This week, when you meet with your consulting partners, you want to evaluate the following issues:
- How much longer should you stay as primary consultant? You feel your effectiveness is waning because you have become too close to the group and have not addressed the connection of the board to the president. The team is becoming dependent on you.
- Which of the 4 change projects should the consulting group suggest helping the company design and develop? Which function can the company OD do better (as primary lead consultant) than an external group?
- Generate ideas about how you can move toward making the leadership team more independent. What would you have to see happen or what evidence would you look for to see that you can terminate your relationship with the team without any damage being done?
- Provide your thoughts about with which projects the consulting group should be involved. You know you could help with them all, but what is ethical? How much money and time can you, as consultants, lose or make based on this decision? What should drive the decision process?