Corporate consulting, or in particular, the field of management consulting, is a business model where clients pay a large firm to come in and address a problem that, ostensibly, the client either cannot solve or does not have the time to do so. The field of corporate consulting firms includes McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Bain, and what's known as the Big Four firms (The Economist 2013).1 Consultants2 (and the firms in which they reside) are uniquely faced with the paradox of being hired by clients because of their subject matter expertise, yet are expected to solve an organization's most difficult challenges without pushing a particular point of view and having the best interest of the client in mind.

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