The Mind of a Consultant

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The Mind of a Consultant

Leveraging a Consulting Mindset for Professional Success

Sandeep K. Krishnan


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Management consulting is seen as a glamorous profession. Behind the mystique are the consultants who put in extraordinary effort, synthesize great problem-solving skills and display fine personal attributes that enable them to capture the attention and respect of their clients. This book opens up to that world through the story of Samanta Thomas, a character based on countless excellent consultants, through whom we get inside the very mind of a consultant and their journey. As you traverse the journey of a management graduate growing to a partner in a top consulting firm, the mind of a consultant helps you understand various key skills that makes a successful consultant. The real-life experiences of consulting leaders bridge the gap between concepts and practical insights. Problem-solving, management models, financial acumen, client management, leadership, networking and work-life integration-this book hands you the tools to professional career success in a hands-on and easy-to-understand manner.


Sandeep K. Krishnan:
Dr Sandeep K. Krishnan is a senior partner at People Business, a global consulting firm. He is a visiting faculty at IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Indore. Sandeep is a fellow (doctorate) of IIM Ahmedabad and did his graduation from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He has led consulting assignments with over a hundred organizations, including 3M, Tata Group, ITC Limited, Biocon, BEML, Britannia, RPG Group, Ola, Manipal Group, Allstate, United Technologies, United Breweries, PWC and Accenture. Prior to joining People Business, he has worked with Infosys, Ernst and Young (EY), IBM and RPG Group. He is an executive coach with certification from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Making of a CEO, published by Penguin Random House India.