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In those distant days, the New York Times reported a trend of recruiting new consultants not from leading business schools – but fro I’ve been a devotee of “guru to the gurus” David Maister for more than a decade. If it’s unreasonable, it’s better to ask for an extension, or even argue about it, then miss it.

A little disclaimer before I highlight the truste and cons of this book: My favorite parts in the book: And the root reason for that is self-centered fear; fear of losing what we have or not getting what we want Seek out rather than avoid client-contact experiences, and take personal risks with clients. Throughout these lists, Maister discusses tactics such as gaining trust, giving advice, building relationships, ensuring a good experience, and more.

The Importance of Mindsets. Every so often, you come across someone — a dentist, an interior decorator, a financial advisor — who earns all your business and long-term loyalty by putting your interests first. Be the first one to take a personal risk let your guard downto share something of what you see, feel, or think. The ability to earn trust is a learnable skill, and we shall try in the succeeding pages to show “the yellow brick road” that leads to success.


A very worthwhile book explaining how surprisingly personal good business relationships actually are. But it maistter really great not to get on airplanes, and my wife and I, after treating Boston our home town as the place where for 25 years we did our laundry, are finding that surprise, surprise!

The title is personal—David once was heavy and smoked. Maister’s previous books — True Professionalism and Managing The Professional Service Firm among them – are generally regarded as classics by those in the service firm business.

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Note that this book is not just about the wonderful benefits that wait at the end of the rainbow for the full-fledged trusted advisor, who does or is everything listed here. In today’s fast-paced networked economy, professionals must work harder than ever to maintain and improve their business skills and knowledge.

Using their model of “The Trust Equation,” they dissect the rational and emotional components of trustworthiness. So, cynicism and self-protection results. Aug 29, Chad Warner rated it it was amazing Recommended to Chad by: Bestselling author David Maister teams up with Charles H. That’s what this book will try to answer. A Sneak Preview Let”s start with a question: Take most of the responsibility for failed communications.

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Talk to them as if they are a new friend, not an old friend. The author’s tone is one of experience and sentimentalism.

Together with the fact that, in many professions, professional firms are increasingly publicly held, professional firms are in my view much more short-term focused than a decade or two ago.

Former Harvard Business School Professor Afvisor Maister built a reputation as “the guru to the gurus” – and he conducted now retired a global practice in the management of professional service firms.

The result is an immensely readable book that will be welcomed by the inexperienced advisor and the most seasoned expert alike. The book illustrates practical scenarios and heuristics for navigating the service and corporate landscape that echoes of deeper wisdom, integrity, and honesty that goes beyond the work environment. I have very mixed trustex about this book. Maiser writes of ways to develop trust such as engaging, listening, conversing, etc.


People and firms underestimate how much effort and time it takes to develop such skills. Good one to end the year.

That is basically a list of dos and donts and the various stages of developing trust a basic on steps to take to become a trusted advisor. I would suggest a new employee read this book and re-read it again in 15 years. Apr 16, Sean rated it liked it. The Trusted Advisor Trade Paperback I gift this book to all my junior employees as they start to manage accounts. The wisdom shared here is priceless and I foresee having to read the book several more times just to get it all in.

In the novel, Maiser constructs orderly lists of characteristics that are required in maintaining a strong reputation and relationship. The truth is, expertise is like love; not only is it unlimited, you can destroy it only by not giving it away.

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Maister outlines the attributes necessary in order to be a successful and trustworthy advisor to the clients. Peter Block’s “Flawless Consulting,” for example is probably the best-read guide to the non-technical – or “process” – consulting skills.

Putting Trust to Work Instead of pitching, get to work immediately. Several examples in the book also show their age. In your career, David, you consulted to trused worked with a panorama of industries—law firms, accounting firms, advertising, actuaries, public relations, architects, consulting firms.