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Preparing to become a CEO

Insights on developing your skills, experience, leadership style, and personal operating model - and navigating the CEO selection process.
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

Letter to a newly appointed CEO

– McKinsey’s former managing director Ian Davis offers to new CEOs advice distilled from his experience supporting executives during... their transitions into the role.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How quickly should a new CEO shift corporate resources?

– Moving early to reconfigure the business portfolio and top-management team improves corporate performance and the odds for a lengthy... tenure.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How functional leaders become CEOs

– Limited operational experience is not necessarily a barrier to the top job. Here’s what CFOs and others must do to jump... to the next level.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A guide for the CEO-elect

– The days, weeks, or months between taking the job and assuming power are precious. Put them to good use.
Article

A board interview guide for prospective CEOs

– Working through these questions as they prepare to take the top job can help executives clarify their thinking.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Decoding leadership: What really matters

– New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Lead at your best

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

What CEOs are reading in 2017

– Leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations share which books will keep them occupied in the weeks ahead.
Survey

Ascending to the C-suite

– A new McKinsey survey finds that executives who move effectively into the C-suite are communicating priorities, valuing their... teams, spending time on culture, and understanding their unique leadership role.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Voices of experience on the CEO transition

– The former CEOs of Aetna and Covidien reflect on their early days in the role.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

How technology is changing the job of the CEO

– More than 75 chief executives and board chairs recently gathered to share concerns and offer one another advice.

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