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For consulting managers/project leaders who managed teams and case projects, how did you find transition to a people manager role in industry? What were the biggest surprises (cont’d)

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1) I never realized how many emotions played into doing work. I’m a self declared work robot just churning out work and never took anything personal, wow that’s not the case 2) the time suck that communication plays into your day means if you were doing 90% client delivery you all the sudden do 80% team management 15% client management 5%new business dev 3) you miss being an analyst in charge of meeting minutes because you’re constantly exhausted with having to be the risk owner, decision maker, therapist, teacher, sales person and always on

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... and/or differences, and how did you cope with them?

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While I’m still in Consulting, I’ve been managing client teams for a while. I found client resource had regiment hours (8-4) but actually knew what they were doing due to their experience and industry knowledge, whereas many consultants are either winging it or all “talk”.

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