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Why implementation matters

August 2014—How important is the way you implement a major change effort? We surveyed more than 2,000 global executives to find out—and to learn from the best.more

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The digital tipping point: McKinsey Global Survey results

June 2014—Organizations’ efforts to go digital—and drive growth through digitization—are picking up steam. But many have more work to do before they can scale their efforts and see material impact.more

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The seven traits of effective digital enterprises

May 2014—To stay competitive, companies must stop experimenting with digital and commit to transforming themselves into full digital businesses. Here are seven traits that successful digital enterprises share.more

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Wharton’s Adam Grant on the key to professional success

June 2014—The author of Give and Take explains why generosity in the workplace continues to be more effective than selfishness and why it is critical for personal fulfillment.more

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High-performing boards: What’s on their agenda?

April 2014—Directors report that they have a greater impact as they move beyond the basics.more

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Why gender diversity at the top remains a challenge

April 2014—McKinsey’s survey of global executives finds that corporate culture and a lack of convinced engagement by male executives are critical problems for women.more

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Richard Edelman on how leaders can regain the public’s trust

April 2014—Trust in public institutions is at record lows—yet people want greater regulation of many industries. According to Edelman president and CEO Richard Edelman, that’s because business leaders must do more to earn the public’s respect.more

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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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