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I have been experiencing a lot of subtle bullying and gaslighting from my company. Its the oddest thing because I know its gaslighting but I almost try to explain it away in a sense like maybe thats n… more

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Dealing with this now on a project so here’s a reminder: you don’t have to work 24 hrs/day to be a top performer. In fact, when you’re sending emails at all hours of the night, you’re probably costing… more

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Received anonymously. Any thoughts/advice/similar experiences? I’ll share mine in comments

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As a follow up to the team player post… being a team player doesn’t you have to say yes to every request, even coming from those in your chain of command.

Here’s another strategy you can u… more

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In the workplace, it’s career enhancing to be known as a team player. This is especially important for us because the stereotype is often quite the opposite

With this in mind - here is a gentle reminder that, while you absolutely want to be a team player and be known for the same, you should beware of fake requests for help in the workplace

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This is a quick reminder to take care of *you*. As year end approaches, it may be a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and create some changes to your operating model to ensure you bring your best self to work while maintaining your mental and physical health…Continued in comments

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I don’t know who needs to hear this but…Bullying by proxy is a situation where A bullies B at the behest of or based on direction from C. This is a difficult to detect form of bullying and it’s notoriously resistant to organizational anti bullying policies.

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Senior leaders, thank you for being here! Please explore the posts and add words of wisdom for the junior members of this bowl.

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Sharing a thought from the leadership layer. Many times, for people who aren’t members of the majority to get a seat at the table (or even into the room), they have to be extraordinary. This doesn’t c… more

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I want to start my analytics consulting company on the side but my full time job as a data scientist at Amazon is taking all my time. Any recommendations on how I can get clients locally (Oakland) and… more

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Hey guys, so I'm in a situation that looks really good from the outside but that I don't know how to navigate (executive coaching, therapy or my family haven't been able to help me figure … more

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Feeling really frustrated by a recent Bain post asking for advice on dealing w micro aggressions from an SM. There’s comments saying lynching is not acceptable to use when talking about racism and then people laughing at it. I can only post one photo but it’s overwhelming me that I work w these people

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Hi folks,
Are there people here working in the GCC region? Saudia Arabia, the UAE or Qatar?

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I’ve been in the coaching and development space and I genuinely love what I do. Has anyone in this bowl mated the leap from being a corporate/executive coach in corporate to consulting?

Wh… more

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Been trying so hard to pivot into a consulting role, but at this point I feel like I should just stick to tax and audit SMH

Looking for a referral at Bain !

Have several years of experience in Tax & Audit. Looking to transition to a business consultant role. Located in Atlanta, Ga

Size of company is irrelevant. My main priority is good expe… more

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Career tip: Please please please know that solidarity with skin folk or other people of color is absolutely not a given in any workplace. Let people, regardless of complexion, earn your trust.

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Leader keeps giving me feedback that I’m careless and has invested no time or effort into my development. No learning on this project, only criticism. This was my up year, but it seems like they’re go… more

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I understand the value of speaking up during meetings. However this is something I struggle with. Are there any tips or tricks people have found helpful? I definitely want to show that I can add value… more

New to the Firm. With the year end mandatory training, what happens if you don’t pass one of the quizzes? Thanks in advance.

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My boss is a black woman and so is her boss, I’ve never had this kind of dynamic before and wouldn’t want to assume they are automatically on my side due to our similar skin tone. How to navigate?

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Good afternoon everyone, while I understand this bowl exists to help blacks navigate the Consulting career path, can we do it Justice without addressing colorism. Personally I had an interview (4th in… more

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What does being your authentic self mean/look like in a professional setting for a POC?

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What are some tips for presenting to a demographic that is not reflective of yourself?

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Have some interviews lined up for Synpulse ? Anyone free to talk ?

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Alvarez & Marsal Is anyone working at Alvarez & Marsal ? How is there tax department? I am talking to a r… more

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What are your thoughts about partner track versus CFO/CEO in industry?

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Hey everyone! I’m looking to break into the private sector and do more business consulting after a few years of DEI work in the public sector. Still pretty young and never had a real opportunity at ca… more

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Glad to be here! Anyone in the PE (private equity) willing to connect and chat? Would love to here some advice and guidance. TIA!

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Hello, excited to find this bowl. New consultant here seeking a possible mentor. Just started in my career and looking to learn the ropes.

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How do you guys deal with the argument that “the bar shouldn’t be lowered” on account of skin color? I go back and forth internally between wanting to “win” with the same rules vs knowing that I’m alr… more

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Welcome! This bowl is growing so it makes sense to share a few important messages at this time. Continued in comments…

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