Over the years, seeing younger colleagues blossom and succeed has become very rewarding.
Most rewarding experiences
There have been many rewarding experiences in my 20 years at McKinsey. In the early years, they revolved around helping my clients achieve distinctive performance. Now coaching and mentoring youngsters to succeed and watching their transition has become very fulfilling. The one experience I would like to highlight is a growth transformation project, where we not only helped the client achieve strong performance impact through new industry-shaping products and a robust go-to-market strategy, we also managed to build leadership capabilities of client executives we worked with closely during the study.
WORK LIFE BALANCE
While work is typically intense, I have enough flexibility to shape my priorities and schedule. This has enabled me to strike a very healthy balance between work, quality time with family and following my personal passions. Activities with my children, time with my wife, and family vacations are very important to me. I also make four to five trips a year for paragliding, which I am passionate about. Having said this, I find even work energizing on most days. I look forward to getting out of bed every morning for work!
Most unexpected aspect
When I joined McKinsey in 2000, I was looking forward to doing exciting work with smart and driven people. While this expectations came true, what surprised me was the fantastic support I received at all stages. My success, happiness, and ability to deliver impact for my clients have been driven by our culture of collaboration and mentorship and our core belief that each of us will succeed only by making those around us successful.
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta