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#447: Find a Way to Support the Consulting Profession

Posted By Mark Haas CMC FIMC, Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Perhaps you've had a very successful and prosperous year. Are you aware of a less fortunate colleague who struggled in 2010?

Management consulting can be an extremely rewarding way to make a living. It can be a challenging one, as well. Although they might have many success stories to share, an experienced and accomplished consultant will also be able to relay a tale of when times were pretty tough and the outlook was bleak. Many were able to transcend these challenging periods through the assistance of others.

As IMC USA members, we often leverage the assistance and expertise of our fellow members in order to gain advice, knowledge and insight, and build collaborative alliances.

Helping a fellow consultant in need can take many forms: offering referrals, providing key introductions, identifying an opportunity, sharing a resource, assisting with a challenging task or even simply offering to provide a meal, a sympathetic ear, and some good advice.

Tip: Try to identify one fellow consulting colleague that has experienced a challenging year and could use your help. How might you be able to provide some needed assistance without the risk of offending or embarrassing them? All of these can strengthen your relationships as well as the profession.

© 2010 Institute of Management Consultants USA

Tags:  coaching  consulting colleagues  goodwill  guidance 

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Michael E. Cohen CMC MBA says...
Posted Wednesday, December 01, 2010
This may be controversial, but I think this should be a responsibility of IMC Chapter Board members.
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