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Expert consulting practitioner with extensive experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Consulting Career Mentor to London Business School MBA students and Alumni.
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“As an experienced ex-McKinsey consultant I was intrigued by the opportunity to explore the consulting profession from a different perspective. The 3 courses really broadened my skillset and showed me how to stretch my capabilities and leverage my experience into sectors and organisations well beyond those traditionally served by the big consultancies. I'd throughly recommend Mark's professional consulting courses to any ex-MBB (McKinsey, BCG or Bain) consultants seeking to challenge their preconceptions of the consulting profession and optimise their offerings in the real world of independent strategy consulting."

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Consulting Acronyms

Here is a collection of useful consulting acronyms:
PIs => Perverse Incentives (an old management accounting joke)
KPIs => Key Perverse Incentives (newer management accounting joke)
CHAOS => Chief Has Arrived on Scene (Royal Navy)
WIIFM => What’s In It For Me? (useful for winning stakeholder support)
BOHICA => Bend Over Here It Comes Again (those who resist change)
SUMO => Shape Up or Move On! (for those who resist change)
SUSO => Shape Up or Ship Out (say this extremely carefully!)
FIFO => Fit In or xxxx Off! (for those who continue to resist change)
JFDI => Just ‘Fxxxing’ Do It (for those uncertain about what to do next)
WAG => Wild Arsed Guess (Royal Air Force)
SWAG => Scientific Wild Arsed Guess (Royal Air Force)
TINA => There Is No Alternative
NIMBYs => Not in My Back Yard
BANANAs => Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything (Local Government)
WOMBAT => Waste of Money, Brains and Time
SOBO => Statement of the Bleeding Obvious
RTFM => Read the ‘Flipping’ Manual (useful for co-workers)
RTFQ => Read the ‘Flipping’ Question (useful for those taking exams)
THE 7 Ps => Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance
GIGO => Garbage In Garbage Out
FUD => Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
FOMO => Fear of Missing Out

Consulting Acronyms

Groucho Marx

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Institute of Directors

We run face-to-face consultancy courses at the IoD (London, UK) & in-house or online.

Face-to-Face Courses

The Professional Consultant*

  05-07 November 2018
  04-06 March 2019

The Lean Ops Consultant

  14-16 November 2018
  13-15 March 2019

The Strategy Consultant

  19-21 November 2018
  18-20 March 2019

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