Great consultants possess a je ne sais quoi that are equal parts confidence, passion, technical acumen, purpose, and charisma. Great consultants are authentically imperfect; they take life by the reins and forge ahead with certainty no matter how complex a situation is, in an almost effortless way. Great consultants are humble yet make everyone around them step their game up. Great consultants take care of their people. Clients thank good consultants; clients are wowed by great consultants.
Management consultant Christie Lindor has quietly been on a mission to be the mentor she wishes she had earlier in her consulting career. With 15+ years of experience working at top management consulting firms, Christie is now sharing secrets of great consultants in this new consulting business book.
Christie conducted research by connecting with over 50 top consulting partners across 27 consulting organizations on what makes a great consultant, including thought leadership from 8 out of the top 10 consulting firms in the world. The MECE Muse is an insider's guide to consulting, providing invaluable insights and practical knowledge including unwritten rules, career strategies, in addition to interviews from top industry consulting leaders who relate their personal experiences and offer unique perspectives on building and maintaining a successful consulting career.
What you learn from The MECE Muse, an insider's guide to great consulting:
Secrets and stories from 50+ top consulting partners across 27 professional services organizations on how to be a great management consultant
A historical primer of profession and skills you need for consulting of the future either working for yourself or working at top management consulting firms
Why being ambitious and working hard is not enough to succeed in consulting
Top ways you can hurt your personal brand without even realizing it
How to become a trusted advisor for your clients
Why you need a consulting career toolkit and how to build one whether you are in management consulting or an independent consultant
How to create & sustain habits, skills, and experiences to become a great business consultant
Purchase The MECE Muse because it is an insider's guide to consulting, providing you with invaluable insights and practical knowledge including unwritten rules and career strategies on building and maintaining a successful consulting career.
It’s the elusive trifecta every working woman desperately seeks. Do you find yourself trying to be everything to everyone? Do you run yourself ragged but still feel something is missing? The struggle is real and all too common. Paula Brown Stafford and Lisa T. Grimes are two award-winning, c-suite executives who together have accumulated 60 plus years of work experience at the highest levels, 60 years of marriage, and raised four successful children. Collectively, they have managed more than 25,000 employees globally. Paula recently retired as President, Clinical Development at QuintilesIMS and Lisa has served as President & CEO of PurThread Technologies. Although Paula and Lisa were fierce competitors 20 years ago, they eventually formed a friendship and now, as a team, speak to corporations and women’s groups on a number of topics, including Complementing Not Competing, Packing Your Potential, and The Juggling Act.
In a transparent and relatable way, Paula and Lisa share personal experiences, insights and encouragement—what they wish they’d known 30 years ago—to women looking for career advancement and quality of life and men who want to improve their working relationships with women. Each chapter includes a personal letter from a successful female executive to her younger self that offers wise counsel for aspiring professional women. For working women who are still trying to ‘have it all’ but are left feeling not ‘good enough,’ Paula and Lisa explain how achieving success, creating balance and experiencing fulfillment begins and ends with Remember(ing) Who You Are.