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In All for One, Andrew Sobel takes an important, further step in defining great client relationships by eloquently describing how to build trusted partnerships.
—Sir Winfried Bischoff, Chairman, Citigroup
All for One is a goldmine of best practices. Five years’ scrutiny of 50 major service-based relationships—combined with the author’s deep expertise on what makes service firms successful—make Andrew Sobel’s guidance accessible, credible, and invaluable.
—Edward E. Nusbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton LLP
Corporate clients are putting relentless pressure on their professional advisors. They want more value and better service. They are consolidating the number of firms that they are willing to work with. They are scrutinizing, more than ever, the fees they pay.
To respond, service firms must turn individual relationships into broad-based, institutional ones and build a collaborative culture that mobilizes the right people, ideas, and resourcesfrom across the organizationinto each client relationship. The goal is to build a trusted partnership that adds value, reduces risk, and creates stability for both your clients and your firm.
Based on a five-year study of leading firms in professional services and other advice-based businesses, relationship authority Andrew Sobel has created a comprehensive guide to developing what he calls "Level 6" clientsthose flagship relationships that are broad, deep, and endure for many years. In Sobel's first book, Clients for Life, he laid out a clear path to take you from expert-for-hire to trusted client advisor. All for One takes you and your firm to the next leveltrusted partnerwith practical advice illustrated by more than 100 examples of best practices from the world's top services firms.
All for One presents ten essential strategies for building an all-for-one culture and systematically growing your client relationships. Incorporating a wealth of detailed, tactical advice, these powerful strategies include:
Institutionalizing relationshipsemploying five growth pathways to expand existing clients
Building a client leadership pipelinedeveloping and supporting relationship managers who can lead trusted client partnerships for your firm
Promoting collaborationcreating an all-for-one, client-centered culture where people and ideas easily cross organizational boundaries
Adding multiple layers of valuetapping into six sources of value leverage for clients
Employing rich examples from Booz Allen Hamilton, Lloyds Banking Group, Ernst & Young, and dozens of other leading firms, All for One is a definitive guide for professionals who aspire to trusted partner status with their clients.
A coherent argument for what should be obvious, and it brings new ideas to mind as I read it.Published 10 months ago by Buster Foyt
This was required reading in my new job, but the questions are very helpful in establishing relationships with customers, internal or external.Published 20 months ago by NuSiKu
I try to read every thing I can get my hands from Mr. Sobel. He is remarkable gifted! Never disappoints me with his message. The inside of the book is full of yellow! Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by Harry Pappas
Andrew Sobel is the guru of consulting. This is a "must read" if you are tasked to come to the aide of organizations large or small. Great, actionable content. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Consumer
The ultimate goal is to be a trusted adviser to your client where you are helping to shape your client's agenda and meeting many of their needs. Read morePublished on February 6, 2011 by efrealtor
The book covers how to build trusting client relationships. It is the best book on the subject I have read - by far. Read morePublished on September 30, 2009 by Scott Simmonds
"Andrew Sobel is a consultant of consultants. His insights have been simmered on a base of tens of thousands of consultant hours both as an executive at a large corporation and as... Read morePublished on September 6, 2009 by Andres T. Tapia
Andrew Sobel's book comes at a perfect time, especially for professional service firms. When economic recessions inevitably strike, firms in the knowledge industry (including... Read morePublished on August 7, 2009 by Suzanne C. Lowe
If your goal is to build great client relationships as a trusted partner (giving you long lasting, challenging, profitable good work) then Sobel has written the book for you. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by Reg Nordman