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Alice must first describe the problem to Kevin, and thereafter explain how she analyzed the problems drivers and developed an efficient and cost-effective solution.
Alice and Kevin discuss the three types of PEI skills tested for in the interview. They link each of the questions asked in the PEI, to the specific skills sought by McKinsey.
Alice struggled the most at showing McKinsey how smart she was. Alice was logical but loosely showed she was deploying business judgment to generate unique insights.
When leading and influencing people, Alice consistently made one mistake related to the effort required to change a person’s opinion: she made it look too easy.