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Hello, and welcome to the Art of Consulting Podcast. We're excited you're here.

In our time together, you'll learn our top strategies to improve your career, confidence, lifestyle from us and other crazy successful seasoned consultants in IT and Management. Engage in the conversation as we discuss everything that brought us longevity and success over the years in the IT consulting industry.

Enjoy and may the force be with you.


Andy and Cat.

Dec 1, 2023


Welcome back to the Art of Consulting Podcast, where we explore the

Having to share an opinion without being argumentative. Today, we'll delve into a thought-provoking

experience from John Wooden and how he’s ways and approach from sports is being used in business.


Episode Highlights:


-John Wooden - caoch basketball best of all time. He have the best way of managing people and approaching problems and looking at things in a different way. "You can disagree without being disagreeable."

-Conversations don't have to become confrontational when you disagree with somebody.


-Our host shares a personal experience of situations where he encounters situations that he needs to disagree - like an approach or decision in a project.

-Differentiated the Consultant and a contractor - consultants give solutions, plans and recommendations and from that they are open to agreeing and disagreeing situations.

- To solve a problem, we need to put effort on finding a solution and come up with some level of knowledge in that problem. Be open on conflicting ideas. Its important to let other people to work it through the problem and host said that being open, you’re allowing other answer to the problem and there’s always more answer to a one problem.

- Worked up and agitated self put yourself on mute. GIve yourself some time and some moment slow things down.

- You are not there to make friends.Host shares that he does have problems with creating a boundary with clients.The most important thing is to treat each other with respect.


As we conclude this episode of the Art of Consulting Podcast, we leave you with

a powerful reminder: There are more solutions to one problem. Having an open mind to other conflicting ideas will establish a healthy relationship between you and the client.
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