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Don’t play dirty consultant tricks

April 25, 2011

Takeaway: Chip Camden offers his take on an article that characterizes consultants as vampires who are opponents of their clients’ best interests. He also shares tips on how to avoid playing dirty consulting tricks.

In 7 dirty consultant tricks (and how to avoid them), Dan Tynan adopts a highly mistrustful view of consultants as predators who are looking for any excuse to take your money in exchange for results that are less than you expected. Tynan offers suggestions for remedying each of the seven foul practices that he discusses, but I take exception to the characterization of consultants as opponents of their clients’ best interests. Therefore, I’ll examine each item in Tynan’s list from the perspective of the consultant, with the aim of preventing the problem altogether.

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