Leadership

Maximizing the effectiveness of leaders in an environment of increasing uncertainty and complexity.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

CEO transitions: The science of success

– New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major moves—and to know when to make them.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How new CEOs can boost their odds of success

– A data-driven look at the link between the strategic moves of new CEOs and the performance of their companies highlights the importance of quick action and of adopting an outsider’s perspective.

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Leading the C-suite

Debate - McKinsey Quarterly

Leading in the digital age

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

When to change how you lead

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GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant
The CEO Interview

GE’s Jeff Immelt on evolving a corporate giant

In the final installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains what’s driving the company’s evolution, how he leads, and why he’s different from Jack Welch.

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Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

CEO transitions: The science of success

– New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major... moves—and to know when to make them.
Interview

Six secrets to true originality

– Author and professor Adam Grant shares six tips on generating great ideas, including reframing your creative process, not worrying... about being too old, and learning how to procrastinate artfully.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Interview - McKinsey Global Institute

How India’s largest private bank fosters gender equality

– ICICI Bank managing director and CEO Chanda Kochhar talks about the future of women in India and how the company is seeking to... ensure its female employees thrive.
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.
Interview

Embracing technological change, Italian style

– The CEO of Italian telecommunications company Wind, Maximo Ibarra, explains how the company is evolving to serve increasingly... connected, savvy customers.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How small shifts in leadership can transform your team dynamic

– Simple tweaks in communication and role-modeling based on the latest behavioral research can nudge employees into top form and... create a more productive environment for everyone.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Want to be a better leader? Observe more and react less

– Overloaded executives need coping mechanisms. This personal reflection shows how meditation can help.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

– Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to... get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Leadership in context

– Organizational health matters more than you might expect.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Growing shares of executives say geopolitical instability is a risk to both global and domestic growth. At the same time, their... views on overall conditions have improved notably—but remain tempered on China’s prospects.