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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.

Oct 27, 2015

This podcast explains what is a conceptual thinker and how to demonstrate this skill.

If you work at any major consulting firm, and especially if you want to be promoted, you must prove you are a conceptual thinker. The only problem is that it is hard to define the word conceptual.

Once you understand this definition,...

Oct 20, 2015

In many cases, especially in a tough study like this turnaround, there is just not enough time and money to find the ideal evidence, or any evidence at all. In such situations you need to be creative because the consultants are being paid to arrive at a credible answer. You need to find data which proves...

Oct 14, 2015


This is the next podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.

In just the last week we have had several issues erupt on the study.

(1) A rival (?) firm has been appointed at the parent to potentially have oversight of the study.

(2) The power outages are...

Oct 6, 2015

This is the 25th podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.

A stream of our consultants is assessing the management skills of senior EI managers and executives to manage the transformation process. This process has not gone well. A senior manager of EI...