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Final Weeks: Write and Practice Your Own Consulting Future

11/09/2019 09:59
Assignment: Please read Block's Chapters 13-14 The last few weeks, we'll focus on understanding how to grow your skill stack, and learn exactly what that means. This is the very core of consulting practice, and once you begin this exciting phase of the journey, I don't think you'll want to...

Weeks 11 & 12: Organizational Change Management (OCM) - The Process of Discovery Within People and Systems

11/02/2019 17:47
Assignment: Read Chapter 12 in the Block Book: Discovering Gifts, Capacities, and Possibilities In Oliver Montalbano’s visit with us last Friday, we learned quite a few lessons about consulting for a major consulting firm – how to break in possibly, and how to continually improve. We’ll recap some...

Weeks 9 & 10 - Block's Whole System Discovery vs Traditional Consulting Approaches

10/16/2019 18:19
45 point quiz Wednesday October 23rd. Topics covered are found in Chapters 3, 4, and 5 and related discussion. It will be multiple choice, so please bring a pencil and a 15 question scantron.   The following two weeks will be solidifying what we know about using our skills to act as...

Week 7 & 8: So, What WOULD McKinsey Do?

10/04/2019 14:59
Reading Assignment: Block Chapter 6 - The Agonies of Contracting Here we go! What does advanced practice consulting look like? What does it take to be one of the "best of the best?"  First, remember that there are several consulting tiers, and consultants operate at numerous levels. You...

Weeks 5 & 6: Drivers of Organizational Success - Strategic Modeling is Fun!

09/21/2019 14:57
Please remember that there is NO CLASS on Monday, Sept. 30, but Homework is due On Wednesday, October 2nd. The following highlights study and research expectations for the next couple of weeks. _______________________________________________________________________________ Your assignment last week...

Week 4 - Build Confidence Through Putting Yourself In the Action!

09/13/2019 20:32
Monday you will have a 15 question assessment that requires you to have a solid understanding of the 36 pages of Block's book that you were given time to read and reflect upon. By NEXT WEEK, please have reviewed pages 37-50 of Flawless Consulting. This is CHAPTER 3. You will be presented with a...

Week 3: The Consultant's Life & Opportunities

09/07/2019 19:32
Opportunities today are literally endless. The following information is from the National Center for the Middle Market, which aims to provide helpt to mid-sized firms. Assignment this week is to review this material and, by end of this week, Chapters 1 and 2 of the Flawless Consulting book. It's...

Week 2: Self-Awareness & Reading Assignment

09/01/2019 14:17
It's been great getting to know you all!  Whether you are confident or less so, please know you have much to offer as educated individuals and use the time in the course to give yourself the professional credibility you deserve. I'll be providing a handout for you to keep, called "Getting...

Week 1 - Following Along With Our Intro Material

08/26/2019 14:40
Wednesday, we'll discuss a little about Monday's exercise. If you have had any time of strengths assessment, be prepared to share something about that experience. You will be getting a lot of handouts from me. I suggest you keep these in a consultant file for yourself for further and future...

Welcome - Intro to the Work of the Course

07/23/2019 13:54
Nicholas Cole is a young entrepreneur who’s successfully led entrepreneurs, and what I refer to as “true life leaders,” to remarkable success. Much of what he writes I ascribe to as an educator, and I challenge you to practice these simple ideas as a student on this class. If you do, you will...
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