A chat with Mark Pollard on Sweathead: generalists and specialists


A few weeks ago Mark and I caught up on his podcast and had a robust and lively chat on being a generalist (that’s me) versus being a specialist. It’s something that comes into sharp focus in the context of the market you’re in, as well as whether you’re consulting or working for a company. Have a listen if you’re up for a discussion on why we need both generalists and specialists, why generalists need to be good orchestrators, what to think about as a generalist embarking on the path towards consulting, and the career martini - why you often need to broaden your skills as you move up the stem of the glass.