Archive for March, 2010
by Shawn Nichols in RethinkingComplexity.com
As a newcomer in the field of organizational consulting, I have the advantage of being either the naively arrogant child who declares the emperor has no clothes! or the person who comes from a foreign land and is forced to quickly confront the differences in the visible and communicated culture.
When I decided to change careers in my early 40s, I sought a profession that could help me develop an understanding of people’s behavior. After exploring psychology, I turned to the field of organizational development.
An industry that heals human foibles and eccentricities has so much opportunity and potential that it could not fail, I thought. Its existence is assured. Besides, everyone benefits from the opportunity to talk to someone who listens in a deeply reflective, active way and can provide feedback in an understanding manner. So, as a budding organizational consultant, inquiry and engagement are my calling.
Read more at http://www.rethinkingcomplexity.com/posts/02-20-12/challenges-budding-organizational-consultant.
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