The term “best practices” is used often in articles, handbooks, and papers written about management consulting, but rarely defined. The Business Dictionary defines a best practice as “a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved by other means, and that is used as a benchmark.” But what are these best practices so often alluded to?

The qualities, skills, characteristics and purposes of a management consultant that rise to the level of best practices may be distilled into the following list.

Maintain Good Communication with Clients

This seems to be at the top of everyone’s list. A good consultant should be…

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