Metaphors for Lives and Work of Independent Consultants

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Abstract

Identifying one's metaphors can provide independent consultants with (a) a better understanding of how their skills and knowledge fit the big picture of their lives and how to use these skills to the greater benefit of their customers, (b) a better experiential flexibility, and (c) an ability to rejuvenate their lives by actively seeking out experiences that form the bases of alternative metaphors. Three metaphors for lives and work of independent human resource development consultants were identified by this qualitative study. Suggestions for practicing independent consultants and future research directions are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalConsulting Psychology Journal
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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