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Table Of Contents

What Does a Management Consultant Do?
1.1 Why Do Companies Hire Consultants?
1.2 What Does the Consultant Have to Offer?
1.3 Why Is Change Important?
1.4 What Services Do Consultants Provide?
how to Become a Management Consultant
2.1 Starting Out on a Consulting Career
How to Start Out on a Consulting Career
2.2 The Consulting Role
2.3 Interpersonal Skills
2.4 Technical Skills
2.5 The X Factor of Great Consultants
2.6 How Do Consultants Work?
how to Solve Problems
3.1 Introduction to Problem Solving
3.2 The Problem-Solving Process
3.3 Step 1. Defining the Problem
3.4 Step 2. Structuring the Problem
3.5 Step 3. Analysis
3.6 Step 4. Verification and Presentation
3.7 The People Side of Problem Solving
how to Manage Projects
4.1 Introduction to Project Management
4.2 Roles and Responsibilities
4.3 Phase 1. Project Initiation
4.4 Phase 2. Project Planning
4.5 Phase 3. Project Execution
4.6 Phase 4. Project Closing
4.7 Phase 5. Implementation
how to Develop and Grow as a Consultant
5.1 Prepare a Development Plan
5.2 Expertise: Breadth and Depth
5.3 Continuous Training and Development
a New Consulting reality?
6.1 Consulting: An Evolving Industry
6.2 Consulting 2.0
Conclusion
acknowledgements
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The Consulting Way: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Management Consultant

The Consulting Way: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Management Consultant

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If you want to become a better consultant or are seeking to learn more about entering the consulting field, this guidebook offers the perfect starting point. Whether you’re considering your options after college, looking to switch careers or already working at a consulting firm, you’ll find a trove of invaluable information here. You can learn how to



• develop interpersonal skills that can help you succeed;
• improve your project management skills;
• approach the problem-solving process;
• present recommendations; and
• communicate clearly.


Not everyone succeeds as a consultant, but it’s not because they aren’t smart enough. It usually boils down to a misunderstanding of the consulting role—being unaware of what to do and when to do it. In this business, timing can mean everything.



Discover tips and strategies that can help you succeed as a consultant in this guide to consulting essentials. It’s time to separate yourself from competitors and further your career with The Consulting Way.

If you want to become a better consultant or are seeking to learn more about entering the consulting field, this guidebook offers the perfect starting point. Whether you’re considering your options after college, looking to switch careers or already working at a consulting firm, you’ll find a trove of invaluable information here. You can learn how to



• develop interpersonal skills that can help you succeed;
• improve your project management skills;
• approach the problem-solving process;
• present recommendations; and
• communicate clearly.


Not everyone succeeds as a consultant, but it’s not because they aren’t smart enough. It usually boils down to a misunderstanding of the consulting role—being unaware of what to do and when to do it. In this business, timing can mean everything.



Discover tips and strategies that can help you succeed as a consultant in this guide to consulting essentials. It’s time to separate yourself from competitors and further your career with The Consulting Way.

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