Consultants are a truly mobile workforce. Give us a chair, a table, and a power plug, and we can get going. (I have worked without a chair, without a table, and without power in some cases, but not with all three missing so far…)
In a post about buying travel gear I promised to give you all an inside scoop to my portable office – today is the day!
What does a consultant have in his briefcase?
The laptop plus charger is a given, I didn’t take a photo of it. Then there is always some amount of paper you carry around – though I have been able to minimize this since I use the iPad at work. I exclusively take notes during meetings with the iPad now, and most documents for review are handled there as well. Works great!
But what about the details? Let’s start with the cables department.Read More
I am normally trying to keep the KC free from consulting mockery, but this one is just too good to pass. This presentation was recently featured on Slideshare. It is a vivid (and hilarious) example of why it is a good idea to leave your consulting / powerpoint skills at work and not take them to your relationship:
What do we learn from this?
- When you do fun stuff on your company’s CI, be prepared for it to hit the street eventually. This one is quite old, so no harm done I guess – but your boss might not be amused at all about your version of this that you just thought of. If you have to do it, don’t use a company template.
- The author did not use the action title correctly at all… but I think we can forgive this
- When communicating, you have to adapt to the audience. Leave your consulting talk and your ppt slides at work. Your family and your girlfriend will appreciate it (otherwise – see last slide!)