Culture isn’t the culprit….

I was at a Barnes & Noble recently and I saw a Harvard Business Review, prominently displayed near the checkout. Whether or not I think it’s appropriate that the endcap had HBR featured alongside Playboy and Seattle Met isn’t particularly important (I don’t), but this cover caught my eye and made me SO MAD that I had to shell out $17 to buy it.

IMAG0210I was mad because of course you can fix culture. You can also break culture. Either way, culture is a changeable, “fixable,” known quality of any business. So I read the article, […]

April 13th, 2016|Consulting, Rant|

Collaborative vs Authoritative Consulting

Not as exciting as Batman v Superman, but still an important differentiator.

Collaborative consulting is a partnership where the consultant works with the client throughout the planning, change management, and implementation stages of an engagement.

Authoritative consulting is a relationship where the client hires the consultant to come in and provide direction and control over a project, without any “boots-on-the-ground” work.

Both types of consulting have their place. For example, auditing should maintain the distance inherent in authoritative consulting, and the early parts of many engagements have elements of authoritative consulting. But in case you wondered, Yockey Jones works almost wholly in the COLLABORATIVE space. Here are […]

April 5th, 2016|Consulting, Free Advice|