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
  • john Jan 27, 2011, 6:03 am

    Looks good!

  • Julia Jan 27, 2011, 5:51 am

    Hi Victor,

    this sounds great. I’m psyched for the webinar!

    I hope you’ll share your thoughts about how to strategize for moving along the career path in your firm in point 1, e.g. tips for finding areas that you can help grow within the firm, when to stop digging around and focus, things like that.

    Thanks so much for your awesome work!

  • Beaauty Jan 27, 2011, 5:06 am

    Oh, forgot to mention. I’m starting at McKinsey. :)

  • Beaauty Jan 27, 2011, 5:04 am

    OMG! My heart literally started racing when I started reading this. Please, Victor, start this NOW! I really seriously cannot wait. Especially cuz my start date is next week Tuesday (thanks to your online videos and emails)! :)

  • SBD Jan 27, 2011, 4:59 am

    I would like to know how worthwhile it is to learn multiple languages to discern yourself in an international working environment. Will English suffice?

  • JadePink Jan 27, 2011, 4:57 am

    Ways to find a select the jobs you want to work post-consulting?
    How to build strong industry relationship for post-consulting career move?
    How to be on the priority list of headhunters?
    How to maintain work-life balance?

    My questions might be addressed when you answer your original set of questions. But just wanted to flag it to your attention.

    Look forward to your webinar/article…

  • Jakobicek Jan 27, 2011, 4:51 am

    sounds like a comprehensive program for the webinar I am really looking forward to it.

  • guy smith Jan 27, 2011, 4:50 am

    Sounds great to me, I have found one book useful “Succeeding as a management consultant” covers a live mckinsey engagement. Might be a good one to include in the recommended list.

  • J Jan 27, 2011, 4:45 am

    Must have analytical skills (general frameworks, exact excel skills, etc.) with examples.

    I would love a Knowledge sharing site. Each firm has there own processes, frameworks and methodologies. I am very keen to compare, contrast and learn from all of them.

  • Enoch Jan 27, 2011, 4:34 am

    Sounds great! Can’t wait!

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