Are you fed up of consultants who
– create dependency and undermine the confidence and capacity
– sell the same old solution whether it fits the problem or not?
– are more focused on position in their business than value to the client
Look, I’ll come right out – I’m a consultant.
A former member of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants, no less.
I love the combination of analysis, intellectual challenge, the complexities of helping people and organisations to be better, opportunities to perform – and maybe just a tinge of ego.
And consultants, managed properly, can be invaluable
But I believe that the true job of consultants is to do themselves out of a job.
The work is not just fixing or adapting the organisation or people.
Sustainability – doing the right thing – means passing on the skills for analysis and continual improvement, for understanding and rethinking – making the clients better consultants for themselves than you can be.
I think that might be true of most jobs.
What are you doing – whatever your profession – to do yourself out of a job?