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Informing your strategy

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The strategic yardstick you can’t afford to ignore

– A systematic scan of the economic-profit performance of nearly 3,000 global companies yields fresh insight about where and how... to compete.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Are you beating the market?

– Overcoming the profit-depleting effects of market forces is the key to good strategy. In this narrated slideshow, McKinsey principal... Chris Bradley uses the revealing lens of economic profit to shed fresh light on what it takes to beat the market.

Making strategy work

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How quickly should a new CEO shift corporate resources?

– Moving early to reconfigure the business portfolio and top-management team improves corporate performance and the odds for a lengthy... tenure.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Breaking down the barriers to corporate resource allocation

– Most companies do far too little resource reallocation. In this video, McKinsey directors Stephen Hall and Conor Kehoe explain... why, and urge executives to do more.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Never let a good crisis go to waste

– New research shows that actively reallocating corporate resources is even more important in a downturn than it is in good times.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Avoiding the quicksand: Ten techniques for more agile corporate resource allocation

– These tested ideas can help organizations overcome inertia and implement their strategies more effectively.

Strategy in action

Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Rethinking where to compete: An interview with the CEO of Pentair

– The US manufacturer has reinvented itself by switching out of power tools and into water and other resource-based businesses.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Tilting the global balance: An interview with the CEO of Solvay

– The Belgian company is reshaping its portfolio to focus harder on fast-growing markets.

The art of strategy

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mastering the building blocks of strategy

– Increase your likelihood of developing effective strategies through an approach that’s thorough, action-oriented, and comfortable... with debate and ambiguity.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

The art of strategy

– Examining how strategies are created, implemented, and executed is a relatively recent practice. In this video interview, McKinsey’s... Chris Bradley and Angus Dawson explain how strategic thought has evolved and where it is headed.