De Haan, Erik.

The Consulting Process As Drama : Learning from King Lear. - 1 online resource (81 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- PROLOGUE -- Introduction -- a. Key issues in consulting -- b. Introduction to King Lear -- c. The rebirth of tragedy -- d. Who's got the monkey? -- CHAPTER ONE Exposition -- a. Key issues in making an entry -- b. King Lear (I.1-I.2) -- c. Confrontation with the irresponsible -- d. The contacting and contracting phase -- CHAPTER TWO Development -- a. Key issues in stating the problem -- b. King Lear (I.3-II.4) -- c. The inescapable consequences -- d. The diagnosis phase -- CHAPTER THREE Crisis and peripeteia -- a. Consulting: key issues in making a difference -- b. King Lear (III.1-III.7) -- c. The session on the heath -- d. The implementation phase -- CHAPTER FOUR Denouement -- a. Consulting: key issues in making it last -- b. King Lear (IV.1-IV.7) -- c. Catharsis -- d. The consolidation phase -- CHAPTER FIVE Catastrophe and exodus -- a. Consulting: key issues in letting go -- b. King Lear (V.1-V.3) -- c. Saevis tranquillus in undis -- d. The evaluation phase -- CHAPTER SIX Conclusion -- EPILOGUE -- REFERENCES.

Drawing comparisons between consultancy and the classical tragedy King Lear, the author explores the core theme of responsibility. Arguing that King Lear is vital in gaining an understanding of consulting, leadership and management, the author explores in detail the positive lessons to be learnt from this tragedy for the manager and the management consultant. An intriguing premise that uncovers key strategies for managers.'This book gives a summary of key issue in management consulting, in a step-by-step chronological way. However, it is directed mainly at those consultants who know from experience that consulting does not work as smoothly as the manuals suggest, and who have learned through trials and tribulations to take a tragic outlook on the art of consulting.'- From the Prologue.


Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- King Lear.;Business consultants.;Consulting firms.;Management.

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HD69.C6 -- H36 2003