ACCELERATED FLAWLESS CONSULTING
Stakeholder Management to Get our Expertise Used and Gain Influence without Control
About 20 years ago, I was first exposed to Flawless Consulting in my Pepperdine Organization Development masters program. I didn’t think of myself as a consultant, I just wanted to be effective and contribute meaningfully. As I learnt about this work, it resonated with me, because it’s about being real and authentic and serving our clients.
A walk and talk with Peter Block in the sunny blue skies in California sealed our partnership. Since the start of Flame Centre, we have been partnering with DesignedLearning to offer Flawless Consulting Skills workshops. It has influenced me deeply and now it’s much very part of who I am and how I work.
I invite you to check this out, if you want to do good work by being who you are.
Are You Frustrated When...
Your leaders/ clients come to you at the last minute to implement something?
You are not involved early enough in the process to influence decisions and share your ideas?
Most of your day spent putting out fires and not focusing on strategic issues?
You have so much more expertise to offer the organization, but they don’t appreciate it or even ask for your expertise?
You are asked to implement band-aid solutions that you know won't solve the underlying issues?
Stop Fixing, Start Collaborating
Deal with resistance effectively
Learn how to build influence when you’re not in control
Build strategic partnerships and become a trusted advisor
Address difficult issues to move forward effectively
Shape how you want your leaders/ clients to work with you, as a trusted partner, not a pair of hands or a distant expert.
So that your recommendations are used, your expertise is recognised and you can truly make a meaningful impact.
But wait, I am not a consultant or my job title has no consultant in it.
We hear this a lot. But consider this:
Do you need to influence others to get your work done?
Do you want others to use your recommendations?
Do you have some form of expertise that others will find useful?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you are playing a consultant role.
Even parents are consultants to their children, especially when the children are older.
And I am an internal consultant, is it still relevant to me?
The contexts are different for internal and external consultants, but they both need to influence without authority. In fact, with the power dynamics in an internal role, it can be more challenging to build 50:50 partnership, therefore these skills become even more important.
This work is from America, this is not how we work here. Our norms or ways are different.
We appreciate different cultures and norms. Yet most people want to connect as real human beings. We also want to collaborate because we trust one another. Therefore these skills are about building partnerships at the speed of trust.
The workshop is 3 days, why is it so long?
This workshop is highly experiential with role plays, video exercises and simulations. You learn at multiple levels - from the trainer, from discussions with fellow participants, working as a consulting team and video exercises.
You will leave with awareness of yourself as a consultant, keener observation of the fluid dynamics in client interactions and lastly, a framework, tools and skills to be more effective.
Flawless Consulting has been written long ago, is it still relevant?
Definitely, that is why it is in its 4th edition. It has found its niche in the human dimension of a consulting relationship.
Stakeholder Management to Get our Expertise Used and
Gain Influence without Control
Learn from a program that has stood the test of time for 40 years, attended by more than1 million people.
Peter Block’s bestselling book Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used is often called ‘The Consultant’s Bible’.
Flawless Consulting has taught leaders to be more conscious of the impact they have on others and subsequently of their own engagement and leadership style.
What is so unique about this work?
The focus on authenticity and compassion; based on values to build genuine win-win partnerships. It is not influenced by positioning messages, half-truths or political ploy.
Confronts each of us in our choice on how we choose to serve, be powerful and effective in the work we do. Not relegating our choice to how our leaders are or the culture we operate in.
It demands us to be courageous and honest with ourselves first, so that we can be an instrument for positive change. Not blaming others or the system. We choose to be accountable.
It focuses on the most difficult aspect of the work - people and politics. It teaches about building the values, character and skills to deal with these difficult aspects.
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Our Framework & Tools Used In the Workshop
What Our Clients Say
Organizations who have used Flawless Consulting
Here's What You Will Learn From
Flawless Consulting Workshop
The skills of relationship-building and influencing others
To work in a trusting partnership role with clients/colleagues
To develop commitment from your clients/colleagues through skilled contracting
To assertively express your needs for a successful partnership
To identify and manage various resistance styles while consolidating relationships
To negotiate more effective and enduring agreements with clients/colleagues to avoid no-win situations
We asked participants to rate their skills before and after the workshop to see how they have grown. These are our average scores before and after the Flawless Consulting workshop.
Grow in Contribution
We also asked participants to rate outcomes and knowledge to apply the skills in these areas.
Grow in Skills
Learn from a program that has stood the test of time for 40 years, attended bymore than 1 million people.
9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Singapore time
Accelerated Flawless Consulting:
Gaining Influence and Getting Expertise Used
Stakeholder Management to Get our Expertise Used and Gain Influence without Control.
Helping our leaders, clients or stakeholders gain insight on how they are contributing to the challenge they are facing. With that, they see new possibilities and shift their behaviours to create the positive impact and create the future they want.