This course provides an advanced understanding of the evolving consulting industry and the skills and key learnings necessary to thrive at the levels of project manager through partner and senior partner.
Through a combination of lectures, class exercises, panel discussions, cases, and real- life examples drawn from the instructors’ combined 71 years of consulting experience, this course focuses on:
• Reinforcing the problem solving and communications principles and skills taught in B8624-001/002
• Providing a perspective on where the management consulting industry is headed and what it means for the skills required of those entering it today
• Understanding the progression of skills, you will be expected to master at each rung of the consulting ladder as well as the trade-offs around leaving consulting at each career stage
• Developing 4 skills that are vital across levels in a consulting career
o Learning the key elements of what it takes to develop people followership amongst junior consulting colleagues and to become a sought-after people developer within a consulting firm. o Building expertise and intellectual capital for the firm, and taking leadership roles across practices (functions, industries, geographies) o Accelerating the shift to personal counselor by choosing who to
invest in and building trust with clients o Achieving commercial success by enhancing successful relationships, understanding firm and individual metrics and how they influence behaviors
• Learning how to drive a comprehensive change management program to move the client to action, taking into consideration various components, such as governance, resourcing, obstacles, client motivations and politics, and communications.
The course ́s ultimate objective is to position students for a successful run as a mid- level to senior-level consultant, knowing how their skills will need to evolve, the subtleties of how to navigate their firms and client teams, and what it will take to thrive.
Executive in Residence
Toos N. Daruvala is co-CEO of MIO Partners, the in house asset management arm of McKinsey & Company. He joined McKinsey in 1983; he was elected a Director (Senior Partner) in 1995; and he retired from the Firm in 2015. Toos has counseled CEOs and senior executives at a range of financial institutions and information/transaction services players on strategy and operational matters. Over his...