It is now commonplace for a consultant to leave consulting for a top management position in an industry. Such a switch offers its own challenges. Moreover, these challenges should be known to those as well who think about hiring someone with a background in consulting. Whatever makes it a bit special for an ex-consultant to cope with a management role, it is better if both these people and their bosses are  prepared to handle it.

A personal note: years ago, I switched sides after a decade in consulting (with McKinsey, my own firm and PwC) to work in organizations like OTP Bank, BNP Paribas and MFB, the Hungarian Development Bank. So I gathered some of my own experiences in the hope of helping a wider audience with these 7+1 points.

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