Posts Tagged ‘business coach’

Why I Love My Work

Michael Gallagher, .

jars of paintVariety.  There is always something different; I can work with a small startup that is experiencing planning issues or a multinational corporation that is having a breakdown in communication.  I can work with companies that have been in the family for generations or those that were started last year.  Whatever it is, each business, each client, each day, and each project is unique in some way.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to consulting; at least none that will work.  You can’t phone it in, so to speak.

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know…

Michael Gallagher, .

man on chair in fieldYou know you are a consultant if… you can carry on a five minute conversation about data warehousing.  Then you ask what it means…

There is the exceptional consultant out there who has mastered the art of knowing absolutely nothing about your business, and yet is an expert.  They talk about best practices, core competencies, deliverables, value propositions, and then they want to go offline and talk about it some more.  While hiring a consultant can mean the difference between working towards long-term success and succumbing to the intense pressures of today’s business world, it can also be an exercise in frustration and futility.

The Need for Perspective

Michael Gallagher, .

man with thought bubblePhilosopher and poet George Santayana said, “Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds” and Einstein is quoted “the mind that created the problem is not the same mind that will solve the problem”. Sometimes we are overwhelmed by situations or complexities in which we see no rhyme, no reason, and no solution. What we need is not necessarily to fight against the chaos but to seek the order in it.