A New Brand of Expertise, How Independent Consultants, Free by Dennis Russell

By Dennis Russell

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Being an outsider is much more of an advantage than a disadvantage. You are brought in because the client lacks your expertise. You must quickly and adroitly “read” the culture and power structure of your client organization to anticipate barriers. Projecting an attitude, which doesn’t purport to know it all—but rather knows the right questions to ask— usually helps to break down resistance and generate acceptance. Worst case, as an outsider, I can walk away with minimal baggage if the situation becomes intolerable—not as easy if you are an employee.

Asked to move to Texas following the SBC Communications merger, many employees said “no,” and several of those people became consultants. Similarly, many financial services experts made the consultant career choice when Bank of America was bought by a North Carolina suitor and many key roles were moved to the Southeast. REASONS OUTSIDE OF YOUR CONTROL I became an independent consultant as a result of a major restructuring at a high-tech company at which I worked. My departure was a result of political maneuvering.

In the M2 consulting network, we have sculptors, playwrights, novelists, musicians, and painters who are now able to advance their artistic gift while still earning a great living. In 1994, we worked on several projects with an accomplished human resources consultant who was also a truly eloquent communicator. As such, we were not surprised to learn that she was consulting in organizational development in order to have free time and support herself while writing a book about military heroines of World War II.

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