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 leverage networks effectively to research and define client issues, generate innovative solutions for clients and/or inform the delivery solution.
2I 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).
3I 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.
4I understand and manage diversity in terms of culture, religion, race and gender.
5I apply professional and ethical criteria and withdraw from an engagement that discovers, or causes, illegal activity.
6I 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.
7I operate competently in all areas of project delivery from initiation through to closure.
8I present ideas convincingly to the client to achieve specific outcomes.
9I engage the client in selecting, and taking ownership of, options for the structure and execution of the assignment.
10I use presentation tools and techniques effectively.
11I demonstrate a logical process to seek out new tools and techniques and identify their relevance to current and future work.
12I manage my own time effectively to meet deadlines.
13I gather, record and analyse data and information through ordered and logical processes and translate data into usable output.
14I identify opportunities and set personal objectives for a tailored Continuing Professional Development Programme.
15I work effectively in complex environments containing value-conflicts and uncertainties, needing, at most, only indirect supervision.
16I evaluate tools and techniques against validity criteria and use them to obtain best data, information or knowledge available, within budgetary or organisational constraints.
17Where 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.
18I assure quality compliance of own deliverables and, where appropriate, those of the consultancy team.
19I understand and engage the expertise of others alongside my own.
20I ensure professional advice is sound and relevant to client's needs.

Section Two - Questions 21 - 40

21I understand the nature of the management consultancy market, competitors and capabilities.
22I set high personal standards, act with integrity, respect confidentiality, and am courteous, reliable and responsive in dealing with others.
23I manage group processes to achieve desired outcomes, using facilitation tools and techniques to maximise the group's decision-making potential.
24I work effectively in a team with others and seek support from others if appropriate.
25I demonstrate appropriate ethical behaviour and adhere to an appropriate Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.
26I convey information in a clear focused style using effective verbal, non-verbal, graphical, written and oral communication techniques in formal and informal situations.
27Where 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.
28I demonstrate flexibility, creativity and innovation in generating solutions and recommendations.
29I 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.
30I can demonstrate how functional expertise has been applied in at least one business sector.
31I 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.
32I keep the 'big picture' in focus but address details and balance priorities.
33I identify success criteria to ensure required quality of deliverables are achieved.
34I 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.
35I formulate analysis for clients including the current political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors which may impact the assignment.
36I 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.
37I monitor and measure client satisfaction.
38I understand and define client requirements as evidenced by client agreement.
39I demonstrate competent use of planning tools and techniques, and set milestones appropriate for the size and scale of the assignment.
40I produce clear client correspondence and reports selecting the most appropriate style to achieve the desired outcome.

Section Three - Questions 41 - 57

41I 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.
42I 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.
43I demonstrate behaviour that earns the respect of professional colleagues.
44I demonstrate skills in building consensus and managing conflict.
45I use a logical, coherent and consistent approach to problem-solving. I challenge assumptions and probe detail.
46Where appropriate, I present clear comprehensive written proposals.
47I research and understand the client's business, the sector in which it operates, and its stakeholders.
48Where appropriate, I demonstrate the ability to identify, develop, describe and allocate work streams for others to meet objectives, deadlines and budgets.
49I share acquired knowledge and experience with others in appropriate ways in order to build value for the client.
50I 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.
51I demonstrate, if in a management role, the management, development and appraisal of others and delegation of tasks.
52I manage client assignments successfully, ensuring that objectives, deadlines and budgets are agreed and delivered on time.
53I demonstrate understanding of commercial aspects of projects including scoping, pricing, risk, and terms and conditions.
54I 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.
55I 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.
56I show flexibility and adaptability to changing demands and deadlines. I demonstrate the ability to manage ambiguity
57Where 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.

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.