Tag Archives: Team

Jigsaw puzzle : Consulting?

It rained last Sunday in Atlanta. Spent a few hours working on a jigsaw puzzle in the kitchen while drinking coffee and eating chocolate. The good life. Get a good puzzle.  Sometimes, you want to do something mindless besides binge-watching Netflix. Yes, yard work is good. A 4 mile run is good. So are old-school, jigsaw puzzles. Easy ones. Attractive… Read More »

Consulting attitude: Live to fight another day

It was a tough week. For all of my positive energy, pro-client attitude, and traveler’s stoicism, this week completely ran me over. Meetings going awry, data being wrong, unmet expectations, mis-communication among the team, cancelled flights, false accusations, 3am data crunching that does not work, re-scheduled client meetings, the list goes on and on. At one point,… Read More »

Consulting tip: Eustress on the consulting project

Management consulting is a stressful job. Traveling in a middle seat. Creating presentations from an empty, white PowerPoint template. Working with a new team. Meeting new clients. Learning on the job. Crunching data in a hotel room.  Harness the Eustress on the consulting project. Dr. Hans Selye (1907-1982) was a pioneer in the field of researching… Read More »

6 reasons why consultants are revision crazy

Consultants are constantly revising their work. Yes, the end product tends to be high-quality because a lot of smart people have spent A LOT of time on it. Looking at recent files saved on my laptop, I see some with pretty absurd file titles like: ABC_phase 1_02082013 10pm EST.ppt (with a date, time and time zone)… Read More »