Synopses & Reviews
The third volume in the internationally bestselling McKinsey Trilogy, The McKinsey Engagement
is an action guide to realizing the consistently high level of business solutions achieved by the experts at the worlds most respected consulting firms.
Former consultant Dr. Paul Friga distills the guiding principles first presented in the bestselling The McKinsey Way and the tested-in-the-trenches methodologies outlined in The McKinsey Mind, and combines them with many of the principles and procedures implemented by the military and other organizations. The result is nothing less than the business equivalent of a Special Forces Field Manual.
True to its stated goal of arming consultants and corporate problem solvers with a blueprint for achieving consistently phenomenal results, The McKinsey Engagement is short on theory and long on action. Each chapter focuses on one element in the celebrated TEAM FOCUS problem-solving model and features a concise discussion of a key concept or principle, followed by:
- Clear rules of engagement
- A set of operating tactics
- Sophisticated problem solving tools
- Easy-to-follow action steps
- Exercises, checklists, and training tips
- War stories and best practices case studies
A toolkit for bringing clarity, discipline, and purpose to all your problem-solving and change management initiatives, The McKinsey Engagement is an indispensable guide for consultants, as well as for executives, managers, students, and corporate trainers.
More than 150,000 McKinsey books sold-countless company problems solved.
A breakthrough guide on problem solving, The McKinsey Engagement delivers proven methodologies from the most recognized brand in the business world. Bringing together the solution-centric culture and behavior revealed in The McKinsey Way with the top-notch analytical skills taught in The McKinsey Mind, Paul Friga reveals the team building and communication methodologies used by all McKinsey consultants to ensure that the solutions they offer “stick.”
Friga provides “road tested” business advice and problem-solving techniques that McKinsey consultants use to consistently achieve breakthrough results for the world's most discriminating business clients. The theory, tools, best practice examples, exercises, and training tips will be of benefit, whether you're with a consulting firm, corporation, are in academics, or wish to improve your problem-solving abilities.
*This work is based upon the author's experience and research at McKinsey and elsewhere and is not sponsored or approved by by McKinsey or any other firms. The book does not include any confidential or proprietary information from McKinsey or any consulting firm or respective clients thereof.
About the Author
Paul N. Friga, Ph.D. worked with McKinsey and Co. at their Pittsburgh office for eight years. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Strategy from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. He has conducted consulting projects relating to international expansion, acquisition and strategic planning, education, water, and other industries. He has also consulted for Price Waterhouse and served as Acting Director of the North Carolina Knowledge Management Center. Dr. Friga is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in Strategy and Management at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, and Director of the Consulting Academy and Consulting Workshop.