Strategy consulting is one of the most highly respected
and at the same time deeply detested jobs on this planet. Despite all the attention and controversy, though, there is surprisingly
little written about it specifically. To address this void, this Element provides a comprehensive overview of this fascinating
and emerging profession. Relying on existing research and the author's practical experience, it describes what strategy consulting
is, where it comes from, how to effectively practice it and where to take it into the future. Taking the position of the individual
strategy consultant, it offers an insightful perspective that is useful for scholars, students, consultants and clients of
strategy consulting. In doing so it moves away from the dominant corporate practice of analytical strategy consulting. Instead,
it offers an idealized whole-brain and whole-person view on what strategy consulting could and should be like in order to
fully live up its promise as a profession contributing to society.
1. Introduction; 2. The Origins of Strategy Consulting;
3. Traditional Strategy Consulting and Its Limitations; 4. The Nature and Purpose of Strategy Consulting; 5. The Strategy
Consulting Process; 6. Strategy Consulting Roles; 7. Conclusion and Outlook.
This Element provides an overview of strategy
consulting, a highly respected yet simultaneously deeply detested profession.