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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.
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The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

– The CEO’s job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Understanding the leader’s ‘identity mindtrap’: Personal growth for the C-suite

– If you’re shackled to who you are now, you can’t recognize—or reach for—who you might become next.
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What executives are reading in 2019

– Time to restock your shelves? We asked leaders of some of the world’s biggest organizations to share the books they look forward... to reading or revisiting.
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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.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Becoming CEO

– You’ve just become the chief executive officer of a big company. Now what do you do?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 - 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

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.

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