A Consultant’s Thanksgiving: Reflections on Process Consulting

Posted by Matthew Thomas

Thanksgiving TurkeyOn this day, we give thanks:

We give thanks:

 for learning experiences we never wanted to have but have benefitted from beyond anything we could have planned;

We give thanks:

 for colleagues who work alongside us with diligent integrity;

We give thanks:

 for clients who pushed us to learn something new in order to help them more effectively;

We give thanks:

 for the work we turned down so that someone more skilled and effective in that particular task or objective could give greater skill and excellence to the situation than we could have;

We give thanks:

 for work that ignites our passion and sense of purpose from which we make a living;

We give thanks:

 for someone else’s passing thought or off-the-wall idea that jolted our thinking off of its normal track to give us insight into how to solve something that confounded us;

We give thanks:

 for the opportunity to gather this day with family and friends where food is plentiful and company pleasant;

For all these things, and so much more, we give thanks:

 to the Creator, Sustainer and Provider of all good things. (Amen.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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