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(p. 412) Consulting Psychology in the Business World 

(p. 412) Consulting Psychology in the Business World
(p. 412) Consulting Psychology in the Business World

Shirley A. Maides-Keane

and Bernard J. Liebowitz

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date: 11 July 2020

Consulting psychologists working in the private sector of the business world have many roles. This chapter discusses several types of business consulting engagements. The differences between psychotherapy practice and business consulting are explained. Case illustrations are supplied based on the authors’ more than 30 years of experience. Information is given about the type of additional training required to become a consultant. Topics covered are executive coaching, leadership development, family business consulting, executive selection, team building, leadership succession, organizational analysis and design, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning.

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