Thx for your answer. It is not my current situation but I only want to work in consulting for 7-8 years.
To clarify things to get a more proper answer:
I am not at this position today. But might considering to move to KPMG,EY,PwC thelike.
One picture came into my mind before posting this question:
Being a consultant (and later a manager) for too many years with no operational skills (but very good conceptional and project skills) could become a disadvantage when you compete with senior industry employees to be considered for a management role in an industry. Ergo it could be harder to get off the consulting game when you step up the consulting-ladder.
In my opinion you need three major skillsets to get into management roles in industry:
1. Operational experience (lagging/not existent being a consultant)
2. Conceptional (should develop quite quick and good within the first 5 years)
3. Leadership (managerial responsibility for staff)
2 and 3 will be possible, but 1 can´t be fulfilled compared to people who make their way in industry from the very beginning.
I agree, that my prospects are limited by my experience and credibility.