This case study examines the specific behaviors of a consultant who wishes to use a collaborative approach. Many consultants fail in dealing with non-technical topics in agriculture because they try to be experts in a setting for which they have little or no experience. The author reviews theories about consultation and leadership then adds his experience to develop and facilitate a workshop on teamwork and program planning in Mexico. Experiences gained from other consulting assignments are combined with the experience of this case study to describe, in a list of principles, the collaborative consultant approach.
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