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Leading agile transformation: The new capabilities leaders need to build 21st-century organizations

– To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Why data culture matters

– Organizational culture can accelerate the application of analytics, amplify its power, and steer companies away from risky outcomes.... Here are seven principles that underpin a healthy data culture.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The talented company

– Want to get the most from your talented employees? Start with a more energetic approach to matching people and opportunities.
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Winning with your talent-management strategy

– Three best practices for managing and allocating talent support better business performance, according to a new survey.
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Equipping leaders for merger integration success

– Leadership capability building is crucial during mergers. Tailoring a program for three cohorts of integration leaders can make... a big difference.

Organizational Agility

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Agile Organizations

New ways of working are needed to survive and thrive in a fast-moving, technology-driven world.
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The agile manager

– Who manages in an agile organization? And what exactly do they do?
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How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

– The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter,... including failing to create buy-in around an aspiration and forgetting to put culture first.
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The journey to an agile organization at Zalando

– Europe’s leading online fashion platform embraced purpose, autonomy, and mastery to build agility, explains VP Engineering... Eric Bowman.
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The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.

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Harnessing agile

This collection explores the structural and cultural shifts required to go agile, as well as the surprising amount of conviction and personal changes required from senior leaders. It also features executives from a range of industries sharing stories of their journeys to becoming agile.

Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field

For professionals seeking to hone their organization’s learning and development efforts, Elevating Learning & Development: Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field is the ideal resource.

Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths

Leading Organizations identifies the most challenging organizational issues leaders face, and then—one by one—provides the hard facts, big ideas, and exceedingly practical “how to” steps to address those issues.

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McKinsey on Organization

Read or download our guides examining how your organization can realize its full potential.
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Capital projects: Creating digital-first organizations

– A new organizational structure and talent strategy can accelerate digitization in capital projects.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Accidentally agile: An interview with the Rijksmuseum’s Taco Dibbits

– The director of the national museum of Dutch art and history describes the central role of agility in the museum’s massive... renovation project—and in its drive for perpetual renewal.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Closing the gender gap: A missed opportunity for new CEOs

– Many new CEOs reshuffle their top teams, but surprisingly few make them more diverse. Can we do better?
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

– Yesterday’s tentative approaches won’t deliver; you need absolute clarity about digital’s demands, galvanized... leadership, unparalleled agility, and the resolve to bet boldly.
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Developing tomorrow’s leaders in life sciences

– In a sector undergoing unprecedented change, five muscles will define the successful leaders of the future.
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Barriers to Digital@Scale: Shifting the focus from tech to culture

– Many pharma and medtech companies have a digital strategy. But to pull off a true digital transformation, it's crucial to focus... on culture and mindset, according to leaders who attended a recent European roundtable.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The cornerstones of large-scale technology transformation

– A clear playbook is emerging for how to integrate and capitalize on advanced technologies—across an entire company, and... in any industry.
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Five Fifty: Digital’s hard truths

– Want to better understand what digital is doing to your business? Look to the underlying economics. 
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McKinsey Quarterly 2018 Number 3: Overview and full issue

– This issue of the Quarterly, available here as a PDF download, explores how leaders can build a corporate culture in... harmony with analytics efforts, suggests how to unleash agile teams, and discusses the importance of maintaining employees’ health and well-being.
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R&D in the ‘age of agile’

– As innovation reshapes the pharma landscape, pharma companies will need to revisit their R&D operating models to thrive.
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