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Humble Consulting by Edgar H. Schein

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TWOWhat Is New in Humble Consulting?

The Humble Consulting model is new in several respects. In this chapter I will review the elements of this new model briefly. The rest of the book examines each new element in greater detail with the aid of illustrative case examples from my own experience. I refer mostly to consulting, but the ideas apply as well to other forms of helping such as coaching, counseling, and broader organization development projects.

HC Requires a New Kind of Personal Relationship with the Client

I said early on that the consultant should have a “relationship” with the client, but I never specified what I meant by that or what kind of relationship it should be. In working on messier problems and trying to get at what is really ...

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