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Flawless Consulting

A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, Third Edition
Auteur(s): Peter Block
Narrateur(s): Erik Synnestvedt
Durée: 9 h et 21 min
Catégories: Affaires, Carrières
4 out of 5 stars (12 évaluations)

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Description

When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than three decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the "consultant's bible." With his legendary warmth and passion, Peter Block explained how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. The book continues to speak to people in a support function inside organizations as well as to external consultants.

This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Peter Block's groundbreaking book explores the latest thinking on consultation. It includes new insights about how we can organize our consulting around discovering the strengths, positive examples, and gifts of the client organization or community. The book remains a practical and specific guide for anyone who needs to develop a capacity for deeper relatedness and partnership - which means it is for all who wish to make a real difference in the world.

This new edition covers the consulting challenges that have arisen from the way we routinely communicate electronically and live in the virtual world. Block suggests ways to overcome the distancing and isolating effects inherent in electronic connects. The book also includes practical guidance on how to ask better questions, gives suggestions for dealing with difficult clients, and contains expanded guidelines on more engaging forms of implementation.

Flawless Consulting includes two new examples, taken from health care and educational reform efforts, to show how consulting skills can be useful (and often transformative) in a broader context. These illustrative examples point the way for achieving changes for leadership in business, government, religion, human services, and more.Like the first two editions, Flawless Consulting affirms the notion that authentic behavior and personal relationships are the key to technical and business success. By demonstrating their ability to be truly authentic at each step in the process, consultants can aim toward creating workplaces that are more collaborative and ultimately more successful.

©2011 Peter Block (P)2012 Gildan Media Corp

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Surpasses the high standards of relevance, clarity, and wisdom characteristic of previous versions... Whether one's consulting experience spans five years or fifty, there is a great deal in this new edition to prompt us to reflect on our own practice and to discuss with colleagues." (Roger Harrison independent consultant and author of Consultant's Journey: A Dance of Work and Spirit and The Collected Papers of Roger Harrison)

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Good information, hard to listen to

The narrator has a strange way of emphasizing words in a sentence and uses a cadence that sometimes makes it difficult to listen to what the author is trying to say. Overall this is a great book though, once you train yourself to ignore the narration there is good information here.

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Solid Information, Awful Narrator.

This is one of the most referenced consulting books, lots of good information. You would best off getting it hard copy if you can't deal with the terrible narration. I found listening to it at x1.25 made it a bit better. But it is not even a bit good. I checked on audible and Erik Synnestvedt has 150 narrated books. This guy must have an unreal agent.

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narrator

the book and content were great, but the narrator was very difficult to listen to.

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Worthwhile

The good has a lot of good insight to tricky consulting situations and suggests ways to approach those. I think experienced consultants will appreciate the complexity of those situations. Obviously the author is a very seasoned consultant. However the book can use more examples to fully illustrate the recommended approaches. Another drawback is the voice of the narrator. All in all I would still recommend. hashtag #Audible1

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  • AG
  • 2017-11-20

Great book. terrible voice

This is a book that several people have recommended that i read/listen. I downloaded this last night but the voice is not good and i keep losing attention on the book. There is a shorter version of this audiobook and i am going to try that one.

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  • Maggie K
  • 2013-10-10

Narrator's voice drives me NUTS

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As THE book on consulting, I'd totally recommend the book. This audible recording, however, I would not recommend.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Erik Synnestvedt?

ANYBODY!!! This guy's voice drives me NUTS

Could you see Flawless Consulting being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

N/A

Any additional comments?

I wish I could write a better review of the content, but seriously, it takes ALL my focus to listen to what's being said and not the voice that's saying it. I barely register the content because I'm SO distracted by the voice. I REALLY wish they'd re-record this with a different narrator. I'd buy it again if there was a new recording with a narrator with a normal voice. (I also wish they could help me notice when other books are narrated by this person because I DO NOT want to buy them!!)

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  • Bill
  • 2012-07-09

Like Nails Down A Chalkboard

What disappointed you about Flawless Consulting?

I'm starting a consulting role in 3 weeks and an time poor so I thought that Audible might be my silver bullet to allow me to digest this book while I'm working. I am literally 20 mins in and can't bare it any more. The narrators pausing and groaning at the end of almost every sentence makes my skin crawl.Really disappointing as I know that this is a seminal book but I think I'm going to have to read the hard copy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flawless Consulting?

I will try and forget

Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Synnestvedt’s performances?

Never

What character would you cut from Flawless Consulting?

na

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  • aw
  • 2015-05-09

Narration ruins the book

Where does Flawless Consulting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

low because of narration...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flawless Consulting?

The moments when I could actually pay attention to the content and not the annoying inflection of the narrator

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

not narrated this book....he puts a speedy emphasis on the last syllable of almost every other word and then sort of lets words trail off in a mumbling kind of way...and its intentional...so very aggravating.

Any additional comments?

redo.

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  • Chris
  • 2012-05-31

TERRIBLE NARRATION - But great info so far!

Where does Flawless Consulting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am only a few chapters into this book and am really sinking my teeth in. I am responsible for selling to and managing large accounts across North America for an advisory firm, and this book has given me a new spin on selling, and coordinating resources for engagements.

I will post a full review once done..

The HORRIBLE part... The Narration. Honestly, I am able to listen to almost all narrators here on audible. Boring, dry, doesn't matter... But this narrator over enunciates the most pointless words at the end of every sentence. If possible, I would love to see Audible do a re-record for this book.

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  • mark
  • 2012-05-09

Worst narrator I've ever heard.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Ppl who can tolerate a terrible narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator's inflection is terrible. Made me hate the book.

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  • RRiley
  • 2012-02-29

Good book, poor narration.

Would you try another book from Peter Block and/or Erik Synnestvedt?

Yes - this book has some very good content, but I got so frustrated that I had to go buy the Kindle version and listen to the text to speech voice rather than trying to listen to the narrator on Audible. I listened to the demo, but didn't realize how aggravating the pauses would become.

Who was your favorite character and why?

n/a

How could the performance have been better?

The narrator continously whined and paused at the end of every sentence so you couldn't get a flow from the message.

Was Flawless Consulting worth the listening time?

No.

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  • Alex Bastine
  • 2016-06-10

Erik Synnestvedt Is Annoying

He up speaks at the end of every sentence. I couldn't get past chapter 2 it's painful to listen to him. Don't get anything narrated by Erik Synnestvedt.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-04-14

Great approach to the human element!

I'm an independent business coach, and this was a text for my Executive MBA program. As a coach, I found it very insightful regarding the deeply human issues at play in environments where learning and growth potential can only be realized through real human connection & communication.

This book is more powerful than the consulting books more focused on the technical aspects.

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  • Paul
  • 2014-11-13

Worst. Narrator. Ever. He'll haunt my nightmares.

Whose nephew got the job to narrate this?? OMG. Terrible. SO tone deaf. I've heard vacuum cleaners with more warmth and expressiveness. Eric Synnestvedt, I'm talking to you. Dude, please don't narrate anything more, ok? It's not your "thing". Go back to working the mobile phone store or wherever you came from. Jesus. Your voice ends on the same pitch after every sentence. Terrible. Horrible. I'd tell you to take some lessons, but I'm afraid that would give you hope.

Mr. Publisher, I'm going to return this book. What an insult to this "flawless" guy. You have to question his judgement. Does he have gambling debts or something? Never again....

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  • Brad
  • 2013-06-21

Awful awful narrator

What disappointed you about Flawless Consulting?

That narrator is absolutely unbearable. He ends every sentence with this bizzare inflection that is unbelievably irritating.

How could the performance have been better?

Fire the narrator!

Any additional comments?

Read the book.

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