copyright © 2019, Amy M. Mayers

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How I Work: My Credo

I worked with consultants in almost all my staff jobs so I know the benefits and pitfalls of having an outsider join a team for a limited time. Those experiences had such an impact on me that they shaped how I approach consulting today.

  • I don’t have a one-size-fits-all set of solutions. My job is to ask the right questions so we arrive at the right answers.

 

  • I work with people and organizations whose values and mission are congruent with my own. I’m never happier than when I have a good cause on my hands.

 

  • In my world, identifying what you don’t know is as important as what you do know. From there, we can figure out where to find the information, people and resources you need.

 

  • I work iteratively and synergistically. I want to understand what you need and want -- and help you figure it out if you’re not sure.

  • I can work independently and coordinate closely with your staff.

  • When coordinating with your staff, I look to them for their institutional knowledge and experience. I know there are reasons things are done a certain way; I understand organizational politics and constraints.

 

  • I like to develop long-term relationships with my clients. I love working with people at all levels of an organization and from diverse backgrounds.​​

  • It’s my job to think big picture while you concentrate on your day-to-day work. I see options and roadblocks you might not because it’s all so familiar to you.

 

  • It’s also my job to meet deadlines and keep you informed every step of the way. I don’t ever want you to wonder where something is or when you’ll have it.

 

  • I approach my interactions  as opportunities. When I interview members, for example, I use the interaction to strengthen their affiliation with the organization. If I’m interacting with people outside the organization, I use it as an opportunity to increase awareness of you and the work you do.