Rising Star Agenda

Hi Everyone,

After sifting through the many questions people had about how to succeed as a new consultant, I've narrowed down the list of topics to the following:

  • How to Strategically Choose Which Projects to Work On
  • How to Establish a "Trusted Advisor" Relationship with a Client
  • How to Differentiate Yourself from Other Very Smart & Hard Working Colleagues
  • Which Books to Read Before Your Start Date, So You Can Hit the Ground Running
  • How to Communicate with and "Manage Up" to Partners & Project Managers
  • How to Manage Your Time to Do the Things That Differentiate You, While Still Getting Your Work Done
  • The Best Way to Networking Inside Your Firm and Build Your Personal Brand
  • The 7 Most Common Mistakes New Consultants Make
  • How to Communicate Your Point of View, When You're the  "New Guy/Gal"

Please feel free to comment below on what you think of this agenda and if you want to suggest any changes.

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42 comments… add one
  • McKinsey Chicago BA Jan 27, 2011, 10:45 am

    When will this webinar take place?

  • McKinsey Chicago BA Jan 27, 2011, 10:35 am

    Great list of topics Victor! Thank you so much for doing this!

  • Natasha X. C. Jan 27, 2011, 10:09 am

    Looks awesome!

  • Ahmed Jan 27, 2011, 9:54 am

    What about “reading people” skills?
    Most of us have good analytical skills (either qualitative or quantitative). What about the soft skills that we have to stress on??

  • Max Lyons Jan 27, 2011, 9:35 am

    Looks great! What about how to grow your network within your consulting firm? How to reach out/who to connect with? How to grow these relationships? This seems EXTREMELY vital to success.

  • McKinsey Sao Paulo BA Jan 27, 2011, 8:38 am

    Sounds great indeed! Looking forward to reading those!

  • Nishad Nargund Jan 27, 2011, 7:17 am

    This is awesome. Looking forward to it.

  • Sid Jan 27, 2011, 7:05 am

    Looks good, let me know when

  • Andrew Jan 27, 2011, 6:54 am

    Looks great! Another request:

    How to Successfully Move Office Locations (for Personal Reasons or Otherwise)

  • Chris Jan 27, 2011, 6:13 am

    Looks fine to me, but I would also be interested to see some information on presentation skills, since selling your ideas and concepts is a large part of what I will do as consultant.

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