Consulting is a diverse, vast and booming field, but it is also very competitive. Consulting involves, at its core, solving challenges for other businesses in a way that makes you worth the organization’s time and money. Being personable doesn’t hurt, either! In order to succeed in this field, you need to know how to analyze business challenges, form relationships, gain trust, manage conflict, think critically and constantly keep up with trends, both those in your industry and in other seemingly unrelated fields.
In any job interview that will end with you getting a consulting gig, you’ll need to know how to analyze, interpret and provide alternative solutions to case studies – and the books on this list will help you learn to do just that. Hone your skills and become the best consultant you can be with these best consulting books.
Best Overall: The McKinsey Way
Runner-Up, Best Overall: The Trusted Advisor
Best on How to Learn From Case Studies: Case in Point
Best for Writing Like A Consultant: The Pyramid Principle
Best For Finding Your Niche: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Best for Climbing The Career Ladder: The Management Consultant
Best for Fostering Relationships: Flawless Consulting