Improve your management skills with these lessons from a veteran management consultantA highly-paid, highly-skilled professional. An elegant, insiders-only lifestyle. An impressive list of clients. A well-defined code of behavior and dress. This is the world of the management consultant. It is also the world of the Japanese geisha.Using the geisha as metaphor, a veteran management consultant shares lessons from her 20+ year career in a series of poignant and informative essays. With each essay, you will be treated to glimpses of the inner workings of the corporate geisha’s world and how she moves within it. Discover:Why the consultant is most likely type of worker graduate to ownerThe 3-step-approach every consultant should use to rapidly go from novice to instant expert How to lead project teams with influence instead of authority – how consultants get CEOs and project teams to adopt their advice and suggestions willingly and with enthusiasmHow to have a successful consulting career as a generalistWhy money is only one form of compensation for a consultant – and what other forms of compensation you should ask forThe experienced consultant, analyst, executive or project manager will relate to these narrative slices of consulting and corporate life. Novice and aspiring consultants and managers will find indispensable jewels of wisdom to help propel their careers to the next level. Every reader will walk away with new approaches to apply to your work life that will improve the way you manage projects, manage teams and manage yourself.