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Consulting Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Say the word “consulting” and many managers and leaders roll their eyes. They have images of polished folks in blue suits and red ties who come into the company, discharge business rhetoric using fancy graphs, and leave nothing of significance except a big invoice. Consulting is the brunt of many jokes, as evidenced by some magazines’ consulting debunking columns. 

The concerns are valid because the time and energy spent with consultants is often wasted. As with any profes

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