Executive Leadership Coaching
3 minute read
Aug 31, 2018
Written by: Shawn Sweeney
Got questions about trends, insights, and challenges related to Spinnaker’s areas of expertise? In this regular blog, we’ll tap into our Spinnaker team of experts and do what we do best: Roll up our sleeves to find you the answers you need. In our first-ever “Ask Spinnaker” blog, we’re tackling a question we often hear:
Question: How do I get the most from hiring consultants?
Shawn Sweeney, Spinnaker Managing Partner:
This question is really about value, and getting the most bang for buck when you invest in partnering with a consultant. It’s a question we hear often, and one I even asked during the many years I spent hiring consultants myself. Admittedly it took me some time to figure this one out back then, but here’s what I learned: There’s even more value in hiring consultants than you realize! Let’s start by looking at that.
The Value of Hiring Consultants
You hire consultants to help you solve a problem. That’s your main goal — and your most valuable one, of course. But in truth, you will get much more value than that! When hiring consultants, you’ll also get:
Maximizing the Value
So, how do you maximize all that value and get the most from hiring consultants? We have 5 key steps:
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