My Rookie Moment

McKinsey senior colleagues share their formative early-career experiences to help you navigate yours.
Everybody has to start somewhere. McKinsey Global Publishing asked some of our most senior colleagues to share their most instructive “rookie moments.” Our hope is that when you find yourself in similar situations, this series will provide guidance, confidence, and inspiration. Our newest episode appears first on this page; please scroll on to explore the rest of the series.
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Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the many senior colleagues who shared their stories for their candor, mentorship, and insights. Within McKinsey Global Publishing, special thanks to Joyce Yoo for managing this ongoing project, to Steve Lackey and Myron Shurgan for their video-production expertise, and to Kareem Parrott, Shirley Shum, and Petra Vincent for the enhancements in web development. And thanks to everyone who provided collaboration and support, including Mike Borruso, Nancy Cohn, Torea Frey, Eleni Kostopoulos, Philip Mathew, Lucia Rahilly, and Nathan Wilson.