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McK PEI - conflict

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Hi everyone, preparing my McK conflict PEI story here - does anyone know if McK specifically asks for examples of conflict with specific parties, for example, your direct managers? Also wondering if anyone has good examples of such stories - keen to see an example if anyone would be kind enough to share.

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replied on 04/01/2018

Hey anonymous,

there’s no particular dimension at McKinsey interviews testing directly for conflict resolution (as that’s not one of the 3 dimensions being tested)

That said, you can be asked for conflict situations stories at two different dimensions (be careful in guaranteeing that you show the right skills that are asked at each): a conflict with your boss (managing upwards view), which is part of the personal impact dimension, or alternatively to discuss a time where you needed to lead with a conflict in a team you’re leading (either formally or informally), which is part of leadership dimension

Hope this helps

Bruno

Vlad replied on 04/02/2018
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Hi,

It may be different variations

  • Team conflict
  • Personal conflict
  • Conflict with the boss
  • Changing someone's mind
  • Overcoming difficulties
  • etc

Best

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