Joseph Jude

Lessons In Consulting

2010.08.10 / consulting / learning /

Consulting is the only profession where you are paid to learn on the job. It is exciting as well as frightening. But if you got a right mind-set, there is no other profession like consulting.

I entered consulting with a technical - to be precise software - background. I was surprised to learn that technical competence alone does not guarantee success in consulting assignments. I quickly learnt to augment technical skills with soft-skills and witnessed increased success rate.

Here are the soft-skills that I learnt over the years:

Consulting is the only profession where you are paid to learn on the job. It is exciting as well as frightening. But if you got a right mind-set, there is no other profession like consulting.


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