281 episodes

The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication.

Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.
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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication.

Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.
www.firmsconsulting.com
www.strategytraining.com

    281: David Noble, MOVE: A Framework to Reinforce the Leader In You

    281: David Noble, MOVE: A Framework to Reinforce the Leader In You

    Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 281, an interview with a leadership coaching legend, David Noble.
     
    Most leaders experience a lack of motivation to continue the things they once had a passion for. So, how do you rekindle the fire of motivation when it starts to die? The key is to know your “why” and assess if your reason is strong enough to continue the journey.
     
    In this episode, David shares the role he plays in reframing things and bringing the best out of leaders, executives, and CEOs. David shares a powerful new framework called MOVE that characterizes great and extraordinary leaders. Most of us dislike having only one strategy to win. In David's framework, he discusses the four simple yet powerful options that will take you to the same goal: lean in, lean back, lean with, and don’t lean.
     
    David Noble has more than twenty years of global experience advising CEOs, their teams, and major investors on leadership and strategy, and an additional fifteen years as a top executive. He was named by Thinkers50 as one of the world's top coaches. Noble has served as a senior adviser to Egon Zehnder and Oliver Wyman.
     
    Get David's book here:
    Real-Time Leadership: Find Your Winning Moves When the Stakes Are High. David Noble and Carol Kauffman. 
     
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    • 49 min
    280: Jeff Lerner, Starting a Business from Scratch

    280: Jeff Lerner, Starting a Business from Scratch

    Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 280, an episode with a renowned digital entrepreneur and founder of ENTRE institute, Jeff Lerner. Get Jeff's book here.
     
    In this episode, Jeff discussed how he was able to build a multi-million dollar company from scratch and the key elements behind his success.
     
    At the age of 18, Jeff started his first business after dropping out of high school and becoming a musician. After the first one failed, Jeff continued starting more businesses and failed at them too. Despite years of trying and numerous unsuccessful businesses, one of which had left him $500,000 in dept, he chose to keep going and eventually built multiple successful businesses.
     
    Instead of retiring early, Jeff chose to spend his time inspiring and helping others build their businesses. After becoming an authority in startups, he established ENTRE institute, an online education company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs how they could start their own businesses. To date, ENTRE Institute has taught over 150,000 across the world.
     
    Get Jeff's book here:
    Unlock Your Potential: The Ultimate Guide for Creating Your Dream Life in the Modern World
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    279: Dr. Richard Winters, What Makes You a Great Leader?

    279: Dr. Richard Winters, What Makes You a Great Leader?

    Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 279, an episode with a practicing emergency physician at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Richard Winters. Get Dr. Richard’s book here.
     
    As a physician, Dr. Richard shares how he managed, adapted, and remained calm during times of covid. He discussed some of the best practices that can be adapted from the medical field into the space of business. We speak about leadership, administration, and leveraging your expertise to be effective in your career. 
     
    In this episode, we also discussed one of the traps that most leaders face today where they strive to become successful in their career, and groom and develop new leaders while taking into account the fear of being replaced. 
     
    As director of Leadership Development for the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Dr. Winters facilitates retreats and delivers programs that train leaders at healthcare organizations worldwide.
     
    Dr. Winters graduated from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in 1994. He is board certified and residency trained in Emergency Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco at Fresno. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas Executive and Professional Coaching Program and is a professional certified coach through the International Coaching Federation. He completed a Healthcare Management Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
     
    Prior to his work at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Winters served as managing partner of a democratic physician group, chair of emergency medicine, president of an 800-physician medical staff, and CEO/founder of a managed care startup.
     
    He lives in Rochester, Minnesota with his family.
     
    Get Dr. Richard’s book here:
    You're the Leader. Now What? : Leadership Lessons from Mayo Clinic. Dr. Richard Winters
     
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    • 51 min
    278: What a strategy workshop will not give you at the end (Strategy Skills Classics)

    278: What a strategy workshop will not give you at the end (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss what a strategy workshop will not give you at the end.
     
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    • 8 min
    277: The one thing every consulting case study must produce (Strategy Skills Classics)

    277: The one thing every consulting case study must produce (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss one important thing every consulting case study must produce.
     
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    • 8 min
    276: The most important output in a consulting study | Management consulting project | Benefits case (Strategy Skills Classics)

    276: The most important output in a consulting study | Management consulting project | Benefits case (Strategy Skills Classics)

    For this episode, let's revisit a Strategy Skills classic where we discuss one important thing you always need to present in all of your management consulting projects, a business case.
     
    If you are not presenting a business case to a client, or a benefits case, I prefer the word benefits because it makes it clear you are looking for a benefit for a client, if you are not presenting a benefits case to a client you are making it very difficult for the client to make the decision to implement what you are saying in your recommendation as part of your management consulting project.
     
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    • 10 min

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