Yesterday’s entry was my last for Daily Tips for Consultants. After six years and 1,700 tips, I am moving on to writing and speaking in other areas, including strategic agility, evidence-based management, business ethics, disciplined execution, innovative social service delivery, and sustainability.
Over the past few weeks, I have heard from several hundred subscribers from around the world about the value you received from Daily Tips over the years. I greatly appreciate the wealth of questions that originally stimulated the Tips. I also value your feedback, including some vigorous (and sometimes extended) online conversation in which you engaged me over the years. Hearing from such a range of perspectives (Daily Tips subscribers come from 104 countries) has been enlightening and has sharpened my own consulting capabilities. Thank you.
Many of you asked whether past Tips would be accessible online and whether compilations of Tips would be created. The answer to both questions is yes. The last 800 Tips will continue to be available in this location (www.imcusa.org/dailytips
). Tips are tagged so you can search (by free text or tags) for content relating to a specific area (e.g., ethics, marketing, client understanding, consulting lifestyle, trends).
Compilation of Tips into several volumes is underway. Each volume would likely contain about 260 Tips, equivalent to one year's worth of Daily Tips at one per weekday. IMC USA plans to publish topical sets of tips (e.g., ethics, client relations). You have asked for Tips to be available in both electronic and hard copy formats so we are working to accommodate your requests.
IMC USA and I are proud to have provided this contribution to improving the excellence and ethics of management consulting. IMC USA plans to provide continuing advice for consulting and business professionals in the form of blogs and resources, including my future writing, through the IMC USA website. We will advise Daily Tips subscribers of their availability when they are published.
Thank you for your support of the management consulting profession and your contributions to effective and ethical management of our institutions.
Mark R. Haas CMC, FIMC
President, Research and Organization Management
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