"Assistance at a Distance"
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Featured Service - The Five-Day Sweep
A Five-Day Sweep is a quick and relatively inexpensive way of getting a fix on a problem, issue or area of concern. For more information click here.
Workshops & Presentations
The Solution Engineering Workshop. To engineer a solution to a problem is to identify and implement it. Two phases make up the Solution Engineering Process: Investigation and Intervention. For more about Solution Engineering click here.
The GAP-ACT or Target Model Workshop. The industrial era has given way to the information age. Many people have to figure out what to do and then get it done. They are essentially self-managed. The appropriate view of a self-managed employee is that of a "living control system." For more about the GAP-ACT or Target Model click here.
I also make presentations on these and other topics, including change management, strategy, knowledge management and communities of practice.
My Consulting Practice
For the most part I provide "Assistance at a Distance." I do so via telephone, email, the web, GoToMeeting and other tools that support productive, off-site working arrangements and relationships. I also go on-site if and as the work demands and to make presentations or conduct workshops.
Representative Distance Consulting Projects
How It Works
My engagements typically begin with some preliminary conversations that focus on the following kinds of discussion points:
Next steps frequently involve an on-site visit for a few face-to-face meetings and to launch the effort. From there, the work gets underway and continues until concluded. Occasional on-site visits during the course of the effort also frequently prove useful but many projects are undertaken and completed without any on-site contact at all.
Areas of Expertise
I have more than 50 years of experience in the workplace and at all levels ranging from technician to senior executive in both staff and line positions, as well as extensive experience as an internal and external consultant. My clients include line managers, staff managers, C-Level execs, including CEOs, and other consultants, including large consulting firms. Some of the many areas in which I've worked include the following:
I've also worked in several industries:
For open-ended consulting, I work on a retainer basis. My time is booked and paid for a month in advance. My off-site fee is $125 per hour. My on-site fee is $2,000/day. For well-defined assignments a fixed-price contract can be negotiated. Workshop fees are based on duration and number of participants.
Send me an
email using the link at the top of this page and we can
discuss it further. There is no charge for preliminary discussions.
If you'd prefer to speak by telephone, call me at 7405040000.
There is no charge for preliminary discussions. If you'd prefer to speak by telephone, call me at 7405040000.
This page was last updated on September 24, 2013