Consulting Rule Book

Came across some eccentric behavior of consultants that could be put together to create the Consulting Rule Book. This is completely on a lighter note. Doesn’t mean to offend anyone in any way. So here goes –
  1. Never close your Inbox. The world will stop if you don’t respond to emails within 5 seconds.
  2. Keep your phone always busy or switched off. The longer someone has to wait to reach you, the more important you are.
  3. When you are exhausted and the most important thing you need is sleep, you call friends over for drinks.
  4. When you are busy checking Facebook and your boss walks behind, tell them you are searching for prospective clients
  5. When you are travelling non stop, never forget that you have Sulabh Toilets
  6. When you feel like throwing someone out of the window, think how in the hell will you be able to pick them up in the first place.
  7. When parents complain you don’t have time to talk to them, make a call and just keep saying hmm.. I’m taking care.. mmm.. I know.. hmm… I’m taking care.. mmm.. I know.. and so on.
  8. Never say anyone (especially the customer) is wrong. If you disagree it is just a difference of perspectives.
Feel free to add more from your experiences. Keep consulting, keep laughing!

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.