A presentation of the complexity and dynamics of life in an organization, this study employs the use of personal stories to illustrate the anxieties and successes of professional consultants. An essential reference for those trying to bring about change in an organization or develop leadership capability, this book looks at what it takes to consult with a rigorous understanding of a philosophy and theory behind the position and the benefits and challenges associated with consulting. Organizational Consulting: A Relational Perspective provides, through the very personal stories of a group of organizational consultants, an insight into the complexity and dynamics of life in an organization. An ideal reference for those with a growing interest in the filed, this work will also help practicing consultants deepen their understanding of the principles of relational consulting.
John Higgins is an independent researcher and a research associate at the Ashridge Business School. He is the author of "Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective."