Industry Agnostic Advisors Make for a Better Management Consultant

May 1, 2020

Conventional wisdom on hiring a management consultant suggests that firms need access to experts from their industry to help them develop strategies that will separate them from the competition. Nothing can be further from the truth! I’ve enjoyed a fulfilling career as a management consultant being industry agnostic. Rather, I brought clients all kinds of problem-solving frameworks, strategic planning paradigms and implementation methodologies, all aimed at helping them think differently about how to move their organizations smartly forward.

As you read the piece, you can see that finding an advisor that thinks differently is the only way to surface the blind spots that can hinder you from devising the strategies that enable disruption. If you can disrupt your industry, you gain the opportunity to seize the market share that separates you from the competition and, when sustained, that separation enables you to become indispensable to your customers – for they will always come back to the businesses that they can’t live without.

Read the published piece.

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