It´s a jungle out there. There are vendors for everything. Consultants, advisors, strategists, specialists, experts and developers. All of them telling you how amazing they are and how they easily can solve all your problems.
The reality is that success requires lots of hard work and that ability to execute is more important than fancy words(Research indicates that 70% of strategies fail, source: Tribal Leadership).
Don´t misunderstand. External vendors can help you, but it´s important to be critical and show common sense. Remember that vendors are normal people – they are not super heros. Use consultants to bridge knowledge gaps in your organization and to help you get things done faster and smarter! Don´t let them run your organization and don´t outsource your core competencies for too long!
To help detect the bullshiters among vendors, We´ve put together a list of critical questions that you can ask potential vendors.