Monday, March 12, 2007

Because You Said So?

This past weekend, I took my mother to see the latest "chick flick," Because I Said So. No, it won't win any Oscars, but it was a predictable, light-hearted comedy with some lines and circumstances so familiar they made my cringe.

Yet, the premise of the movie made me wonder about the relationship most consultants have with their clients..... the helicopter-parented child. Micro-managed, second guessed, and frequently only allowed to give the "answers" that the parent wants to hear.

So, is there anything about this situation that is worthy of calling a consulting engagement.... let alone worthy of compensation?

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