The challenges of organizational consulting are ongoing. To stay on top of the game, consultants need access to the latest thinking in the field, cutting–edge approaches and techniques from practicing consultants, organizational systems experts, and academics.
The 2010 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual is a ready–made toolkit of ideas, methods, techniques, and models that assist and support your work as an internal or external organizational consultant. The Annual addresses the broad range of topics that are of most interest to professionals in the field. The materials provide highly accessible means of interacting with a diverse variety of systems and processes from collaborative work systems and executive coaching to strategic planning and organization development.
This year′s Annual presents a "communication" theme. The contributions to The Annual focus on communication and include information on coaching, teams, strategic learning, corporate responsibility, and technology initiatives.
The volume includes a variety of tools. For example, Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs) are the mainstay of the Annual and cover a broad range of consulting topics. The activities are presented as complete and ready–to–use designs for working with groups: facilitator instructions and all necessary handouts and participant materials are included. Check out the ELAs by several well–known consultants including Gary Wagenheim and Beverly Bitterman. Both contributions relate to the Communications theme.
The Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys section includes tools for measuring team effectiveness, determining corporate responsibility and scale of intellectual capital for organizations.
The articles section presents the best current thinking about workplace communications. Teri–E Belf and Marshall Goldsmith as well as Leonard Goodstein have contributed must–read articles. All materials can be freely reproduced for use in the normal course of your work.
Year after year, the Consulting edition of the Pfeiffer Annual has provided thousands of trainers, consultants, facilitators, and managers with up–to–date information and tools to help make organizations more effective. Find out how other practitioners are improving organizations day by day: delve into the indispensable 2010 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual. You will understand why it is the best and most reliable source for practical, professional, performance–boosting tools and fresh ideas.
The Difference Between Training and Consulting: Which Annual to Use?
Introduction to The 2010 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting.
Experiential Learning Activities.
Introduction to the Experiential Learning Activities Section.
Experiential Learning Activities Categories.
Mirror Image: Reflecting on How Our Personal Pursuits Show in Our Professional Practice (Gary Wagenheim, Robert Clark, and Alexander Crispo).
∗∗Words of Trust: Building Trust in the Workplace (David Piltz).
∗∗Difficult Conversations: Making Them Easier (Beverly J. Bitterman).
∗∗Unstructured Coaching Conversations: Coaching the Coach (Travis L. Russ).
∗∗I d Like You to Meet . . .: Introducing a New Hire (Lucille Maddalena).
∗∗Redirect: Achieving Positive Outcomes (Devora Zack).
∗∗Team Extreme Challenge: Solving Difficult Tasks (Amy Henderson).
∗∗Puzzling Behavior: Discovering How Teams Work (Jo–Ann C. Byrne).
Beyond the Olympics: Discussing Autocratic vs. Democratic Leadership (Barbara Pate Glacel).
Signatures and Shoes: Breaking the Ice (Mahaveer Jain).
Facilitation Tools: Using Spectrogram Analysis (Elisabeth C. Ayres, Catherine Cable, and Sophia Zia).
Follow the Leader: Exploring Trust As a Leadership Requirement (Harriet Rifkin).
A Bull s–Eye Every Time: Setting Short–Term Goals (Linda S. Eck Mills).
Introduction to the Editor′s Choice Section.
Credit Bureau Reporting: Solving the Mystery (Dawn J. Mahoney).
The Importance of Consulting Diagnosis (Karl E. Sharicz and Carol Ann Zulauf Sharicz).
Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys.
Introduction to the Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys Section.
Team Effectiveness Assessment Measure (TEAM) (Udai Pareek).
Corporate Social Responsibility: Determining Your Position (Homer H. Johnson).
Scale of Intellectual Capital for Organizations (SICO) (Sacip Toker, James L. Moseley, and Ann T. Chow).
Articles and Discussion Resources.
Introduction to the Articles and Discussion Resources Section.
∗∗Don′t Let Your Clients Be Defined by Instrument Results (Mona Lee Pearl, with Phil Van Horn and Jody L. Shields).
∗∗Evaluating the Manager–Subordinate Dyad (Mohandas Nair).
∗∗360–Degree Tool Kit: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 360–Degree Feedback, But Were Afraid to Ask (Jan M. Schmuckler, Ann M. Gormley, and Bruce Alan Kimbrew).
∗∗Building Support and Engagement for Technology Initiatives (Kris Taylor).
Consulting Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector (Phil Van Horn).
∗∗Forming TIGERS–Hearted Teams (Dianne Crampton).
Effective Executive Coaching: An Illustrative Case Study (Leonard D. Goodstein).
Assessments and Coaching: An Incongruent Pair (Teri–E Belf and Rafael Rivera).
Communicating with Professional Savvy (Karen A. Travis).
Successful Organization Development and Growing Pains (Eric G. Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle).
Team Building Without Time Wasting (Marshall Goldsmith and Howard Morgan).
Effective Leader–Employee Relationships in the 21st Century (Edwin L. Mouriño–Ruiz).
How Can You Develop Leaders? Let Me Count the Ways! (Lois B. Hart).
Leveraging Business Data to Develop Strategic Learning Solutions (Ajay M. Pangarkar and Teresa Kirkwood).
Contents of the Companion Volume, The 2010 Pfeiffer Annual: Training.