Consultancy competences

In a recent training delivered by one of my colleagues, new joiners in one of the world’s leading consultancy companies got together to create a list of competences required to be a good consultant. Here is what they said:

 

You have to know some things…

  • ..technology solutions
  • ..how people work & listen
  • ..how to work with different character types
  • .. know about the client and how the work benefits them
  • .. how to be FAB to be heard…how to create rapport
  • .. the situation, values and needs of a client

 

You have to be able to do some things…

 

..and of course, you have to have the right attitude

  • ..be open to change (who is??)
  • …be pro-active
  • ..accept differences in opinion
  • ..being relaxed around new people
  • ..be confident
  • ..dare to ask for something, things you don’t understand or want to know
  • …be prepared
  • ..be open minded (and kill your sacred cows)

 

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Published by Dan Steer

For the last 17 years, I have been helping businesses and individuals to achieve their goals through delivery of tailor-made learning and development initiatives. Most of the time, I deliver training, coach individuals, facilitate brainstorming sessions, round-table meetings and workshops. As a consultant, I help my clients to promote and profit from the infinite learning opportunities within and without their own organisation, drawing on my L+D management experience, strategic approach and creativity, As a speaker, I inspire through story, humour and pertinent little bits of theory. I believe that the world would be a better place if people were happily working on their mission with competence and alignment to personal values. As a freelance worker since 2008, I have helped more than 11000 individuals to improve their presentation, communication, commercial, leadership and negotiation skills. I confront people with their own behaviour and convictions, facilitating and giving pertinent feedback and clear ideas on where to continue good work and improve. I seek to satisfy my clients with creative and to-the-point solutions… …and I make music, but no-one pays me much for it yet :-) First single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ShlY95X4E

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