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The hidden value of organizational health—and how to capture it

April 2014—New research suggests that the performance payoff from organizational health is unexpectedly large and that companies have four distinct “recipes” for achieving it.more

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Making water flow: An interview with Matt Damon and Gary White

What does it take to get clean water to those who need it? According to the cofounders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, less than you may think—and the payback is tremendous.

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book excerpt | McKinsey Quarterly

Building a sense of purpose at Pixar

April 2014—The cofounder of Pixar Animation Studios recalls how a serious organizational rift led him to a new sense of mission—and how it helped Pixar develop a more open and sustainable creative culture.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Lead at your best

April 2014—Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.more

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Daniel Yergin on the next energy revolution

April 2014—The global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize–winning author expects an energy landscape rife with innovations—and surprises.more

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commentary | McKinsey Quarterly

Fred Krupp on the benefits of monitoring resource use

April 2014—The head of the Environmental Defense Fund describes how the rise of big data and sensing technologies could improve the bottom line for companies and the environment.more

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How government can promote open data

April 2014—Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

A new act for fracking?

April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more

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Preparing for bigger, bolder shareholder activists

March 2014—Activists are targeting more and bigger companies. Here’s what attracts them—and some tips on how to respond when they show up.more

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Dealing with activist investors: A conversation with Larry Kanarek

March 2014—Shareholder activists are having a profound impact on the behavior of companies. McKinsey director Larry Kanarek says executives must work with—rather than against—activists to improve performance.more

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Change leader, change thyself

March 2014—Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.more

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