Fearless Consulting - Temptations, Risks and Limits of the Profession
Consulting is constantly accompanied by temptations and risks. The temptations include flattery, over-assessment of one's own abilities, and sarcasm, while the risks include responsibility without authority, uncertainty about one's own contribution, and loss of control. Yet consulting begins with the right state of mind. And Fearless Consulting clearly demonstrates that, in spite of the many risks and temptations, if you first fully understand your intention as a consultant you will be equipped to approach your clients boldly, confidently and without fear of failure.
de Haan, E. (2006) Fearless Consulting - Temptations, Risks and Limits of the Profession, Chichester: Wiley. Also published in Dutch: Adviseren voor gevorderden, Van Gorcum, 2005 and in Russian, Piter Print 2007