Online Assessment

Assess My Consulting

Lets get into it! Below are a series of 57 randomised questions.

Mark each on a scale of 1 to 9 where:

1 (Left) = "I need significant improvement in this area" to

9 (Right) = "I am very strong in this area"

Section One - Questions 1 - 20

1I show flexibility and adaptability to changing demands and deadlines. I demonstrate the ability to manage ambiguity
2I research and understand the client's business, the sector in which it operates, and its stakeholders.
3I convey information in a clear focused style using effective verbal, non-verbal, graphical, written and oral communication techniques in formal and informal situations.
4I understand and define client requirements as evidenced by client agreement.
5Where appropriate, I present clear comprehensive written proposals.
6I use a variety of data gathering, problem solving and analytical techniques that take into account client and own values and objectives and the type of recommendations to be made.
7I engage the client in selecting, and taking ownership of, options for the structure and execution of the assignment.
8Where appropriate, I demonstrate the use of a process to enable client learning and development to occur and performance to improve. I demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the variety of styles, skills and techniques that are appropriate to the context in which the coaching takes place.
9I work effectively in complex environments containing value-conflicts and uncertainties, needing, at most, only indirect supervision.
10I work effectively in a team with others and seek support from others if appropriate.
11I maintain responsibility to the client to remain within the scope of work. I identify, and where appropriate notify colleagues of, issues outside scope of work.
12I produce clear client correspondence and reports selecting the most appropriate style to achieve the desired outcome.
13I share views with others, expressing my own ideas and thoughts clearly and openly while also being prepared to listen to other, differing, views before reaching conclusions.
Where appropriate, I use professional networks to seek contributions from others.
14I evaluate tools and techniques against validity criteria and use them to obtain best data, information or knowledge available, within budgetary or organisational constraints.
15I demonstrate appropriate ethical behaviour and adhere to an appropriate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
16I demonstrate behaviour that earns the respect of professional colleagues.
17I apply professional and ethical criteria and withdraw from an engagement that discovers, or causes, illegal activity.
18I share acquired knowledge and experience with others in appropriate ways in order to build value for the client.
19I use presentation tools and techniques effectively.
20I manage client, and consultancy stakeholder, expectations -
  • Comply with contractual terms
  • Conduct regular assignment reviews with client
  • Obtain client agreement if the scope of work changes.

Section Two - Questions 21 - 40

21I keep the 'big picture' in focus but address details and balance priorities.
22I can demonstrate how functional expertise has been applied in at least one business sector.
23I analyse business culture, structure, processes, management and performance criteria based on scope of work and at an appropriate level to be able to complete the assignment.
24Where appropriate, I demonstrate how personal knowledge and experience has been passed on to help client personnel make significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking in order to aid their personal development.
25I understand and manage diversity in terms of culture, religion, race and gender.
26I assure quality compliance of own deliverables and, where appropriate, those of the consultancy team.
27I identify success criteria to ensure required quality of deliverables are achieved.
28I anticipate handover issues and address them during engagement. I agree handover process with client (e.g. skills transfer, implementation, sustainability, knowledge documentation).
If I withdraw because I cannot complete the assignment, I offer the client recommendations on other resources that can complete the project.
29I understand the nature of the management consultancy market, competitors and capabilities.
30I present ideas convincingly to the client to achieve specific outcomes.
31Where appropriate, I demonstrate the ability to identify, develop, describe and allocate work streams for others to meet objectives, deadlines and budgets.
32I understand the implications of different courses of action. I make recommendations based on risk analysis with facts and assesses the ability of the client to implement.
33I demonstrate flexibility, creativity and innovation in generating solutions and recommendations.
34I understand and engage the expertise of others alongside my own.
35I analyse risk in an engagement including, where appropriate, risk identification and evaluation (probability and impact assessment) and identify suitable responses to risk (prevent, reduce, transfer, accept, contingency).
36I identify opportunities and set personal objectives for a tailored Continuing Professional Development Programme.
37Where appropriate, I apply risk management processes including planning and resourcing, monitoring and reporting. Where appropriate, I use risk and/or issue logs, reports, risk mitigation and/or recovery action and the use and control of contingencies. I demonstrate suitable responses to issues that arise during an assignment.
38I can show evidence of at least one year's management consulting experience in the primary specialism PLUS:
  • A degree or professional qualification in the functional specialism, OR
  • At least four years year's specialized work experience in the functional specialism.
39I demonstrate skills in building consensus and managing conflict.
40I demonstrate understanding of commercial aspects of projects including scoping, pricing, risk, and terms and conditions.

Section Three - Questions 41 - 57

41I leverage networks effectively to research and define client issues, generate innovative solutions for clients and/or inform the delivery solution.
42I use a logical, coherent and consistent approach to problem-solving. I challenge assumptions and probe detail.
43I manage group processes to achieve desired outcomes, using facilitation tools and techniques to maximise the group's decision-making potential.
44I demonstrate, if in a management role, the management, development and appraisal of others and delegation of tasks.
45I ensure professional advice is sound and relevant to client's needs.
46I manage client assignments successfully, ensuring that objectives, deadlines and budgets are agreed and delivered on time.
47I operate competently in all areas of project delivery from initiation through to closure.
48I demonstrate a logical process to seek out new tools and techniques and identify their relevance to current and future work.
49I demonstrate competent use of planning tools and techniques, and set milestones appropriate for the size and scale of the assignment.
50I demonstrate how value was created for the client through use of knowledge, tools and expertise and show how this was tailored to meet the client's needs.
51I pro-actively seek opportunities to further my own development. I seek and act on feedback from clients, superiors, peers and team members to further personal development. I learn from my own and others past assignments.
52I manage my own time effectively to meet deadlines.
53I formulate analysis for clients including the current political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors which may impact the assignment.
54I demonstrate understanding of, and where appropriate use, systematic methods to promote consultancy services for external and internal clients, to maintain a pipeline of opportunities and to negotiate and win contracts.
55I monitor and measure client satisfaction.
56I gather, record and analyse data and information through ordered and logical processes and translate data into usable output.
57I set high personal standards, act with integrity, respect confidentiality, and am courteous, reliable and responsive in dealing with others.

Please select your current consulting profile.

Please select your main consulting industry. It is understood that your consulting activities possibly encompass several industries, but please select the main one that applies.

Please select your main area of consulting specialisation. It is understood that your consulting activities probably incorporate several areas, but please select the main one that applies.