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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 27, 2023

For this episode, let's revisit the 42nd podcast on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study.

What I noticed on this, and other studies is that the associates and business analysts are very competitive, in a way that is damaging to clients, to the firm and to their own careers.

I am fine with consultants being...

Dec 25, 2023

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we will talk about general professional values or etiquette that consultants should apply during an engagement. We specifically discuss things that consultants sometimes do on studies that may alienate the client. And rather than talking about every...

Dec 20, 2023

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss how to identify a corporate strategy.

It is actually very simple to know if a study qualifies as a corporate strategy study. Irrespective of what anyone tells you, if you go into a strategy study where the key question – or what we call an...

Dec 18, 2023

For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss how to communicate recommendations that are radical in nature.

If the recommendations are presented too early, they are hypotheses with little data backing them and they can be easily challenged.

If the recommendations are presented at the end,...

Dec 13, 2023

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 405, an interview with the author of Strategic, Rich Horwath. In his book, Rich delivers an incisive roadmap to help leaders at all levels think, plan, and act strategically to navigate every business challenge they face. The book offers business leaders a proven framework―the...