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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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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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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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article | McKinsey Quarterly

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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Tapping the power of hidden influencers

March 2014—A tool social scientists use to identify sex workers and drug users can help senior executives find the people most likely to catalyze—or sabotage—organizational-change efforts.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Views from the front lines of the data-analytics revolution

March 2014—At a unique gathering of data-analytics leaders, new solutions began emerging to vexing privacy, talent, organizational, and frontline-adoption challenges.more

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The organization that renews itself: Lasting value from lean management

February 2014—Applying lean principles to management, rather than just operations, can help large organizations reimagine how they work and unlock value through continuous improvement.more

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Bad to great: The path to scaling up excellence

February 2014—Before senior executives try to spread best practices, they should use seven techniques to clear out the negative behavior that stands in the way.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Why leadership-development programs fail

January 2014—Sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more capable leaders, save time and money, and boost morale.more

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