Eustress (good stress) in consulting

  • Scope aggressively (what does success look like)
  • Focus on the big rocks (am I getting paid to do that, or not?)
  • Avoid drama (yes, there are bad eggs out there)
  • Build trust (in the small things) and assume good intent
  • Take solace in the fact that all (bad) projects end
  • Embrace the suck (military jargon) and learn from this
  • Forgive yourself and show grace to others
  • Make great stories (yes, bad clients, situations often make the best stories)



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store


Reformed management consultant who now teaches at business school. Business geek.