What Few Consultants Deliver That Every Client Wants

Merilee Kern interviewed David Fields for Innovation Enterprise. It’s filled with lots of nice tidbits like this:

Fields contends that most consultants—particularly boutique firms—who don’t have enough clients believe they have a visibility problem; i.e., not enough prospects know about them. In fact, most of those consultants have an impact problem. They’re in front of enough prospects, but those prospects don’t care about what the consultant is offering. In contrast, successful consultants know how to ‘fish where the fish are,’ which means they focus their firms on issues clients are aware of and urgently want to solve. Amazingly, many consultants offer solutions the consultants think are important, without ever checking the market need.

What Few Consultants Deliver That Every Client Wants | Articles | Strategy | Innovation Enterprise

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