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Mckinsey Implementation

McKinsey PEI
New answer on May 11, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 03, 2018

Mck Implementation office ask a different PEI question-Tell me about a time you've coached someone. Would like to know if it's related to mentoring and training someone or to convince someone to change their behaviour.

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replied on Nov 05, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

I'd argue both, since these are the same behavior hidden under two general concepts. Mentoring means helping someone perform something they didn't know how to do / do well. Unlike a traditional classroom teaching however, mentoring is more akin to taking you by the hand and showing you the path. The meentee will be coached, trained and the behavior will change as a result

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replied on Nov 04, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School


When you are telling your story you have to demonstrate a set of tools used to implement the initiative. These tools ideally should include both persuading (and motivating) and mentoring to achieve the success.


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replied on May 11, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut


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