Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 9781626567207
ISBN 13: 1626567204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Consulting Book Review:

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 Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 1626567220
ISBN 13: 9781626567221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Consulting Book Review:

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 Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Edgar H Schein
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 1626567212
ISBN 13: 9781626567214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Consulting Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN 10: 1609949838
ISBN 13: 9781609949839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Inquiry Book Review:

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 Leadership

Humble Leadership
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 1523095407
ISBN 13: 9781523095407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Leadership Book Review:

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.

Helping

Helping
Author: Edgar Schein
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2009-02-01
ISBN 10: 1605098809
ISBN 13: 9781605098807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Book Review:

By the bestselling author of Career Anchors (over 431,000 copies sold) and Organizational Culture and Leadership (over 153,000 sold) • A penetrating analysis of the psychological and social dynamics of helping relationships • Named one of the best leadership books of 2009 by strategy+business magazine 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 different words are used for helping: assisting, aiding, advising, caregiving, coaching, consulting, counseling, guiding, mentoring, supporting, teaching, and many 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. The moment of asking for and offering help is a delicate and complex one, fraught with inequities and ambiguities. Schein helps us navigate that moment so we avoid potential pitfalls, mitigate power imbalances, and establish a solid foundation of trust. He identifies three roles a helper can play, explaining which one is nearly always the best starting point if we are to provide truly effective help. So that readers can determine exactly what kind of help is needed, he describes an inquiry process that puts the helper and the client on an equal footing, encouraging the client to open up and engage and giving the helper much better information to work with. And he shows how these techniques can be applied to teamwork and to organizational leadership. 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.

Humble Inquiry Second Edition

Humble Inquiry  Second Edition
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Peter A. Schein
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN 10: 1523092645
ISBN 13: 9781523092642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Inquiry Second Edition Book Review:

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.

Process Consultation Revisited

Process Consultation Revisited
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publsiher: Ft Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780201345964
ISBN 13: 020134596X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Consultation Revisited Book Review:

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.

The Carbon Bubble

The Carbon Bubble
Author: Jeff Rubin
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0345814703
ISBN 13: 9780345814708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Carbon Bubble Book Review:

For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future - and the financial security of all Canadians. Since 2006 and the election of the first Harper government, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the political agenda, as well as the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country to bring that bitumen to market. Anyone who objects is labeled a dreamer, or worse--an environmentalist: someone who puts the health of the planet ahead of the economic survival of their neighbours. In The Carbon Bubble, Jeff Rubin compellingly shows how Harper's economic vision for the country is dead wrong. Changes in energy markets in the US - where domestic production is booming while demand for oil is shrinking - are quickly turning Harper's dream into an economic nightmare. The same trade and investment ties to oil that pushed the Canadian dollar to record highs are now pulling it down, and the Toronto Stock Exchange, one of the most carbon-intensive stock indexes in the world - with over 25 percent market capitalization in oil and gas alone - will be increasingly exposed to the rest of the world's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Rubin argues that there is a lifeline to a better future. The very climate change that will leave much of the country's carbon unburnable could at the same time make some of Canada's other resource assets more valuable: our water and our land. In tomorrow's economy, he argues, Canada won't be an energy superpower, but it has the makings of one of the world's great breadbaskets. And in the global climate that the world's carbon emissions are inexorably creating, food will soon be a lot more valuable than oil.

The Ideal Team Player

The Ideal Team Player
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-04-25
ISBN 10: 1119209617
ISBN 13: 9781119209614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ideal Team Player Book Review:

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.

The Consultant s Handbook

The Consultant s Handbook
Author: Samir Parikh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 1119106214
ISBN 13: 9781119106210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consultant s Handbook Book Review:

Delivers the essential practical skills needed to consult and make sharp, well prepared interactions in a wide range of business situations This comprehensive handbook covers the fundamental skills and attitudes required by successful consultants from novice to practitioner level, irrespective of their specialist area. It untangles the key variables present in any consulting service and introduces practical ways to improve their effectiveness based upon the author's experience of helping consulting organisations to develop and excel in the marketplace. The book explores consulting ‘from the ground up' steering away from theory and focusing instead on practical application, providing a solid platform upon which to build further domain-specific competence. The Consultant's Handbook provides: An understanding of the key variables that can be addressed in order to improve one's own consulting performance A set of simple practices that can be implemented with immediate benefit to the reader Practical insight into day-to-day real life consulting interactions Confidence to implement the new ideas and approaches

Letters to a Young Teacher

Letters to a Young Teacher
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0307393720
ISBN 13: 9780307393722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters to a Young Teacher Book Review:

The author shared personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher, as he attempted to help her deal with the challenges she faced and encouraged her to do her best.

Maximizing the Value of Consulting

Maximizing the Value of Consulting
Author: Jack J. Phillips,William D. Trotter,Patricia Pulliam Phillips
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 1119123674
ISBN 13: 9781119123675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maximizing the Value of Consulting Book Review:

Provide organized, efficient, relevant consulting with lastingvalue Maximizing the Value of Consulting is an indispensable,practical guide for managing, measuring, and delivering the resultsthat make internal and external consulting a lasting value toclients and the company. Sponsored by the ROI Institute and theAssociation of Internal Management Consultants, this book providesa roadmap to relevance for consultants operating in theincreasingly fast-paced, changing, dynamic environment. Readerswill learn how to use resources properly and manage the investmentefficiently, while truly connecting to the business, securingappropriate levels of commitment, and providing adequate levels ofsupport. Detailed coverage includes guidance toward calculating thevalue of consulting in terms that executives understand, includingbusiness impact and ROI, and using the appropriate tools to showhow things are working throughout the process. Whether organizations are using internal or externalconsultants, or both, consultants can provide better value to thecompany. Consultants are needed to provide advice, support, andinsight into the processes undertaken to improve the business, andintegrate the input of different functional units into a morestreamlined strategy. This book is designed to help consultantsprovide the utmost value to clients by maximizing organization,efficiency, and ultimately, ROI. Manage for value with better organization and cost control Set objectives at multiple levels to deliver usefulresults Measure implementation, impact, ROI, and intangibles Use final results to drive appropriate actions, creatinglasting value The skyrocketing need for internal and external consultants willcontinue, in almost every functional area ranging from HR andtechnology, to auditing and risk management. Maximizing theValue of Consulting provides a manual for relevant,value-driven consulting, with world-renowned expert insight.

Consulting 101

Consulting 101
Author: Lew Sauder
Publsiher: Lew Sauder, Inc.
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-02-13
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consulting 101 Book Review:

Learn the fundamentals for a successful career in ConsultingFollow these 101 tips to become an expert consultant Consulting 101 is an instructional and easy to read book providing 101 tips for success in consulting. Using case studies in many of the tips, Lew Sauder provides the reader with real world situations that he has experienced and observed over his more than 25 year career. Consulting 101 provides advice on:How to develop strong relationships with clientsHow to develop a sales focus early in your consulting careerHow to become a better communicatorHow to develop your personal brand to advance your career fasterAnd much more

Process Consultation

Process Consultation
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105061925736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Process Consultation Book Review:

A member of the PH OD Series! Volume II clarifies the concept of process consultation as a viable model of how to work with human systems as defined in the previous volume, Process Consultation: Its Role in Organization Development (19 69), and introduces modifications and new ideas that elaborate on and have evolved beyond the material in the first volume. Included are such topics as cultural rules of interaction; initiating and managing change; intervention strategy; tactics and style; and emerging issues in process consultation.

Influence Without Authority

Influence Without Authority
Author: Allan R. Cohen,David L. Bradford
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 1118045734
ISBN 13: 9781118045732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Influence Without Authority Book Review:

In organizations today, getting work done requires political and collaborative skills. That’s why the first edition of this book has been widely adopted as a guide for consultants, project leaders, staff experts, and anyone else who does not have direct authority but who is nevertheless accountable for results. In this revised edition, leadership gurus Allan Cohen and David Bradford explain how to get cooperation from those over whom you have no official authority by offering them help in the form of the “currencies” they value. This classic work, now revised and updated, gives you powerful techniques for cutting through interpersonal and interdepartmental barriers, and motivating people to lend you their support, time, and resources.

Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting
Author: Edgar H. Schein
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780369313065
ISBN 13: 0369313062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humble Consulting Book Review:

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.

DEC Is Dead Long Live DEC

DEC Is Dead  Long Live DEC
Author: Edgar Schein,Paul Kampas
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2004-08-09
ISBN 10: 1605093025
ISBN 13: 9781605093024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DEC Is Dead Long Live DEC Book Review:

Edgar Schein is one of the founders of the organization development field, a widely respected scholar and a bestselling author • Shows how the unique culture of DEC was responsible both for its early rise and for its ultimate downfall-a real-life classical tragedy • Schein was a high-level consultant to DEC throughout its history, with unparalleled access to the company's story as it unfolded over the course of four decades DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC tells the 40-year story of the creation, demise, and enduring legacy of one of the pioneering companies of the computer age. Digital Equipment Corporation created the minicomputer, networking, the concept of distributed computing, speech recognition, and other major innovations. It was the number two computer maker behind IBM. Yet it ultimately failed as a business and was sold to Compaq Corporation. What happened? Edgar Schein consulted to DEC throughout its history and so had unparalleled access to all the major players, and an inside view of all the major events. He shows how the unique organizational culture established by DEC's founder, Ken Olsen, gave the company important competitive advantages in its early years, but later became a hindrance and ultimately led to the company's downfall. Schein, Kampas, DeLisi, and Sonduck explain in detail how a particular culture can become so embedded that an organization is unable to adapt to changing circumstances even though it sees the need very clearly. The essential elements of DEC's culture are still visible in many other organizations today, and most former employees are so positive about their days at DEC that they attempt to reproduce its culture in their current work situations. In the era of post-dot.com meltdown, raging debate about companies "built to last" vs. "built to sell," and more entrepreneurial startups than ever, the rise and fall of DEC is the ultimate case study.

Catalytic Governance

Catalytic Governance
Author: Patricia Meredith,Steven A. Rosell,Ged R. Davis
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-05-09
ISBN 10: 1442620161
ISBN 13: 9781442620162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalytic Governance Book Review:

Although the information age offers individuals from all walks of life the power to make their voices heard, we often end up with a cacophony of competing voices rather than a conversation. With so many people empowered to join the decision-making process, the number and diversity of stakeholders in governance situations poses a special challenge: how do you steer when so many hands are on the wheel? Catalytic Governance offers a proven approach to managing this challenge, built on the insight that effective leadership and governance depends less on traditional top-down approaches and more on creating shared meanings and frameworks. Drawing on their experiences managing transformational change in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment on issues ranging from finance to climate change, health, and the digital revolution, Patricia Meredith, Steven A. Rosell, and Ged R. Davis demonstrate how to use dialogue to engage stakeholders, explore alternative perspectives, develop shared mental maps and a vision of the future, and co-create strategies and initiatives to realize that future. While elements of this approach will be familiar, this is the first time they have been combined into a coherent model and tested together in practice. The book describes in detail how this was done in the process of transforming the Canadian payments system. The catalytic approach to governance is a powerful tool for leaders in the public and private sectors looking to lead and govern more effectively.

Organizational Therapy

Organizational Therapy
Author: Edgar H. Schein,Joichi Ogawa,D. Stephenson Bond
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780982307939
ISBN 13: 0982307934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Therapy Book Review: