On April 26, 2010, I started a journey I thought would’ve been long done by now.
Presenting in large crowds made me queasy…
Flying always made me anxious…
But here I am doing a job that requires both of those on a regular basis. (At least that was true before being locked down.) That job of course is the job of management consultant.
Or as one of my early managers used to call it, the corporate toilet bowl cleaners. That’s a little dramatic but the point is dead on. We do a whole lot of work that clients either don’t want to do or they don’t have capacity to do. But in any case, we clean up ? messes.
This puts us in the position of being involved in some work that has the highest stakes, which also means you make a handy scapegoat if things go sideways.
A lot of people ask how I got started in this profession, so now seems like as good a time as any to share my consulting origin story (and the career advice I’ll always take with me):
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