What is the aim of this course?
Management consultants are brutally efficient. They not only are taught to do their work fast but also are very good at selecting the right issues. I know it from first-hand experience as I spend my first 5 years in this hostile environment of top consulting companies. Yes, we worked sometimes 10-15 hours a day; 6-7 days a week but we managed with a small team to do in 3 months what the whole company was not able to do in years. Management consultants’ efficiency stems from 3 things: good organization, efficiency in daily activities, and extremely good skills in picking the right topics. I think that those skills are crucial and I will teach how to acquire them.
In this course, I will show you how to do the right things fast and efficiently so you can enjoy fully your work and life (depending what are your priorities ;) .
This course is based on my 15 years of experience as a consultant in top consulting firms and as a Board Member responsible for strategy, performance improvement, and turn-arounds in the biggest firms from Retail, FMCG, SMG, B2B, and services sectors that I worked for. I have carried or supervised over 90 different performance improvement projects in different industries that generated in total 2 billion of additional EBITDA. On the basis of what you will find in this course, I have trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Partners in PE and VC funds, Investment Directors and Business Analysts in PE and VC, Operational Directors, COO, CRO, CEO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Board Members, etc. On top of that my courses on Udemy were already taken by more than 85 000 students including people working in EY, McKinsey, Walmart, Booz Allen Hamilton, Adidas, Naspers, Alvarez & Marsal, PwC, Dell, Walgreens, Orange, and many others.
I teach through case studies, so you will have a lot of lectures showing examples of analyses, tools that we use. To every lecture, you will find attached (in additional resources) the Excels as well as additional presentations, materials shown in the lectures so as a part of this course you will also get a library of ready-made analyses that can, with certain modification, be applied by you or your team in your work.
I do not like to overcomplicate things so in every lecture I will be quite straightforward. In every lecture, I described a different hack and I give examples of how to use it, especially in services such as consulting. To every lecture you will find attached (in additional resources) many useful files: examples shown in the lecture, furthers suggestions, exercises, etc. If you don’t find something that you need let me know - I will try to prepare something and I will add it to the course
In the course, I use 6 main frameworks: 80/20 rule (Pareto Principle), lean manufacturing, the theory of constraints, getting things done, critical chain method, lean startup
Why have I decided to create this course?
The companies I have worked with so far as a Board Member (I am usually, Chief Restructuring Officer VP responsible for Strategy and Development) still have huge problems with productivity on 3 levels: personal efficiency of team members, the general efficiency of the whole team (you can have efficient people that create an inefficient team), selection of topics/tasks/projects.
I have always tried to coach them and increase productivity but on-the-job training is not enough and it is always limited to people you have contact with. To go further and to have a bigger impact you need material that you can refer people to when they are in need. Therefore, I decided to create this course. Since I work not only with mature companies but also with startups I have tested the material also on them. It proved very handy in making sure that the startups are improving their productivity.
In what way will you benefit from this course?
The course is a practical, step-by-step guide loaded with tones of, tricks, hints, examples that will significantly improve your productivity and improve the quality of your choices. There is little theory – mainly examples, a lot of tips from my own experience as well as other notable examples worth mentioning. Our intention is that thanks to the course you will know:
How to set priorities on tasks and projects?
How to select the right things to concentrate on, also on daily bases
How to do much faster tasks and to minimize the burden of boring tasks that everybody is faced with.
How to avoid doing many things altogether
How to increase team efficiency
You can also ask me any question either through the discussion mode or by messaging me directly.
I will produce the necessary content.
How the course is organized?
The course is divided currently into 5 sections. Currently, you will find the following sections:
Introduction. We begin with a little intro to the course
How to do the right things. In the second section, we go through ways you can use to decide what to do and what NOT to do. I will show you how to avoid common mistakes
How to work faster. In the third section, I will show you how to do faster the tasks or avoid doing them altogether. This section will have the most useful productivity hacks that you can apply to make sure that your personal productivity jumps significantly. Some of them, after modification, can be applied to the team
How to make the whole team work faster. The fourth section is still in production. It will show you how to apply the productivity hacks from the previous section to the team. I will also show productivity hacks for the boss
How not to anything at all and still get things done. The fifth section is still in production. It will be devoted to the productivity hacks that can be applied by the CEO and the owner, founder of the business to make sure that the whole business is efficient.
You will be able also to download many additional resources
Examples in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Presentation of slides show in the course
Links to additional presentations and movies
Links to books worth reading
At the end of my course, students will be able to…
Select the right things to concentrate on
Do much faster tasks
Avoid doing many things altogether
Increase efficiency of your team