…we all aim to create perfect results for our clients. But as we know, there is actually nothing perfect in business life. We can only get close to perfect, but we will never get there in one step. In fact, to come close to perfect, it needs many iterations.
After doing the best we can and approaching a topic from multiple perspectives, we can only get better by involving some other critical minds. Ideally, we have a team of direct reports who are not too shy to speak up, or we have well-meaning colleagues, and we certainly need a trustful relationship to our boss or other senior advisors. For everything that we produce ourselves, we will have a certain bias then let’s us overlook some faults and shortcomings. This is just human.
We need to be open to share our thoughts and material with our colleagues before we take it to the client. While it hurts sometimes to get criticized, this is the only way to make good material really excellent.
Best consultants are not afraid to fail in front of their peers. They are not embarressed to aks questions. They take risks within the team in order to shine in front of the client.
Hoping you will shine
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