I have accepted an offer to start as a BA at McKinsey this September. I am currently preparing my "hard skills" by reading books such as The Pyramid Principle, The McKinsey Way and by improving my excel and powerpoint skills. While I appreciate that the main driver behind how well you do at MBB is how good your work is, I believe that Politics and your visibility to the senior leadership also has an impact on your success at the firm. I believe that politics and visibility is even more important when you are trying to get promoted beyond Engagement Manager level.
Firstly, could you please let me know who the stakeholders are in your career progression through the firm and could you please provide me with some advice on how to also perform well in terms of politics and increasing your visibility to the important stakeholders.