Consultant Needed to Work in France

Looking for a candidate to lead an 18 month, full time, onsite, contract assignment in the South of France. This is a full time, contract position and requires experience in transformational change. A background in strategy and organizational change management is needed. The project will probably extend beyond the 18 months but this is the initial phase. If you are interested, please email your CV to change@brightonleadership.com


Million Dollar Consulting College® Opportunity

I have a few slots open in the Consulting College in Newport, May 5-9, and an opportunity to attend without an immediate payment. For those who can demonstrate financial need, I will allocate a seat with the agreement of a 10% monthly remittance of revenues monthly for one year. The College will enable you to accelerate your career, and I’ll bet on you if you bet on me. Write me if you want to apply and I’ll explain the details …


Rheostats

We are surrounded by polarization. Life has become a huge “on/off” switch. You like it or you don’t. You’re with us or against us. It’s my way or the highway. While I think Obama has been a huge failure—to be polite: has squandered his political capital and original good will—I think Democrats have a great many positive initiatives and plans. I like many Republican positions, but I also find it stunningly dreadful that they can’t find viable candidates for the …


Speaking Opportunity

This organization may be ideal for those of you specializing in smaller closely held businesses. They can pay about $12,000, including travel expenses. Please do NOT contact me, but the person below:   1. Our Contact Info – (we are handling booking speakers for BAS) Company Name:   Ugly Mug Marketing Contact Name:  Wayne Mullins Email Address:  wayne@uglymugmarketing.com Business Address:  4501 Jackson St Ste C  Alexandria, LA 71303 Phone:  318-447-4551 2. Date or date range for speaking engagement:  Flexible – but in 2014. 3. Location of Event:  Alexandria, LA 4. …


Consulting Opportunity

A client of Alan Fortier’s produces the glass doors for frozen food cases in supermarkets. They are seeking a market research consultant to help them diversify by reporting back with: 1. Identify other “Glass” market segments and compare Market segment attractiveness: Segment size, growth rates, current suppliers, trends, entry opportunities, how to win 2. Review fit with the company’s strengths and assets to judge segment likelihood for success 3. Create a crude business plan: Needed products, target accounts, Needed selling …


Honest Arrogance

I think it was Frank Lloyd Wright to observed he had the choice between practicing honest arrogance and hypocritical humility, chose the former, and never regretted it. In consulting, no one is going to break down your door and haul you over to their company while stuffing money in your pockets. They need to hear from you, of you, about you. You need to blow your own horn and encourage others to make more music in your favor. Humility has …


Scared Money Doesn’t Win

I heard the outstanding sports writer Mike Lupica say this earlier today: Scared money doesn’t win. It’s a race track term, and it implies that you seldom win by being conservative and afraid to place big bets. The same applies to consultants. If you’re afraid to see the top executive, afraid to pick up the phone (and hide behind email instead), afraid to sing your own praises and show how good you are, and afraid to charge high fees for …


Consulting Opportunity

Onsite Boston Harassment Training this summer Someone’s client in Boston is looking for an onsite Harassment Training Requirements- Must be the trainer’s specialty (She is also considering law firms) Must be local to Boston Timeframe is summer Contact me at msandro@ProEdgeSkills.com by May 15


Request for Expertise

Please respond directly to Joe, not to me: Hi Alan Hope you’re well I’m looking for an independent consultant who understands the market for online Facebook games. Do you know anyone or know where I can look? Best Joe Dr J Zammit-Lucia US: +1 646 270 1806 Europe: +34 639 933 977 www.theintersectionist.com


Organization 101

I’ve been discussing the importance of the success loop of organization/control/power/success/self-esteem (http://www.contrarianconsulting.com/self-esteem-and-control/). I’d like to focus on what I mean by “organization.” Many of you will find this heretical, counterintuitive, and irritating, which is why I’m having so much fun suggesting it: Don’t use your email software for project management. Use it to send and receive emails. Keep it clean and simple, and empty at the end of the day. Use files with client names, or personal projects, or deadlines …