This is the first book to address the specific needs and challenges faced by high-level consultants who work on more complex projects and must win the confidence of leaders at the highest levels of the organization.
William Pasmore is professor of practice at Columbia University's Teachers College as well as senior vice president of organization and leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership. He heads his own consulting firm, Pasmore Advisors, and was previously partner at Oliver Wyman Delta Consulting. He holds a PhD from Case Western Reserve University, where he was also a tenured full professor. He is the author of eight books.
"Having worked with Bill for quite some time, I can attest that he
knows what he writes."
-Vinita Gupta, CEO, Lupin
"If you've ever wondered what it takes to consult at the highest levels of an organization, this book will help you peek behind the curtain and see that there is indeed a method that underlies the magic. Based on Bill Pasmore's own journey from academia to advanced consulting, this book provides a firsthand account of what it takes to truly win the trust of senior executives-and take your career to the next level of impact."
-Ron Ashkenas, Emeritus Partner, Schaffer Consulting, and coauthor of the Harvard Business Review Leader's Handbook
"Dr. Pasmore has helped numerous CEOs successfully transform their organizations and has also defined the field of organizational leadership. All his work shares an overarching theme-the attention to both the ways to get things done and the people in the organization and in his own team. This book is a must-read not only for senior consultants but also for any change agents who want to influence their organizations."
-Dr. Harvey Chen, Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Center for Creative Leadership, Greater China
"Advanced Consulting focuses on working with C-suite clients, but it is much more than that. It is the best book I have read on consulting since Block's Flawless Consulting, covering a wide range of topics from business to psychology. Each chapter provides simple, but not oversimplified, models that any consultant will find useful."
-Gervase R. Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University; author of Clear Leadership and The Dynamics of Generative Change; and co-editor of Dialogic Organization Development
"Having been a senior consultant and now on the client side, it's clear to me how valuable it would be for consultants who wish to hone their craft and become senior partners to read this book. It's a shortcut to gaining vital knowledge that would require years of experience to obtain."
-Juan Carlos Rivero, Chief Talent Officer, Marsh & McLennan Companies