Q&A with Eric Gervet

Eric Gervet, A.T. Kearney's West Coast Managing Partner with 30 years of experience, is answering your Consulting questions!

Hi Eric. Would you recommend that I tell my Team Lead that the overall team is not happy with his/her management style? Trying to make the team better is all.

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Eric, you’re a rockstar! I want to work for and learn from you. Let’s make it happen. D’accord?

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Not sure if you’re still answering questions, but... what do you believe to be integral for successfully transitioning from managing high-performing teams to a P&L group for a business?

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Should I leave my very small practice group if my practice leader does not have a strategy to grow his practice? If I leave, what kind of qualities should I look for in a leader?

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When is a good exit point for the junior staff and what are the exit opps?

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What does a typical Friday/Saturday night look like in your shoes ?

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Guys, it’s been an honor and a true pleasure to spend the day with you! You are awesome! Go after your wildest dreams! We are blessed 🙏 Thank you! ❤️

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Does your firm have a Agile + Innovation Practice? If not, is this on your outlook of expanding your service offerings?

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Hi Eric, Can you share any quotes that have resonated with you throughout your life?

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If Eric Gervert isn’t the partner everyone wants to work for, I don’t know who is. You have demotivated me to work hard and achieve what some foresee as the impossible. You’re a rockstar, sir!

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Hi Eric! How much does someone like you make a year?

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Hi Eric and thanks so much for doing this! There was a question about Ops at ATK the other day - could you share some names who to talk to to explore opportunities?

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Your optimism is contagious - however I have seen many partners & principals act in a territorial and silo team manner - How do u get in to closed group individuals like that - any tips on ur approach

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Hi Eric, so great to see your other replies. Have you had to overcome any big obstacle in your career? Recently changed countries and feel overwhelmed with trying to build a new network from scratch.

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How to switch from audit to consulting ?

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Hi Eric, I came engineering and this is also my first real job out of college, so i had a bit of a rough start. What would you say is the best way to get back in people’s (esp ED) good books?

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I got an opportunity to setup a development practice in a different country. Any inputs to become successful?

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Erik thank you for doing this! Does drastic changes in immigration policies by USCIS/administration keep you up at night? Have experience problems at account level in terms of lack of (contd.)

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What’s your advice for someone who left a ~9 yr consulting career (31 y/o) to pursue a fulltime MBA at a top program, and is interested in coming back at the same level?

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How do you manage around and deal with big accounts that implement consulting budget freezes?

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