Every business leader needs help at some time in their career. A view from an outsider can throw a new light on a tricky problem, and the right consultant can mean the difference between success and failure.
However, writing for Inc.com, Michael Schein expresses the view that too many consultancies harm the companies they’re being paid to serve. In particular, Schein points out the five most common damaging behaviours of consultants:
1) The substitution of perception for reality. Usually, the best solutions are simple and easy to explain, so beware of complex theories presented as the answer to your problems.