What make McKinsey so special? In the increasingly competitive world of management consulting, why has McKinsey been able to maintain its brand as the ‘gold standard’? Dom shares his perspective on how the firm differentiates across its culture, values, and talent by putting clients first within a partnership structure. He also shares key case studies and examples of how McKinsey lives and breathes its long-term, client-first mantra.
What are the qualities Dom looks for when hiring new McKinsey candidates? It’s much more about the person rather than the paper when it comes to succeeding at McKinsey. Dom shares the 3 distinct qualities he looks for in candidates hint: it’s not on your resume that differentiate the best hires.
How do you hire and maintain quality talent at scale? Talent has to sit at the center of your organization’s culture. Instilling pride and worth into the recruiting process, and having senior leaders set an example
What are reasons why talented junior employees fail to scale to being a senior decisionmaker? As hundreds of talented analysts and associates work towards an esteemed partner role at McKinsey, Dom discusses the key reasons why a junior employee who excels at the analytical and execution aspects of the job might foot fault as they find themselves in more senior, client-facing roles. In sharing his lessons learned and advice, Dom gives us a practical sense for the multitude of personality types that have succeeded as the highest performing partners at McKinsey.
What are the consistent patterns across McKinsey’s most successful clients? Having seen decades of cycles and success/failure, Dom shares the key patterns he’s witnessed across the most successful clients he’s worked with throughout his tenured career at McKinsey.
What are the key learning lessons from Talent Wins?
Alongside Ram Charan and Dennis Carry, Dom authored Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First to much critical acclaim. In today’s knowledge economy, nothing matters more than the people you recruit to build your business. Dom shares the 8 key insights around hiring, managing, and retaining the very best talent across the globe.
Interested in learning more about McKinsey or Dom? Here are a few resources:
- Dom’s Bio
- McKinsey’s Dominic Barton on Leadership — and His Three Tries to Make Partner
- The two people CEOs need most in their life, according to McKinsey chief Dominic Barton
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