Frequently Asked Questions
Thursday, October 04, 2018
What is Consulting?
Consulting means to give professional advice in a specific area of concern. Consulting can be performed in a wide range of issues such as HR management, performance management, rightsizing and outplacement, organizational development, management development and succession planning.
Other areas may cover general business consulting - marketing and sales, communication, profitability acceleration, and overall business improvement.
These are the areas we at The Leaders’ Ladder can provide our professional expertise.
What type of work is involved in Consulting?
In consulting, the consultant provides the company or client with a specific service or their expert knowledge in their field for a specified amount of time. The job of a consultant is to enable the client to find a lasting solution to their specific problem by offering them advice and/ or pertinent information in that field.
When we do consulting, we ensure that the client receives complete focus and use our skills of thought, analysis and brainstorming to come up with a solution and relevant ideas.
What makes a great Consultant?
The consultants’ expertise should be backed with theory and experience in the line of their chosen fields. The Leaders’ Ladder is proud to say we have both: trained and certified by the American Consultants League; and more that three decades as corporate executive. We don't only talk . . . we have walked our talk!
What are the different types of Consultants?
There are two general types of consultants: specialists and generalists. A consulting specialist tends to focus on one area of practice such as a specific area of expertise or a specific industry. A generalist focuses on a wider area of consulting. These types of consultants typically go to work for a firm that gives general type of advice to many different companies.
The Leaders’ Ladder specializes on leadership and business development and has a proven track record to back it up!
What to look for when you need a Consultant?
When you need a consultant, look for somebody who has the ability to not only offer advice, but also create ideas, insights and share knowledge in their area of expertise. But how would you know? You will find out during the exploratory meeting by asking questions related to the issue at hand.
If we decide to engage the services of The Leaders’ Ladder, how do we get started?
To get started, we follow the Profitability Acceleration Roadmap by doing the Situation Assessment, a quick-action diagnostic phase.
Generally, it follows four major steps: 1) situation assessment, 2) creating a good working environment, 3) designing your Organization Blueprint, and 4) strengthening your capability by installing high-performance systems.
If you want to find out whether The Leaders’ Ladder fits your card, let's set a 40-minute FREE strategy session. I know your time (and mine) is valuable, and to ensure we don't waste time, here are some starter questions to provide meaningful focus to our meeting. (Please download the simple questioner below and email it back to me with your responses.)