Few companies I've worked with trained us how to effectively interact with staff and clients - activities that are essential parts of a consulting practice. Years after starting out as consultant, I learned that I had been using my meetings with clients (or perspective clients) to talk much more than listen. Reflecting on this changed my perspective on client and staff meetings.
Wisdom Wednesday: Trust
If you look at different articles describing the characteristics of good managers and leaders, many list confidence as a common attribute. If you look at different articles describing the characteristics of good managers and leaders, many list confidence as a common attribute. For example, in the Indeed.com article, 15 Qualities of a Good Manager You Should Look for, the author states that,” a confident manager trusts not only in their own skills and abilities but also in those of their team.this battle between the mouse jigglers that fake activity and the tattle ware used to find bad actors struck me as a kind of cold war scenario of escalating technology designed to thwart one opponent in what should be a partnership between and employer and employee It signified a sad lack of confidence (or trust) between managers and their remote employees.
Leadership Trait Tuesday: Shared Responsibility
In this post, I'll continue my discussion on leadership traits by discussing a trait I’m calling “Shared Responsibility”. I will illustrate what this means to me with two examples (bad and good) from my personal experience:
A New Conversation About Topics in Consulting
realized that it's the year 2023 and I've been working in the GIS And Environmental Consulting industry for over 20 years. In that time, I've worked for government and private employers. I've worked with tribal government, large and small firms, and non-profits. I ran my own small consulting firm, managed offices for other firms, and earned an MBA. As an instructor, I have used my experience to mentor new students in Environmental Science, so perhaps my experience might be helpful to early-career environmental scientists and environmental consultants. This post is the first in a series about leadership - particularly in consulting