The McKinsey Engagement: A Powerful Toolkit for More Efficient and Effective Team Problem Solving
A Powerful Toolkit For More Efficient & Effective Team Problem Solving
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 world's most respected consultingfirms.
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.
Paul N. Friga, Ph.D., worked with McKinsey &Co. at its Pittsburgh office as an associate consultant.He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in strategyfrom the Kenan-Flagler Business School at theUniversity of North Carolina and has conductednumerous consulting projects throughout his careerand continues to work with Fortune 500 companiesthroughout the world. He has also workedfor PricewaterhouseCoopers as a managementconsultant and continues to research the consultingindustry. Dr. Friga is an associate professor at theKenan-Flagler Business School, where he teachescourses in management consulting and strategy.He also serves as the director of the consultingconcentrations.