Strategy consulting is non recurring, non process oriented, high stakes and high visibility work.
Successful consultants help clients who are bright, successful, demanding and very knowledgeable about their industry. The consultants need to be creative and able to solve complex problems. They have to master and go beyond the analytics, into the solution and synthesis stage.
They need to be able to :
Prioritize their work
Dedicate their full energy to a project
Apply common sense as well as business acumen to intricate situations
Communicate clearly and positively to the clients within complex organizations
Ultimately, their assistance has to translate into tangible and significant result improvements for clients.
They are rewarded by a stimulating work environment, strong growth potential, attractive remuneration, recognition by peers and by the clients, and by the exhilarating feeling of doing a great job and learning constantly.
This is a profession where some relatively young men and women get the opportunity to make a direct impact on major changes and to develop much more rapidly than their peers working in other professional environments.