Glad to welcome you!
If You are reading these lines, that means something made you visit our website – website devoted to the job that we do management consulting (organizational development, strategic management, development and implementation of modern management techniques, including Balanced Score Card – BSC), investment consulting, organization of angel and venture financing, practical investment, international development, VIP-consulting, interim-management, training, organizing internships and conferences.
My previous rich practical experience in managing organizations and enterprises of different profiles lead me to the idea of stepping away from commonly used standards of providing consulting services and give answers to several questions.
Consulting: is it a profession or a calling of ones heart? Who is a modern consultant and why is such needed? Is he someone like a sports trainer or spiritual instructor?
I personally like ADVISOR.
Can you live without an advisor? Most likely, yes. But why all the leaders of all times had one?
There are many questions that have no definite answer. I think that there is a simple and understandable criterion of evaluating work of consultants. That is the CRITERION of USEFULLNESS. Did the cost, balance and effectiveness of organization improve after cooperating with a consultant? Have the financial indicators become better? Did the investment attraction increase? Is the management functioning better? Has the risk management become more controllable and professional? Has the Head really understood why, where, with whom and how to move to achieve set goals? Did he find a point of support? Has the spirit of the company strengthened? Are there new management and financial tools in the arsenal of top-management? Did the shareholders feel visible return from investing in a consulting project? If yes than the input of time, energy and money proved to be useful!
What defines the possibility of achieving success of a consulting project? Not much: trust, conviction, persistence and professionalism. Furthermore, this relates to both parties: the Consultants and the Clients top managers and owners of companies.
So what made YOU visit OUR site?
Hopefully we will continue this conversation. It is our mutual interest.
KONSTANTIN Y. SMOLENTSEV
Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Doctor of Political Science, the Academician of IIA