All in Management Consulting
There's certainly a value to be placed on growth. On the continual pursuit of expansion.
It drives us to look for development opportunities, to rethink how things are done, to change what we think is 'conventional' i.e. "the way it's always been".
Growth is a tremendous value creator.
It's natural to fall in love with your product. We spend a lot of time developing and nurturing them, cultivating them to the point where we are ready to put them in the market. And when customers are receptive to what we have to offer, once the uptake is there and the product is generating profitable margins, we double down.
I once worked on a project with someone who I found to be very difficult to partner with. There were a number of reasons for it - part working style, part communication, part differing perspectives on the task at hand.
It's a crazy idea, one that's quite difficult, if not impossible, to implement. (And, many might argue, not desirable, either.) But like a lot of Tom Peters' ideas, it's provocative.
In my old firm, we had a mentorship system whereby every individual was assigned a mentor at least one, if not two, levels up from their position. The role of the mentor was not just to provide day to day counsel but also to help guide the development of their mentees, and represent them during the performance appraisal process.
Welcome back to Part 2 of the Omerisms Podcast and my interview with Brian Slobodow.
In this episode, Brian and I continue our conversation around his experiences in the management consulting industry and where it is headed.
Welcome to Episode 4 of the Omerisms podcast, where I interview interesting people and discuss, explore and debate interesting business, career and personal development topics.