Beyond Performance 2.0

Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change

Beyond Performance 2.0 more than doubles your odds of successfully leading significant, sustainable change by applying equal levels of insight and rigor to the “hard” and “soft” elements that matter.

Leaders aren’t short on access to change management advice, but the jury has long been out as to which approach is the best one to follow. With the publication of Beyond Performance 2.0, the verdict is well and truly in. By applying the approach detailed by Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger, the evidence shows that leaders can more than double their odds of success—from merely thirty percent to almost eighty. If you are a leader looking for a proven approach to leading large-scale change from a trusted source, look no further.

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About the authors

Scott Keller

Scott Keller is a Senior Partner in the Southern California office of McKinsey & Company. He is the co-leader of the firm’s global CEO and Board Excellence service line and spends the vast majority of his time serving Fortune 500 CEOs and top teams leading enterprise-wide, multi-year change programs. Scott is the author of multiple books and numerous articles in the field of organizational and leadership effectiveness, hosts multiple round tables, and is a frequent guest lecturer at business schools in Europe and the United States.

Bill Schaninger

Bill Schaninger, PhD, is a Senior Partner in the Philadelphia office of McKinsey & Company. Bill works with employers globally as they address the challenges of the ever-changing world of work. He designs and manages large-scale organizational transformations to strengthen business performance through enhanced culture, values, and leadership, and the development of skills and talent systems. In addition to his client work Bill has published extensively in practitioner and academic journals on organizational topics and is a sought-after speaker.

People & Organizational Performance Practice

Improved results don’t happen by chance, they happen through change. Yet the facts are clear: 70 percent of change programs fail. Why? The vast majority fail because they don’t treat the softer, cultural, human elements with the same degree of rigor and discipline as the harder, more technical elements. This is where the People & Organizational Performance Practice makes all the difference. Based on the most extensive research effort ever conducted in the field, we provide empirical insights, battle-tested tools, and pragmatic methodologies to deliver proven impact—proven to more than double your odds of change success, regardless of the nature of the change program being pursued.


“The journey is made easier with this insightful guide.”

—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

“The change management manifesto for the modern-day organization. A must read.”

—Alain Bejjani, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Holding

“This isn’t just a play book, it’s a game changer.”

—Greg Case, CEO, Aon

“A user-friendly roadmap that is evidence-based, profoundly insightful, and practical.”

—Hussain Dawood, Chairman, Engro Corporation

“Even the most skeptical will be won over by the pragmatic, data-driven approach.”

—Lynn Elsenhans, Former CEO, Sunoco

“Essential to achieve enduring and inspiring impact.”

—Michael Fisher, CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

“The best approach to follow if you want to thrive as a business and agent of change.”

—Carlos Labarthe, Chairman, former CEO, and Co-Founder, Gentera

“For the bold, engaged, and tenacious leader, and for those who aspire to be one.”

—Admiral Eric Olson, 8th Commander, US Special Operations Command (Retired)

“If you’re hoping to nimbly adapt to changing times, this is the ultimate how-to guide.”

—Daniel H. Pink, Author of When, To Sell is Human, and Drive

“If you’re looking for radical change, Beyond Performance 2.0 is a must read.”

—Frans van Houten, CEO, Philips

“Beyond Performance 2.0 provides inspiring insights and practical guidance!”

—Liang Yu, Chairman, China Vanke