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World-class teams

December 1992—Winning teams are tough to find—and even tougher to build. In this classic McKinsey Quarterly article from 1992, the former captain of New Zealand’s mighty All Blacks rugby team, David Kirk, explains how to develop superlative performers.more

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From bottom to top: Turning around the top team

November 2014—A case study of change at Philips illustrates the importance of the “soft stuff.”more

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Synthesis, capabilities, and overlooked insights: Next frontiers for strategists

September 2014—The founder of McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, a London Business School professor, and a chief strategist turned professor describe pain points and possibilities for strategists on the leading edge.more

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The past and future of global organizations

September 2014—After more than 50 years of trying, the search for an ideal model of the global organization remains elusive. But intriguing new experiments are under way.more

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Build a change platform, not a change program

October 2014—It’s not you, it’s your company. Management Innovation eXchange founders Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini believe that continuous improvement requires the creation of change platforms, rather than change programs ordained and implemented from the top.more

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Reflections on corporate longevity

September 2014—McKinsey’s former managing director Ian Davis explores the phenomenon of long-lived companies and the values and practices they share.more

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Beyond the matrix organization

September 1979—In this Quarterly archive article, Tom Peters examines the flaws of the matrix-organization design and explores several more effective approaches to implement no more than one or two essential corporate thrusts at a time.more

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Lou Gerstner on corporate reinvention and values

September 2014—The former IBM CEO offers his thoughts on the principles and strategies that sustain a company in the long run.more

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Tom Peters on leading the 21st-century organization

September 2014—Thirty years after leaving McKinsey, the prolific author returns to discuss tomorrow’s management challenges and the keys to organizational change and transformative leadership in any age.more

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What strategists need: A meeting of the minds

September 2014—A unique gathering of strategists from academia, leading companies, and McKinsey debates the state of the discipline, with an emphasis on opportunities for innovation in a changing world.more

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