Consultants are known to showcase their intelligence and allow others to make progress based on their recommendations.
One fault of a consultant is that we are humans and humans make errors.
What to do when you come across an error as a consultant?
Admit there is a problem, acknowledge it needs a solution, identify what caused the problem, identify how to solve the problem, create a plan of attack, follow through.
Alert the person who you are consulting for, tell them there is an error, help them understand why it’s an error and how the error could be fixed.
Transparency and access is a consultants best feature and will differentiate you.
We all make mistakes, we need to admit, and then solve.
We get paid to execute, and execute only. Don’t continue allowing mistakes to occur.