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The Consultant's Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do

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A classic revised and updated for the twenty-first-century consultant
Revised and updated for consulting in the twenty-first century, this new edition is for anyone who wants to know what consulting is really like as a career, as a living, and as a life. Geoffrey Bellman reveals how to make the job rewarding both financially and personally as he examines the practical
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Paperback, Revised, 238 pages
Published October 29th 2001 by Jossey-Bass (first published October 31st 1990)
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JoAnn
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
An intuitive approach to the world of management consulting. Geoff Bellman candidly and honestly portrays his manner of consulting, beginning with his introduction, entitled, “A Quest of Meaning Through Work.” His first chapter is not to be missed, with subsections entitled “The Work,” “The Self,” “The Fear” (including “Acceptance of the Darker Self”), “The Love,” and “The Reality” (We Make a Difference … and It Is Not That Important”).

I was especially taken by his view that consultants and
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D
Dec 05, 2008 rated it it was ok
Text for Organizational Consulting class. Bellman raises some good points, particularly about setting your own ethical standards. He also gives his outlook on work - he definitely is in the work to live rather than the live to work camp. Which is great, but not realistic for many people.

This book would be good for someone who is planning to make the switch from being an employee to a consultant. Probably the most useful section is where he talks about setting fees. If possible, check it out
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Jul 22, 2008 rated it liked it
recommended by Exec Coach, for sections on how to quantify the value of my time, and hourly pay rates.
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