I spoke last Tuesday morning for the Institute of Management Consultants’ chapter in Portland, Oregon. Oregon, where I’ve been several times, is a beautiful place with lovely people, but is somewhat, well, different. For one thing, everyone is fond of saying,
As consultants, we should be observing the environment for best and worst practices, right? If you’re in this profession long enough, some ineluctable trends begin to emerge. We have to put the dead rat on the table (as my friends
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(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) My white German Shepherd Dog, Koufax (named after legendary Dodger pitcher
RFPs (Requests for Proposals) are among the dumbest mechanisms (amidst the general stupidity of bureaucracies) for procuring consulting services. Designed to “safeguard” an objective process, they instead use the lowest common denominators, overwhelmingly focus on price and not value, and