Your proven track record as an outstanding consultant and successful project leader will serve you well as you begin managing multiple client relationships. You will take creative risks to deliver innovative solutions to your clients—contributing to BCG’s intellectual capital and building relationships of trust.
Clients will start to seek your advice on business issues that extend beyond the immediate scope of your project work, and you will play a significant role in defining their strategic agenda. You will learn that you need to delegate and trust others, bringing out the best in your team members and all you interact with. Your bond with your team and your clients will go beyond projects or simple tasks, as they look to you for advice, leadership, and guidance.
Within BCG, you will share key business insights to foster innovation, develop the company's business capabilities, and build the portfolio of business. As a principal, you will have a growing role in the management of the company, and you will link BCG's work across client projects to its broader business and strategic vision.
Many of my friends have had to trade off personal development for flexibility, or meaning for security. I’m very lucky that my career can meet all these criteria.