The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting (J-B Pfeiffer Annual Looseleaf Vol2)

The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting (J-B Pfeiffer Annual Looseleaf Vol2)

By: Elaine Biech (author)Hardback

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The Leader in Resources for Consultants for the Past Four Decades * Experiential Learning Activities * Instruments * Articles For more than 40 years, The Pfeiffer Annuals have helped consultants, experts, and academics in the field to stay informed and ahead of the curve. The 2013 Pfeiffer Consulting Annual is a toolkit of ideas, methods, techniques, and models that support your work as an internal or external organizational consultant. It addresses the broad range of topics that are of most interest to professionals in the field. The materials provide accessible means of interacting with a diverse variety of systems and processes from collaborative workflows and executive coaching to strategic planning and organizational development. This Annual puts the focus on preparing leaders for the future. Leader preparation is a topic that permeates our organizations and pervades all that you do as professionals in the learning and consulting arena. Developing leaders for the future is no longer simply a matter of cultivating a pre-defined set of skills. The Pfeiffer Annuals can help you give new leaders all the tools they need to face an uncertain future. Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs) cover a broad range of consulting topics. The activities are presented as ready-to-use designs for working with groups: facilitator instructions and all necessary handouts are included. ELAs showcasing the theme including: conflict assessment, making difficult decisions, setting important goals, and managing stress. The Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys section contains tools to help respondents take an objective look at themselves or their organizations and determine how a particular theory applies to their situations. Don't miss the assessing readiness for a mentoring partnership in this section. The articles section presents the current thinking about workplace communications, leadership, and individual development. Beverly Kay, Hank Karp, Mohandas Nair, Vince Rogers, Rick Maurer, and Jeanette Goodstein contributed must-read articles. The article by Jo Lynn Feinstein highlights the topic of strategic leadership which is an essential issue for almost every organization. Year after year, the Consulting Annual has provided thousands of professionals with up-to-date information and tools to make organizations more effective. Delve into this volume and you will understand why it is the most reliable source for practical, professional, performance-boosting tools and fresh ideas.

About Author

Elaine Biech is president and managing principal of ebb associates inc, an organizational development firm that helps organizations work through large-scale change. The recipient of ASTD's highest honor, the Gordon M. Bliss award, Biech is the author and editor of over four dozen books, including The Book of Road-Tested Activities, Pfeiffer Annuals of Training and Consulting, 90 World-Class Activities by 90 World-Class Trainers, Training for Dummies, The Business of Consulting, and others, all published by Wiley.


Website Contents xiii Preface xv The Difference Between Training and Consulting: xxi Which Annual to Use? Introduction to The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting xxv Experiential Learning Activities Introduction to the Experiential Learning Activities Section 1 Experiential Learning Activities Categories 5 Mind Your Mind: Meditating on What Is 13 Gaven Khan Team Disclosure: Opening Up to Others 17 Rekha Bharadwaja Career Packages: Preparing Job-Seekers for Success 23 Travis L. Russ Silent Greetings: Finding Value in Nonverbal Communication 33 Robert Alan Black The Pitch: Creating Ideas 35 Renie McClay Strategic Execution: Bridging That Which Divides 39 Sharon Dera Conflict Assessment: Examining Your Workplace 43 Dennis E. Gilbert **Juggling Act: Multi-Tasking in Teams 53 Gary Wagenheim Difficult Decisions: Shifting Perspectives 57 Cher Holton I Appreciate You: Bringing Closure to a Meeting 61 Dawn Mahoney **Prioritization: Aligning Team and Organizational Goals 65 Jennifer Labin **I m So Busy! Setting Important Goals 75 Kathy Shurte Snap, Snap, Change: Managing Stress in a Changing Environment 85 Sarah E. Hurst Editor s Choice Introduction to the Editor s Choice Section 91 Off-the-Wall Values: Aligning Personal and Organizational Values 93 Beverly Kaye Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys Introduction to the Inventories, Questionnaires, and Surveys Section 97 Assessing Readiness for a Mentoring Partnership 99 Halelly Azulay Team Role Adjective Differential Scale 111 Shailaja Karve and Surbhi Gandhi Articles and Discussion Resources Introduction to the Articles and Discussion Resources Section 123 **International Assignments: Selecting, Supporting, and Retaining High-Performing Managers 127 Patricia A. Cassidy and Donna M. Stringer **Mentoring: Fine-Tuning for Effectiveness 137 Mohandas Nair Building Your Brand as a Consultant: Utilizing the Keys to Success 143 Vince Rogers From the Gestalt Perspective: A Primer for Fine-Tuning the Interview Question 149 Hank B. Karp and Kanata Jackson Mentoring: A Critical Process for Development 169 Bette Krakau and Beverly Kaye Negotiation Consulting: A Ten-Element Toolbox for Managers 175 Noam Ebner and Yael Efron Build a Strong Foundation for Leading Change Effectively 185 Rick Maurer Improving Team Building in a Customer Care Department: A Case Study 189 Sohel M. Imroz **Change and Leadership in Medical Practice: Grandfather to Granddaughter 195 Jeanette Goodstein **Prepare Human Resource Leaders to Think Like Strategic Business Partners 215 Saundra Stroope **Natural Leadership 227 Marlene Caroselli **Strategic Leadership: The Role of Perspective 237 Jo Lynn Feinstein **What Holds a Virtual Enterprise Together? 247 M.K. Key and Brenda Barker Contributors 257 Contents of the Companion Volume, The 2013 Pfeiffer Annual: Training 261 Pfeiffer Publications Guide 265

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  • ISBN13: 9781118273791
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781118273791
  • weight: 976
  • ISBN10: 1118273796

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