Having a brilliant profile and credentials is good, but not great. In this podcast we discuss the hurdles which caused a brilliant Wharton MBA to stumble during their interviews. Much came down to the candidate simply not understanding the consulting culture and not acting on feedback. Moreover, McKinsey, especially BCG, look for reserved leaders versus over-confidence. That balance is crucial.

As a firm steeped in values and self-learning, we regularly post features, podcasts and analyses where we have not been as successful as we would have liked to have been. This is vital to the essence of who we are. We exist to provide clients with the tools to improve and this means openly discussing areas for improvement and listening to feedback. By only discussing successes, we fall into the trap of ignoring the crucial lessons from failure.

Never let a tragedy go to waste.

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