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The Strategy Skills Podcast: Strategy | Leadership | Critical Thinking | Problem-Solving

The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. Our podcasts have been downloaded over 2 million times worldwide and we rank in the Top 10 career podcasts in most countries. Opt-in to our newsletter at to receive free sample Insider content that we share nowhere else.

Each year we pick one consulting study and narrate the analyses, client interactions and recommendations so you can understand how the strategy is developed. Detailed videos and power-points to accompany the podcasts can be found on our website.

The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. We discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence.

Dec 15, 2015

Welcome to the 34th podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and a major focus on Week 4 over the next few podcasts. This is a big week since it is the first visioning workshop with a client.

This week is important. If you ever want to run strategy planning for a Fortune 500 company, you must understand...

Dec 8, 2015

Welcome to the 33rd podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study. In this podcast we discuss the tough work being done by the Organizational Design team. We discuss the three tensions which drive all Organizational Design recommendations and the trade-offs required. We also discuss the most...

Dec 1, 2015

In this podcast we discuss the 3 career path options that consultants face once they become partners. We discuss each career path and what it means for a consultant's career. These are differences that are crucial to know and understand because partner career paths that appear to be more attractive often lead to...

Nov 24, 2015

Welcome to the 32nd podcast on the power sector study. As you know, we are building up towards the update for week 4, when the corporate strategy planning workshop will take place.

Today's podcast is not about the study. Instead, we are going to talk about one of the issues that we deal with at Firmsconsulting and which...

Nov 17, 2015

How do you become an outstanding management consultant? Should you excel at analysis? Should you master problem solving? Should you become the world's most gifted communicator?

You could master all of the aforementioned items and still be an average management consultant at best. Great management consultants have all...