This is the 28th podcast of the power sector study where we are helping a major energy company undertake a corporate strategy review, turnaround and transformation at a time when the local economy is running out of power, there are rolling blackouts and there is a lot at risk with regard to foreign direct investment, the reputation of the country and its credit rating. And this podcast, within the context of the study, explains what is a conceptual thinker and how to demonstrate this skill.
If you work at any major consulting firm, and especially if you want to be promoted, you must prove you are a conceptual thinker. The only problem is that it is hard to define the word conceptual. Once you understand this definition, things will be much easier for you.
In this podcast I explain a similar problem experienced by a consultant on the Corporate Strategy & Transformation study and how I helped them improve. The definition also explains why conceptual thinkers tend to always be functional specialists (in strategy, operations, corporate finance etc.) and almost never specialist in a sector.
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