BRAIN FOOD: Are you suffering from ... Compulsive consultant disorder

BRAIN FOOD: Are you suffering from ... Compulsive consultant disorder - A consultant is like a handbag: no matter how coveted it is, there's always a better one around the corner. But why choose one if you can buy both? Compulsive Consultant Disorder is an affliction of media and business bosses. A consultant is paid a great deal to tell you exactly what you want to hear. The more you have around you, the less likely you are to listen to them. And if you're not happy with one group, you can always swap them for another. Treatment is the same as with all obsessive-compulsive disorders: give up the habit a little bit at a time. Let one consultant go per week.

by Helen Kirwan-Taylor - helen@kirwantaylor.com
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

A consultant is like a handbag: no matter how coveted it is, there's always a better one around the corner. But why choose one if you can buy both? Compulsive Consultant Disorder is an affliction of media and business bosses. A consultant is paid a great deal to tell you exactly what you want to hear. The more you have around you, the less likely you are to listen to them. And if you're not happy with one group, you can always swap them for another. Treatment is the same as with all obsessive-compulsive disorders: give up the habit a little bit at a time. Let one consultant go per week.

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