Purpose of this Consulting and Organizational Development Blog

This blog helps you improve your consulting and organizational development skills by providing articles, opinions, commentary and many related resources. The blog is for a general audience, including beginners and those advanced in this topic.

This blog is about core consulting skills for any kind of consulting, including technical, managerial or organizational development. The benefits of consulting and organizational development skills are many, including they help you:

  1. Use a variety of successful frameworks for consulting and communications with clients
  2. Gain clearer understanding of your client’s situation
  3. Establish successful working relationship with clients
  4. Focus on causes, rather than symptoms of your client’s issues
  5. Successfully guide and support your clients through change
  6. Focus evaluations during the process and results of consulting projects

NOTE: This site distinguishes the difference between “organizational development” and “Organization Development.” The former phrase refers to the nature and scope of change in organizations, i.e., the change is to the entire organization or to a significant portion of the organization. The latter phrase refers to a field of well-trained people with expertise in guiding successful organizational development.

Examples of Topics (or Categories) Relevant to this Blog

You can understand even more about the focus of this blog by looking at examples of various related topics (or categories) that this blog might write about. The following list includes examples of related topics as does the list of Related Library Topics in the sidebar. There may be other related topics, as well.

  • Action Planning
  • Assessments
  • Basics and Overviews
  • Consulting Process
  • Diagnosis/Discovery
  • Evaluations
  • General Resources
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Managing Change
  • Marketing and Sales Skills
  • Proposals and Contracts
  • Roles of Consultants
  • Systems Analysis

Here is a more detailed list of topics and the order in which they might be discussed in this blog.

As posts are published, they will be organized into those or other related categories. Categories that have posts published to them will be listed in the sidebar in Categories of Posts. Readers can click on a category and see the posts in that category.

About Us, the Co-Hosts of this Blog

We’re Carter McNamara and John Dupre, and we’re the co-hosts of this blog. You can read more about us next to our pictures to the right of each page in the blog. We will publish about various aspects of consulting and organizational development, and will focus especially on practical tips and tools. These posts will include posts from guest writers, as well.

How to Use the Library’s Blogs

We have implemented many features to make the blogs very valuable and convenient to use. To learn how to use the blogs, click on Library Blog’s Home under the header on each page of the blog.