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Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

How GE is becoming a truly global network

– The company’s vice chairman describes GE’s efforts to bust silos, boost collaboration, and build an internal marketplace of ideas and solutions.

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

ING’s agile transformation

– Two senior executives from the global bank describe their recent journey.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Agility: It rhymes with stability

– Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Why agility pays

– New research shows that the trick for companies is to combine speed with stability.
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Adhocracy for an agile age

– The agile organizational model gives primacy to action while improving the speed and quality of the decisions that matter most.

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Breaking down the gender challenge

– To make meaningful progress on gender diversity, companies must move beyond the averages and focus on the biggest pain points.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

The art and science of well-being at work

– Leaders of high-intensity, high-performing organizations are beginning to recognize the important effects of mindfulness, exercise,... and sleep on the body—and the brain.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How functional leaders become CEOs

– Limited operational experience is not necessarily a barrier to the top job. Here’s what CFOs and others must do to jump... to the next level.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

What makes a CEO ‘exceptional’?

– We assessed the early moves of CEOs with outstanding track records; some valuable lessons for leadership transitions emerged.
Book

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides... the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.
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The people power of transformations

– A new survey suggests that for their transformations to succeed, organizations need employee buy-in at all levels, consistent... communication, and better people strategies.
Interview

Arianna Huffington on the link between leadership and well-being

– Better sleep and less stress can improve your performance. The Thrive Global founder shares some tools that could help.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The dark side of transparency

– Executives need to get smarter about when to open up and when to withhold information so they can enjoy the benefits of organizational... transparency while mitigating its unintended consequences.
Article

Why CFOs need a bigger role in business transformations

– CFO involvement can lead to better outcomes for organization-wide performance improvements.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Leading a corporate transformation

– Lessons from an executive who has done so three times in the past dozen years.
Article

Tailoring your integration approach to specific deals

– Every merger or acquisition is different, yet many companies stick to the same integration playbook. Here’s how to tailor... your approach.

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