Q&A with Alex Liu - 2/19

Alex Liu, A.T. Kearney's Managing Partner and Chairman, is answering your questions on 2/19!

Its been a privilege to be with you all in today's spirited Q&A. Thanks for the 100+ questions, you win! Back to work, back to joy! Alex

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What advice would you give to junior staff on cultivating mentorship and sponsorship?

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Alex, although it's clear you enjoy what you do and are an inherently driven person, I'm sure there have been times that you would really rather not do some work but powered through anyways.

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Which city has the nicest ATK office?

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Alex - amazing how you’ve taken out the taken out time to answer all of these questions is such detailed manner. I’m so glad I’m joining you guys in 2 weeks...

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Just wanted to say “Thank you” Alex for taking time to give your thoughtful and thorough responses today! Can’t stress enough how impactful your answers are.

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As companies get more sophisticated with their in house strategy, data science and analytics groups in shaping their strategy, how do you see the role of consulting firms evolving over time?

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You seem to be a big believer in EQ > IQ, especially in our business. Does this let you handle failure better? What is your tolerance when your teams fail? Do you believe in fail fast, fail often?

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Hi Alex. What would you like your legacy at AT Kearney be known for?

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How do you balance the perceived bias towards extroverts in consulting? ATK culture is shifting towards being more fun, social, informal & collaborative. What does that mean for introverts?

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Hi Alex, What do you typically look at when laterally hiring from other consulting firms?

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Can you talk about ‘joyful consulting'? I saw it mentioned in your FT article and it was interesting to hear that word used in a consulting context... what do you mean by it? What is ATK doing?

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Hi Alex - when looking at professional services today as compared to 5-10 years ago, how do you now prioritize the personal health of employees? The new gen. demands flexibility to sleep, workout, etc

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How is ATK planning to deal with the disruptions in the consulting industry?

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How has being Asian American influenced your consulting career? Have you faced any bamboo ceiling challenges throughout your career?

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Hi Alex, what’s the biggest challenge you are facing, after being as the MP of the firm for a year?

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What are the things you read regularly that most inform your point of view?

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Thank you so much for doing this Alex! What advice would you give to a junior employee at ATK who wants to become MP some day?

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Alex, what are the top things that help you build strong relationships with your clients and be a trusted advisor for them for years ?

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How would you compare your time at a tech startup to consulting?

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