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What qualities should I possess if I want to be a consultant?

Interested to be a management consultant in the future. #consulting #management-consulting #strategic-consulting #career

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Karine’s Answer

Patience, expertise, human and management qualities but you know what the best Management Consultant i had the chance to meet had all something is common. They were themself ! Bring yourself to the meeting, classroom and that is how you will make the difference. Again learn that people will not remember all you said but surely remember how they felt in your presence. Hope this helps !
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Lynnea’s Answer

I highly suggest you find the specific industry you intend to work within and you learn this industry thoroughly. When you enter the university they teach you concepts that may not make sense until you are able to apply them to real world experiences in the industry you intend to work in. Specializing in an industry and becoming familiar with that industries processes will allow you to gain expertise. Furthermore, after graduation you should continue to learn about advancements in your industry/field and digital disruptions or innovation that will allow you to be ahead of the curve and excel in consulting.

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Thank you comment icon Developing digital skills is a great point Aziz Abu Hakmeh
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辉’s Answer

In order to become a professional consultant, I think first of all, I should have the ability to collect, analyze, communicate, coordinate with others, and basic understanding of business.The other important thing is financial management, because you can analyze a lot of problems through the financial report, and the company can know a thing or two about the business development.As well as economics is indispensable, such as do a PEST analysis, porter five analysis of what all need these knowledge, combined with the national policy of the company's strategy, to provide professional advice to the customer.
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Annie’s Answer

Broad Knowledge, Persistent, Good listener
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WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT CONSULTANT

1.) OPINIONATED – The first and foremost thing a consultant needs to have is an informed opinion. After all, that’s why you’ve been hired – to provide a unique look at the situation that takes into account your knowledge of how this problem has been approached by others, what’s worked or hasn’t worked in similar situations, and what critical things may not have been considered yet.

2.) PRAGMATIC – Models and frameworks are great, but you need to bring things down to a practical level and consider how to actually design and implement solutions for your clients. To do this, it’s important to look at things from all angles and play out the possible solutions from the top down and the bottom up.

3.) PASSIONATE – A Great Consultant gets invested in the client’s issues and gets excited at the prospect of making a difference. Finding passion in your work is something you can’t force, and you may need to turn things around – find out first what you’re passionate about and then make that your professional focus.

4.) RESILIENCE – Some problems are easily solved, and others take some time. The right solution may come after long days, much rework, and much iteration. If you get some tough feedback or experience a setback along the way, you’ve got to be resilient and bounce back. Don’t let them get you down!

5.) BUSINESS–MINDED – If you don’t know the basics of the balance sheet or P&L statement, it will be next to impossible for you to connect the dots on how your work will impact the client’s bottom line. Even a simple appreciation for key business drivers, risks, and the financial aspects of your client’s business will suggest that you “get it” and that you bring a seasoned business perspective to the work.

6.) PROFESSIONAL – Consultants should hold themselves to the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality, and integrity. By virtue of your role, you will likely see and hear a lot, and it’s imperative for your clients to trust you. Also, just because something is within the letter of the law doesn’t make it right… Hold yourself to standards beyond what’s expected.

7.) INQUISITIVE – Ask questions, listen, and be professionally skeptical. As a consultant, your value comes in asking the tough questions, culling out the inconsistencies, and driving to the root causes. Realize that being inquisitive may sometimes be annoying but it gets results.

8.) RESOURCEFUL – Know when to enlist help, none of us is an expert in everything. Actively maintain a network of talented people in your area of expertise and in other, related areas where you might need help. Not only will the client benefit from the combination of strong minds at work on their project, but reciprocal opportunities may come to you.

9.) INFLUENTIAL – Your ability to influence may be as important as your expertise (if not more so). If you can’t get your client or other stakeholders to buy into the plan, idea, or strategy, then the forward movement stops there. Great Consultants know how to be savvy and navigate situations with dexterity.

10.) TACTICAL – Seeing the big picture and connecting dots may be some of the most important value you bring to your clients. They are in the thick of things and being pulled in various directions. You are in the unique position of being able to step back and look at the whole system or situation.

Hope this was Helpful Jennifer
Thank you comment icon Thank You Corey. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi Doc Frick
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zhibin’s Answer

responsibility love and Professional knowledge
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Lu’s Answer

First, we must have a deep understanding of the future of the industry, have strong interest in the work itself, and are willing to develop in this industry for a long time, and accordingly make career plans accordingly.
Two, with good personality quality, including: tenacious, persistent will quality; optimistic, open mind; active, positive work style.
Three, strong learning ability and ability to solve problems independently.
Four, good communication skills, fluency in Mandarin and English.
Five. Good professionalism and moral integrity.
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元璋’s Answer

time managing,Strong communication skills,Strict logical thinking;
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Liangliang’s Answer

Love of things what you do, willpower, understanding, and meet more problems
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浩然’s Answer

1、Learning ability2、 Good communication skills 3、A strong desire for work
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Yao’s Answer

Executive power ,Learning ability ,Good communication, skills A strong desire for work and so on.
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Amelie’s Answer

A consultant needs creativity, curiosity, optimistic , and Empathy.
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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

The qualities that you should possess if you want to be a consultant are:


  1. Patience: “Utmost Crucial”
  2. Good listener: “Important”
  3. Decision making: “Important”
  4. Flexible: For the ease of work at both the end.
  5. Time Management: Most crucial not only for delivery of your task but also respecting time of others.
  6. Knowledge: Keep updating that all the time.
  7. Analysts: Good for getting best out of your task.
  8. Good Communication
  9. Good at task management
  10. Negotiations
  11. Problem Solving

Good luck!

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Chirayu’s Answer

If you're interested in becoming a management consultant, here are some key qualities you should possess:
-Consultants are often called upon to analyze complex business problems and develop solutions. A strong analytical mindset is crucial to being able to understand and interpret data, identify patterns, and make informed recommendations.
-Consultants must be able to articulate complex ideas and recommendations to clients in a clear and concise manner, both in written reports and presentations.
-Consultants must be able to quickly identify problems and develop innovative and practical solutions to help clients improve their businesses.
-Consultants work with a wide range of stakeholders, from clients and team members to subject-matter experts, so strong interpersonal skills are essential to building strong relationships and effectively communicating with all parties involved.
-The business world is constantly changing, and consultants must be able to adapt to new challenges and new ways of working. They must also be able to work in different industries and with different types of clients.
-Consultants must be able to see the big picture and understand how their recommendations fit into the overall strategy of their clients' organizations.
-Consultants often work on multiple projects at the same time, so they must be self-motivated and able to manage their time effectively.
-Some areas of consulting require a strong understanding of specific technical skills, such as financial modeling, data analysis, or project management.
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真’s Answer

Not only have a good mental quality, but also have a high cultural accomplishment, and more perseverance and ambition.

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涛’s Answer

First I need to master enough data, then analyze and control the risk
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玉强’s Answer

Patience, expertise, human and management qualitie