‘Favorite books on Management Consultancy?’
is is a question that I have posted on LinkedIn Q&A at:
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‘What are your favorite books on Management Consultancy?
I am curious to learn from others at LinkedIn what you like and would recommend!
Some of my favorites are:
Here are some answers that can help you find the best books on Management Consultancy!
Some real new insights for me are – I will look into these books in the coming weeks and months:
Thanks to all contributors !!
Any additional ideas are welcome on this blog!
Project Management at Ernst & Young
Experienced Project Management and Process Improvement Executive / Strategist
I’m a big fan of these:
The first book takes a look at systems thinking and can help you with roadblocks within an organization. The second provides a tool that will help you channel organizational resources to achieve a strategic goal.
Owner, iDIA Computing, LLC and Computer Software Consultant and Coach
George Dinwiddie also suggests this expert on this topic: Jerry Weinberg
Owner, Proicio and Management Consulting Consultant
Energy Enterprise Solutions
- I read David Maister’s “Managing the Professional Service Firm” , “The Trusted Advisor”, and “True Professionalism…” and would recommend these books to anyone at any level. I re-read the first book regularly.
- Soneone gave me Goldsmith’s book. I think it was a hint, and it was very helpful.
Ing. at Getronics PinkRoccade
Management consultant – Experienced problem solver
My favorites are:
Branding and Employee Performance Expert, Professional Speaker – Partner, Brand Integrity, Inc.
- Achieve Brand Integrity: Ten Truths You Must Know to Enhance Employee Performance and Increase Company Profits by Gregg Lederman. The book recently won the 2008 Axiom gold medal for Best Business Books in association with Inc.Magazine.
Independent Executive – Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, BPM, CDI/MDM
- Plenty of terrific ideas and books already mentioned, all are worthwhile. A little off-beat, but no less valuable to me was Barbara Minto’s book labeled “The Pyramid Principle – Logic in Writing and Thinking” first published in 1987. Since we (management consultants) live in the world full of abstractions, creating a powerful, compelling, and concise message to communicate our thinking is pretty much fundamental blocking and tackling. This is especially true if the subject matter is complex or not well known to our clients or management peers. Heavily recommended for anyone who makes a living in the world of thought and communication (this is our business right?), and certainly more approachable than the Rhetoric (yes that one – Aristotle <g>)
Owner, Sierra Communications, Inc.
Principal Consultant, Resource Management Solutions Group – Sales Recruitment | Sales Training | Sales Assessments
- “Management Consulting” by Biswas and Twitchell – Let me know what I was getting into.
- “Dr. Deming” by Aguayo – Not really “on Management Consultancy” but he’s one of my (and I’m sure a few of you) MC ‘idols’.
- “The Goal” by Goldratt and Cox – A book about Process Improvement that I couldn’t put down…How crazy is that?
Owner, Human Resource Solutions and Management Consulting Consultant
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – Program Management, Quality Management, Business Process Re-Engineering