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A career in management consulting provides preparation for C-level jobs. 

In fact, 70 of the Fortune 500 CEOs have worked at McKinsey. Some of today’s most prominent leaders including Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, have all worked at the so called “Big Three” firms, which include McKinsey, Bain & Co., and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). 

A 2018 LinkedIn analysis of 12,000 CEOs from 20 countries found that the most common starting place for corporate leaders was consulting. Software engineers and analysts are the second and third most common positions. 

It makes sense. There are some parallels between a CEOs’ and consultants’ jobs. Much like corporate leaders, consultants address a company’s internal issues, analyze complex problems, and identify a range of possible solutions to position the company toward growth.

Highly successful consultants, who have CEO potential, are those who exhibit strong people leadership skills and want to be the decider rather than the adviser in operations, Harvard Business Review reported.

To better understand how consultants successfully make this transition, Business Insider compiled a list of 10 C-suite executives and their reflections on how a management consulting background helped them in their careers, and the career advice they’d give …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy


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