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Be a problem solver, not a problem creator

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

Management consulting is all about problem solving. All new joiners in consulting are enthusiastic about problem solving in the beginning but somewhere along the way there is a tendency to point out problems or worse cause problems instead solving them. To be a problem solver it is not enough to be good at spotting problems, you also have to take the effort to think about 2-3 potential solutions and then go to your team / leader to present your solutions and get their feedback on which one is the best way forward. It is natural to go through difficult periods during a project, but as a first step towards resolution, do a quick check on whether your actions are actually directed towards causing the problem or solving it.

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