In More Secrets of Consulting, Weinberg turns the gaze from the external and how a consultant can act into the internal and how one can improve themselves. As a result the book covers the toolkit that Weinberg believes all consultants should have. Some of these are the ability to say clearly yes and no, be courageous, curiosity and so on. While these traits are interesting to learn about but also think about it quickly becomes unorganized. The first book was great in that it focuses on what a consultant should know. This book doesn't really have a focus
More Secrets of Consulting book. Widely acclaimed as a consultant's consultant, Gerald . .Weinberg helps computer consultants identify and strengthen each aspect of their performance using a "consultant's tool kit" of seventeen memorable symbols.
Widely acclaimed as a consultant's consultant, Gerald M. Weinberg builds on his perennial best-seller The Secrets of Consulting with all-new laws, rules, and principles. You'll learn how to fight burnout, stay curious, understand your clients, negotiate effectively, and much, much more. Consultants need more than technical skills-they need self-awareness and a strong set of personal abilities.
More Secrets of Consulting - Gerald M. Weinberg. The Secrets of Consulting is far more than a consultant's handbook. It is actually a book about how people can take charge of their own growth. Hence the title, The Consultant's Tool Kit. Many of the other things that a consultant ought to know can be found in the books of Peter Block, who has certainly taught me a great deal. In an interview with Peter, Paula Jacobs asked: What do you see as the single most important life lesson for consultants?
Widely acclaimed as a consultant's consultant, Gerald M.
Widely acclaimed as a consultant's consultant, Gerald M. Weinberg helps computer consultants identify and strengthen each aspect of their performance using a "consultant's tool kit" of seventeen memorable symbols
Labels: consulting, feedback, ideas, interviewing, leadership, learning, listening, managing, problem solving, teams. Saturday, July 21, 2018. The final two chapters in the book were about a couple of sure-fire women’s jobs for the future (1900 was then the future). First chapter was about telegraph operators. The chapter proved that there was a great future for women because they could operate a telegraph key at least as fast as men (and the telephone had yet to be invented). Labels: congruence, consulting, leadership, listening, observation, personality, relationships, self-esteem, team-building.
My Notes on The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg: The first law of consulting: In spite of what your client may tell you, theirs is always a problem. The second law of consulting: No matter how it looks at first, it’s always a people problem. Never promise more than 10% improvement (so the client doesn’t get embarrassed about how crap they were). If you happen to achieve more than 10% improvement, make sure it isn’t noticed. Whatever the client is doing, advise something else (because what they have been doing hasn’t worked so far)