Job Title: Founder Of A Management Consulting Firm
Type of Company: We help leaders become more effective in managing their organizations and their people.
Education: BS, Math, University of Illinois MBA, Masters, Organizational Development, Fielding Ph.D., University of Illinois
Previous Experience: I have 15 years experience as a management consultant, working for some top firms. My clients were large Fortune 100 companies and I worked with them on a range of issues from new products and new market strategies to turning the company around because of financial issues. Before that, I was a professor at a business school.
Job Tasks: I am a trusted advisor to senior leaders. What that means is that I will give them advice on business issues, on inter-personal interactions and managing people. Sometimes I am called in to fix a business problem - e.g. the company has bought another company and their performance management processes are different and they will ask me to help design a new, common system. I also help out with Human Resources issues, helping them develop managers in the company who are considered among the top talent: kind of like a farm team that needs to be strengthened. I am also a coach, especially with top leaders who need to refine their leadership skills
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: I love the flexibility and the opportunity to work with senior leaders. I enjoy helping people see what they are capable of doing and making a difference to their work/life/career. I also like that it is very creative because no two problems are the same
I am not a fan of the travel. Sometimes I travel a lot and it gets very tiring. Running my own company is hard because I have to do everything. When I worked for a company, I didn't always like to be told what to do. I like to be independent.
Job Tips: If you want to become a management consultant, you must get the right business experience and education. Take classes in finance, accounting and management, but most of all, learn how to get along with different kinds of people and work well in a team.
Additional Thoughts: I used to be a teacher and I loved that. I am always surprised when I hear from someone after many years about how I made a difference in their life. Even in my present job, many times when I am working with an executive, they will say how my advice made a difference for them. At the time I give that advice, I never know how it will turn out.
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