Hello, please follow the steps listed below:
- Read Chapter 1, “A Consultant by Any Other Name,” in the Flawless Consulting textbook.
- Read Chapter 2, “Techniques are Not Enough,” in the Flawless Consulting textbook.
- Read Chapter 3, “Flawless Consulting,” in the Flawless Consulting textbook.
- Utilizing the concepts from the textbook reading, complete the following “Taking Action” item adapted from Maxwell’s (2007) The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership book:
Over the next [few days], try to influence three people of the five listed: a supervisor, a colleague on your same position level, a follower in your sphere of influence, a follower outside of your sphere of influence, and a family member or close friend. It could be as simple as suggesting where to go eat, or as critical as suggesting a new direction for a project. At the end of the [period], review each situation and answer the following:
- Situation Expectations. For each [identified] situation evaluate why you expected someone to follow your lead. Was it because: you were in a position of authority; you were the most knowledgeable person on the subject; you were the person who came up with the original idea; you were the recognized leader? (pp. 20-21)
- Successful Instances. In what instances were you successful in influencing others to go along with your idea?
- Unsuccessful instances. In what instances were you unsuccessful in influencing others to go along with your idea?
- Situation Evaluation. Evaluate why you think people did or did not follow your lead.
- A format that may be beneficial for presenting your project findings within the discussion forum is to utilize the following example, shown below for the role of a superior:
- My expectation:
- Result and explanation:
- The write up should be 200-300 words in length and include, at a minimum, three sources properly cited and referenced: (a) the Flawless Consulting textbook, and the following articles : http://www.clomedia.com/2016/08/26/leaders-check-i… & https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/o…