she begins to face up to the fact that Finlay is not coming back, her conversations become more of a challenge than she can handle. When memories of her past are triggered by everyday life events, they take her mind back and forth in time - back to her own childhood days in 1960, when she flirted with the fairground boys, and to the day she gave birth to Finlay - ''ME LADDIE''. Rosie's Scottish accent becomes more apparent whenever her emotions are heightened and she begins to recite poetry. She goes on to reveal doubts about her own self-worth and and how she re-unites her role as mother - a role she had denied herself for seven years prior to Finlay's death. Rosie learns how to forgive herself and how to accept her loss with using practical coping strategies that sometimes but not always work for her. Many voices of different natures and walks of life appear in Rosie's, story with each one offering a part of their own belief to try and console her in her misery - except that she turns her back on any advice or support offered. Rosie is convinced that she can cope with her loss on her own and "e;needs no help from anyone, thank you"e; - until a sweet, gentle, soft-spoken voice begins to travel with her throughout her ordeal, leaving her no other choice but to listen. Eventually moving to the countryside in Angus, Rosie finds the isolation gives her life a new meaning offering her the opportunity to re-value her belief's about her own self values and decides the time has come to give her son a memorial service and invite a chosen few dance companions whom she met on a regular basis in Edinburgh to honour this day. Rosie begins to accept she will never be the same person she once had been and shall never be again, believing now her journey through grief taught her many lessons making her a stronger and better person than she imagined she could ever be.

Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery
Author: Jez Humble,David Farley
Release: 2010-07-27
Editor: Pearson Education
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0321670221
Language: en
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Winner of the 2011 Jolt Excellence Award! Getting software released to users is often a painful, risky, and time-consuming process. This groundbreaking new book sets out the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality, valuable new functionality to users. Through automation of the build, deployment, and testing process, and improved collaboration between developers, testers, and operations, delivery teams can get changes released in a matter of hours— sometimes even minutes–no matter what the size of a project or the complexity of its code base. Jez Humble and David Farley begin by presenting the foundations of a rapid, reliable, low-risk delivery process. Next, they introduce the “deployment pipeline,” an automated process for managing all changes, from check-in to release. Finally, they discuss the “ecosystem” needed to support continuous delivery, from infrastructure, data and configuration management to governance. The authors introduce state-of-the-art techniques, including automated infrastructure management and data migration, and the use of virtualization. For each, they review key issues, identify best practices, and demonstrate how to mitigate risks. Coverage includes • Automating all facets of building, integrating, testing, and deploying software • Implementing deployment pipelines at team and organizational levels • Improving collaboration between developers, testers, and operations • Developing features incrementally on large and distributed teams • Implementing an effective configuration management strategy • Automating acceptance testing, from analysis to implementation • Testing capacity and other non-functional requirements • Implementing continuous deployment and zero-downtime releases • Managing infrastructure, data, components and dependencies • Navigating risk management, compliance, and auditing Whether you’re a developer, systems administrator, tester, or manager, this book will help your organization move from idea to release faster than ever—so you can deliver value to your business rapidly and reliably.

F ck Being Humble

F ck Being Humble
Author: Stefanie Sword-Williams
Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Hardie Grant Publishing
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9781787135147
Language: en
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Get ready to start taking charge of your own success. Whether it is through our parents, our education, our bosses, our colleagues, or the media we consume, we are constantly told that being humble is essential to our professional success. It's often seen as distasteful or arrogant to shout about our achievements. But in a modern workplace, where the conventional, steady, linear career path is becoming rarer and rarer, this advice seems ever-more obsolete. In the age of flexible working and portfolio careers, it's time to f*ck being humble. With simple exercises, steps and real-life examples, this is a resource for your bedside table that you can come back to again and again, at any point in your career. Learn how to: Know what you stand for Stop hiding (even when you don’t realise you are) Fully realise the power of networking Know your self-worth Play the money game and win Manage your emotions at work Take action and establish the right time to make the leap Keep the momentum you’ve generated going and maintain that elusive work-life balance

Humble Journey

Humble Journey
Author: Swin Cash
Release: 2013-03-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0988956101
Language: en
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We've all gotten bad news. A job lost, failing health, loss of a loved one. How would you handle a devastating call you never wanted to receive? Olympian and WNBA star Swin Cash knows what it feels like because she's been there too. She's gotten "the call." Humble Journey: More Precious Than Gold traces her road from the fateful call in 2008, when she failed to make the U.S. Olympic team a second time, to the call in 2012. Join her on this eventful journey through her professional and personal life and discover why the lessons she learned are more precious than the medal she earned.

Organizational Therapy

Organizational Therapy
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Joichi Ogawa,D. Stephenson Bond
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: 0982307934
Language: en
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The Duh Book of Management and Supervision

The Duh  Book of Management and Supervision
Author: Gerri King,Gerri King Ph D
Release: 2014-02-25
Editor: Common Sense Press (Melrose, FL)
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0966187849
Language: en
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Managerial styles are influenced by habit, familiarity, and workplace culture. It's no wonder that well-intentioned professionals doing their best to be good organizational leaders often repeat unhelpful supervisory practices experienced in their early careers, even if they disliked them at the time. In the DUH! Book of Management and Supervision, the author disagrees with many accepted leadership principles (unabashedly referring to them as myths) and makes new and different approaches easier to imagine. Her challenging and controversial concepts illustrated with poignant stories suggest common-sense and immediately applicable alternatives more suitable in today's workplace.

Smart Social Media

Smart Social Media
Author: Lasse Rouhiainen
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1478129433
Language: en
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Smart Social Media is the definitive hands-on guide on how to claim your share of the current social media marketing boom and how to build a lucrative business part-time by providing social media marketing services to businesses and entrepreneurs both locally and worldwide. This guide collects valuable lessons from current Social Media Managers and highlights key marketing strategies related toFacebook, video marketing, and YouTube. In Smart Social Media, you will discover: Why there is such a high demand for Social Media Managers and so many opportunities for the services they offer How you can start TODAY, even if you have no prior experience Expert advice on how to close a sale with your clients, charge top dollar, and increase your fees Expert advice on how to avoid common pitfalls when starting out as a Social Media Manager Why being a Social Media Manager can provide for a great lifestyle How to deliver effective and powerful Facebook, video marketing, and YouTube campaigns to grow your clients' businesses How to grow your own business through outsourcing and delegation Other online marketing services you can offer to your clients And much, much more... This is a step-by-step guide that shares strategies and techniques you can implement immediately to build a successful social media marketing business for small businesses while living anywhere you want and servicing clients all around the world.