consultant

  

Definition

Experienced professional who provides expert knowledge (often packaged under a catchy name) for a fee. He or she works in an advisory capacity only and is usually not accountable for the outcome of a consulting exercise. Some consultants (like Peter Drucker and W. Edward Deming) have brought dramatic shifts in management thinking and improvements in the performance of organizations.

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  • I did not want to hire anyone full time so I decided to go with a consultant who specializes in the nature of this type of project.

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  • When you're unsure of a particular answer, or you would like a second opinion on an idea, you can hire a consultant.

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  • I hired a consultant to help me improve the workflow in my small business, as well as to help me learn ways to motivate my employees.

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