In the current economy, companies and governmental organizations are more scrupulous concerning the costs and use of outside consultants. While this news is hardly shocking, it contains a larger truth worthy of our attention: that business or management consultants have a duty—not just to themselves, but also to their clients—to chart a strategic course out of this global recession. Until such a blueprint emerges, the ongoing series of PowerPoint presentations and internal memos will hardly suffice as an action plan.