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January 20, 2005

News & Opinion: Nine Books Every Consultant Must Read

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:10 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

When I had an opportunity to interview Tom Peters for my zine, Management Consulting News, he made a comment that resonated with me. He said If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, Ive gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time.
Youll get more than a bargain from these classics. If youre in any professional services business, make sure these books are in your library.
George Leonard: Mastery
David Maister, Charles Green, Robert Galford: The Trusted Advisor
Mick Cope: The Seven Cs of Consulting
Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen: Difficult Conversations
Andrew Weil, M.D.: Eight Weeks to Optimum Health
Barbara Minto: The Minto Pyramid Principle
Philip Kotler Ph.D.: Marketing Professional Services
William Zinsser: On Writing Well
Nick Morgan: Working the Room