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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.

Sep 24, 2015

This is the 23rd podcast for the power sector corporate strategy study we will soon release as part of our Executive Program.

The first cut of the EVA analyses is done. In this podcast we discuss why EVA was selected as the performance metric and how it will be used.

We compare the current EVA performance and the likely EVA performance if the businesses with EI met their planned budgets and targets for the year. We discuss why we are not using the budgets, how we will adjust them and the dangers of taking this step.

The adjustments to the budgets are a pivotal step to prove our business case and should be handled very delicately or we will be accused of bias.

This podcast demonstrates why a combination of soft-skills, business judgment and rational thinking are needed in combination to convince clients to changes their minds. 

Brilliant rational logic alone will alienate the client.



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