How can I properly communicate my reasoning to my colleagues during work and during cases (especially when getting stuck) in order to obtain help the right way?
My strategy so far:
I started reading Barbara Minto’s book “the pyramide principle” and will start solving brain teasers on my own, communicating my reasoning loudly (even when I get stuck)
In my feedback at my current consulting internship they told me that I still need too much external help and advice when solving tasks. After that feedback I looked into this problem with my mentor and we came to the conclusion (after an assessment day) that the reason is that I do not communicate properly what I am thinking when solving a problem. Hence, when asking for advice my colleagues cannot help me correct my thinking, as they do not understand my line of thinking. Ultimately, they just come up with their own approach concluding that I’m not able to come up with own solutions.
I guess that this problem also led to me failing my MBB cases: when I got stuck I did not properly communicate what I am thinking. Hence, they were not able to help me and thought I lack the conceptual thinking to solve cases (given my academic background, this is not the problem)