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Vignettes

It doesn’t make any difference whether what you face is something that affects your work, your personal relationships, your sense of security, your appraisal of self-worth, or your appearance–the way you think about your situation largely determines whether you will do anything about it and what you will do.   –Dr Arthur Freeman

 


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    Dan
    Commented:  December 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I once read that the perfect project team is much like a jazz combo. Each member has a role, the drummer maintains a steady pace; the bass player accentuates the rhythm, provides a structure, and regulates the life cycle of the song. The rest of the players take turns supporting the team and then moving out front to carry the melody. Each member has a moment in the light and then returns to the supporting role. All the time the bass player and drummer are laying down the structure for the music. From a casual look we are unable to see structure, but the musicians understand the deeper truth of consistent flow, meter, and chordal structures that are obedient to the rules of the art form. These rules provide a framework that each can count on – the framework enables freedom of expression but also provides boundaries to maintain good order as the work is accomplished.

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    Dan
    Commented:  December 3, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I have noted a business often brings a consultant on board to help with a project, they engage a consultant as a force multiplier; a helper who pulls alongside employees and adds a little muscle to get the job accomplished. I have also noted that most work offered to consultants begins with a call from a friend who is looking for very specific help. In general, consultants do not find work – the work finds the consultant. Therefore, most consultants grow their business at the same rate that they grow their contact list. Consultant success brings more success; trust brings more trust; past performance connects the consultant to new opportunities. The ‘connection’ element is the core of why I decided to start my owns business. Friends helping friends to build their business, pushing through tough problems, growing new jobs, and building futures.

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    Maria Kuznicki
    Commented:  May 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    My brother suggested I review this blog. He was right. Thanks!

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