Hello!Â My name is Margaret Purvine and I am a management consultant.Â I am also Principal and Owner of Next Step Solutions, Inc.Â In that role, I not only have the pleasure of working with a wide variety of business owner clients, I also get to offer my ideas, experience and even some of my rants and raves to my blog readers.
Writing is a passion and, in addition to blogging, I also write a business column for the Puget Sound Business Journal.Â Surf over to the PSBJ and search on “purvine” to find my articles.Â Writing for the PSBJÂ is a privelege as well as an opportunity.
My primary consulting skill is in the area of management – managing people, tasks and projects.Â Defining specific skills needed to do something or to accomplish a goal is usually fairly simple for most of us.Â But few major goals, especially business goals,Â require only a few skills.Â They require a wide variety of people and talents.Â But how do you pull everything and everyone together to reachÂ a goal?Â You need organization, coordination of resources, and management.Â These are not always as easy to define, so they may get left out of the picture altogether.Â This can be a recipe for disaster!
I think of the various skills, resources, and people that make up a work group, project team or even an entire organization as bricks.Â To hold them all together and build a wall or an entire building you’ve got to have mortar.Â That is management.Â And that’s what I love and do best.
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Thanks for your interest in my blog!Â I look forward to your comments.