Carnac the Consultant


I spent the day working with a challenging client. The challenge is that this client asks for your opinion but then takes a tone of “What could you possibly be thinking?” when reacting to what you say. It seems as what is really desired is for me to say exactly what she wants to hear. I charge way too much for me to do nothing but agree–when I don’t.

It made me think of the famous Johnny Carson routine, Carnac the Magnificent, in which he wore a turban, held an envelope to his head, gave an answer and then read the question contained in the envelope. Often it was riotously funny.

Maybe it is worth my outrageously high hourly rate for companies to hire Carnac the Consultant. Now where is my turban…

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